Peer to Peer Family Support Partner
Full time / part time
Full Time/Part Time
Family Support Organization of Bergen County, a NJ nonprofit organization, is seeking full time / part-time Peer to Peer Family Support Partners to work in Bergen County to provide support, education and advocacy for families who are raising children with emotional and behavioral challenges.
Applicant must have been a parent or caregiver of a child with complex emotional/behavioral needs. Applicants must have personally raised or are raising a child / children with similar needs of the families we serve.
Applicants should be familiar and have advocated (on behalf of their child/grandchild/sibling etc.) with various system providers such as: schools; juvenile justice; mental health; child welfare, etc.
Peer to Peer Family Partners will be required to:
Learn, understand, and educate families on the values and principles of the NJ Children’s System of Care and the Wraparound Model.
Build supportive relationships with parents/caregivers.
Coach families on techniques of self-advocacy.
Provide direct advocacy by participating in Child Family Teams, (CFT) Individual Educational Planning (IEP), court hearings, and other meetings as required.
Act as a referral resource to parents and caregivers.
Successfully complete all trainings required for the position.
Maintain written and electronic records as required.
Flexible schedule including evening/night work required. Other requirements include valid driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable transportation, and basic computer skills. Full background check will be conducted by Family Support Organization of Bergen County.
Send resume/cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 201-796-1151.
April 4, 2021
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DCM Associates, Inc. is leading the search for an Executive Director for Family Support Organization of Bergen County, New Jersey
Family Support Organization of Bergen County, New Jersey, an organization “for families by families,” was founded in 2001 in response to the need for a family-driven organization to support parents or caregivers of children with emotional and/or behavioral challenges. The organization is recruiting a dynamic Executive Director to further its mission to foster a family-friendly environment that promotes mutual support, education and sharing.
Family Support Organization of Bergen County (FSOBC) offers the unique perspective of families’ experiences with various systems and providers. As part of the family movement, the organization aims to maximize the potential of all involved in providing services to children and families. Primary to the FSOBC philosophy is the recognition of the worth, knowledge, and dignity of all families and caregivers.
The ideal candidate will have lived experience with a child or family member with a disability, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business, education, or the related fields of social services, psychology or social work. A master’s degree in a clinical field is preferred. Click here to view the full candidate profile.
If you would like to express your interest in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Jim McGuirk, Managing Director, Northeast Regional Office at email@example.com. If you would like to discuss the opportunity further or would like to recommend a candidate, please contact Dennis C. Miller, Founder & Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.