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Are you a parent of a child with mental health needs? Are you willing to share your knowledge, experience, and expertise to help other parents? Support Incorporated is actively hiring for our High Fidelity Wraparound Family Support Partner in Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland Counties.
HFW is an evidence-based practice driven by 10 principles, four phases and a theory of change. HFW has four goals: to meet the stated needs (not services) prioritized by the youth and family, to improve the youth/family’s ability and confidence to manage their own services and supports, to develop or strengthen the youth/family’s natural support system over time, and to integrate the work of all child serving systems and natural supports into one streamlined plan.
The Family Support Partner (FSP) must be a parent/caregiver of a child who has received services, therefore receiving first hand experience within the child/serving systems. The FSP works one-on-one and maintains regular frequent contact with the parent(s)/caregiver(s) and/or youth in order to provide information and support throughout the care planning process.
Attends Child and Family Teams and IEP meetings to assist the parent(s)/caregiver(s) and/or youth in articulating the youth/family’s strengths, needs, and goals.
Educates and empowers parents/caregivers and/or youth about how to effectively navigate the child-serving systems for themselves and about the existence of informal/community resources available to them and facilitates the parent’s/caregiver’s and youth’s access to these resources.
Works directly with the youth and family to implement elements of the Wraparound Plan/PCP. Identifies, actively assists the youth and family to obtain, and monitors the delivery of available services including medical, educational, social, therapeutic, or other services; collaborates with the other service providers and state agencies (if involved) on the behalf of the youth and family.
- Working with the family and natural supports to strengthen the natural support system
- Preparing the family to attend meetings with school, child welfare, or wrap planning meetings
- Connecting families with resources such as housing programs, recreating programs
- Helping families to reestablish relationships with extended family and natural supports
- Connecting to other families and support groups
- Provide empathy for some families and the ability to understand what they are going through due to shared experiences
- Provide a voice for the family and/or youth until they can do this for themselves
Family Support Partner Position Requirements:
- Must have a Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited university and one year of experience working with the target population; or associate’s degree in a human service field from an accredited school and two year of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth; or high school diploma or GED and a minimum of four years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth
- Must have lived experience as a primary caregiver for a child who has/had mental health/ substance use disorder or intellectual/developmental disability
- Experience in navigating any of the child and family-serving systems
- Holds National Credentialing as a Parent Support Provider (CPSP™) or becomes credentialed as a CPSP within 18 months of hire date.
Job Type: Full-time
- related: 1 year (Preferred)
- High school or equivalent (Required)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Flexible schedule
- Professional development assistance
- Paid time off