WISe Team Parent Partner
Job: WISe Team Parent Partner
Location: Bremerton, WA
Sponsor: Kitsap Mental Health Services
PURPOSE: Support parents of children and youth that have serious emotional disturbance in identifying goals that promote recovery and resiliency. Partner with parents, providers and the system in advocating for parents of children with complex behavioral and emotional challenges. Provide peer support to parents with Care teams and assist them in building a network of support. Empower families by assisting in skill-building and instilling hope. Demonstrate recovery and serve as an ambassador providing guidance and advocacy to child and family service systems.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Provide peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer, to parents and caregivers by encouraging them to regain hope in, and control over, their own lives as well as their children’s lives. Promote self-determination, empowerment, personal responsibility for recovery and wellness, and assist parent/caregivers to advocate for themselves and their children.
- Partner with agency clinicians and other members of the caregivers/parent’s teams in creating wellness plans that empower clients to reach life goals. Collaborate with the treatment team to promote a team culture in which each client point of view, experiences and preferences are recognized, understood and respected and in which client decision making in treatment planning is maximized and supported.
- Assist parents/caregivers in gaining skills having their voices heard in treatment and other system settings.
- Support parents/caregivers in meetings as needed including Child & Family Team, Kitsap Shared Resources, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) conferences, Kitsap County Court proceedings and Family Team Decision Making (FTDM) meetings with Washington State Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS).
- Provide resource referral and linkage to parents/caregivers as well as system partners in the community.
- Maintain complete and timely documentation of clinical files and gather and maintain data information in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
- Maintain required levels of productivity and performance standards and meet all required work deadlines.
- Maintain appropriate professional boundaries while working with families.
- Seek appropriate clinical supervision where necessary, particularly around boundary issues, and attend appropriate agency trainings as determined by the C&F Supervisor.
- In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
REQUIREMENTS: Associates Degree preferred or a suitable combination of education and experience. Must have experience raising a client involved with the mental health system required. Working knowledge of the system of care and community resources. Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.November 22, 2016