Family Partner - WISe

Family Partner - Child & Family Services (30hrs/wk.)

As a Parent Partner , you will support parents of children and youth that have serious emotional disturbance in identifying goals that promote recovery and resiliency.

Go home every day knowing your efforts helped directly serve your community and neighbors!

WHAT YOULL DO
  • Provide peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer, to parents and caregivers by encouraging them to regain hope in and control over their own lives and their children's lives. Promote self-determination, empowerment, and personal responsibility for recovery and wellness, and assist parents/caregivers to advocate for themselves and their children.
  • Partner with agency clinicians and other members of the caregivers/parents teams in creating wellness plans that empower clients to reach life goals. Collaborate with the treatment team to promote a team culture in which each client's point of view, experiences, and preferences are recognized, understood, and respected and in which client decision-making in treatment planning is maximized and supported.
  • Assist parents/caregivers in gaining skills and having their voices heard in treatment and other system settings.
  • Support parents/caregivers in meetings as needed including Child & Family Team, Kitsap Shared Resources, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) conferences, Kitsap County Court proceedings, and Family Team Decision Making (FTDM) meetings with Washington State Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS).
  • Maintain certification as a Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessor and administer this screening in person and over the phone as necessary to clients, caregivers, clinicians, social workers, and other community members.
  • Provide resource referral and linkage to parents/caregivers as well as system partners in the community.
  • Maintain complete and timely documentation of clinical files and gather and maintain data information in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintain the required levels of productivity and performance standards and meet all required work deadlines.
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries while working with families.
  • Seek appropriate clinical supervision where necessary, particularly around boundary issues, and attend appropriate agency training as determined by the C&F Supervisor.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.


BENEFITS
  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • 19+ days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking


Qualifications

WHAT YOULL BRING
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Associates Degree preferred or a suitable combination of education and experience.
  • Experience raising a client involved with the mental health system required.
  • Minimum of two years related job experience such as assisting parents in building community and natural supports. Working knowledge of the system of care and community resources.
  • Certification as a Peer Support Specialist in the state of Washington is required and must be obtained within six months or less from the date of employment.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess and maintain valid drivers license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability