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Parent to Parent Coordinator

Company: Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewParent to Parent Coordinators at BAMSI provide support, information, education and advocacy to parents/caregivers with children with serious mental, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Empower families with information and support to assist them in navigating the mental health and educational systems. Facilitate monthly support and educational topic groups. Work with the PIN team in planning and hosting family events and outings.The Parent Information Network (PIN) is a parent information, support, and advocacy program designed by parents and professionals to help families who have children with serious emotional, behavioral, and/or mental health challenges. -Must have lived experience parenting a child with mental health, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties and have a high school diploma or GED. Must have a valid driver's license in state of residence. This position is in the New Bedford area. -BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best. -We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Generous Time Off Package
    • up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday
    • 11 paid holidays
    • up to 2 weeks Sick Time
    • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 403B plan with discretionary match
    • Wellness Activities
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Career Development Opportunities*Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities:1. Respond to all referrals within 48 hours.2. Assist parents/caregivers with the following: Locating resources and available services. Attending care plan, court and other meetings when time allows. Completing and filing of service applications or other paperwork, as needed.3. Facilitate monthly support group meetings following the PIN group guidelines.4. Attend school meetings to provide support.5. Collaborate with agencies, schools, and the community to advocate for the needs of families with children who have mental health needs.6. Actively promote and participate in PINs special events.7. Perform all duties in a professional manner.8. Work in the PIN office one day a week and the local DMH office twice a month. The remaining hours providing outreach in the community.9. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required by BAMSI and local parent advocacy groups.10. Provide information about your work through completion of weekly and monthly reports.11. Perform duties in accordance with agency/program policies and procedures.12. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.13. Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor or designee.Qualifications Experience parenting a child with mental health, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties General knowledge of parents and childrens rights in the community, schools, hospitals High School Diploma or equivalency required Knowledge of available systems of support in Southeastern Massachusetts Ability to support and educate parents who ask for PIN services Willing to collaborate with other Parent Coordinators and community workers Flexibility and a commitment to assisting parents Must be flexible, some evening hours requiredEEOWe at BAMSI appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization. BAMSI is an equal opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, protected veteran or military status and regardless of whether the qualified applicants are individuals with disabilities. EEO is the Law Reasonable Accommodations for Applying/Recruitment Reasonable accommodations are adjustments made to remove workplace obstacles for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply for and perform their jobs. Applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, may be eligible for a reasonable accommodation in BAMSIs application and selection process. A request for an accommodation will not affect opportunities for employment within BAMSI. Arrangements can be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any part of the employment process. Requesting accommodations, in writing or verbally, can be initiated by a BAMSI employee, qualified applicant, or by someone acting on that persons behalf. Either call 508-484-7171 or, send letter to Talent Acquisition, 15 Christy's Dr Brockton, MA 02301. Note: please do not use these contacts to follow-up on job inquiries.

Keywords: Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc., New Bedford , Parent to Parent Coordinator, Other , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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