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Peer Support Specialist(TAY Transitional Age Youth Outreach)

Company: Unity Hope
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

The TAY Peer Specialist Plans, coordinates, and supports TAY (18 to 26 years old) programming and outreach efforts for RPYA in order to build a happy, healthy, and safe LGBTQIA youth and young adult population in the Inland Empire.

*Responsibilities may include: *

* Plans, coordinates, and supports TAY (18 to 26 years old) Outreach and Programming efforts for RPYA.
* Ensures proper community safety protocols are enforced during TAY outreach and events.
* Coordinates Peer Support Specialists in providing support to TAY in cooperation with the Director of Outreach, Events, and Engagement.
* Coordinates programming or services for TAY with the Director of Non-Clinical Behavioral Health Services.
* Must be available to work weekends and evenings.
* Be comfortable sharing and leading an informational space supporting LGBTQIA individuals
* Be comfortable relaying on information from the CDC, FEMA, California and county public health departments, especially as it relates to COVID19 and vaccines.

*Qualifications: *

* Education and/or Experience: Degree or certification in social sciences, communications, project management, or related field from an accredited college or university; *or at least 3 years related experience and/or training*; *or equivalent combination of education and experience in the related fields.*
* *Live experience with LGBTQIA communities, youth, and communities of color.*
* COVID-19 full vaccination and booster required
* Access to internet and ability to attend events or meetings virtually

*Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities*

* Honesty, respect for diversity, high personal standards, professional language, and behaviors reflecting such values.
* Demonstrated knowledge of the mental health system, and related counseling and record-keeping methods.
* Excellent written and verbal presentation skills.
* Ability to use standard business software including Gsuite, Google Docs, Google Drive, etc.
* Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to the position.
* Knowledge of: general office methods, procedures and practices.
* Possess a strong understanding of person-centered planning, recovery, and wellness.
* Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends.
* Some experience with public speaking.
* Strong organizational skills.
* Ability to work independently as well as with a peer support team to achieve optimal results for clients.
* Ability to represent Divine Truth Unity Fellowship effectively to a variety of publics.
* Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
* Excellent interpersonal skills, and telephone courtesy.
* Ability to relate positively and effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and public.
* Ability to initiate and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
* Ability to use internet and online tools
* Experience working with the LGBTQIA community or lived experience as an LGBTQIA individual
* ASL capabilities are a strong plus.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Temporary

Pay: $19.83 - $24.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Employee assistance program
* Health savings account
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
Schedule:
* 10 hour shift
* 8 hour shift
* After school
* Monday to Friday
* Night shift
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* San Bernardino, CA 92401: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:
* LGBTQIA+ Community: 2 years (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:
* 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Unity Hope, San Bernardino , Peer Support Specialist(TAY Transitional Age Youth Outreach), Other , San Bernardino, California

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