Colonial Behavioral Health provides opportunities for recovery to individuals and their family members in the areas of mental illness, substance use disorder, and developmental disabilities. Colonial Behavioral Health serves the citizens of James City County, City of Poquoson, City of Williamsburg, and York County.
We are currently recruiting for a Family Support Partner position within our Child & Adolescent program. This position works with children and families providing peer support to individualsreceivingbehavioral health services.
Support the voice and choice of the youth and family through modeling the effective presentation of ideas and suggestions during team meetings.
Help families understand their child's needs and services. Help families discern and manage information received related to diagnosis, treatment, and services.
Become an active member of the treatment team in order to support youth and families as they identify and engage with formal services and informal supports.
Promote and reinforce strength-based strategies. Mentor and coach families to act on strengths and use setbacks to increase resiliency.
Other duties as assigned.
This position is hourly and will work on an as needed basis. Skills and Qualifications
Ability to articulate the experience and appropriate perspective of a parent/caregiver of a child with complex needs and provide support to other families with similar challenges.
Ability to engage and collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds, maintaining a non-judgmental attitude towards youth, families and professionals.
Ability to accept supervision and work as part of a team
Bachelor's Degree in a human services field preferred.
Valid driver’s license is required.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
DMV record must be submitted with application.
Colonial Behavioral Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.