Parent Peer Support Specialist
Date Posted: November 4, 2020
Deadline: August 30, 2019
Organization: Federation of Families of SC
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Job Type: Full Time
Skills and Knowledge Required:
• Strong communication skills including listening and expressing ideas succinctly.
• Able to handle multiple tasks and priorities and still achieve results.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills; able to work effectively independently and harmoniously with a team of people of diverse backgrounds
• Computer Skills including Microsoft Office and basic data entry
• Strong writing skills – ability to document things accurately and succinctly
• Knowledge of pertinent community resources
• Familiarity with children’s mental health diagnosis
• Familiarity with navigating child serving systems such as mental health, special education, child welfare, and juvenile justice
Possesses the attitude to prevail in times of adversity
Amount of travel and any other special conditions or requirements:
Frequent travel across the designated service area to establish networks, meet with caregivers, conduct outreach, attend meetings, etc. Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license required and must pass background checks with the Department of Motor Vehicles, the sex offender registry, and will undergo a criminal background check.
Job Summary: The Federation of Families of South Carolina is seeking a full-time Parent Peer Support Specialist to provide support to family members and caregivers, conduct trainings and establish family support networks. The position will cover the Beckman Center for Mental Health Services catchment area. Please review qualifications for position.
Send resumes and cover letters describing lived experience or any inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide one-on-one and group support to caregivers by phone and in-person, when possible
• Develop family support groups through assisting with start-up, recruitment and training of facilitators
• Conduct evidence-based Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) sessions for caregivers
• Conduct outreach and engagement with schools and community resource agencies through displays, presentations and meetings
• Schedule and conduct outcomes data interviews with identified caregivers and youth
• Assist in reporting data, project evaluation and contributing to various reports
• Other duties, including additional peer support, as assigned or delegated by supervisor
Up to 40 hrs (FTE) and flexible schedule for evening and weekend hours is required.