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  • 07-Sep-2017 to 25-Sep-2017 (EST)
  • Largo
  • FL, USA
  • Part Time

This position is responsible for outreach efforts including training, mentoring and engaging youth with SED in service design and delivery, policy development and system evaluation. The Youth Coordinator will work with case managers, school social workers, DJJ, child welfare, family/caregivers and other agency staff to enhance the quality of life for children and youth (10-16).

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as a role model and mentor children and youth in the system of care by sharing lived experiences with mental illness and/or substance use to provide hope for children, and youth.
  • Advocate for SED youth by increasing training and workshop opportunities for families.
  • Participate in SOC community development group to assess community needs and promote a comprehensive community-wide service delivery system.
  • Responsible for outreach efforts including training, mentoring and engaging youth with SED in service design and delivery, policy development and system evaluation.

 

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and experience with community-based behavioral health.
  • Certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist will be required within twelve (12) months of hire. Been in recovery for a minimum of 1 year from a substance use or mental health condition preferred.
  • At least 3 years' experience with community-based behavioral health.
  • Proficient in the use of social marketing and media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter, etc...
  • Public speaking experience; Above-average oral communication and writing skills.
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