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Parent Peer Support Specialist at MultiCare Health System in Burien, Washington

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Type: Part Time

Job Description:


Job Number:



Burien, WA


Behavioral Health


Behavioral Health


Admin BHS


Not Applicable

Employment Type:

Part Time - Regular




Variable; some evenings and one weekend day

The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos.

The Parent Peer Support Specialist position partners with parents and caregivers in our Children s Long-Term Inpatient Program (CLIP) to promote family and youth driven care and treatment. The Parent Peer Support Specialist will assist parents and caregivers in identifying strengths and goals that promote recovery and resiliency for their family.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills, abilities and experience: Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

* Assists families and caregivers in navigating their youth s treatment process.
* Empowers parents and caregivers to identify goals based on the completion of a strengths and cultural discovery assessment.
* Develops wellness/transition plans with families and caregivers.
* Refers and links parents and caregivers to formal and informal resources and supports.
* Assists parents and caregivers in discovering and creating community and natural supports.
* Provides services drawing on common experiences as a peer to help parents and caregivers regain hope and improve quality of life as defined by the family system.
* Empowers parents and caregivers to strategize with treatment teams, system partners and natural supports on how to engage in the development of solution driven, non-adversarial partnerships.
* Provides family feedback to the treatment team.
* Promotes, models and empowers recovery principals: Self-Direction, Individualized and Person-Centered, Empowerment, Holistic, Nonlinear, Strengths-Based, Peer Support, Respect, Responsibility, and Hope.
* Participates in assigned clinical consultation, meetings, and supervision.
* Connects families to opportunities for local, state and national legislative action/advocacy efforts.
* Maintains open communication with team members by sharing information and asking for help in a timely manner to prevent problems.
* Remains flexible and effective during departmental changes and periods of stress.
* Receptive to consumer and collateral needs as well as staff needs. Clarifies the exact nature of the request and responds quickly and professionally.
* Other duties as assigned.

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.

* Possess the knowledge, values, attitude and skills to create a trauma-informed, safe, trusting, healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences of the individuals, parents and caregivers, staff and communities we serve with safety and healing.
* Demonstrate patience, self-sufficiency, reliability and consistency.
* Effectively work in a fast paced environment, multitask, have strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
* Have appropriate boundaries, knowledge of HIPAA, and ethics.
* Work in community and home based settings and have the ability to meet families where they are at in their recovery journey.
* Knowledge of the system of care and community resources within King County.
* Cultural diversity.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

High School Degree; 2+ years related experience such as assisting parents in building community and natural supports; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience raising a child involved with the mental health system and/or who was involved with Children s Long-Term Inpatient (CLIP) program or Behavioral Rehabilitation Services (BRS).

Must obtain Agency Affiliated Counselor's Registration, issued by the Washington State Department of Health, within six months of hire. A valid driver's license, reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance are conditions of employment. Certified Peer Specialist graduate with the State or County.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, Consumer care delivery may involve lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, and stooping requiring upper and lower body strength. Lifting up to 30 lbs. may be required without assistance. Must be able to write and/or type without physical pain.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is at risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens. Employee must follow organization infection control policies. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

MultiCare is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V