Are you a parent or guardian who has parented a child with developmental disabilities? Have you experienced how hard systems can be to navigate but were able to find your way through to the other side? If so, we are looking for you to join the Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS) team! CCORS Parent Partners are parents/guardians who have first-hand experience with a variety of systems including but not limited to: Developmental Disabilities Administration, Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, Mental Health, School (IEP/504 accommodations), getting your child evaluated for Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc. Through your experiences were you able to learn to effectively advocate for your child and would you like to support other parents in learning how to successfully get the services you need.
This is a great opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team involved in providing inclusive, safe and caring support to Parents and families that are in crisis. Parent Partners have the opportunity to use their personal story to mentor other parents. This work helps parents and children find healthy ways to communicate and interact which are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
CCORS Parent Partners provide culturally competent, strength-based peer support to parents of children in crisis. Our parent partners utilize their own experience of having parented a child in similar situations, to validate and instill hope in parents who are currently struggling. Parent partners maintain a positive attitude while providing skills coaching to parents in order to help them learn to effectively de-escalate crisis and increase in-home stabilization. They identify parenting resources and supports and help teach parents advocacy skills to effectively navigate systems and incorporate Positive Behavioral Support techniques into the home environment. The Parent Partner is an integral part of a team that serves the family as a whole. The ideal candidate can collaborate effectively with co-workers, supervisors and outside professionals to support the family, while maintaining a flexible schedule to support families.
* Within 30 days of employment or first available training.
** Within 30 days of employment.
Competencies for success at the Y:
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.