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Family Peer Support Specialist

Company: Fedcap
Location: Concord
Posted on: November 15, 2020

Job Description:

We are hiring in Claremont, New Hampshire Join us at Granite Pathways for an exciting career as a Family Peer Support Specialist.Mission: Our mission is to support individuals with substance use disorders and mental illness in achieving their life goals as valued members of their community. http://www.granitepathwaysnh.org/Founded in 2009, Granite Pathways began as a grass-roots initiative that introduced the "clubhouse" model in New Hampshire, an evidence-based, self-help community, aimed at eliminating isolation and providing hope, dignity, and recovery options for adults with mental illness. The Granite Pathways of today is a multi-faceted, statewide organization that provides an array of services for those struggling with mental illness or substance use disorders.Job Title: Family Peer Support SpecialistLocation: Claremont, New HampshireFLSA Status: Non-ExemptPosition Type: Part TimePosition Summary:Family Peer Support Specialists are staff who may have personal experience with child welfare and who understand how the NH child welfare system works. Family Peer Support Specialists have demonstrated their own ability to overcome adversity and achieve positive outcomes. Family Peer Support Specialists with no personal child welfare experience must have experience, lived or worked, with supporting families involved within child welfare. The successful applicant will also have solid knowledge of community resources to benefit program participants. Family Peer Support Specialists are trained peer professionals that can offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to families.Essential Job Functions: Complete field training including shadowing, DCYF CORE training, webinars, and other online training around peer support within Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health and Child Welfare. Allot the time necessary to work with and be supervised by the Granite Pathways Field Supervisor. Participate in professional development opportunities including the NH certification requirements to become a Certified Recovery Support Worker. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to successfully implement concepts presented in orientation and training. Utilize evidence-based home models including but not limited to; Nurturing Families and PASTA (Parenting a Second Time Around); Offer peer support to relative caregivers through Motivational Interviewing techniques. Provide telephone support to relative caregivers in accordance with program guidelines. Provide in-home support to relative caregivers and children in accordance to program guidelines. Travel to DCYF offices and other community partner locations. Facilitate Parenting a Second Time Around workshop curriculum for relative care and kinship population. Administrative work including case documentation, written correspondence and other data entry duties as needed. Staff Meeting and MLADC Supervision attendance as scheduled. Attend DCYF staff meetings, Better Together meetings and other family voice programing requirements. Always display and maintain confidentiality. Perform other related duties as assigned. This job description is not deigned to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities.Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED. Close familiarity with local recovery community. Knowledge of family court process. Experience with evidenced-based parenting skills curriculum. Experience with Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health Services and Child Welfare system (lived or professional). A means of transportation to visit family homes and locations around NH. Must be eligible for CRSW credential training within six months of hire. MS office intermediate skills in Word, Excel, and Office 365.QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.Equal Opportunity EmployerEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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