Primary Responsibilities include:
- Meet with families to provide family support, advocacy and empowerment skills.
- Increase awareness of and enhance family strengths.
- Advocate for services and systems that are fair, responsive, and family driven.
- Connect families to natural community supports.
- Promote effective parent-professional system partnerships and address barriers that may prevent full service participation.
- Complete all required paperwork in accordance with funding and agency requirements and submit by required deadline. This includes but not limited to case records, timesheets, mileage forms and expense reports.
- Conduct groups to offer opportunities for families to connect and reduce isolation.
- Provide workshops to enhance parenting skills.
- Support and encourage family participation in community, regional, state, and national activities to develop leadership skills and expand circles of support.
- Collaborate with other family support programs and the OMH Regional Advisor and participate in workgroups that promote family support policy and planning.
- Complete all documentation in compliance to agency and funding regulations.
- Assume other tasks, projects and responsibilities as needed to ensure the effective operation of the program.
Qualifications and Requirements include:
- High School Diploma, college degree preferred.
- FPA (Family Peer Advocate) Credential preferred or completed within first year of employment.
- Must have parented a child with emotional and/or behavioral concerns.
- Valid New York State driver's license with a safe and responsible driving history.
- A vehicle that is properly insured and registered in accordance with NYS DMV regulations.
- Up to (10) hours per week.
- Flexible schedule based on client's needs and availability, which will include evening hours.