Fred Finch Youth Center Youth Partner - Wraparound San Diego in San Diego, California
Youth Partner - Wraparound San Diego
The Youth Partner is a primary agent for direct care and engagement of, youth, young adults and/or families in a community, home, or school setting. The primary role is to provide hope, one-on-one support, and mentorship to participants by sharing experience with recovery/resilience and expertise in navigating systems and programs (e.g., Regional Center, Children & Family Services, Special Education Systems, Juvenile Justice Systems, Behavioral Health Care Services, or Residential Centers). Along with the rest of the team, the Youth Partner/Peer Mentor is active in supporting and implementing recovery/resilience/wraparound philosophy and its individualized, strengths-based, culturally competent, family-centered approach. The Youth Partner works collaboratively with other program staff and the assigned Team to provide the best therapeutic care possible. The position is also responsible for documenting patterns of behavior and incidents and participating in training and supervisory meetings as needed.
SALARY: $15.95+ PER HOUR DOE&E.
Experience as a consumer of services: social services, mental health, residential treatment or group home placements, foster care services, wraparound services, community resources and educational services for youth with special needs.
Prior youth advocacy experience desirable.
Must have willingness to work with youth and families from diverse backgrounds and experiences, Required.
Clean driving record; current CA driver’s license Required, or ability to obtain within 10 days after hire.
Computer skills a plus.
Preferred (sometimes Required): Fluency in prevailing language(s) of the community services.
Must have access to dependable transportation and personal car insurance, meeting minimum liability coverage required for position if driving for work or transporting participants.
CHECK OUT WHAT OUR BENEFITS INCLUDE!
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan
Employer paid life insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
8 Paid holidays
21 days of Paid Time Off
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LocationSan Diego - Spring Valley
About the OrganizationFor over a century, Fred Finch Youth Center has brought hope and healing to vulnerable youth and their families. Our clients are children, teens, and young adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities or emotional disorders that may be transitioning from foster care or homelessness, recovering from abuse, or underserved by traditional service providers. We provide over 3,000 youth each year with residential care, special education, vocational training, transitional housing, homeless youth programs, school-based counseling, and in-home support on residential campuses in Oakland and San Diego and in homes, schools, and communities in over several counties throughout California. Join us in making a difference in the lives of others.
Fred Finch Youth Center partners with contracted providers to provide mental health services to residents of the following counties:
- Alameda County * Contra Costa County * Fresno County * Los Angeles County * Merced County * Napa County * Orange County *Placer County * Sacramento County * San Diego County * San Mateo County * Santa Clara County
This position is currently accepting applications.