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Youth Peer Advocate - Behavioral Health (Per Diem)

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Meriden, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Rushford Center, one of Connecticut’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.

Job Summary

The Youth Peer Advocate will assist the Prevention & Wellness Coordinator in substances of abuse (underage drinking, etc.) prevention efforts set by the Prevention in CT Communities grant and approved by The Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Will attend coalition events, act as a positive role model and provide input on current substance use and mental health concerns among their peers. This individual will also help to increase awareness of Prevention strategies and offer a youth perspective of our prevention initiatives.

Job Responisibilites

  1. Assist the Prevention Program Coordinator as the Youth Peer Advocate of the Prevention in Connecticut Communities (PCC) grant.
  2. Collect input from peers on current substance use and mental health concerns
  3. Help develop innovative ways to approach prevention work
  4. Attend Youth Peer Advocate meetings as a representative of Middletown
  5. Assist in the creative development of event flyers
  6. Attend coalition meetings and events
  7. Perform other related duties as required


  • Currently in High School or High School equivalent
  • College student preferred
  • Community involvement in public health or related initiatives preferred
  • Fluent in English
  • Bilingual is preferred
  • Knowledge of Prevention, leadership qualities and eagerness to learn

As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including six paid holidays
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs             

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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