CCSWW

FBH Certified Peer Counselor (Family Partner)

Job Locations US-WA-Aberdeen
Posted Date 4 days ago(9/16/2021 6:14 PM)
Job ID
2021-5455
# of Openings
2
Category
Behavioral Health
Min
USD $20.54/Hr.

Overview

WE'RE GROWING OUR WISe TEAM!
HIRING A CERTIFIED PEER COUNSELOR (FAMILY PARTNER)
ABERDEEN, WA (GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY)

 

Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for Family Partner to join our team of innovators who explore and develop new approaches and implement novel strategies.  Our teams provide individualized, creative and flexible services, infused with evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies.  Services are offered in a hybrid manner with some services provided in the community, and some through telehealth.

WHO WE ARE: 

We are a values-driven organization, providing family-oriented behavioral health care for children, youth and families, provided primarily 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. With sites located in throughout Western Washington and Portland Oregon, we offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population for youth and families. We employ almost 600 energetic and compassionate employees.

WHAT WE VALUE: 
Compassion  Diversity  Strength-Based-Approach  Social-Justice & Our Staff!

WHAT WE OFFER: 

  • Excellent starting payrate of: $20.54 per hour
  • Availability Pay of $75.00 per pay period for working hours to meet family's needs
  • Earn additional pay for performance.
  • Additional pay for: Bilingual language proficiency in Spanish & English or other languages, as needed.    

BENEFITS:  

  • 11 paid holidays; plus 2 personal holidays each year!
  • 15 days’ vacation (to start) and 12 sick-days per year!
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plans: 403-B Employee Savings Plan and an Employer Contribution Pension 
  • Relocation                                                                                                               

Training and Supervision:

    • Extensive training in multiple clinical approaches as well as trainings in related areas
    • Daily supervision and support, as needed
    • Immediate assistance and clinical supervision/consultation available at any time

We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise.  We serve as a catalyst for change when appropriate, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health.  We behave with Humility, Passion for our Mission, and Compassion and Respectful Interactions.   We value learning and offer alternatives and we stand strong to help child-serving systems understand our alternative paradigm while strengthening partnerships. We do not compromise our values.

 

Certified Peer Counselors (Family Partners) are individuals with personal history as a parent or youth who have 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.

 

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:

 

CPC (Family 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 Family 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. 

Emphasis is on achieving incredible outcomes with children, youth and families by actively partnering with them along with their natural and community services and supports to achieve long term safety and stability in our neighborhoods and communities. 

A full job description with qualifications may be shared with candidates identified for an interview. 

 

Qualifications

WHAT WE ARE SEEKING IN A CANDIDATE: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age 21 or older.
  • Personal (lived) experience as a Parent of Child or a Youth who has been a recipient of community mental health services within the past ten years.
  • Ability to drive to our family homes within the community, with reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and current automobile insurance with an acceptable driving record per CCS policy.
  • Ability to visually assess safety within family homes and in the community. 
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to flex some work hours, as needed.
  • Ability to work independently and 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.

Prefer

  • A.A. or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background.
  • One year relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies to working with people who need assistance.

ABOUT ABERDEEN:

The City of Aberdeen is located in Grays Harbor County on the southern edge of the Olympic Peninsula at the convergence of the Wishkah and Chehalis Rivers. Enjoy all the area has to offer:

  • The history of this area has been driven by logging and fishing industries, in the last few years there has been an effort to replace these with emphasis on tourism and designating Aberdeen as the largest retail center on the Washington Coast. Our top-notch schools help to prepare our children for their future. 
  • In Aberdeen and our surrounding areas, enjoy beachcombing, birdwatching, kayaking, or quiet walks in the pristine forests.  

To apply with your resume, visit our Careers Page at https://ccsww.org/careers/ . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter, at karlal@ccsww.org .

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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