School Based Parent Partner - Wrap Around

General Summary of Duties: The Parent Partner supports parents of children and youth in need of behavioral support to build resiliency and bring stabilization to the family system. Parent Partners share lived experiences and support caregivers in behavior management strategies and crisis interventions in the home. They empower families by assisting in skill-building and instilling hope. The Parent Partner serves as an ambassador providing guidance and advocacy to child and family service systems.

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • 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 as well as their childrens 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 the team in creating plans that empower clients to reach 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. 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 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).
  • Provide resource referral and linkage to parents/caregivers as well as system partners in the community.
  • 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.


KMHS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against people regardless of age, genetic information, national origin, race/color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, or veteran status. KMHS envisions an anti-racist, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative community in which all can feel welcome.

Benefits:
  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking
  • Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions along with flexible hours for professional advancement


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation

LICENSURE: Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration. Completion of the Washington State Mental Health Divisions Peer Counselor Training and the subsequent certification as a Peer Counselor within six months of employment.