Youth Peer Support - SOCCESS in Jefferson City, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 10/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $12.75 Hourly

Position Purpose:

To develop a support system for youth with serious emotional disorders. To provide and promote youth voice.

Essential Functions:

  • Educate youth, family members, service providers, and stakeholders about the importance and value of authentic youth voice in individual treatment planning, service delivery, system design, and governance throughout the SOC.
  • Address concerns and opportunities for change voiced by youth to improve services, foster hope, reduce stigma, and emphasize the value of engagement in a manner that only a peer with lived experience could provide.
  • Partner with youth, adult professionals, and youth-serving organizations (i.e., Boys and Girls Clubs) to identify barriers and develop solutions to effectively engage youth voice and participation in SOC initiatives.
  • Develop a plan to recruit youth for, and engage them in, mental health advocacy and other SOC functions, and continuously evaluate the progression of youth voice and engagement.
  • Aid in developing youth peer-support training for individuals ages 18-21.
  • Cultivate youth and leadership development by coordinating training opportunities.
  • Identify and help connect youth with professional/personal development opportunities in the community.
  • Create, organize, and identify awareness-raising opportunities, and participate in relevant committees/ workgroups at the state and local level to advocate and support youth with mental illness.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required
  • Assist youth with building helpful relationships with family and family team members
  • Link youth and family with support groups and other community resources
  • Provide helpful materials such as videos, books, articles or internet address
  • Provide moral support during crisis and other critical periods
  • Assist youth with preparations for meetings
  • Participate in other activities as defined by the treatment team, family and youth
  • Appropriately submit required documentation
  • Aid in developing individuals service plans that wrap services around youth and family needs
  • Work closely with IHS case managers to form a team approach


Job Requirements


Self identify as a present or former primary consumer of mental health or substance abuse services.

Be at least 18 years of age.

Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Pass a background check or request an exception to the findings.


Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.