Youth Support Advocate (part time)

Job Description

Join a team of dedicated service providers who seek to promote the accessibility of services that improve quality of life and support self-determination for persons with mental and developmental disorders. Texoma Community Center (TCC) is one of 39 Texas Community Centers, which are governmental entities as defined by Title 7 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

This position is responsible for providing skilled mentoring and coaching, paraprofessional aide, and assistance in job placement for adolescents and youth with a severe emotional disturbance. This position addresses a consumer’s symptom-related problems that may interfere with the individual’s functioning and living, working, and learning environment. Hours will be determined based on client need(s) but not to exceed 29 hours per week. May also be assigned duties of non-med transportation and in-home respite based on client need in wraparound plan. All services should be provided in the home or a community based setting to provide opportunities for consumers to acquire and improve skills needed to function as appropriately and independently as possible in accordance with the philosophy, goals and objectives of Texoma Community Center. Starting wage is $9.51/hour. Operates under trauma-informed and recovery-oriented models of care which align with CCBHC standards.

Education and/or Experience:
• Must be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• Minimum of one (1) year working with the YES Waiver population and/or documented experience including activities that are comparable to services specified under the service description and/or
college level coursework indicating knowledge-base about the population served
• Experience working with individuals with mental illness and/ or addiction issues desirable

Certificates, Licensure, Registrations:
• Current driver’s license and a vehicle for use at work

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to speak a second language relevant to population served preferred
• Must be self-motivated, organized and detail oriented
• Knowledge of Office Suite
• Consistently practices Trauma-informed Model of Care, understands and considers the pervasive nature of trauma.
• The knowledge of cultural differences and ability to work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to speak a second language relevant to population served preferred

TCC strives to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Employer paid Life Insurance & Short Term Disability
Wellness Credit
Designated Paid Holidays
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) that begins accruing day one.
Extended Illness Leave
Retirement Plan
Payroll Direct Deposit

Type: Part-time
Expires: 02/28/2020

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Texoma Community Center

From crisis intervention to early childhood development assessments, Texoma Community Center in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson counties offers a wide array of mental health services for adults, adolescents, and children. Thank you for your interest in Texoma Community Center.

All potential applicants must pass reference and background checks and a drug screen

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