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Peer Support & Family Navigation
As part of notMYkid’s Family Navigation and Peer Support Program, members will serve as Peer Support Specialists in Maricopa County communities to address teen drug use and mental health challenges while serving at schools and pediatrician offices. Members will receive training and certification in Peer Support to implement evidence-based curriculum with youth. Peer Support is an evidence-based strategy for supporting youth based on mutual respect and strategic self-disclosure to increase hope, self-advocacy skills, and relationship building. Youth Peer Support Specialists promote hope and acceptance by sharing their story of lived experience to reduce stigma and increase youth voice and ownership in services. Peer Support services address increasing perception of harm of drugs including opioid and prescription misuse, increasing hope among youth who are struggling, and developing effective communication skills.
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Member Duties : PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST ACTIVITIES: Provide monthly education on prevention, early-intervention, treatment, and recovery resources for youth. Host weekly teen support meetings (in-person and online) at Member Service Locations. Provide daily Peer Support services to enrolled youth for 90 days. Provide weekly progress updates and coaching sessions with youth’s parents/caregivers. Participate in local coalition and outreach activities on a monthly basis. Work in collaboration with the parents/caregivers Family Navigator, Host Site Supervisor, and notMYkid AmeriCorps Program Manager on a weekly basis. Member roles include: building hope, sharing understanding, providing affirmation, establishing normalization/destigmatization, relationship building, and individualized support. Member roles DO NOT include: being a therapist, being a superhero, policing youth, telling families what to do, being a spokesperson, being the star, being their friend or babysitter.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Health . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Youth Development . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Peer Support & Family Navigation

Program Start/End Date
11/15/2021  -   08/31/2022

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  26

Program Locations ARIZONA   Phoenix/Mesa  


Accepting Applications
From  11/05/2021  To  08/31/2022 

Contact Ahriza Martinez
5310 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale   AZ   85254

Listing ID 108101