Job Opening at Federation of Families of SC

Part time position available for parents raising (or having raised) a child with behavioral health needs.


Part time position available for parents raising (or having raised) a child with behavioral health needs.
The Federation of Families of SC is seeking a parent who has had the primary caregiving experience in raising a child with behavioral health needs. Please see the description below, if you meet the criteria and are interested please contact me via e-mail regarding your interest and background.
Position requirements: This position is based in the Columbia office. Individual must be (or have been) the primary caregiver of a child with behavioral health needs. Proficiency with Word and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is needed as at least 50% of the position will consist of maintaining the website and connecting through electronic methods, and social media. Must work from the Columbia office and have flexibility in schedule due to evening and weekend meetings with parents, and reliable transportation as some travel will be necessary.

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Learning Management System

The Joint Council on Children and Adolescents has established the Learning Management System  to provide workforce development and training for professionals and other stakeholders.  The courses are also free to families.  Some of the current offerings include: Understanding Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse; Child and Adolescent Development; Families as Community Partners; and South Carolina’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth. Visit the website at 

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High School Exit Exam Not Required to Receive Diploma Beginning with Class 2015 and Retroactive for Class 1990 Forward

COLUMBIA, SC — Beginning with the Class of 2015, students will no longer be required to pass the state’s high school exit exam to earn a South Carolina diploma. This provision is also retroactive for students in the Classes of 1990 through 2014, who met all graduation requirements except passing the exit exam, may petition for a diploma. Therefore, students from previous years who did not earn a diploma due to not passing the exit exam can appeal for diploma by submitting a petition form.

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Family Support Networks

Why is there a need for a Family Support Network?

  • To introduce people to others like themselves, who share similar interests and concerns
  • To establish a sense of community and understanding
  • To create a place where families can laugh about the same things
  • To discuss problems in confidence without being judged
  • To experience mutual support and bonding
  • To find compassion
  • To learn how to advocate for the needs of loved ones
  • To recognize and celebrate milestones and achievements
  • To build confidence in having the primary decision making role in the care of  loved ones
  • To learn tools for making decisions and taking action
  •  To become knowledgeable in lobbying for legislation

What is most important is that families feel connected to other families and youth feel connected to other youth. For this reason, youth (age 12 and up) meet as a group to discuss youth related issues. Their group is called “Youth M.O.V.E.” They collaborate with their peers in a joint effort to advocate and raise awareness for the issues they face, Motivating Others through Voices of Experience.

Contact us at 866-779-0402 if you would like additional information on starting a Family Support Network in your community.

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