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ParentSupport Partner
Job Code:102019-003
Location:103-Youth Saluda
FT/PT Status:Part-Time as Needed
Salary:Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date:Open Until Filled
  

General Information:

The Parent Support Partner works with the parents (and families during meetings) who have agreed to participate in the Intensive Care Coordination Process. The Parent Support Partner will work as part of the Child & Family Team providing support and guidance to the parents throughout the process, during meetings, and in completion of the individualized plans developed by the youth and their family. The Parent Support Partner will work with the parents of the identified youth to develop their own team of supports (natural, community, and systems). The Parent Support Partner will use their own life experiences to model for the parents how to navigate systems using their voice to meet the needs of their child while developing natural supports within their own community to reach their family vision.

Using personal past experiences, provide peer support to parents/caregivers served in the program by assisting them with successful engagement, advocacy, and connection to formal and informal resources helping them to understand and navigate services and build resiliency as a family. This position utilizes the High Fidelity Wraparound process as the model to inform practice.


Minimum Training and Experience:

Parent or caregiver of a child who has received behavioral health services from one or more of the System of Care community's child serving agencies. Knowledge and experience in fostering partnerships and collaborations. Demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders. Some understanding of the System of Care Values and principles. Must have the ability to articulate the experience and appropriate perspective of a parent/caregiver of a child with complex mental health needs and provide support to other families with similar challenges. Must be able to engage and collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds while maintaining a non-judgmental attitude towards families and professionals. Bi-lingual (Spanish) speaking preferred. High school diploma and some college preferred. Must be the biological or adoptive parent or person in the parent role who has been the primary caregiver of a child with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges is required.

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

Must possess a valid Virginia Driver's License and acceptable driving record. Must obtain a TB test with satisfactory results within 30 days of employment and annually as required by licensing authority.