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June 22, 2018

Career Opportunity- Full Time Waldo County CPPC Parent Partner

Filed under: Career Openings,Prevention Services — Tags: , , , , — Vicky @ 9:01 am

Broadreach has an immediate opening for a full time Parent Partner position in Waldo County, that will be based in Belfast. You will use a Peer Support model in working with families to increase child safety and decrease family stressors, while utilizing your own personal experiences. Personal experience navigating through the child welfare system is a requirement for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Parent Partners will provide 1:1 coaching and emotional support to parents on their caseload by sharing their story.
  • Meet with parents in their homes 7-10 hours per month.
  • Facilitate group workshops for parents currently working on reunification.
  • Facilitate Preventative Family Team Meetings in the community.
  • Attend various community groups to represent “Parent Voice.”
  • Provide prevention referrals to families in need of assistance.
  • Accompany parents to court for support.

Requirements:

  • Experience having been a parent in, and basic knowledge of, the Department’s Child Welfare System.
  • Experience working in a Human Services setting with families in a supportive role is preferred.
  • Experience working with people of diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds is helpful.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all constituencies, including parents, children, regulatory agencies, and the community at large.
  • Effective communication, writing and presentation skills.
  • Good judgment, decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable (per Broadreach criteria) driving record to transport clients.
  • Ability to participate in various training requirements.

Education Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is mandatory.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Broadreach Family & Community Services

ATTN: Janna Swift

5 Stephenson Lane

Belfast, ME 04915

(207) 338-2200 EXT. 109

FAX: 338-1652

Applications will close upon selection of a qualified applicant. Broadreach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.