Family Support Worker-Auburn

Catholic Charities Maine | Auburn, ME

Posted Date 11/15/2019
Description

Catholic Charities Maine has an On-Call opening in Auburn for a Family Support Worker This person is a member of the BHH team of professionals who provide treatment and support to children with serious emotional disturbance. As a member of the team, this person assists service recipients to access peer support services, peer advocacy groups, and other peer run or peer centered services. The work is done in the office, client and family homes, and the community, and will involve travel and meetings throughout the assigned region. The Family Support Worker- Children’s BHH shall receive provisional certification by completing the Core training within the first nine months of hire and pursue full certification of the Maine Office of Child & Family Services curriculum for Family Support Specialist which must be received and maintained. To be considered for this position, it is required for the Family Support Worker- Children’s BHH to be an individual who has a child who is receiving or has received services and supports related to the diagnosis of a mental illness, and who is willing to self-identify on this basis with BHH members. The Family Support Worker- Children’s BHH shall have knowledge of and ability to learn positive youth development, wraparound principles, strengths-based practice and cultural competence.

The Family Support Worker- Children’s BHH shall possess sensitivity toward others, enjoy working with children and families in their home environment, have a strong work ethic, possess an ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team, have a desire to advocate, be dependable, possess limit setting skills, be consistent, have an ability and eagerness to work with people in a variety of lifestyles, be flexible, exhibit sound judgment, be creative, and establish and maintain appropriate boundaries between peer staff, professional staff, and the child and family served. The Family Support Worker- Children’s BHH shall have good interpersonal and communication skills including working cooperatively and decisively with individuals and groups, and an understanding of, and belief in, working in teams. Position open until filled.

You may submit your cover letter and resume (indicating the position title) via our website (www.ccmaine.org) or email (hroffice@ccmaine.org), fax (207-523-2789), or mail to Human Resources Office, Catholic Charities Maine P.O. Box 10660, Portland, ME 04104.

Catholic Charities Maine is a United Way and EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled Employer

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