The Federation of Families of SC is seeking to employ four full-time Parenting Peer Support Providers. The Federation is seeking parents/caregivers who have had the primary caregiving responsibility raising a child with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Belinda Pearson-Barber at email@example.com.
Parenting Peer Support Provider Responsibilities:
These positions will be based in the regional Continuum of Care offices in each of the assigned regions – Columbia, Greenville, Florence and Charleston.
Parenting Peer Support Providers will work with families in their homes and out in the community. This will include outreach activities such as face to face meetings, telephone, mail, email and Facebook contact, and support and educational groups with family members/primary caregivers of children and youth identified with, or at risk of emotional or behavioral challenges as well as professionals that serve them.
Parenting Peer Support Providers will participate in Individualized Education Panning (IEP) meetings, Plan of Care meetings, child welfare and court hearings, and other meetings pertaining to the identified child’s behavioral health care needs.
Parenting Peer Support Providers will develop support networks in the family members’ community including support and educational groups and natural support networks amongst peer families.
• High School Diploma or GED.
• Lived experience as parent or primary caregiver of a child, youth or young adult with a mental, emotional, or behavioral challenge.
• Valid driver’s license
• Reliable transportation
• Ability to pass required background checks including Department of Motor Vehicles.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend meetings with parents.
• Knowledge of, or ability to develop familiarity with, pertinent community resources, wraparound principles, children’s mental health, and navigating child serving systems such as mental health, special education, child welfare, and juvenile justice.
• Strong communication skills
• Strong writing skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft office and social media
• Ability to work effectively within a team or independently
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.