PSE II – TAY Peer Mentor *Extended*
CLOSE DATE: Friday, August 14th, 2020
$15.33 Per Hour
FINAL FILING DATE:
A complete application packet must be received in the Glenn County Personnel Department by
5:00 P.M., Friday, August 14th, 2020
The PSE–TAY Peer Mentor at the Glenn County Health & Human Services Agency provides support, mentoring, education, skill-building, advocacy, and youth-guided programming to persons receiving services at the Behavioral Health Department as well as community drop-in youth of the TAY population. The TAY Peer Mentor positions may also provide a variety of services related to the operation of the TAY Drop-In Center. Youth appointed to this position will work predominately out of the TAY component out of the TAY drop-in center in Orland. Applicants MUST be between 16 and 25 years of age. Persons with personal lived experiences of resiliency or recovery from a mental health challenge, are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is at-Will, Temporary and Part-Time - scheduled for up to seventeen (17) hours per week. Bilingual applicants and consumers are encouraged to apply. This recruitment may be used to establish a list to fill future vacancies for the next twelve (12) months.
GLENN COUNTY PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
525 W. Sycamore Street
Willows, CA 95988
Telephone (530) 934-6451 – Fax (530) 934-6452
TDD – No Voice (530) 934-6444
For a complete job description, please visit the Glenn County Personnel Department
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex or other non-merit factors (except as limited by law, or bona-fide occupational qualifications). The County has a policy prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general supervision of the Health Services Program Manager or TAY Coordinator, the TAY Peer Mentors will:
1. Perform duties in the best interest of TAY consumers in a matter of active inclusion of the consumer in all phases of planning and implementation.
2. Perform duties within a “supportive team” frame.
3. Conceptualize services based upon strengths, culture and needs of the TAY consumer.
4. Communicate in a culturally sensitive manner.
5. Model unconditional commitment to assisting the TAY consumers in “tough time”, “over the long haul” and to do “whatever it takes” to provide service to the client/consumer.
6. Will make contact with new TAY consumers as they are referred to the program to assist them in understanding in the services and procedures of the TAY Team as well as other service delivery systems and help to navigate them.
7. Develop methods of notifying support persons of the role of the TAY Peer Mentor and how to request his/her services.
8. Perform group education for clients/consumers and/or support persons and provide ongoing support as needed.
9. Be a mentor for TAY consumers to achieve their goals.
10. Assist in the completion for Performance Outcome Measures.
11. Assist TAY consumers and support network.
12. Be available for TAY consumers in the event of a crisis for support.
13. Set-up, prepare and plan events for TAY consumers and TAY Drop in Center guests.
14. Represent concerns of the TAY consumers in policy and program planning meetings.
15. Identify community resources for the TAY Team utilization.
16. Coordinate activities with other agencies/individuals engaged in providing or developing support for TAY consumers who are in the system.
17. Make program presentations to community stakeholders and groups.
18. Work to keep interagency partnerships positive.
19. Meet with TAY consumers and support network, staff and community agencies to identify barriers to assess services and make recommendations to management and administrative staff regarding improvements to accessing services.
20. Participate in gathering information regarding satisfaction with services and recommendations regarding ways to improve services.
21. Assist in the recruitment of TAY consumers/support network who are interested in participating in volunteer activities, such as being a member of advisory group or providing supportive contacts to others.
22. Assist in the efforts to help reduce negative stigma towards those individuals with mental health issues or concerns.
23. Facilitate the resolution of conflicts between TAY consumers/support network and agencies.
24. When requested, act as a liaison between TAY consumers and other agencies and provide support as an advocate.
25. In endeavoring to be culturally competent, may attend relevant trainings and perform surveys as requested.
26. Maintains professional conduct as outlined in the agency Code of Conduct.
Required knowledge, skills, abilities, licenses, certificates and experience:
The person in any of the TAY Peer mentor positions will provide support, education and advocacy to persons receiving services as Glenn County Behavioral Health Department. The TAY Coach positions may also provide a variety of services related to the operation of the TAY Drop in Center and the Children’s System of Care program.
1. TAY Peer Mentor I will provide welcoming and support activities as well as perform tasks in support of facility operations. Will also display the ability to do the following:
a) Maintain and honor all levels of confidentiality.
b) Be consistently punctual with their work schedule; develop time management skills and problem solving skills.
c) Call supervisor if sick or request time off in advance and submit completed timecards in a timely manner.
d) Accept and follow directions.
e) Be adaptable and open in new situations.
f) Participate in weekly staff meetings.
g) Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those you come into contact with: TAY staff, SOC staff, HAS staff and collaborative agencies.
h) Help and participate in maintaining a clean and safe environment at the TAY center.
i) Participate in TAY and SOC groups and model prosocial skills and risk taking behavior that in their best interest.
j) Demonstrate welcoming with new clients/consumers as they are referred to the program and to assist them in understanding of services.
k) Encourage youth voice inside mental health services.
l) Communicate effectively both written and verbal.
m) Demonstrate basic computer literacy.
n) Create a culture of welcoming and inclusion with youth in SOC and community.
o) Be accountable for their individual projects and tasks.
p) Be a consultant on youth culture.
q) Coordinate and support youth friendly activities.
r) Make individual connections with SOC youth when appropriate.
SUMMARY OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
CREDIT UNION: Low interest loans and systematic savings through payroll deduction.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: The County pays its employees Bi-Weekly through Direct Deposit to any financial institution that is a member of the Federal Reserve Automated ClearingHouse.
HEALTH AND SHORT TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE :The County makes available a health insurance benefit to qualified employees and their dependents. Glenn County participates in the California State Disability program.
SICK LEAVE: 3 days per year.
THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS GENERAL IN NATURE AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. THE COUNTY OF GLENN HAS THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THIS RECRUITMENT AT ANY TIME.
THE COUNTY OF GLENN IS an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We encourage minorities, women and disabled individuals to apply. In addition, bi-lingual (Spanish, Hmong, Laotian) individuals are encouraged to apply.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the personnel department.
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