WE'RE GROWING! JOIN OUR DEDICATED TEAM IN PROVIDING STRENGTH-BASED FAMILY SERVICES!
Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Certified 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 Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia, Shelton, Bremerton, Aberdeen, Yelm, Vancouver, and Portland Oregon, 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 Excellence Justice Stewardship
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.
Certified 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.
Certified 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 Certified 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. A full job description with qualifications will be shared with candidates identified for an interview.
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.
- 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 and provide current auto registration.
- Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
- Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
- 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.
- A.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.
WHAT WE OFFER:
- Opportunity to participate on a team, providing innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions in the community supporting youth and families.
- Full-time employment, working hours to meet the family's needs.
- Medical, dental, & vision insurance, retirement plans with generous paid time off.
- Supplemental Cancer, Hospitalization, and Critical Illness Insurance.
- Extensive training (examples: De-Escalation, Safety, WISe, BRS, CPR and First Aide, and First Response).
- Fully implemented Health Record system (CareLogic) with in-depth training.
Tukwila’s earliest residents were members of the Duwamish Tribe with homes along the Black and Duwamish Rivers. They named the area Tukwila for the lush forests of hazelnut tress which grew throughout the area. Enjoy all the area has to offer:
- Located just south of Seattle, Washington, the City of Tukwila is dynamic and unique. It is recognized as one of the most diverse communities in the country, with more than 80 languages spoken in its schools. While the City has fewer than 20,000 residents, the daytime population includes more than 47,000 who work in Tukwila plus over 150,000 who visit the city on a daily basis.
- Tukwila, nestled in the hills surrounding major commerce corridors are quiet residential neighbors. Residents of the City enjoy small-town warmth, involvement and caring, while having the benefits of high-quality services and goods associated with larger cities.
- Perhaps, you are a runner, walker, or biker – Tukwila offers many trails, along rivers and parks, while enjoying a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier. Shop ‘til you drop at the largest retail mall in the Pacific Northwest.
If you are passionate about providing strength-based mental health services for children, youth and their family, we would love to hear from you! Please visit our Careers Page at https://ccsww.org/careers/ . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter, at email@example.com or 253-325-2864.
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.
Family Behavioral Health therapists are well known for innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions. Youth and families referred to us have generally experienced a number of traditional services without success. Our families tend to be those for whom nothing else has worked, and all other viable treatment alternatives have been exhausted. Many have all but given up on professional services, and our first task may be to help them see hope for change and growth. Rather than following a strict and prescriptive “model,” we offer individualized and tailored family-centered services, using a strengths-based and team-based collaborative approach. Natural supports are an integral component of every intervention.
Family Behavioral Health
Why Work Here?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. Whenever possible, children should grow up within their own families or extended families, and in their own communities. If separation from a parent or parents is unavoidable, we continue to work toward preserving the family relationship, and whenever possible, continue to focus efforts on reunification. In an intervention, which is truly family-driven and strengths-based, the framework is fairly simple. Initially, we find out what families need in order to stabilize and remain together. Subsequently, we work together with the child and family members, using a team-based approach to meet those needs, and we never give up. Family Behavioral Health therapists are well known for innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions. Youth and families referred to us have generally experienced a number of traditional services without success. Our families tend to be those for whom nothing else has worked, and all other viable treatment alternatives have been exhausted. Many have all but given up on professional services, and our first task may be to help them see hope for change and growth. Rather than following a strict and prescriptive “model,” we offer individualized and tailored family-centered services, using a strengths-based and team-based collaborative approach. Natural supports are an integral component of every intervention.
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