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Senior Family Peer Advocate

Company: New Directions Youth and Family Services
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Position: Senior Family Peer Advocate
POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Family Peer Advocate is responsible for the delivery of direct services for the Family Support Program. The Senior Family Peer Advocate will provide an array of formal and informal services and supports provided to families caring for/raising a child who is experiencing social, emotional, developmental, medical, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school, placement, and/or community. The service is needed to allow the child the best opportunity to remain in the community. Activities included must be intended to achieve the identified goals or objectives as set forth in the child/youth's treatment plan. The Senior Family Peer Advocate will support the supervisor with training and mentorship of new Family Peer Advocates.
New Directions is an equal opportunity employer committed to championing the principles of anti-racism, justice, and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse cultures and backgrounds, for all positions, who will uphold our values and contribute to our mission. We aim to have a leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.
Pay and benefits

  • 3 weeks of paid time off your first year, not including an additional 13 agency holidays.

  • Access to life, dental and medical insurance.

  • 401k with up to 3% agency matching.

  • $20.14 - $22.20/hr your first year.

  • Flexible Monday - Friday schedule, with some day and evening availability required.

  • Join our company, where over 30% of our staff have been with us for 10 years or more.

    Minimum Education and/or Professional Qualifications/Skills

    • Demonstrate 'lived experience' as a parent or primary caregiver who has navigated multiple child serving systems on behalf of their child(ren) with social, emotional, developmental, health and/or behavioral healthcare needs.(required)

    • Four years of experience working with youth and families in the human services field.(required)

    • Family Peer Advocate Professional Credential(required).

    • A high school diploma, high school equivalency preferred or a State Education Commencement Credential (e.g., SACC or CDOS). This educational requirement can be waived by the State if the person has demonstrated competencies and has relevant life experience sufficient for the peer certification.(required)

    • A valid driver's license(required)

      We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable human service organization to apply.

Keywords: New Directions Youth and Family Services, Buffalo , Senior Family Peer Advocate, Other , Buffalo, New York

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