Location: Escambia, Clarke, Conecuh, or Monroe County

Salary: $12 per hour 

Work Hours: Full-time and part-time available. Schedule can vary.

Description: Certified Youth Peer Specialist

Qualifications: Individual who is parenting or has parented a child experiencing mental, emotional or behavioral health disorders and can articulate the understanding of their lived experience with another parent or family member. This individual may be a birth parent, adoptive parent, family member standing in for an absent parent, or other person chosen by the family or youth to have the role of parent. This individual has at least a high school diploma or GED and has satisfactorily completed a Mental Health Youth Parent Peer Support Provider training program approved by the state within six (6) months of date of hire.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Peer Support services provides structured, scheduled activities that promote socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills. Actively engages and empowers an individual and his/her identified supports in leading and directing the design of the service plan and thereby ensures that the plan reflects the needs and preferences of the individual (and family when appropriate) with the goal of active participation in this process.