Who are we?
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of men, women and children with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace, and beyond.
What you’ll be doing…
You will provide culturally competent, and strength-based peer support to youth and their families to decrease crisis and increase in-home stabilization by identifying support and teaching youth skills to effectively navigate community resources to meet their needs. You will be providing services in client homes, schools or other convenient community locations. The goals of Youth Peer Support include supporting youth empowerment, assisting youth in developing skills to improve their overall functioning and quality of life. You will collaborate with with co-workers, supervisors, outside professionals and others involved in delivering the youth’s care to meet safety plan needs and action plan goals, acting as a bridge between the youth, family and system representatives.
Who are you?
If you're the right candidate for the job, you are willing to self-identify as a peer and have life experiences that you are able to translate in a positive, supportive, and professional way in the services that you provide. You see yourself as a credible messanger able to articulate your own lived experiences and resilience stories in ways that are relevant to the obstacles faced by youth.
* Within 30 days of employment or first available training
** Within 30 days of employment