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Family Peer Support Specialist

Granite Pathways Conway, NH
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $16 to $18 Hourly
  • Part-Time

Granite Pathways http://www.granitepathwaysnh.org/ was founded in 2009 as a grass-roots initiative that introduced the "clubhouse" model in New Hampshire, an evidence-based, collaborative, self-help community, aimed at eliminating isolation and providing hope, dignity, and recovery options for adults with mental illness. Today Granite Pathways has expanded its services, and is a beacon of hope, welcoming anyone impacted by mental illness and substance abuse.

Position Description:

Part-Time positions currently available in Concord, Laconia, and Conway, New Hampshire. The Family Peer Support Specialist should have knowledge of the Child Welfare system and an understanding of how that system works. A Family Peer Support Specialist is someone who possesses qualities and skills to support relative caregivers of children whose families are involved with DCYF and Child Welfare. A Family Peer Support Specialist also possesses qualities and skills to support family reunifications and work with the families to mitigate trauma.

The Granite Pathways' Family Peer Specialist candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Positive attitude
  • Nonjudgmental
  • Professional integrity
  • Experience and ability to provide SUD peer support to families
  • Organizational skills
  • Strong awareness of local resources
  • Strong independent work ethic
  • Exceptional team work ethics
  • Maintain professional appearance
  • Sustained recovery for minimum of two years (if applicable)
  • DCYF case has been closed for minimum of one year (if applicable)

Family Peer Specialist Duties:

  • Allot the time necessary to work with and be supervised by the Granite Pathways STS Program Manager;
  • Participate in professional development opportunities including the NH certification requirements to become a Certified Recovery Support Worker within six months of hire;
  • Utilize evidence-based home models including but not limited to; Nurturing Families and PASTA (Parenting a Second Time Around);
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to successfully implement concepts presented in orientation and training;
  • Possess good interpersonal skills;
  • Exhibit qualities of dependability, empathy, genuineness, respect, and maintain a positive and supportive attitude;
  • Complete all required casework documentation including but not limited to, leave requests, mileage forms, and correspondence in an organized, accurate and timely fashion;
  • Regularly attend supervision with the STS Program Manager and STS Training Director;
  • Possess, or be willing to learn, "professional behavior" elements (e.g.) ability to work with people, ability to clearly communicate with people, maintain confidentiality, engage in respectful interaction;
  • Provide telephone support to relative caregivers in accordance with program guidelines;
  • Provide in-home support to relative caregivers and children in accordance to program guidelines;
  • Support the Parent Partner in their role as necessary;
  • Provide telephone support to reunified Parent in accordance with program guidelines;
  • Support Reunified Parent and Relative caregivers in any resources needed in accordance to program guidelines;
  • Always display and maintain confidentiality

Qualifications:

  • Close familiarity with local recovery community
  • Knowledge of family court process
  • Experience with evidenced-based parenting skills curriculum
  • Lived experience with substance addiction recovery and child welfare system preferred
  • A means of transportation to visit family homes and locations around NH
  • Must be eligible for CRSW credential training within six months of hire
  • Knowledge of or willingness to obtain skills in Word, Excel, and Office 365

Work Hours

· Full time position- 40 hours Monday through Friday Must be Flexible

· Part time position – 20 hours Monday through Friday Must be Flexible

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Granite Pathways

Why Work Here?

Granite Pathways http://www.granitepathwaysnh.org/ was founded in 2009 as a grass-roots initiative that introduced the "clubhouse" model in New Hampshire, an evidence-based, collaborative, self-help community, aimed at eliminating isolation and providing hope, dignity, and recovery options for adults with mental illness. Today Granite Pathways has expanded its services, and is a beacon of hope, welcoming anyone impacted by mental illness and substance abuse.

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