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Youth Peer Support/CRR Associate

Youth Peer Support/CRR Associate

Pathways complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, pregnancy status, victim status, marital status, member of the armed services or covered veteran status, or any other status that is protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. This policy includes, but is not limited to: recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, compensation, benefits, layoffs, training, and social and recreational programs.

Educational Requirements: High School Education
Duties/Responsibilities: This position delivers support to consumers and providers in the Crisis Residential Recover Unit (CRRU) and Children’s Crisis Unit.  The position observes the consumer to monitor safety, assist in proper medication self-administration, handle telephone contacts for CRRU crisis line and Mobile Crisis services including documentation of crisis calls (in Ashland location); ensure and check proper admit and discharge paperwork of consumers.  The position is responsible for monitoring vitals, bed checks etc.  Position will assist in resolving immediate crisis situations.  Individual will complete 40 hour crisis training.  Position will transport clients at times for needed services.  The Youth Peer Support Specialist will be responsible for the provision of individual and group support to youth and young adults, serve as a role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.  YPSS will advocate on behalf of consumers and inform supervisor of issues/concerns related to individual consumers.  All other duties outlined in current job description.
Skills/Knowledge: Must possess a philosophy and willingness to work with the severely mentally ill and those in acute crisis situations.  Must possess a willingness to acquire the knowledge training in the field of mental health/substance abuse that is necessary to perform job responsibilities as related to crisis management.  Must possess the personal philosophy that those individuals who suffer from long-term mental illness can improve and develop necessary skills that will allow them to function independently.  They must be proficient in written and oral communications.  YPSS must be a consumer of mental health services (lived experience).  Experience collaborating with interagency teams. 

Location: Rowan County - Walker House

Position # PW904


Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : High School

Experience Level : Entry Level

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