Position: Family Peer Partner
FTE: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Department/Location: ACT Department/Navigate Program
Wage: $15.61 hourly. Prorated Benefits package.
Additional Compensation: $1000 New Hire Bonus
Family Peer Partner
Network180 employees make a difference in people’s lives every day, making our community a better place to live. We are the community organization responsible for the delivery of mental health, substance abuse treatment coordination, and developmental disabilities services for Kent County. We need individuals who are passionate about making a difference by helping others.
The NAVIGATE Program is an evidence-based Coordinated Specialty Care model that serves adolescents and young adults who are within 18 months of experiencing the onset of psychosis.
We are seeking a Family Peer Partner to help support participants experiencing early psychosis and their natural supports and provides supportive contacts with families, normalizes their experience, and empowers families to be actively involved with participants while also setting healthy boundaries. The Family Peer Partner serves as a role model and advocate in the areas of self-care/wellness, family impacts of mental health crisis, communication, self-advocacy and empowerment, daily activities, education, and employment utilizing a shared decision-making approach while maintaining a youth-friendly, person-centered, recovery-focused, and strengths-based service delivery model.
This is a part-time position, 28 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. However, some evenings may be needed to accommodate individuals.
Network180 has made the safety of our employees a priority. We provide Personal Protection Equipment to our employees and thorough safety and cleaning protocols are in place. Staff providing services in person are required to wear appropriate PPE Job interviews are being conducted via the internet.
**High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
**Relevant lived experience of supporting a youth family member experiencing psychosis
**Willingness to disclose lived experiences (where appropriate) for the purposes of empowerment, cultivating wellness and growth of participants and their natural supports
**Has developed some mastery and wellness related to their own experience of supporting a loved one during a mental health experience
**Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation for job related use
**Familiarity with community resources, mental health service delivery system or willingness to pursue training/information as directed
**Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, email, and data entry skills
**Excellent written and verbal communication skills
**Well-developed public speaking skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed on the job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
For a detailed job description and responsibilities please see pdf document attached to this posting. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Network180 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Network180 participates on E-Verify.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Assistance with the application process may be requested through the Human Resources Department at 616 336-3909 or email@example.com.
We are committed to attracting a diverse and talented work force to meet the needs of our diverse community. Network180 offers an attractive benefit package including health, dental, vision, retirement plan, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability.
Network180 will operate as an equal opportunity employer. Network180 will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected class status.