Clubhouse Youth Peer Mentor

    • Queens, NY

Summary:

The Clubhouse Youth Peer Mentor works as a role model providing peer based services to assist individuals in finding and maintaining their own recovery path from substance use disorders. This position reports directly to the Clubhouse Youth Engagement Specialist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following:

Work in collaboration with The Clubhouse staff in engaging participants in youth-centered goal setting
Share personal knowledge and experiences about the youth serving systems and resources available to youth
Co-facilitate evidence based programs and workshops
Teach and demonstrate healthy relationships and communication skills
Organize social, recreational, and educational activities for youth
Represent the interest of youth who are in recovery or at risk in a variety of public forums and advisory groups
Accompany Members on field trips, family events, cultural activities and civic assignments
Attend meetings and conferences when assigned representing youth voice
Provide services that promote hope, resiliency, responsibility, empowerment and self- sufficiency
Provide youth with face to face and telephone support, information and referrals as needed
Responsible to assist with training, support, and guidance of Members interested in volunteer positions such as the Clubhouse Advisory Committee
Participate in outreach and supportive services to engage individuals in service
Engage in the ongoing recruitment of Clubhouse Members
Participate in staff meetings
Provide support to youth at community meetings and other meetings as needed
Enter all services on a daily/weekly basis into a data entry system and maintain records up to date
Other duties may be assigned
Qualifications:

Lived experience in one of the cchild-servingsystems (i.e Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Child Welfare)
Must be at least 16 years old
Able to complete paperwork in a timely manner, flexible, willing to travel, and able to work well with others
Computer Literate
Must successfully complete a criminal background check, obtain clearance from the Office of Children and Family Services and be drug free.
Education:

Currently enrolled in High School or GED program, college student or college graduate.
Employment Type: Part Time

Language: Spanish/English a plus

Salary details: $15.00 hourly.


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