|Title:||Family Peer Support Specialist - Cecil County|
|Mental Health:||Mental Health|
|Substance Use/Problem Gambling:||N/A|
This is an excellent opportunity for people who want to help families in need!
We seek people who have had personal experience (not work related) as a parent or caregiver of a child/youth with mental health challenges.
As a Family Peer Support Specialist, you will use your personal experience to help families in need of emotional support, resources and understanding of various systems, as they support their family through this difficult time.
Who We Are
Founded in 1999, Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) is a statewide nonprofit with a central office in Columbia, Md., and staff located in communities throughout the state. Using personal experience as parents, caregivers, youth and other loved ones, we connect, support and empower Maryland’s families. Our staff provide one-to-one support to parents and caregivers of young people with mental health issues and to any loved one who cares for someone with a substance use or gambling issue. We also advocate to improve systems that impact individuals with behavioral health challenges.
Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) has a part-time (20 hours per week) employment opportunity for a Family Peer Support Specialist (FPSS) to serve families in Cecil county. The candidate must have personal (not work related) experience as a primary caregiver of a youth, adolescent or young adult who has/had mental health needs. After training and orientation, the Family Peer Support Specialist will provide family-to-family support, education, advocacy, coaching, information, referrals and follow-up to families seeking assistance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To be considered for this position, apply on our website www.mdcoalition.org, by submitting your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in this position and relevant experience caring for a youth or young adult with behavioral health challenges.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that mailed or faxed resumes will not be considered. No phone calls please.
Maryland Coalition of Families is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.
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