Peer Support Partner Job Descriptions
Purpose: Engaging the community, including families, youth and providers, is critical to the success of the Family Support Organization. Additionally, building the capacity of families and youth is necessary in order to strengthen their abilities to lead in their home and community.
Build supportive relationships with parents and guardians of children receiving services from Children System of Care through the Care Management Organization.
Provide “Warm Line: assistance to families.
Support families as appropriate at Individual Service Plan meetings in collaboration with the Care Management Organization (CMO).
Participate in all special events and training geared towards families and caregivers.
Provide information and referral to families that need FSO assistance and not involved with the System of Care.
Assist families in understanding and navigating the child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice and educational system.
Educate families and youth about FSO services and supports.
Educate “walk-in” families on the Children’s System of Care and support families in obtaining service for their child.
Provide direct advocacy for families by accompanying then at meetings, court hearings, school IEPs, other hearings and team meetings as needed.
Encourage family leadership when opportunities are available in the community.
Act as a referral resource to parents and care givers.
Assist families in developing skills and self-advocacy.
Personal experience as a parent/caregiver of a child or youth with behavioral health needs
Demonstrated success navigating New Jersey’s child-serving systems
Excellent written and verbal skills
Must have excellent interpersonal and computer skills
Reports directly to Peer Support Coordinator
Must have valid New Jersey driver’s license with excellent driving record and reliable transportation
Hours: Non-Traditional 9-5, extended hours as needed
_____________ must complete PSP Certification and pass required test within 90 days of employment.