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Family Navigation and Peer Support
 
 
 
As part of notMYkid’s Family Navigation and Peer Support AmeriCorps 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 : 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. 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 : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Family Navigation and Peer Support

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2022  -   08/31/2023

Work Schedule Part Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  None    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ARIZONA   Phoenix/Mesa  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/23/2022  To  08/31/2023 

Contact Ahriza Martinez
5310 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale   AZ   85254
562-607-3485
ahriza@notmykid.org
notmykid.org

Listing ID 114449


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