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Youth Peer Support Specialist and CRM

Center for Human Development, Inc. is seeking a Youth Peer Support Specialist and CRM who empowers youth, with behavioral, mental health, and other challenges by providing a variety of recovery-oriented services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer support, in order to promote greater independence, community integration and recovery for mental wellness. This position will work with youth under 18 who are currently engaged or would benefit from SUD services. The Youth Peer Support Specialist and CRM will work with a therapist and treatment team, to promote recover and help achieve identified goals of recovery.

Minimum of High School Graduate or equivalent.

Be under 30 years of age.

Have familiarity with community resources for youth in recovery.

Must have a history of substance use recovery, with at least two years sobriety and/or clean.

One year of lived mental health experience and show knowledge of the mental health system and how to navigate it.

Prior knowledge of (or experience with) laws and policies related to special education, mental health, SUD and other disabilities, child welfare, and juvenile justice preferred.

Must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s license and be insurable for client service purposes.

Must pass all criminal history background investigations as required by ORS  181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200-407-007-0370,  and pass a standard drug screening.

Possess MHACBO certification as a Certified Recovery Mentor, or complete training and receive certification within 90 days of hire. 

Must be able to complete 40 hour Peer Delivered Services training and register as a Traditional Health Worker- Youth Support Partner with The Office of Equity and Inclusion within 90 days of hire.

Verifiable abstinence from alcohol and drugs for 2 years.

Essential Functions
Effective communication, written and oral.

Complete and submit scheduled reports, timesheets, progress notes, and other paperwork as required

Support the development and connection of youth to natural supports within their community

Primarily provides 1:1 pro-social guidance and support for individual consistent with self-directed treatment goals as documented in Individual Service and Support Plan

Consider ways to be engaged in purposeful relationships to build stronger, healthier individuals and communities.

Must maintain punctual and regular work attendance; work flexible hours and travel locally and regionally as appropriate (i.e. attend trainings and meetings).  

Respond to requests and referrals for youth peer support

Complete and submit scheduled reports, timesheets, progress notes, and other paperwork as required

Other duties as assigned.

The Company
CHD is a nonprofit corporation that is recognized statewide as an innovator. Join a self-directed team that has the capability to manage their own work and make decisions at the level of service to the customer.

The Benefits
Full time non-exempt position with attractive benefit package that includes paid time off, medical plan that includes acupuncture, chiropractic and naturopathic, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, excellent retirement benefit with generous contribution to 401k after orientation, Professional Development Plan, paid renewal leave, annual employee appreciation picnics and dinners, Mental Health Days, gym discounts, and more.

August 12, 2021

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Center for Human Development, Inc.
2301 Cove Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
In order to receive government funding, the Center for Human Development, Inc. (CHD) is required by state and county policies to charge for services it provides to the public. However no one will be denied clinical services because of an inability to pay. CHD does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, family status, age or disability. For further information on this policy contact Human Relations, 541-962-8811 or TTY 1-800-735-2900 or 711.

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