• FBH Certified Peer Counselor (Parent Partner) Northend

    Job Locations US-WA-Tacoma
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/10/2020 3:42 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Behavioral Health
    USD $19.18/Hr.
  • Overview


    Certified Peer Counselors (Parent 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. 


    Certified Peer Counselors (Parent 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 Certified Peer Counselor (Parent 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.  

    • Provide non-judgmental, unconditional positively support families and youth.
    • Customize helping approaches to fit families and youth uniqueness, personality, culture and interest.
    • Dialogue with referred parents and relate personal experience as a parent that will further assist in building trust with the family.
    • Reach agreement with parents about activities that will contribute to healing and support and assist in communicating that to others.
    • Review and analyze the team plan and make suggestions for improvements/modifications that improve parent participation.
    • Assist the parent in analyzing team progress toward vision and goals and encourage their feedback to the team.


    • Personal (lived) experience as a parent of a child who has been or is receiving community / mental health services within the past ten years.
    • Availability to work some evenings, nights, weekend hours.
    • Must have a current driver's license, acceptable driving record, reliable transportation, automobile insurance.
    • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
    • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
    • Age 21 or older.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • A.A. or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background.

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


    Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position


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