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Peer Partner
Summary
Title:Peer Partner
ID:4303
Department:Childhelp Merv Griffin Village
Location:Beaumont, CA
Description
                                                                                           Peer Partner – Beaumont, CA

 



 

OVERVIEW:

A Peer Partner is an adult with relevant life experience as a foster or adopted youth or graduate of the foster case or adoptive services programs, or youth that has received Special Education services, or has been a beneficiary or recipient of services and programs provided through child welfare services in any state, who, drawing on shared experience is responsible for assisting and empowering current foster youth to develop personal confidence and competence by identifying the child’s concerns and creating a plan to develop strength-based daily living skills. The Peer Partner helps foster youth cultivate their independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem. A Peer Partner empowers foster youth to explore new options, resources, relationships, activities, feelings, attitudes, and rights. A Peer Partner is a mentor, coach, companion, tutor, advocate and role model to the youth.


QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Minimum:

 

At least 18 years of age

High school graduate or equivalent.

Obtain fingerprint-based criminal background clearance, to include clearance through FBI, DOJ and the Child Abuse Index

A current and valid unrestricted California Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

Relevant life experience as a former foster youth, adoptive youth, Special Education services, or as a beneficiary of, participant in, of recipient of services or programs provided through the child welfare services of any state.

Possess the necessary communication skills to enable the incumbent to engage foster youth in discussions to provide guidance and direction. Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking is desirable.

Possess the computer literacy and writing proficiency necessary to create required documentation for the program.

 

 

 

Preferred:

Some college or a college degree.




About Childhelp
CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.  For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www.childhelp.org
The Childhelp Merv Griffin Village is located in Beaumont, California.  Beaumont is 90 miles east of Los Angeles and 30 miles west of Palm Springs off Highway 10.  The Village has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1978.  Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 84 children ranging in age from 6 to 14 years old.  The residents live in cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs.  The children arrive at the Village experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations.

Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. 
 
 
 
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