FBH Peer Counselor (Parent Partner)

Job Locations US-WA-Burien
Posted Date 6 days ago(3/21/2023 12:09 PM)
# of Openings
Behavioral Health


Are you tired of working 9-5?  Do you need flexibility? 




Remote Hybrid Opportunity


This position is based mainly in our offices at the Latino Civic Alliance building in Burien, WA. Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Peer Counselor (Parent Partner) to join our team who work with Spanish-speaking families in the South King County community. You would be an integral part of this team of innovators who explore and develop new approaches and implement novel strategies for engaging families.


We are a values-driven organization, providing family-oriented behavioral health care for children, youth and families, primarily in their own home and community. Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope, providing intense behavioral health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. The office locations are in South King County (Tukwila and Burien), Washington offering comprehensive, intensive, Wrap-around behavioral health services to the Latino/Latinx community. Family Behavioral Health employs almost 600 energetic and compassionate employees from our offices across Washington and in Portland, OR.

Compassion  Diversity  Strength-Based-Approach  Social-Justice & Our Staff!


  • Starting Pay Range: $22.08 - $23.41 per hour

Additional Pay for:

  • Additional pay of $100.00 per pay period (2 times per month) for: bi-lingual fluency skills in Spanish & English 
  • Availability pay for coverage after hours: $75.00 per pay period (2 times per month)
  • Ability to earn additional pay: based on performance

Training and Supervision:

    • Extensive training (i.e. WISe, De-Escalation, etc.)
    • Daily supervision and support, as needed


    • 12 paid holidays; plus 1 personal holiday each year!
    • 15 days’ vacation per year
    • 12 sick-days per year
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance (1 times annual salary)
    • Retirement Plans: 403-B Employee Savings Plan and an Employer Contribution Pension      

We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise.  We serve as a catalyst for change when appropriate, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health.  We behave with Humility, Passion for our Mission, and Compassion and Respectful Interactions.  We value learning and offer alternatives and we stand strong to help child-serving systems understand our alternative paradigm while strengthening partnerships. We do not compromise our values.

Peer Counselors (Parent Partners) are individuals with personal history as a parent of a youth/child who has been a recipient of behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with families.  Successful applicants must have first person experience as a parent of a youth who received system services and prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others.



Peer Counselors (Parent Partners) collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving Family Behavioral Health Services.  Working as a member of a team, the Peer Counselor (Parent Partner) helps a parent voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective and use that perspective in treatment planning.  This position helps youth, parents and families achieve confidence in their abilities to team on a recovery journey and maintain hope for their success after formal behavioral health services have been completed.  

  • Provide non-judgmental, unconditional positively support families and youth.
  • Customize helping approaches to fit families and youth uniqueness, personality, culture and interest.
  • Dialogue with referred parents and relate personal experience as a parent that will further assist in building trust with the family.
  • 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.

Emphasis is on achieving incredible outcomes with children, youth and families by actively partnering with them along with their natural and community services and supports to achieve long term safety and stability in our neighborhoods and communities. 

This position will be based out of the FBH Burien office. This position requires scheduling flexibility to meet the needs of youth and families served. The services we offer will be provided in community-based settings and in family homes. 

A full job description with qualifications may be shared with candidates identified for an interview. 



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age 21 or older.
  • Personal (lived) experience as a child who has received community / mental health services within the past ten years  
  • 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 including within the Latino community and with the Latino Civic Alliance team.
  • Must have fluent skills in Spanish and English
  • Preference for a flexible schedule rather than a traditional, fixed 8-5, Monday through Friday, facility-based position.
  • Must be able to driver to youth and family homes and in the community, have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration per CCS policy.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Must be able to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Since the incorporation of Burien in 1993, the city has been busy defining and redesigning itself as a vibrant King County city.   Enjoy all the area has to offer:

  • Located just south of Seattle, Washington, the City of Burien's residents see a 100-year old community with a rich heritage, as a friendly community with well-established neighborhoods and a small-town atmosphere.
  • Burien is a vibrant and creative community, where the residents embrace diversity, celebrate arts and culture, promote vitality, and treasure the environment. 

If interested in this opportunity, upload your resume at: .  For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Clinical Recruiter, at


Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines any increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position. 


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