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  • Suicidal thoughts
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  • Dial 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
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  • Para obtener asistencia en espanol durante las 24 houras, llame al: 1.888.628.9454

 

Are you in crisis?
Lives Redirected

Network180 employees make a difference in people’s lives every day, making our community a better place to live. As a local governmental entity, Community Mental Health Services Board, we are responsible for the delivery of mental health, substance abuse treatment coordination, and developmental disabilities services for Kent County.

Parent Support Partner - Social Services Children and Families

Job Title   Parent Support Partner

Job Status   Full Time

Job Summary  

We are seeking a full-time Parent Support Partner who will partner with families in Kent County to support, educate, and empower parents to use their voice, develop positive relationships with service providers, and develop skills to navigate the systems with which their child and family are involved.  Parent Support Partners will link families with community resources, assist in the development of natural supports, and engage with service providers.  This will be accomplished through team meetings, home visits, and coordination with other agency service providers.

Minimum Qualifications  

*  High School diploma or general education degree (GED)

*  Has lived experience as the primary, day-to-day parent/caregiver of a child with behavioral and mental health needs and/or Intellectual/Developmental Disability, including autism

*  Knowledge and skills sufficient for establishing effective relationships with caregivers who have children with a Serious Emotional Disturbance) their families, and team members

*  Knowledge about children’s mental and behavioral health issues, Individual Plans of Care and crisis planning 

*  Knowledge of public and private child serving organizations

* Valid Michigan driver’s license and available transportation for travel between locations

*  Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, email, and data entry skills

* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

*  Excellent problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications  

*  Certified Parent Support Partner with a minimum of 1-year experience delivering Parent Support Partner Services

*  Experience with other child serving organizations (Department of Human Services, Juvenile Court, and Special Education)

Required Documents   Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications and resume

Apply   Click HERE to apply for the Parent Support Partner position
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Job Description   PARENTSUPPORTPARTNER.pdf

Network180 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are unable to apply through our online process, please contact Human Resources by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by phone (616.855.5207). Emailed resumes will not be considered.