WISe Youth Partner
Do you have lived experience receiving mental health or behavioral health services or with cross system involvement as a youth (Juvenile Justice; Mental and/or Behavioral Health treatment; Special Education; Substance Use Disorder Treatment), and are ready to use your experience to positively impact youth and families? At Seneca, we seek a compassionate and thoughtful professional to work directly helping youth and families reach their goals, as a Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) Youth Partner.
This role includes a $500 sign-on Bonus and fully paid training to obtain your Certified Peer Counselor credential!
As a WISe Youth Partner, you will be responsible for engaging with youth, young adults, and/or families in a community, home, or school setting. Your primary role will be to provide hope, one-on-one support, and mentorship to participants by sharing the experience with recovery/resilience and expertise in navigating systems and programs (e.g., Seneca Wraparound services, Educational Systems, Juvenile Justice Systems, Child Welfare System, etc.). As a Youth Partner you will have an opportunity to utilize your experiences navigating the past mental health services you received to positively impact youth and families in our community.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) program provides comprehensive behavioral health supports to youth with complex behavioral and mental health needs. The program's goal is to help youth thrive in their homes and communities and assist in helping them meet the goals they have identified.
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.
- Engage youth in the wraparound process by providing non-judgmental, unconditional support to children and families participating in the WISe Program
- Meet with youth on a regular basis to provide support in addressing needs and goals
- Act as a bridge between the youth and family and system representatives on the team, ensure youth voice is heard
- Assist in the development of the individualized Cross System Care Plan (CSCP)
- Utilize the Child and Adolescents Needs and Strengths Assessment to inform client and family strengths and areas for support
- Work in coordination with primary caregiver, Seneca staff, and other supports identified by the client participate in all functions of the Child and Family Team, including planning meetings, assisting in designing treatment plans, assist in writing quarterly reports, and other casework duties as needed
- Identify relevant community resources and linking participants/families to those resources
- Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork in a timely manner
- Lived experience receiving mental or behavioral health treatment; OR lived experience with cross system involvement (Juvenile Justice; Mental and/or Behavioral Health treatment; Special Education; Substance Use Disorder Treatment) Required
- Personal experience with relevant systems (i.e. Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Special Education, etc.)
- Experience or interest in working with youth and families
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Minimum high school diploma
- Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Ability to work as a team player and with a diverse population
- Strong writing and organizational skills
- Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other state or federal requirements
- Own vehicle; Valid Washington Drivers License and insurability by Seneca's automobile insurance carrier
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations
- Must maintain a flexible schedule, which includes evenings and some weekends as needed
- Positions available in Pierce County and King County; travel may be required
- Starting at $21.00- $23.50 hourly, actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
- Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam
- Salary increases each year
- Comprehensive benefits package:
- Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture coverage
- 50% paid premiums for dependents
- Long-term disability, family leave, and life insurance
- 403b Retirement Plan
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
- 5 weeks of Paid Time off and 11 Paid Holidays
- Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
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