Job position / title: Parent Support Partners / Youth Support Partners
Name of business / employer: Compass Health
Job description / duties
Compass Health is currently looking for Parent Support Partner’s and Youth Support Partners for Children’s Intensive Services in Bellingham. Our new employee will provide peer support services to clients under the supervision of the Program Supervisor or Program Manager. These services include assistance with stabilization, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and the development and maintenance of community living skills.
- High School Diploma or equivalent required, AA or BA Degree in a Behavioral Science related field preferred.
- Must be 21 years of age.
- Ability to complete Peer Counselor Certification within the first year of employment. Current Peer Counselor Certification preferred.
- Experience as a Peer Counselor preferred.
- Lived experience with a behavioral health diagnosis required.
- Experience with a special needs child who has been a recipient of community services, either as a caregiver or via personal experience required.
- 1 year of relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies in working with people who need assistance preferred.
- Experience working with children and families in a home-based setting preferred.
- Experience with severe behaviorally disturbed disabled children with mental health diagnosis and their families preferred, as well as in-home and intensive services.
- Ability to complete online WISe training modules within 30 days of hire and be fully WISe trained within 6 months of hire.
- Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license through the Washington State Department of Health must submit Agency Affiliated Counselor application upon hire and be approved by the DOH.
- Current First Aid & CPR certification, or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
- Proof of negative TB test within the past 12 months.
- Valid Washington State Driver’s License including vehicle and appropriate insurance, if applicable.
- 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.
- Ability to physically intervene with restraint if necessary. Employee will be trained in Non-violent Crisis Intervention.
- Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.
- Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
- General computer proficiency, including the ability to utilize electronic medical record systems.
- Ability to pass pre-employment criminal background check, which may or may not include an additional search by DSHS.
Person or department to contact: Human Resources
Business address: 4526 Federal Ave Everett WA 98203
How to apply
If you are interested in this position, please apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=compassh&jobId=187083&lang=en_US&source=CC3
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