Under the supervision of the Clinical Program Manager, the Youth Peer Mentor (YPM) provides immediate and follow-up care and support to current and former foster youth being served by The Source during times of crisis and urgent need. The YPM utilizes lived experience in the foster care system to increase engagement with youth, provide advocacy for youth, and aid youth with connections to needed services and resources while promoting a wellness and recovery philosophy within a strength-based approach. This will also involve peer coaching/mentoring, in-home support, accompanying youth and parents to meetings, providing community resource information and advocating for services. The YPM works as part of The Source department and team of care within SCH.
Founded in 1867, the Sacramento Children's Home is the oldest active charity in Sacramento, & among the most highly respected. Serving over 5,000 children & over 4,000 families every year, with eight programs across six locations, we offer excellent career advancement opportunities while making a positive impact in your community.
Must have received recent direct services through the public mental health system as a youth. The YPM cannot have worked for the same agency where services are/were being received. (Working with youth who received public mental health services is not a substitute for this requirement). Some positions may require the YPM to have received recent direct services through the foster care system as a youth.
We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance, short and long term disability plans, retirement plan, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, tuition reimbursement, paid training, career advancement opportunities and annual company picnic.
Qualified employees must submit a completed Request for Promotion or Transfer form along with a resume to Human Resources. External candidates must complete our on-line employment application available at www.kidshome.org/careers
The Sacramento Children’s Home is opening doors to the future by maximizing the potential of children and families. Through a wide range of residential and community-based programs, we are able to systematically address family issues and break the generational cycle of child abuse and neglect.
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