Young Adult Peer Mentor - DMH Flexible Support Services #8266

Posted: 01/30/2023

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as a Peer Mentor!


Peer Mentors provide specialized expertise based on sharing their own lived experience of mental health challenges with purpose and intent to inspire hope and motivation in a youth who is struggling with similar concerns.


In this important role, the Peer Mentor provides strength-based, peer–to-peer education, coaching, modeling, guidance, and support to youth in a variety of settings, including home, school, community, group home, and other out-of-home settings.


The Peer Mentor will:

  • guide youth through their treatment process providing outreach, peer support and advocacy, all in accordance to the client’s individual service plan
  • help clients gain access to recovery resources and communities
  • work in coordination with the clinical team while using his or her recovery experience as a positive model for clients’ process.


Schedule: 40 hours per week


Why You'll Love Riverside
We make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off - all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Forbes named Riverside a best-in-state employer.


Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time
  • Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan
  • Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring
  • Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events
  • Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee


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Required Skills
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office) required
  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle required

Required Experience
  • High School Degree/GED required; Bachelors preferred
  • One year experience working with target population required and has successfully completed the Core Elements of Young Adult Peer Mentoring Training or is enrolled/waitlisted with DMH approval


Riverside Community Care is dedicated to respect, integrity and engagement of all individuals. We are committed to building an inclusive and culturally competent organization and we value the richness of having a diverse applicant pool. As an employer committed to equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.