High Needs Survivor Mentor
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over one thousand employees, and 40 years’ experience.
Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 40% company match after 1 year of service. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) includes 3 weeks of time-off your 1st year (available after 6 months) and increased vacation accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer low cost medical insurance and offer 100% company-paid dental, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, vision, licensure/certification reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, 100% paid Employee Assistance Program, and much more!
We are hiring a High Needs Survivor Mentor and/or Advocate (Sex Trafficking) to join our High Needs team at Metro Outpatient Clinic. This is a position working Monday through Friday with weekends off.
We are seeking an individual who is a passionate advocate in working with child and adult survivors of sex trafficking, sexual assault and domestic violence. The Survivor Mentor and/or Advocate will serve as an intensive support system for youth and adult victims of sex trafficking. The Survivor Mentor and/or advocate will work within a continuum of care model alongside professionals from law enforcement, juvenile justice and child welfare systems and other community providers.
This position will assist to increase community living skills of persons in services and participation in day activities as well as community support in maintaining healthy living / personal recovery and provide transportation for consumers to attend appointments, and other outings that meet program requirements. Focuses on the recovery as it relates to their unique treatment goals of individuals who have survived human and/or sex trafficking.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Assists designated clinical personnel in completing specified clinical/support activities
- Accompany survivors to necessary meetings and/or appointments (court, law enforcement interviews)
- Perform outreach and education about sex trafficking internally and within the community as necessary.
- Assist in advocacy efforts on behalf of persons served
- Facilitates group activities for persons in services per site-specific instructions
- Provides mentoring/support to individuals/families in services in coordination with clinical services.
- Acts as a liaison between clinical staff members and individuals/families in services.
- Provides skills training in individual and group settings, including home-based settings,
- Assists in accessing community resources and case management activities, including referral, outreach and follow-up contact.
- Provides education and support to family members.
- Assist persons in services with community integration and wellness planning/maintenance.
- Plans and organizes activities within the outpatient clinic structure.
- Participates in clinical staff meetings.
- Completes daily paperwork requirements, including assigned clinical record documentation.
- Document clinical progress in approved agency format.
- Assists in crisis intervention efforts as directed by supervisor.
- Participates in at least weekly clinical overnight in accordance with ADHS requirements.
Education & Qualifications:
- Minimum requirement consists of a 21-year age
- A High School Diploma/GED and four years of relevant experience in a behavioral health setting; OR
- An Associate’s degree and two years of relevant experience in a behavioral health setting; OR
- A bachelor’s degree (related or non-related) in the behavioral health field plus one year of relevant experience in behavioral health.
- Personal or professional experience with children and/or adult victims of sex trafficking and child abuse and neglect.
- Prior experience as a recipient of Behavioral Health services required.
- Prior experience working with individuals who have survived human and/or sex trafficking required.
- A peer support certificate or successful completion of a qualified Peer Support Training within 90 days of hire is required.
- Experience with substance abuse, seriously mentally ill, and/or general mental health preferred.
- Must be eligible and/or have a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
- Required to maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and pass motor vehicle screening for insurance purposes in order to transport clients.