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Take a look at the description below and apply through the link.The Board of Child Care is seeking a Wraparound Peer Support SpecialistReports to: Wraparound Team CoordinatorFLSA Classification: Non-ExemptLast date reviewed: 11.6.19Position Summary: The Peer Support Specialist serves as a member of the care team responsible for promoting youth engagement in the Wraparound process through creative outreach methods and the use of his or her personal lived experience... to connect with, validate, and provide support to youth participants. The Peer Support Specialist inspires hope for youth participants to reach their goals and is a primary agent for the engagement of youth participants in the program.
Through one-on-one support and mentorship, the Peer Support Specialist shares their expertise in navigating systems and programs, working to address barriers, promote youth voice, build resilience and develop skills that promote recovery and success.Essential Functions:Participate as an active and contributing member of the Wraparound care team, implementing supports in a manner that aligns with Wraparound principles, promotes resiliency, is individualized, strengths-based, culturally competent and family-centered.Communicate with youth participants as per standards established with the Wraparound plan, at minimum weekly, maintaining empathy, support, respect and enthusiasm throughout communication efforts.Assist youth participants in developing self-advocacy and negotiating skills.Serve as a role model to youth participants in communication, health and wellness, conflict resolution, problem solving and symptom management skills.Relate lived experience and personal expertise utilizing an empathic and trauma informed approach to assist in establishing credibility and building trust with youth and their families while maintaining the ability to reflect and examine personal motivations, judgements and feelings that may be activated by sharing lived experiences.Partner with the Wraparound care team, the youth and their family to identify the youth's strengths, needs, and goals.Support youth in goal setting, developing specific, practical steps to reach their goals and goal achievement both personally and within the context of the family and care team.Support youth in their decision making by cultivating their ability to make informed, independent choices.Collaborate with the Wraparound care team in partnering with youth to support engagement in services, promote youth voice and choice and identify natural supports and resources that will help youth achieve progress towards goal attainment.Facilitate individual and group meetings with youth participants that promote sharing, learning and growth. These meetings are designed to meet the needs of the youth in a particular context - thus they may be manual led, unstructured topical groups, skill-based groups, or social events.Assist Wraparound care team in developing language that accurately reflects the preferences of youth participants.Create an atmosphere that encourages youth voice and choice, while ensuring the verbal communication and advocacy efforts are respectful at all times.Effectively share information about services, resources, and youth participant role and responsibilities to youth, families and other identified supports.Teach and role model communication and self-advocacy skills in a variety of settings (e.g., with informal social network, providers, organizations, co