Young Adult Peer Mentor

Behavorial Health Network, Inc

Job Description


Utilize your human services experience as you aid children with mental health difficulties and their families in the Western Massachusetts community!

Become a part of our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Young Adult Peer Mentor in our IHBTC (Intensive Home Based Therapeutic Care) Program at Behavioral Health Network!

*This position includes a $2000 sign on bonus*

As a Young Adult Peer Mentor you will work directly with youth and young adults to ensure that their voice is heard and valued in their own treatment. The Young Adult Peer Mentor will engage youth in activities that are designed to address one or more goals on the youth's treatment plan while also demonstrating the ability to teach youth how to navigate community systems and effectively advocate for themselves. The Young Adult Peer Mentor will also transport youth to community activities and may provide respite in the home when it is relevant to advancing the treatment goals.

A qualified candidate must have navigated the behavioral health system as a youth themselves and be able to use their personal expertise to help youth in the program successfully do the same.

The Young Adult Peer Mentor will possess the necessary skills to act as an effective team member within the IHBTC program in the shared mission of helping youth and families achieve the goals they set for themselves.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.



The Young Adult Peer Mentor at Behavioral Health Network has the following qualities:

  • Minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth (preferred).
  • Experience as a consumer in any child serving system(s).
  • High school diploma or equivalent (required).
  • Valid Massachusetts driver's license and automobile available during working hours (required).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on "Browse All Jobs" to apply!

BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

**NOTICE**

In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.

The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st - through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHN's Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy.

Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility.


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