|Title:||Family Peer Support Specialist - Mental Health - Charles County|
This is an excellent entry level opportunity for people who want to help families in need!
We seek people who have personal experience (not work related) as a primary caregiver of a child/youth with mental health challenges.
We offer: flexible schedules
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 people with mental health, substance use or gambling issues. We also advocate to improve systems that impact individuals with behavioral health challenges.
Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) has a 30 hours per week employment opportunity for a Family Peer Support Specialist (FPSS) to serve families in Charles County. The candidate must have personal (not work related) experience as a primary caregiver of a child/youth 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 child/youth with mental 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.
In line with MCF’s commitment to building a talented and inclusive staff, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 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.
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