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Family Support Partner

  • Job ID: 690288579
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 51855 UPP18 PEDS Gap PCP
  • Location: 3420 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.42 to $24.17 / hour

Description

Purpose:
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is hiring Family Support Partner. 

The Whole Child Wellness Clinic is looking for a part time Family Peer Support Partner to help with supporting our families that have children with complex behavioral health needs. The Family Support Partner will work as part of the team to assist youth and their families navigate behavioral health services. The Family Support Partner will provide intensive levels of peer support, information, and teaching to the parents/caregivers to help strengthen their natural support system. The Family Support Partner will support positive outcomes for the youth and family.

 

This is a full time flex position.  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are necessary with hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. All other hours are negotiable with daylight hours. 

The Family Support Partner will work as part of the team to assist youth and their families. The Family Support Partner will provide intensive levels of peer support, information, and teaching to the parents/caregivers to help strengthen their natural support system. The Family Support Partner will support positive outcomes for the youth and family.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Assist the family in linking to natural and community supports
  • Assist with crisis stabilization when needed
  • Attend all mandatory trainings and become a credentialed Family Support Partner within one year.
  • Other non-essential duties as specified by the immediate supervisor
  • Provide direct support, information, and teaching to the parents/caregivers as needed
  • Seek coaching, supervision and professional input regularly and when needed
  • Work closely with other team members to assure a coordinated approach
  • Work with and help youth and families to learn skills, achieve their vision, and to become self sufficient
  • Work with youth and families to create and maintain an environment conducive with wellness & recovery

 

 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Preferred personal experience raising a child or children with a mental health disorder(s).
  • Knowledge of youth and family mental health and substance use resources and service systems preferred but not required within Allegheny and surrounding County,
  • Must have direct personal experience raising a child or children with a mental health and/or substance use disorder.
  • Team Player- ability to work with a diverse group of youth, families, clinical and professional staff, and other key stakeholders. Ability to engage parents/caregivers raising a child with mental health and/or substance use disorders, to identify family strengths without being judgmental, and to integrate these strengths throughout the provision of services.
  • Willingness to share personal story and experiences as appropriate. Ability to model effective behaviors and appropriate skills. Have a good sense of humor, a common-sense approach, be compassionate, flexible, creative, and a good listener.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Willing and eager to learn, and to be videotaped for credentialing and training purposes. Excellent documentation skills. Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Flexible in adapting the weekly schedule to meet the needs of the youth, families, and team.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Driver's License
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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