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PEER COUNSELOR (TAY DROP-IN CENTER) in Lancaster, CA at Penny Lane Centers

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are seeking individuals to join our team who have high standards and a desire to positively impact the lives of others. 


The Peer Counselor provides support, advocacy, system orientation, mentoring, and other supportive services to the TAY youth at the Drop-In Center and in the community. The Peer Counselor operates from a strengths-based, culturally competent, and community-based perspective. The Peer Counselor will ensure that TAY youth have voice, access, and ownership of the services they receive. The Peer Counselor provides representation for and with youth at agency meetings and at meetings in the community.

Position Location: Lancaster, CA

Salary Range: $15.00 up to $17.72 per hour

Position Status: Part-Time

Job Requirements

  • The Peer Counselor must have personal experience as a Transitional Age Youth dealing with formal systems such as DCFS or Probation.
  • The applicant will submit a letter of interest outlining his or her personal system experience with formal systems of DCFS or Probation.
  • Must pass a fingerprint and background check.
  • Valid California driver’s license for at least 5 years; current automobile insurance; have and maintain a clean driving record acceptable to the organization’s insurance company; have immediate access to his or her vehicle during work hours