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Requisition Number 19-0007
Post Date 1/7/2019
Title Peer Support Representative
Employment Type Part Time
City Alexandria
State LA
Description SUMMARY:
Serves youth ages 14 to 26 preparing for independence or having recently aged out of foster care to aid these youth in skill development and/or provide the youth supportive services in successfully functioning as the youth transition into adulthood and assume personal responsibility for their daily care. All services shall be offered within the geographic area or facility most convenient to meet the needs of each individual youth.

Providing personal and emotional support to children aging out of foster care by acting as a mentor to Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) referrals along with case management and individual services.
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience:
Requires high school diploma/GED or equivalent. Experience working with youth ages 14-26 years old preferred.

Candidates must be in foster care or have aged out of foster care within the last 5 years.
If 16 or 17 years of age, must have workers permit.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Possess a privately owned vehicle and valid license or must be able to access locations, possibly at a moment’s notice that may not be accessible by public transportation.

Screenings: A background screening, driving record check and reference checks will be completed as a condition of employment; must pass a criminal background screening and driving record check. Must submit fingerprint card.
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