Youth Peer Provider performs assigned peer support activities through Klaras Center for Families and community at large. Specifically, this worker provides recovery oriented peer services to child and adolescent mental health consumers. These services involve utilization of the Youth Peer Provider’s own experiences in recovery to engage and inspire hope in working with mental health consumers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the Peer Specialist Code of Ethics (developed by Via Hope) is essential to this position, as these requirements guide all aspects of peer services. The Youth Peer Provider demonstrates skills in coordinating with community partners to develop groups and activities that foster a culture of recovery at Klaras Center for Families. Also, helping to engage mental health consumers to participate in and take charge of their own recovery by using their own experiences in recovery to create hope and open possible recovery pathways for the consumer. The Youth Peer Provider is also a skilled member of the recovery team, participating in all aspects of the consumer’s recovery, and displays considerable ability to work effectively.
  • Excellent written communication  and computer keyboarding for inputting clinical documentation
  • Excellent verbal communication with clients, staff, and community providers
  • Time management required to meet service goals
  • Local travel 20% Regional Travel 5%
  • Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, keyboarding for prolonged periods, and lifting up to 15 lbs.
  • Ability to be CPR and SAMA certified
  • Valid driver's license and liability insurance required.

Education and Experience

  • At least 1 year of personally receiving mental health services for a disorder that is treated in the target population for Texas is required (Please give some information to evidence this either on application or in cover letter)

Hours: 20 hours per week (part-time) (7:30AM-7PM)

Salary: $10.00 hourly/$10,400 annually

Location: 1105 Jefferson,

                Waco, TX

Department: Klaras Center for Families
This is a part time position

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