Family Support Organization of Essex County
Peer Support Coordinator
LocationEast Orange, NJ
Posted OnDecember 28, 2017
Experience Level5-10 Years
Education LevelBachelor's Degree
The Family Support Organization of Essex County is a family-centered, family-driven 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.
The Peer Support Coordinator reports to the Executive Director providing supportive supervision and consultation to Family Support Partners. S/he must maintain a professional and collaborative working relationship with the members of the agency to ensure efficient and effective agency operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in recruiting, hiring and on-boarding Peer Support Staff.
Supervise direct 1:1 Peer Support Staff delivery of services to caregivers of youth who are enrolled in the local children’s system of care.
Monitor Family Partner caseloads to determine availability for additional assignments and daily monitoring of Family Partner compliance with established processes and contractual obligations such as: face to face visits, participation in child-family team meetings, completion of family assessments and processes and complete up to date documentation.
Weekly review of Family Support Program in notes to ensure data quality in preparation for running performance reports to facilitate supervision of Family Partners. Respond to requests from Executive Director and ensure the ability to generate monthly statistics required by founder.
Reviewing statues of families that are difficult to engage or not engaged; devise and implement strategies for reaching these families in consultation with Executive Director.
Reviewing families with no contact in the past 30 days to determine the course of action, i.e. follow-up effort to engage, re-assignment, or closure to the non-engagement.
Collaboration and communication with the Care Management Organization and Division of Child Protection and Permanency in support of specific youth and families.
Be accessible in person, by phone, and by email to Family Partners immediately before 9 am and during working hours for consultation and direction.
Part Time – Flexible Monday – Friday; daytime and some evenings. Occasionally, you must do home visits.
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