Do you have experience as the parent/guardian of a child with complex needs involving mental health, child protective, or probation services? Share your experiences and grow your career in human services.
The Family Partner provide peer support to parents served by the Emergency Services program. Peer support is defined as using personal and professional life experiences to establish credibility and infuse hope for a better future, to demonstrate unconditional acceptance, and to assist with problem solving. Additionally, the Family Partner serves as a "values speaker", specifically, but not limited to providing a parent's perspective in the routine operations and development of the program. As a Family Partner, you would use personal and professional life experience to provide consultation and training for staff and others to increase awareness and improve the effectiveness of parent-professional partnerships to meet the needs of families, and to participate in program and community meetings to maximize parent voice, choice, and involvement throughout the service delivery process. This position is part of an emergency services team providing continuity of care to clients, families and allied services. This is an on-site position, with the expectation of mobile response, in addition. Weekends, Holiday and shift rotation will be required.
Education: High School Diploma/GED; some college preferred.
Skills: Ability to articulate the experience and perspective of a parent/caregiver or relative of a child with complex needs involving mental health, child protective, or probation services. This ability is typically acquired as the primary caregiver of a child with complex needs.
Experience: Experience as the primary caregiver of a child with complex needs.
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