Family Support Partner

Posting ID : A1068459335
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Nonprofit

The Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset & Warren Counties, a NJ nonprofit organization, is seeking a SPANISH/Bilingual speaking Family Support Partner in Warren & Hunterdon Counties to provide peer-to-peer support, education and advocacy for families who are raising children with emotional, mental health, developmental and behavioral challenges involved in the NJ System of Care.

?Build supportive relationships between parents/guardians/caregivers and their children by coaching families on techniques of self-advocacy.
?Learn, understand and practice the Wraparound Model to assist families in understanding and navigating the child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice and education systems and act as a referral resource to parents and caregivers. (Paid Training Provided).
?Support families as appropriate at Child/Family team meetings, School Individual Educational Planning (IEP) meetings, court hearings, as well as other meetings requested by the family, by ensuring the family voice is heard and incorporated into the ISP planning and implementation.
?Other responsibilities as they relate to providing peer-to-peer support.
?Assist with support groups and events as needed.
?Maintain written and computer records as required.
?Other duties as assigned.

?MUST be or have been a parent or caregiver with experience navigating the child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice and/or education systems on behalf of a child.
?A valid driver's license, reliable vehicle and current certificate of car insurance.
?College Degree in the Humanities/Health Services field(s) preferred; however, will take in to consideration work experience.
?Spanish Speaking a MUST.
?Must be local residents of/or near Warren & Hunterdon Counties as this is not an office position, it is a field position.
?This is a part-time position with potential to become full-time.

Please email cover letter and resume.

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