Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider
Hourly Rate: $9.50
The Youth Support Partner engages in direct service work with at-risk populations (transient youth, ages 18-21) through outreach initiatives in partnership with the Street Outreach Team and other program staff. Efforts will be focused in targeted areas throughout Allegheny County with the goal of assisting at-risk, homeless and runaway youth transition from homelessness to stable and eventual permanent housing. This is a part time position working typically 20 hours a week.
Valid PA Driver's license is required. Must be at least 21 years of age.
This position may be required to work, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Implements and maintains the agency’s mission, vision and values in all facets of job performance.
Ability to maintain ongoing communication with the Street Outreach Team, Program Manager and other program staff as it relates to core job competencies.
Communicates and markets the agency’s ability to maintain therapeutic environments appropriate to at risk populations, emphasizing the health and safety of consumers.
Provides peer support to youth which includes: developing community resources and natural supports in partnerships with youth; offers crisis support and on-going assistance to youth, and assist youth in understanding and advocating for choices and services available to them.
Promotes healthy, professional, and teaching relationships with peers in all aspects of outreach activities.
Actively participates in the execution of all service components, including referral and intake and initial assessments.
Provides timely, accurate and professional written and verbal documentation of all program operations and service components including documentation of contacts with youth via street outreach activities.
Maintain approved face to face contact with at-risk youth.
Attends all meetings, trainings, supervisions and in-service sessions as prescribed and required by the agency.
Maintains healthy boundaries with youth and other team members which are in accordance with the policies and procedures outlined for the agency.
Minimally educational requirements include a high school diploma or its equivalent
A knowledge of mental health and juvenile justice systems is highly preferred in addition to a knowledge of community resources available to at-risk populations.
Must be trained and able to implement all facets of the Positive Youth Development (PYD) Approach with the youth.