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Employment Application

 

Allegheny Family Network is now seeking parents, guardians, and primary decision-makers of children with mental health, behavioral health, or emotional concerns.

Put your LIVED EXPERIENCE to work in Allegheny County by providing

trained, professional peer support to other parents.

What's it like to be a Family Support Partner? Our team says it is REWARDING to support other parents who are facing challenges, experiencing new behaviors or even starting a real uncomfortable journey with the Child, Youth and Family service. Family Support Partners have been there - as parents and caregivers, they've received phone calls that made them anxious, concerned or even sad about their child's behavioral or mental health. Some of our Family Support Partners have adopted children, or fostered them while their biological parents worked through some things. Some of our Family Support Partners had to be persistent in working with their child's school in finding services that helped their child stay in school or succeed through their educational career.

AFN's Family Support Partners have experience raising children - and making major decisions for their families - that many parents don't have to. They've learned how to be strong, determined, persistent, empowered and educated so that their Family Voice and Family Choice could be respected and honored in the best interest of their child.

Do you have a similar parenting experience? Then we want to meet YOU! If you've had experiences with your children, foster children or stepchildren that required you to learn about resources, advocate as a parent or become informed about child-serving systems, like schools, juvenile justice or CYF, then you may be able to use that experience to help other parents in Allegheny County!

Are you:

A parent of a child with mental health, behavioral or emotional concerns?

Eligible to pass state & FBI background checks?

 

A licensed PA driver with a vehicle?

 

Able to use Microsoft word, data entry programs & other computer skills?

 

Friendly and able to work with a diverse clientele?

 

Interested in a career that supports families, children & their success?

Family Support Partner:

Your experience navigating through the social and human services in order to provide the best support for your family members to succeed, receive services, and be cared for in the future or in your absence is an asset to our clients. Family Support Partners (FSPs) assist clients by providing information, connecting them to resources, advocating for them in school or court settings, leading support groups, and more, depending upon the family needs and goals the FSP is assigned. Lived experience is a must, training is provided. This position is a full-time, 37.5-hour work week and receives benefits. Applicants should be able to describe their experience raising a child with mental health / emotional/behavioral challenges or children who have been affected by trauma, and their experience working with or through child-serving systems such as education, child welfare, juvenile justice, or behavioral health. Salary and full job description available at time of the interview, if selected.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Allegheny Family Network is a family-run organization. Every employee is a Family Member who has raised or is raising a child with mental health / emotional or behavioral challenges. Must be able to pass PA State Criminal Background Checks and FBI clearances and NSOR; must have a vehicle, a valid PA driver's license & be willing to drive in all weather, and must have basic computer skills. Please note: You can not have received services from AFN in the past six months. If considered, you will be contacted by a Supervisor for an interview.

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Do you have a high school diploma / GED?

References:
List the full name, address, and phone number of two professional and one personal reference:

Which job status are you willing to accept?
Are you willing to travel locally?
Are you able to submit verification of your legal right to work in the U.S.?
Within the past 10 years, have you been convicted of a crime other than a moving violation or a parking ticket? (Do not include convictions that were sealed, erased, or expunged; convictions that resulted in referral to a diversion program; or marijuana-related convictions that are more than 2 years old):

Criminal convictions will not automatically disqualify an applicant from a particular job. The company will consider the nature of the crime, its seriousness, whether the conviction(s) substantially relates to the position's functions and qualifications, the frequency of convictions, the applicant's age at the time of conviction, the time elapsed since the date of conviction or completion of a jail sentence, the applicant's entire work and educational history, and employment references and recommendations.

AUTHORIZATION
“I certify that the facts contained in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and understand that if employed, falsified statements on this application shall be grounds for dismissal.


I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein and the references and employers listed above to give you any and all information concerning my previous employment and any pertinent information they may have, personal or otherwise, and release the company from all liability for any damage that may result from utilization of such information.


I also understand and agree that no representative of the company has any authority to enter into any agreement for employment for any specified period of time, or to make any agreement contrary to the foregoing, unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized company representative.


This waiver does not permit the release or use of disability-related or medical information in a manner prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other relevant federal and state laws.”

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