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Peer Mentor

Posted: 01/07/2022

Duffy Health Center is a patient-centered medical home and every role requires functioning effectively using a team-based approach. The Peer Mentor will be a part of the Alternative Peer Group Model, a peer community where adolescents feel welcomed, respected and safe as they build internal and external resources to initiate and maintain recovery from alcohol and drug related issues. The program mission is to keep adolescents healthy, productive, and safe by providing a peer group for young people on the road to recovery. The Peer Mentor will be part of identifying potential participants for the program, acting as a resource and mentor for patients, attending group meetings, and add an additional prospective to the APG multidisciplinary team.

Position Functions
The statements contained in this job description reflect general details, as necessary, to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties, as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or provide relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

1. Develop and maintain relationships with APG participants focused on peer support as well as supporting academic growth (help with homework, supporting participants in group activities.)
2. Serve as a resource for new participants which includes encouraging attendance at the APG sessions.
3. Participate in staff trainings, APG programming, after school support for participants, and group activities during group times as well as possibly on the weekend. Comply with departmental, regulatory and contract requirements for documentation recording, and data collection.
4. Attend grants management meetings as well as additional Duffy Health Center and community meetings, as assigned by the APG Program Supervisor and/or ADSUDS
5. Participate in community outreach and community education with the Program Supervisor to provide awareness to other community organizations and treatment providers.
6. Other duties as assigned.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Education and Experience
A candidate for this position must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or educational equivalent. Candidate must have maintained 2 years of sustained and uninterrupted recovery at time of hire; 3-5 years of sustained and uninterrupted recovery preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.

Position Type: Full-time