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YMCA of Greater Seattle Peer Support Specialist I, CCORS Parent Partner in Seattle, Washington

Overview

Job Summary

Provides culturally competent, evidence and strength-based peer support and parenting skills coaching to parents to decrease crisis and increase in-home stabilization. Identifies parenting resources and supports and teaches parents the skills to effectively navigate resources in order to meet priority needs. Collaborates effectively with co-workers, supervisors and outside professionals to meet crisis prevention plan and action plan goals. Helps engage families in the Wraparound Team process. Supports the parents and acts as a bridge between the family and system representatives.

Responsibilities

  1. Provides immediate and scheduled crisis outreach services to families in King County and additional coverage as needed.

  2. On-call shifts once per week of 6 hours in duration, and additional weekend on-call shifts every seven weeks Flexes schedule to include evenings and weekends to meet the needs of families.

  3. Provides culturally competent, evidence and strength-based peer support and parenting skills coaching to parents to decrease crisis and increase in-home stabilization.

  4. Identifies parenting resources and supports and teaches parents the skills to effectively navigate resources.

  5. Collaborates effectively with co-workers, supervisors and outside professionals to meet action plan goals.

  6. Uses triage, supervision and case consultation effectively to ensure best services for children and families.

  7. Transports parents/families to appointments, meetings, or other locations as needed to support the action plan and linkage to community resources.

  8. Works with families to build their own "Child & Family Team". Attends wrap around and other team meetings to support parents and ensure that their voice is heard. Acts as a role model for effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.

  9. Maintains a working knowledge of current trends and developments in mental health.

  10. Completes required documentation within program deadlines. Reports all critical incidents and adheres to YMCA program rules and procedures.

Qualifications

  1. Personal experience as a parent who has sought and received assistance from community mental health and/or school systems for their own child or youth who experienced emotional and/or behavioral problems.

  2. Trained in and familiar with recovery model to assist families and youth focus on strengths, gain client voice and partner with their clinical teams.

  3. Experience serving families of children and youth with emotional or behavioral problems, developmental delays, substance abuse history or other challenges.

  4. Demonstrated ability to engage families in a structured process to verbalize needs, develop individualized plans, facilitate recovery, and transition to reliance on natural supports.

  5. Knowledge of community services and resources including: parent support groups, mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, juvenile justice, developmental disabilities, special education programs, etc.

  6. Experience with crisis de-escalation and crisis stabilization practices.

  7. WA State Peer Counselor Certification preferred and required within one year of employment.

  8. Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including evenings and weekends.

  9. Ability to transport self and youth in a safe and effective manner, and to meet youth and families at their home or in the community. (Proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage is required.)

  10. Knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations and ability to speak another language in addition to English strongly preferred.

  11. Current State-approved first aid certification, state-approved CPR certification, BBP (HIV/AIDS) training certification.

    1. TB test by the Mantoux method. **
  1. Washington State Agency Affiliated Counseling Credential. *
  • Within 30 days of employment or first available training.

** Within 30 days of employment.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

Stabilization, Flexes, behavioral problems, child welfare, juvenile justice, de-escalation, BBP

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (2/11/2020 3:55 PM)

ID 2020-9899

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Accelerator YMCA - Alive and Free

Category Behavioral Health

Address 3401 Rainier Ave. South

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