Family Partner, Part Time - DMH Flexible Support Services #8281

Posted: 01/30/2023

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as a Family Partner!


The Family Partner provides parents/caregivers (inclusive of mothers, fathers, grandparents, etc.) strength-based, peer-to-peer education, coaching, modeling, guidance, and support within a variety of settings.


The Family Partner is a specialized expert who has lived experience providing caregiving to a youth with mental health challenges. This position works in close partnership with the Clinician, Clinical, Therapeutic Support Specialist, Peer Mentor, and involved service team to provide education, coaching/training and support to parents/caregivers of youth receiving flexible support services funded by DMH.


In addition, the Family Partner provides a range of activities and support forums to allow parents/caregivers to advance and practice parenting, problem solving, leadership, networking, and advocacy skills. Support is provide in three distinct levels based on parent/caregiver needs to include modeling (“Do For”), providing assistance to support the parent/caregiver practicing a skill (“Do With”), and encouraging a parent/caregiver who’s engaging in skills independently (“Cheer On”).


Hours: Part Time 20 hours/week


Why You'll Love Riverside
We make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off - all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Forbes named Riverside a best-in-state employer.


Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time
  • Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan
  • Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring
  • Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events
  • Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee


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Required Skills
  • Must be able to establish a rapport and work effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural group of parents, children, family members and other program staff members
  • Good verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team required
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle required

Required Experience
  • Associates degree in human services field and one year of experience working with the target population or High School Diploma/GED and two years of experience working with target population required
  • Must have experience in navigating any of the child and family-serving systems
  • Must have lived experience as a parent/caregiver of a youth with significant social, emotional, behavioral health, medical or trauma-related needs


Riverside Community Care is dedicated to respect, integrity and engagement of all individuals. We are committed to building an inclusive and culturally competent organization and we value the richness of having a diverse applicant pool. As an employer committed to equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.