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Family Peer Support Partners (FPSP)

Company: PRS Inc.
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPRS, Inc. is recognized as one of the 50 Best Nonprofits to work for in the US. We are a community-based nonprofit organization that serves individuals living with behavioral health care challenges and individuals who face life crises. PRS offers a culture where employees enjoy coming to work, are accountable, and can excel in the services they provide.SUMMARY STATEMENT OF POSITION:Under the direction of the Peer Support Services Supervisor and PRS Family Peer Support Partner Team Lead, this position is responsible for serving families with children/ youth up to age 21 who experience one or more behavioral and / or mental health challenges. The youth may have had contact with the social services system or juvenile justice or court system; or who require emergency services or long term community mental health and other supports. PRS also serve families who self-refer.PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Serve as a peer partner and coach to families navigating behavioral health systems and otherformal and informal community resources, ensuring families have the information they need.
  • Work collaboratively with team coordinators/facilitators, including Intensive Care Coordinators(ICC) to provide High Fidelity Wraparound care or other team-based care for identified clients,if the family is engaged with these services.
  • Support the voice and choice of the youth and family through modeling the effectivepresentation of ideas and suggestions during team meetings.
  • Assist the youth and family in strengths and needs discovery, and promote and reinforcestrength-based strategies. Mentor and coach families to act on strengths and use setbacks toincrease resiliency.
  • Build trust with parents/caregivers by engaging in a confidential, respectful, nonjudgmental,and supportive relationships. Listen to and validate each family member's perspective, feelingsand values, allowing everyone to be heard.
  • Help families understand their child's needs and services. Help families understand and manage information received related to diagnosis, treatment, and services.
  • Support parents/caregivers and encourage them to continue to have hope, effectivelyuse family and community supports, and learn skills to parent children so they becomeempowered and effective adults.
  • Participate in connecting family with a variety of support services for parents/caregivers suchas support groups, family activities, and other resources.
  • Participate in evaluation, monitoring and other evaluation processes, including but not limitedto Wraparound Fidelity Monitoring, as appropriate.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be the current or former biological or adoptive parent or person in the parent role whohas been the primary caregiver of a child with emotional, behavioral, or mental health and/orsubstance use challenges.
    • Must have experience navigating Virginia behavioral health systems with their child.
    • High school diploma or GED; Certified Peer Support Specialist or Wraparound FacilitatorCertification a plus.
    • Bi-lingual - (Spanish) speaking (HIGH NEED).
    • Must be a self-starter who possesses strong interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to build rapportwith staff, clients, internal and external providers.
    • Ability to learn quickly Electronic Health Record (EHR) software.
    • Highly organized.
    • High degree of empathy toward individuals with serious mental illness with the ability toconnect with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
    • Ability to work occasional early evening and/or weekend hours which may be scheduled.Monday - Friday- 8:30 am - 4:30 pmFairfax, VA -Hybrid

      EXPECTATIONS REGARDING QUALITY OF WORK:
      • Ability to articulate the experience and appropriate perspective of a parent/caregiver of a childwith complex needs and provide support to other families with similar challenges.
      • Ability to engage and collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds, maintaining anonjudgmental attitude towards youth, families, and professionals.
      • Ability to accept supervision and work as part of a team.
      • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change, as well as respond to crises.
      • Ability to follow the policies and procedures of PRS and client agenciesIf this sounds like a job for you, please complete an application now! At PRS, we have been recognized as one of the 50 Best Nonprofits to Work for in the U.S. and we are growing! Our vision is to change and save lives in our community by empowering hope, safety, recovery, wellness, independence, and community integration for adults living with behavioral health care challenges."Changing Lives. Saving Lives."Equal Opportunity Employer. Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion"Changing Lives. Saving Lives."PRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Keywords: PRS Inc., Washington DC , Family Peer Support Partners (FPSP), Other , Fairfax, DC

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