Parent Peer Support Specialist – Part Time/Full Time

Children's Services
January 5, 2024
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This position will have job duties that include working with parents of teens and children enrolled in our organization's clinical services. You will work closely with the parents of the child's clinical team leader to implement the treatment process. Must have personal experience ("I have lived experience") as a parent whose child received mental health services or child welfare and be able to appropriately disclose and share that experience with the parents of teens and children up to the age of 21 years, in order to foster hope, build resiliency, and develop self-advocacy skills that will empower them to achieve their goals.

Job Requirements: 

  • A high school diploma/GED from a state-accredited school/source.
  • A current/valid non-expired driver's license or state-issued identification card.
  • Must be able to demonstrate basic computer skills and be familiar with word processing.
  • Must be a parent/primary caregiver with personal experience ("I have lived experience") who has raised or is raising a child with emotional, behavioral, physical, or mental health or substance abuse needs whose child has received mental health services.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

Pay Rate: Will be discussed during the interview.

Full Time Benefits Include:

  • Local Government Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Health insurance
  • Guardian Dental, Vision, and Term life insurance
  • Northwest provides a Guardian term life policy at no cost to you.
  • Retirement Systems of Alabama (ERS) Employees' Retirement System
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Earned Sick and Vacation Time
  • And More Amazing Benefits!

Part Time Benefits Include:

  • Retirement Systems of Alabama (ERS) Employees' Retirement System

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