Pathways complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, pregnancy status, victim status, marital status, member of the armed services or covered veteran status, or any other status that is protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.    This policy includes, but is not limited to: recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, compensation, benefits, layoffs, training, and social and recreational programs.Educational Requirements:                              High School Education
Duties/Responsibilities:  The Youth Peer Support Specialist (YPSS) will be responsible for the provision of individual and group support to youth and young adults, serve as a role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.  YPSS will advocate on behalf of consumers and inform supervisor of issues/concerns related to individual consumers.  All other duties outlined in current job description.
Skills/Knowledge Required: YPSS must be a consumer of mental health services (lived experience).  Experience collaborating with interagency teams.  Must complete and pass the Kentucky Youth Peer Specialist training.  Be or become knowledgeable in System of Care, care planning, Wraparound, cultural competence and evidence-based practices in mental health and adolescent substance abuse. 

This is a full time position

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