||Mental Health Partnerships Seeks Family Peer Support Partners
Join our Family Mentor team in Montgomery County and make a difference!
Our Family Peer Support Partners provide support, advocacy, information and referrals to families whose children have emotional or behavioral concerns, using their own unique experience to inspire hope and provide support to others who are facing similar challenges.
In addition to providing direct support to families, other duties may include: leading or facilitating psycho educational and support groups, planning and facilitating meetings, trainings and focus groups for stakeholders, and helping to build natural supports and community connections for families and youth. As Family Leaders, our Family Peer Support Partners represent our program at workshops, conferences, and local and state committees on topics pertaining to children's behavioral health, family advocacy, peer programming and related issues.
Location: Our current opening is a field based position, assigned to work with families in the Southeastern portion of Montgomery County (Lower Merion, Upper Merion, Plymouth Meeting). There is frequent travel within Montgomery County, and occasional travel within Pennsylvania.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED and at least three years of relevant paid, volunteer or personal experience. This is a peer position for our Family Mentor program, which requires personal experience as a caregiver navigating the public child-serving systems. In addition, the qualified candidate must have knowledge of resiliency and system of care principles such as youth guided, family driven and culturally competent. Good computer skills are essential, and candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and internet research. This position requires driving. Must have own transportation, a valid driver's license, and vehicle insurance.