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Community Outreach:

Community outreach staff offers support groups, youth groups and educational programs and linkage to resources for families of children with special needs. This job involves planning and overseeing workshops, programs, and volunteers. This position may also serve as a liaison between other organizations within the community that share similar goals. Strong marketing and advertising experience required and knowledge of the New Jersey Children’s System of Care.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Good knowledge of the community resources within the municipality/school district for both Morris and Sussex Counties; good knowledge of the local community and population; familiarity with local social service agencies: ability to use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and follow oral and written instructions; ability to speak before groups effectively; emotional maturity; good judgment; tact; integrity; tolerance of differing points of view and beliefs; valid driver’s license. Bilingual a plus.


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For More Information Contact: rhelt@familypartnersms.org

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Family Support Partner:

PT/FT, flexible with evenings, bi-lingual a plus: A family member/individual who has had the experience of raising a child with a complex emotional/behavioral, mental health, substance use, developmental challenges, being the caretaker and the main decision maker of that child, and having had to negotiate services and supports for that child. Consideration will be given to those individuals whose experience as caregivers of children with complex emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges has been within the past 10 years.


Responsibilities:

  • Build supportive relationships with parents and guardians of children receiving CMO services and referred to the Family Support Organization.
  • Learn, understand and practice the Wraparound Model.
  • Educate families on the values and principles of the System of Care.
  • Support families as appropriate at Child/Family team meetings by ensuring the family voice is heard and incorporated into the ISP planning and implementation.
  • Provide direct advocacy for families by participating in Individual Educational Planning (IEP) meetings, court hearings, and other meetings as requested by the family.
  • Coach families on techniques of self-advocacy.
  • Assist families in understanding and navigating the child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice and education systems.
  • Act as a referral resource to parents and caregivers.
  • Other responsibilities as they relate to providing peer-to-peer support.
  • Assist with support groups and events as needed.
  • Maintain written records as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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For More Information Contact: rhelt@familypartnersms.org