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Family Support Partner - Whatcom WISe

Company: Compass Health
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

FAMILY SUPPORT PARTNER - Full Time BELLINGHAM, WA Compass Health is currently looking for a Family Support Partner to join the Children's Intensive Services program in Bellingham! Our Bellingham WISe team is small but mighty! We are a group of compassionate, tenacious, and resourceful people who are dedicated to serving our clients and community. Children's Intensive Outpatient Services supports children and their families in their community in a least restrictive environment using the Wraparound process. Wraparound works to honor the family voice and choice, identify strengths, build natural supports and foster self-sufficiency. Wraparound teams provide comprehensive behavioral health services and supports to Medicaid eligible individuals, up to 21 years of age, with complex behavioral health needs and their families. The goal of the program is for eligible youth to live and thrive in their homes and communities, as well as to avoid or reduce disruptive out-of-home placements. Assessment, treatment, and support services are provided in the youth and family's natural setting, where needs and challenges present themselves (such as the home, school, and community). Families report excellent outcomes including, youth/family stability, increased support, connection to their community, and hope for the future. What you will be performing are looking for someone who can work as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide an individualized, creative, and strength-based approach within the wraparound model. This position will work to support youth and caregivers in order to maintain children in a least restrictive and community-based environment. This position requires a flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours both in the office, in the client home, and in the community. Family Support Partners serve the parents of clients by helping them engage and actively participate in the wraparound process. They also assist caregivers in navigating systems and developing skills to parent children with complex mental health needs. Family Support Partners have their own life experience of parenting a child with behavioral health needs which helps them connect with and provide hope to other caregivers. What you will be carrying along High School Diploma or equivalent required. AA or BA Degree in a related field preferred.
Must be 21 years of age.
Completion of the online modules and application for the Certified Peer Counselor credential through the Department of Health prior to start date.
Complete in-person/live certification source within 90 days of hire. Current Peer Counselor Certification preferred.
Personal experience receiving community services as a consumer, and/or experience as a caregiver of a child as a consumer.
Experience as a Peer Counselor preferred.
Experience in medical, mental health or social services field preferred. What you will be sharing Some knowledge of child development, behavior management and parenting techniques, and culturally diverse families.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of rehabilitation and recovery.
Knowledge of mental illnesses and chemical dependency, and effective strategies for dealing with its effects.
Knowledge of community resources.
Ability to collaborate, provide peer support, and help facilitate services for families receiving high intensity services.
Ability to partner with consumers, mental health professionals, and the community. Must be able to maintain professional boundaries.
Ability to help parents voice their own perspective and represent a parent's orientation and perspective in all internal and external agency activities.
Demonstrated skills needed to build confidence with parents so they can be successful after services are completed, and to provide parent guidance/education as needed and as assigned.
Ability to consult with Wraparound facilitator to determine role in performing welcome, engagement, and assessment activities when appropriate. What we will be offering As the region's largest non-profit community behavioral healthcare organization, we have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years. Our commitment to care doesn't stop with our clients though, as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement as well as a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance. (benefits pro-rated for part-time employees) Medical, dental, and vision insurance at NO COST to full-time employees
16 days of vacation the first year
12 sick days including an additional wellness day
13 paid holidays - 11 traditional holidays, plus 2 you choose
$300 in professional funds per year
Up to 5 days paid education leave
403(b) retirement plan with up to 2% company match after the first year
Automatic additional pay raises when you have your 1st and 3rd anniversary with Compass
Mileage reimbursement
Weekly supervision
And much, much more!!! This totals over 45 paid days off in your first year! ABOUT US
Compass Health is the region's largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and chemical dependency services in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. We have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years, though our commitment to care doesn't stop with our clients as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement. We maintain a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance, which includes competitive compensation and benefits programs. Please visit our website for more information: Compass Health promotes equal treatment and equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual minority status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification POSITION SUMMARY Job Title: Parent Peer Counselor
Program: Children's Intensive Services Program
Location: 600-21360
Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Wage: $17.15-$30.01/hr DOE

Keywords: Compass Health, Bellingham , Family Support Partner - Whatcom WISe, Other , Bellingham, Washington

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