Family Support Organization of Essex County
LocationEast Orange, NJ
Posted OnDecember 28, 2017
Experience Level2-5 Years
Education LevelHigh School Diploma
The Family Support Organization of Essex County is a family-driven, family-centered nonprofit that provides peer support, education and advocacy for parents of children who have emotional, behavioral, mental health, substance use and developmental or intellectual challenges.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Family Partners provide in-home peer support, education and advocacy information to other parents/caregivers who are facing similar challenges throughout Essex County.
Assist and encourage families with expressing theirs needs at meetings, such as Child Family Team meetings, and court hearings.
Encourage parents to attend support groups and be able to clearly articulate the benefits of support groups and building natural supports.
Demonstrate a learning approach to working with families from different cultural, religious, economic, social, and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Conduct Family Assessment of Strengths and Needs at intervals and create a plan of action for caregiver development towards the goal of being an independent advocate for their family’s needs.
Attend training at least 4 times per calendar year on topics related to job specific activities upon aproval. Achieve and maintain successfully Family Partner certification/re-certification qualifications within the designated timeframes.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD OR HAVE RAISED A CHILD WITH EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, MENTAL HEALTH OR DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES**ONLY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATED THROUGH THE CHILDREN’S SYSTEM OF CARE OF ADVOCATED FOR THEIR BIOLOGICAL, FOSTER CHILD(EN) OR FAMILY MEMBER(S) WILL BE CONSIDERED.
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Parents or Guardians who have had a child/family member with:
If you have successfully advocated for the child/family member in:
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.