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Peer Support Specialist (allcove Palo Alto)

Company: Alum Rock Counseling Center, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) is dedicated to addressing the academic, social, and mental health needs of at-risk youth and families living in East San Jos. We serve over 10,000 youth and their families each year. Our mission is to heal families and inspire youth to reach their full potential.We have 85 full-time employees and dedicated volunteers that make our program run. ARCC provides the opportunity to interact with youth and families within different departments and programs of the agency. We value integrity, honor, respect, diversity, compassion, and empathy. We work together as a team. Our employees love the work they do here because they can see the difference it is making in the community and in the life of each individualProgram Summary:Pursuing a vision where every youth belongs, chooses the support they need and thrives, allcove is developing an innovative network of integrated youth mental health centers designed with, by and for youth that reduce stigma, embrace mental wellness, increase community connection and provide access to culturally responsive services. allcove centers are anchored in a model of care that considers the holistic needs of young people. We welcome young people between the ages of 12 and 25, providing a place to take a moment of pause and access a range of services that include mental health, physical health, substance use, peer support, family support, and supported education and employment. allcove services aim to improve young people's mental, physical and social wellbeing by providing high quality, integrated, age-appropriate care for young people and their families who are facing challenges related to relationship breakups, bullying, depression, anxiety, substance use, sexual or gender identity, or other mild to moderate issues. allcove centers are designed to create meaningful, positive experiences for every young person who comes through our doors. For more information, please visit Summary:The allcove Peer Support Specialist (PSS), drawing on their own lived mental health experience, will support young people seeking services in allcove by building trust and engagement, sharing past experiences, and assisting with navigating services and decisions. The allcove PSS develops a relationship with the young person as soon as possible in order to position themselves in a trusted role to act as an advocate on behalf of the young person, orienting them to resources related to mental health, substance use care, education and employment support, skill building workshops and medical services. In this role, the PSS helps amplify youth voice within the care coordination model through communication with the allcove care team as a key component of youth centered service delivery. The allcove PSS will identify and share resources with the young people at the County of Santa Clara allcove that are applicable to the youth's need, as well as ensuring youth access by delivering resources in youth friendly language and format, as well as will help problem solve barriers to access. The allcove PSS offers peer based mentoring and emotional support and works collaboratively with youth, their families, and members of the allcove care team. The PSS will assist in greeting youth who walk-in for services to the County of Santa Clara allcove and will offer support both on a 1:1 basis and in a group/workshop setting with the support of other allcove staff. The allcove Peer Support Specialist is supported and supervised by the allcove Community Coordinator in fulfilling role duties and when guidance is needed around role clarity. This 100% in person position will be based out of Palo Alto allcove site, and requires evenings and Saturdays.

Keywords: Alum Rock Counseling Center, Inc., Palo Alto , Peer Support Specialist (allcove Palo Alto), Other , Palo Alto, California

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