|Title:||Youth Peer Support Specialist|
|Substance Use/Problem Gambling:||N/A|
Who We Are
Founded in 1999, Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) is a statewide nonprofit with a central office in Columbia, Md., and staff located in communities throughout the state. Using personal experience as parents, caregivers, youth and other loved ones, we connect, support and empower Maryland’s families. Our staff provide one-to-one support to parents and caregivers of young people with mental health issues and to any loved one who cares for someone with a substance use or gambling issue. We also advocate to improve systems that impact individuals with behavioral health challenges.
The Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) is hiring a part-time Youth Peer Support Specialist for Prince George’s County. The Youth Peer Support Specialist will be a young adult (18-26 years old) with lived experience as a consumer of behavioral health services, and will serve as a youth leader in Prince George’s County.
The Youth Peer Support Specialist for the Prince George’s County System of Care (SOC) team empowers youth in Prince Georges County by providing support, outreach and education, training, and social opportunities. The primary activities are the facilitation of peer support group meetings and assisting with the implementation of a Youth Advisory Council. Members have experience in one or more child-serving systems, including mental health, the Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Social Services. The Prince George’s youth program also works to reduce stigma and encourage youth involvement in improving services for youth and young adults.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Apply via the "Apply Now" button below, and attach both your resume and cover letter describing your relevant experience as a consumer of mental health and/or substance use service along with describing your interest in this position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please note that mailed or faxed resumes will not be considered. No phone calls please.
Maryland Coalition of Families is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.