|Title||Peer Support Representative (Thibodaux Region)|
|Job Information|| |
According to DCFS requirements Goodwill Industries is seeking a former foster youth for Peer Support in the Thibodaux region. This person will serve on the state Youth Advisory Board and Review Committee for Youth in Extended Foster Care, as well as coordinate a Peer Mentoring Youth Engagement Program. Applicants who are positive, motivated, and wanting to offer support to youth in foster care are welcome to apply.
This job requires substantial knowledge of coaching and mentoring to build successful program participants who possess creativity, leadership ability and oral & written communication skills. The Peer Support Representative is responsible for outreach and development & implementation, with the support of the Program Manager and Life Skills Trainers, of a youth engagement program with a leadership framework.
General Duties: Participate in 80% of the in-person and phone state board meetings which are held on weekdays and weekends.
Youth Engagement (All ages): Organize a regional youth engagement program with other staff support to discuss challenges and strengths of the IL program, provide a peer support network, and discuss challenges and strengths of the foster care program within a leadership framework.
Young Adults (18-21): Assist in completion of National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) surveys for all required follow up youth to age 21, if time allows and required duties are completed.
Skills and Abilities:
Must be able to tolerate frequent periods of high stress, heavy workload and multiple priorities. Must be able to see, hear, speak and otherwise communicate effectively.