Family Support Partner (PRN) (Alexandria, VA)
If you had your choice of superpowers, what would you choose? Flying, invisibility, scaling tall buildings, moving mountains? Be a part of the driving force. We create innovative solutions that would otherwise not be possible. We want to give our children and families hope. You can be a part of that. Join our UMFS team.
Support the System of Care in the central region by providing admin support and data support to the program. Provide peer support to assigned cases in the program by assisting parents with successful engagement, advocacy, and connection to formal and informal resources helping them to understand wraparound process/services and build resiliency as a family.
Serve families with children through age 21 that have a serious emotional disturbance that is diagnosable under the DSM-IV. Population to be served will have one or more of the following: a mental health problem, a co-occurring mental health, and substance abuse problem, contact with the social services system, juvenile justice or court system, require emergency services or require long term community mental health and other supports.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
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. Must have experience navigating the Virginia behavioral health systems with their child. Bi-lingual (Spanish) speaking preferred. Participation in wraparound intervention or in family partnership meeting preferred. Must have the ability to articulate the experience and appropriate perspective of a parent/caregiver of a child with complex involving 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.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and proof of auto insurance coverage.
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