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Parent Partner - WISe Team 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Social Services  
Open Date 12/5/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Wheaton Way Campus)  
Description

PURPOSE:
Support parents of children and youth that have serious emotional disturbance in identifying goals that promote recovery and resiliency. Partner with parents, providers and the system in advocating for parents of children with complex behavioral and emotional challenges. Provide peer support to parents with Care teams and assist them in building a network of support. Empower families by assisting in skill-building and instilling hope. Demonstrate recovery and serve as an ambassador providing guidance and advocacy to child and family service systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer, to parents and caregivers by encouraging them to regain hope in, and control over, their own lives as well as their children's lives. Promote self-determination, empowerment, personal responsibility for recovery and wellness, and assist parent/caregivers to advocate for themselves and their children.
  • Partner with agency clinicians and other members of the caregivers/parent's teams in creating wellness plans that empower clients to reach life goals. Collaborate with the treatment team to promote a team culture in which each client point of view, experiences and preferences are recognized, understood and respected and in which client decision making in treatment planning is maximized and supported.
  • Assist parents/caregivers in gaining skills having their voices heard in treatment and other system settings.
  • Support parents/caregivers in meetings as needed including Child & Family Team, Kitsap Shared Resources, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) conferences, Kitsap County Court proceedings and Family Team Decision Making (FTDM) meetings with Washington State Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS).
  • Provide resource referral and linkage to parents/caregivers as well as system partners in the community.
  • Maintain complete and timely documentation of clinical files and gather and maintain data information in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintain required levels of productivity and performance standards and meet all required work deadlines.
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries while working with families.
  • Seek appropriate clinical supervision where necessary, particularly around boundary issues, and attend appropriate agency trainings as determined by the C&F Supervisor.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
 
Position Requirements

Associates Degree preferred or a suitable combination of education and experience. Experience raising a client involved with the mental health system required. Minimum of two years related job experience such as assisting parents in building community and natural supports. Working knowledge of the system of care and community resources. Certification as a Peer Support Specialist in the state of Washington is required and must be obtained within six months or less from date of employment. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.

 
Salary DOE  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.
 

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