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Help Parents Navigate the Mental Health System! Family Partner/Peer Support Wanted

Family Partners bring their own personal history as a parent, sibling or significant other to a special-needs child who has been a recipient of community mental health services within the past five years. Family Partners collaborate, provide peer support and help facilitate services for families receiving intensive community based services. They work as a team member with other agencies, systems and the larger community. Family Partners help parents voice their own perspective and assure other team members are able to understand that perspective. They represent a parent orientation and perspective in all internal and external agency activities. They build confidence with parents that their family can be successful after services have been completed.


Minimum qualifications: Age 21 or older, High school diploma/GED, Personal experience, as a parent, sibling or significant other, with a special-needs child who has been a recipient of community services within the past five years, Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, good driving record and automobile insurance, Must provide acceptable driving abstract per CCS’ driving standards/policy, Pass background check through DHS and Washington State Patrol, Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends)


Preferred qualifications: A.A. or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background, 1 year relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies to working with people who need assistance.


Starting at $12.33/hour with benefits


Position open until filled. For job description/application please go online to www.ccsww.org (click on "employment" and search in the Southwest region), call 503-517-8663 or apply in person at 3550 SE Woodward St, Portland, OR 97202. Resumes not accepted in lieu of an application. Equal Opportunity Employer. A WORKPLACE VALUING DIVERSITY