CCSWW

FBH Peer Counselor (Parent Partner)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/10/2023 12:06 PM)
ID
2022-6605
# of Openings
2
Category
Behavioral Health

Overview

EXPANDING OUR SERVICES IN THE PORTLAND METRO AREA! 

 

JOIN OUR DEDICATED TEAM IN PROVIDING STRENGTH-BASED YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES IN OUR COMMUNITY!

Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Peer Counselor (Parent Partner) who wants to join our team of innovators who continually "push the envelope" and challenges traditional thinking in Behavioral Health.

 

WHO ARE WE:

 

We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children, youth and families 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 with promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. With sites located in Western Washington including Vancouver / Portland Metro area, we offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population for youth and families. We employ over 550 caring and compassionate employees. 

 

WHAT WE VALUE: 
Compassion  Diversity  Strength-Based-Approach  Social-Justice & Our Staff!

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Starting Pay Range: $22.08 - $23.41

Ability to Earn Additional Pay for:

  • Availability Pay for coverage after hours: $75.00 per pay period (2 times per month)
  • Additional Pay based on performance

Training and Supervision:

  • Extensive training
  • Daily supervision and support, as needed

BENEFITS:  

  • 12 paid holidays; plus 1 personal holiday each year!
  • 3 weeks' 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. 

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:

 

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 Portland 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. 

Qualifications

WHAT WE ARE SEEKING IN A CANDIDATE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age 21 or older.
  • Personal (lived) experience as a parent of a child who has been or is receiving community / mental health services within the past ten years.
  • Ability to drive to our family homes within the community with reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and current automobile insurance with an acceptable driving record per CCS policy.
  • Ability to visually assess safety within family homes and in the community. 
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to flex some work hours, as needed.
  • 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.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19

ABOUT PORTLAND: 

 

Whether you’re a fan of theater, live music, craft beer, funky foods or being outside, Portland has something for you.  The city has a great vibe for food carts, street festivals, visual and performing art with an array of specialty shops.

  • Home to a sprawling urban forest, dozens of verdant public parks, gorgeous gardens and a sparkling river running through the middle of the city, there’s never a shortage of ways to explore Portland’s outdoors. Whether you’re a fan of flowers, tranquil gardens, urban hikes or just looking to get some fresh air, Portland has something for every kind of outdoor enthusiast covered.
  • Get out of the city to explore! From zip lines to whitewater rafting and horseback riding to pioneer history, or strolling on the Oregon Coast, these attractions are worth the (short) trips outside Portland.
  • Choose from multiple cities to explore, each with their own unique landscapes and history; grab a tent and experience some of the best camping in the country; or settle in to a pint of Oregon-made craft beer at a nearby brewery.

If interested in this opportunity, upload your resume at: https://fbh-ccsww.icims.com/jobs/intro . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Clinical Recruiter, at karlal@ccsww.org 

Note to Internal Candidates:
HR reviews internal compensation and determines 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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