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Peer Mentor

Kyle Hyland Foundation for Teen Support
Benicia, CA
$20 - $23 an hour - Part-time

Location

Benicia, CA

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • 401(k)

Full job description

Peer Mentor

Salary

$20-23 per hour

Job Type

Part-time (approximately 12 hours per week during Summer (2-5pm Tues-Fri), ramping to 25-30 hours per week in the Fall)

ABOUT US

The Kyle Hyland Foundation for Teen Support (KHF) is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide charitable and educational support to youth by offering mental health programs and other services, and to maintain a center where teens can be provided emotional support through mentoring, counseling, music and art. The KHF serves a vital need in the community and the organization is the only one of its kind, not only in Benicia but in many other surrounding cities. Benicia is a small town where teens have few places to go to gather and support each other. In response to that need the KHF established the Kyle Hyland Teen Center (KHTC). For more information, visit our website at www.kylehyland.com.

ABOUT THE POSITION

PURPOSE

The Peer Mentor has a strong interest in supporting adolescents with mental health challenges and/or substance abuse issues as well as helping to develop life skills for transitional age youth. The ideal candidate is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology, social work or a related field and is looking for experience with youth to enhance their knowledge and future career aspirations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide general support, mentoring and supervision of teens at the Hyland Teen Center
  • Co-facilitate a Teen Council for interested teens at the Hyland Teen Center providing oversight and coordination to obtain input from the youth on teen center programming and events as well as promotion of the teen center through social media.
  • Provide support at local school-based wellness centers during school year including peer mentoring, promotion of positive life-skills development, and encouragement of continued growth in social/emotional wellbeing.
  • Provide transitional age youth assessments and transitional age youth life-skills development,
  • Participate in training, conferences and workshops related to youth behavioral health,
  • Act as an inspiring and positive role model,
  • Provide additional support as directed by the Executive Director including but not limited to Teen/Community Awareness Program, and miscellaneous administrative tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education, Experience & Training Equivalent to:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associates Degree or currently enrolled in college classes (preferred)
  • Strong interest in the field of psychology or social services
  • Experience working with adolescents strongly preferred
  • Bilingual - Spanish/English (preferred)
  • Experience with Social Media (preferred)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience providing services to adolescents, and families preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; bilingual ability preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and related computer software.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Sensitive to working with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally and economically diverse population.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Ability to obtain and maintain criminal record clearance through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI.
  • Ability to travel to multiple work sites; reliable transportation needed.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License with insurance, and maintain a clean driving record.
  • Must pass health screenings, obtain vaccinations and clear TB testing based on company policies.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a CPR certificate.
  • Must attend any required training.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $20.00 - $23.00 per hour

Expected hours: 12 – 30 per week

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

Schedule:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • adolescent: 1 year (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Benicia, CA: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person