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Job Code: 0883
Job Level: 07
Revised Date: 04/01/2024
Job Family: JF 17

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Occupational Summary

Provide consultation and technical support to families of patients receiving services within the Duke University Department of Psychiatry, specifically Child and Family Mental Health, regarding coordination of care across the School of Medicine (SOM) as well as available community resources.

Work Performed

Serve as a peer health and wellness coach for adolescents and young adult cancer patient or survivors via telephone.

Guide and prompt adolescents and young adult cancer survivors to become active participants in their healthcare, provide socioemotional support in navigating and managing clinical and other services related to their condition within the Duke University System and broader community.

Assist adolescents and young adult cancer survivors with reaching their self identified goals.

Effectively utilized the shared experience of cancer survivorship to support adolescents and young adult cancer survivors as they navigate transitions of cancer survivorship and young adulthood.

Encourage adolescents and young adult cancer survivors to contact the appropriate medical and mental health professionals when they have a concern.

Complete initial and ongoing peer coaching trainings as provided by the Bobby Coaches team.

Compile and keep records of information concerning services rendered to patients.

Maintain regular contact with the Peer Coach Program Staff attend biweekly supervisory meetings at Duke.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires an educational background normally equivalent to a high school education.


Work requires an educational background normally equivalent to a high school education.


Excellent communication skills; mature, ethical, and conscientious.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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Essential Physical Job Functions

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