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FBH Peer Counselor (Parent Partner) - Tacoma/Pierce County

Job Locations US-WA-University Place
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/10/2023 1:31 PM)
ID
2022-6651
# of Openings
2
Category
Behavioral Health

Overview

OUR FAMILIES NEED YOU AS A PEER COUNSELOR (PARENT PARTNER)!

University Place, WA
(SERVING PIERCE COUNTY IN THE TACOMA, WA AREA)

 

Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Parent Partner to join our team of innovators who explore and develop new approaches and implement novel strategies. Our teams provide individualized, creative and flexible services, infused with evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies. 

 

WHO ARE WE:

 

We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented behavioral 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 throughout Western Washington and Portland, Oregon. We offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population for youth and families. We employ nearly 600 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 per hour

Additional Pay for:

  • 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

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.  

 

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 FBH University Place 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 family homes and within the community, have 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. 
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to flex some work hours. 
  • 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 PIERCE COUNTY:

 

This position will serve all Pierce which includes Tacoma, University Place, Lakewood, Puyallup, Fife and other neighboring cities. The home office is in University Place.  Enjoy all the area has to offer:

  • Between the shores of the Puget Sound and the shadow of Mount Rainier, Pierce County ultimate destination for recreation and relaxation. Enjoy spectacular views, Commencement Bay, walking trails, boating, and close proximity to Seattle or Olympia, WA.   
  • You will enjoy outstanding restaurants with gourmands and culinary connoisseurs who have cultivated a scene that’s made national press, with top-notch meeting and convention spaces, and huge headliner concerts have drawn visitors from across the globe. 

If you are passionate about providing strength-based mental health services for children, youth and their family, upload your resume FBH Careers at: https://fbh-ccsww.icims.com/jobs/intro . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Clinical Recruiter, at karlal@ccsww.org.

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

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is and 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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