CCSWW

Parent Peer Counselor

US-WA-Vancouver
6 hours ago
Job ID
2017-2331
# of Openings
5
Category
Behavioral Health
Min
USD $16.88/Hr.

Overview

WE ARE GROWING, AND WE NEED YOU!

 

We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children and families in their own home and community.  Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity.

Responsibilities

  • Parent Peer Partners are individuals with personal history as a parent of a youth/child who has been a recipient of behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with families.  Successful applicants must have first person experience in accessing system services and be prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others.

     

  • Parent Peer Partners collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving Family Behavioral Health Services.  Working as a member of a team, the Parent Peer Partner helps a parent voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective and use that perspective in treatment planning.  This position helps youth, parents and families achieve confidence in their abilities to team on a recovery journey and maintain hope for their success after formal behavioral health services have been completed. 

     

Qualifications

  • Non-professional personal experience a parent with a child who has been a recipient of social or community services within the past 10 years.
  • Complete a high school diploma or hold a GED (This requirement may be waived or delayed in some circumstances).

  • Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements.
  • Complete peer counselor certification through DBHR within 6 months of being hired.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working as a member of a team. 
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.

 

Catholic Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

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