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Title

Wraparound Family Support Partner 

Category Child Mental Health Services  
Description

Wraparound Family Support Partner

Are you a firm believer in the expression, “Life is the best teacher?” Are you a Mother or Father who has real-life experience with a child who has mental health issues? Are you at a point in life where you can pass along life-changing knowledge to others going through similar experiences? Are you passionate in the areas of coaching, mentoring, and cheerleading – giving much-needed hope to families? Do people refer to you as dependable, reliable, and trustworthy? If you answered yes to the above, we have a career opportunity for you!

Easterseals UCP (ESUCP) has an immediate need for a Wraparound Family Support Partner (FSP).  The Family Support Partner are essential members of the Wraparound Service Child and Family Team (CFT). The FSP uses the life experience of raising a child with behavioral health needs to engage and empower families and to work with families to solve problems, navigate the services system, connect with natural supports and advocate for themselves. Family partners should be nationally certified or engage in the process of becoming nationally certified as family partners through the Federation of Families.

Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

  • Participates fully in the Child and Family Team (CFT) process and meetings
  • Participates in the development of the Family Plan activities, goals, and strategies
  • Educate youth, families, providers, and the community about Wraparound Services
  • Provide education and assistance in navigating the child-serving systems
  • Support others working with the youth to understand youth culture
  • Assist the youth to understand and express their needs, goals, and decisions
  • Role model effective behavior for the youth-promoting healthy relationships and coping skills
  • Help the youth learn self-advocacy skills to articulate their strength and talents
  • Help youth learn to reason and regulate the pros and cons of their choices and behaviors
  • Promote and strengthen healthy relationships in all areas of life (life domains)
 
Position Requirements

Requirements:

  • Life Experience as a beneficiary of mental health or substance abuse services AND
  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from a college or university OR
  • Associate Degree in a human services field from an accredited school and one (1) year experience working with youth OR
  • High School diploma or GED with a minimum of four (4) years of working with Youth
  • Experience in navigating any of the child and family-serving systems
  • Will complete NC Youth Move Leadership Series and the National Peer-to-Peer (P2P) support curriculum within their first year of employment
  • Direct experience with High Fidelity Wraparound preferred
  • Valid unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license and ability to be insured by Easterseals UCP’s insurance carrier.
  • Must have reliable transportation and current vehicle insurance.

Closing Date:   Open until filled

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Wraparound Youth Support Partner  
Division Multi-Systemic Therapy  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location MST Goldsboro  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
SuperVFlg None Specified 

HoursPerWk None Specified 

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