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Peer Support

Company: Community Counseling of Bristol County
Location: Taunton
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

  • Provide support to parents of children with diverse needs due to serious emotional disturbances
  • Work full- or part-time with youth/families in their homes and in community settings
  • A short commute from both Boston and Providence
    Description of Position
    CCBC is seeking a Family Partner to join the Community Service Agency's wraparound team for children aged birth through 21 with mental health needs. The FP works with the caregiver of the youth using their own lived experience of raising a child with emotional and/or behavioral needs to teach advocacy skills, connect caregivers to community based and natural supports, provide education on how to navigate through systems, and parenting supports. The FP is part of a multidisciplinary team and should have strengths in cultural humility, time management, knowledge of community resources, and advocacy skills.
    Duties and responsibilities of this position include:
    • Utilize personal and professional life experiences to provide peer support to youth's caregivers
    • Participate in team meetings to support the caregiver's advocacy skills with team members
    • Engage caregivers in activities that are designed to address goals on the youth's treatment plan
    • Assist caregivers with meeting the needs of the youth by educating, supporting, coaching, modeling, and guiding
    • Assist with linking caregivers to peer/parent support and self-help groups
    • Teach caregivers how to identify natural and community-based resources
    • Provide services in the community
    • Complete documentation in line with agency and insurance requirements
      Qualifications:
      • High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years working with children/families or
      • Associates degree in a human service field and 1 year of experience working with children/families or
      • Bachelor's degree in the hum services field and 1 year of experience working with children and families
      • Experience as a caregiver of a youth with emotional and/or behavioral health needs
      • Must have a dependable car, valid driver's license, and proof of insurance
      • Experience navigating any of the child/family-serving systems and advocating for family members involved with behavioral health systems
        Benefits:
        • Salary $42,000
        • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
        • 12 paid holidays a year including 1 floating holiday
        • 10 days of paid sick time a year
        • Health, dental, disability, and life insurance
        • 403-b with up to 5% employer match
        • Tuition reimbursement
        • An ability to have a flexible work schedule
        • Opportunities for ongoing training, professional development and CEUs
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          Program Information
          • Community Service Agency
            As part of MassHealth's Children's Behavioral Health Initiative, CCBC has been designated as the Community Service Agency ("CSA") for Attleboro, Taunton, and surrounding communities... read more
            Date posted: 10/28/2022

Keywords: Community Counseling of Bristol County, Taunton , Peer Support, Other , Taunton, Massachusetts

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