Family Peer Advocate

Part-Time
Orangeburg
Posted 2 months ago

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Job description:The Family Peer Advocate (FPA) will provide 1:1 support, education and advocacy to families/primary caregivers of children and adolescents with mental health symptoms and other special needs. • Provide one-to-one support to families - in person, by phone and virtually; AND upon request of the family, attend meetings at school and meetings with other treatment providers • Provide support and education to families in a group setting • Participate in team and supervisory meetings and seek consultation when needed from a supervisor • Collect and organize all data related to the position. • Document services and submit reports in a timely manner • Attend community events/meetings to represent NAMI Rockland as assigned Work Schedule: Approximately 20–25 Hrs. per week - schedule may be flexible – occasional evening hours may be required Salary: Begins at $18/hr. Commensurate with experience Email Resume to: anne@namirockland.org or sandyw@namirockland.org
Qualifications:• Must be a parent or primary caregiver of a child, teen or young adult (birth, foster or adoptive) living with mental health symptoms that were diagnosed as a child. Candidate for the position understands and has the experience of working through the school and mental health system to get help for their child. • Has available, reliable transportation and willing to travel locally in Rockland. • Eligible for State Central Registry clearance and OMH Fingerprint clearance Certifications: 'Must be willing, within 12 months of hire, to successfully complete the Parent Empowerment (PEP) Training and receive FPA Certification. NAMI Rockland will assist. (Read more about Family Peer Advocate Credential at: https://www.ftnys.org/workforce/family-peer-advocate-credential
Skills:Interpersonal Skills: • Positive Attitude - Encourages a positive viewpoint, fosters strengths in families, and colleagues. • Integrity - Maintains the highest standard of personal and professional conduct in performing all duties. • Commitment - Committed to NAMI Rockland’s mission, values, policies and procedures. • People Skills - Able to build productive working relationships with the team, volunteers, community members, and families • Organized - Well prepared and organized; carries out all responsibilities and action items in a purposeful and timely way. Other skills: • Ability to use computers to track, transfer, and access information related to work • Knowledge of community resources in Rockland County and experience navigating the mental health and related systems of care a plus • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Creole a plus
Hourly wage or salary:$18 Starting
Anticipated start date:10/3/2022
Certifications:Must be willing, within 12 months of hire, to successfully complete the Parent Empowerment (PEP) Training and receive FPA Certification. NAMI Rockland will assist. (Read more about Family Peer Advocate Credential at: https://www.ftnys.org/workforce/family-peer-advocate-credential

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