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The Family Partner works with other members of the ESP Urgent Care and Mobile Crisis teams and provides peer support to parents served by the program. Peer support is defined as using personal and professional life experiences to establish credibility and infuse hope for a better future, to demonstrate unconditional acceptance, and to assist with problem solving. Additionally, the Family Partner serves as a “values speaker”, specifically, but not limited to providing a parent’s perspective in the routine operations and development of the program. In this role, the Family Partner uses personal and professional life experience to provide consultation and training for staff and others to increase awareness and improve the effectiveness of parent-professional partnerships to meet the needs of families, and to participate in program and community meetings to maximize parent voice, choice, and involvement throughout the service delivery process. This position is part of an emergency services team providing continuity of care to all emergency clients, families and allied services. This is an on-site position, with the expectation of mobile response, in addition. Weekends, Holiday and shift rotation will be required. Some evenings required.
High School Diploma/GED; some college preferred
Up to 3 months of experience
Ability to articulate the experience and perspective of a parent/caregiver or relative of a child with complex needs involving mental health, child protective, or probation services.
This ability is typically acquired as the primary caregiver of a child with complex needs. Agency Wraparound training.