Family Peer Support Partner

COME BUILD HOPE WITH US!

The Family Peer Support Partner is a Full Time role located in Norristown, PA. Full Time staff are eligible for all of our exciting benefits, including health insurance and over five weeks of paid time off!

Do you have experience as the parent or primary caretaker of a child or teen with behavioral health challenges, either currently or in the past?  Are you the person in your neighborhood who other parents seek out for support and with questions when they are facing barriers in getting help for their own children? Do you believe that all of our children can and deserve to be happy, healthy and included members of our community? If so - we want you to join us!

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Our Family Peer Support Partners provide support, advocacy, information and referrals to families whose children have emotional or behavioral concerns, using their own unique experience to inspire hope and provide support to others who are facing similar challenges.

In addition to providing direct support to families, other duties may include: leading or facilitating psycho educational and support groups, planning and facilitating meetings, trainings and focus groups for stakeholders, and helping to build natural supports and community connections for families and youth.  As Family Leaders, our Family Peer Support Partners represent our program at workshops, conferences, and local and state committees on topics pertaining to children's behavioral health, family advocacy, peer programming and related issues.

LOCATION

Our current opening is a field based position, working with families in assigned portions of Montgomery County. There is frequent travel within Montgomery County, and occasional travel within Pennsylvania.

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma required.
  • Parent/guardian of a child who has utilized the local child serving systems. 
  • County Resident preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Child Serving systems. Prefer personal experience with the County child-serving systems.
  • Knowledge of or training in Systems of Care, recovery and resiliency is preferred.
  • Child Abuse and Criminal Background Clearances are required.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with participants, county representatives, and any other external parties effectively and professionally.
  • Must possess basic computer skills to perform job duties including desktop computing, email, timesheet management, electronic health records, using Microsoft Office Applications, ADP and other relevant software.
  • Must have basic electronic communication and internet skills.
  • Must be able to use new computer systems and/or software functions as they become available.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Family Peer Support Partners who work outside of Philadelphia must have access to a car to use for work on a daily basis. If using personal vehicle, must have automobile insurance coverage at the state requirement levels and current state registration.

ABOUT MHP

Mental Health Partnerships (MHP) seeks to empower individuals with mental health challenges to live full and satisfying lives, based on their specific needs and choices, all while remaining connected to their families, friendships and communities.

MHP offers over 40 services throughout the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, and select locations in the states of Delaware and New Jersey.