Family Partner (Olympia) – Open Until Filled

Position Family Partner – Olympia
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based services and supports centered around one predominant belief: Children need their families and families need their children. All services are delivered with the following core values in mind: safety of the child, family and community; flexible and responsive; family driven; normative; family oriented; strengths based; comprehensive and collaborative; unconditional; individualized; and culturally relevant.

Position Description:

Family Partners collaborate, provide peer support and help facilitate services for families receiving Family Behavioral Health services.  They work as a team member with other agency, system and community people.  Family Partners help parents voice their own perspective and assure other team members are able to understand that perspective.  They represent a parent orientation and perspective in all internal and external agency activities.  They build confidence with parents that their family can be successful after services have been completed.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicate role, responsibility and agency philosophy in order to assure mutual respect, confidence and trust with the consumer and other stakeholders.
  • Provide non-judgmental, unconditional support to the consumer.
  • Customize helping approaches to fit the consumer’s uniqueness, personality, culture and interest.
  • Maintain a focus on strengths, needs and creative solutions.
  • Utilize the family’s expertise in problem solving and solution seeking.
  • Work interdependently with others toward common goals.
  • Respond to family’s and children’s needs in a timely fashion.
  • Instill hope for the future by communicating and behaving with confidence and reassurance.
  • Dialogue with referred parents and relate personal experience as a parent that will further assist in building trust with the family.
  • Assess and review the parent’s ability to communicate their own position and preferences.
  • Reach agreement with parents about activities that will contribute to healing and support and assist in communicating that to others.
  • Review and analyze the team plan and make suggestions for improvements/modifications that improve parent participation.
  • Assist the parent in analyzing team progress toward vision and goals and encourage their feedback to the team.

  • Age 21 or older.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Personal experience as a recipient or with a special-needs child who has been a recipient of community mental health services within the past five years.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
  • Agency Affiliated (HIV/AIDS training required) or obtained within 1st month of employment.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months and ability or test within first six months of employment.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.


$16.29 DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info
How to Apply Please go to to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled