Job Opportunities Available Now Across All Programs
As a family-based organization, located in Oakland, (Pittsburgh) PA, Allegheny Family Network offers:
• one-on-one support to parents all across Allegheny County
• five programs to meet the needs of families
• ten support groups across the county
• training and workshops for families and staff
• events for families to socialize with other families
• community outreach and advocacy
Be a parent/caregiver who has raised a child with mental health challenges
Have a valid PA driver’s license and a reliable means of transportation.
Pass the PA Act 33/34 and FBI clearances.
Have basic computer skills.
Family Support Partners
The Family Support Partner (FSP) position is a full-time, 37.5-hour position with benefits. This person must be a parent or primary-decision maker of a child with mental health, behavioral, or emotional concerns. Other qualifications include the ability to document program outcomes in writing or in program systems, be familiar with locations and access to community resources, and be able to effectively negotiate or deal with conflicts and issues.
The FSP will connect parents and families to providers and resources relevant to the services and needs. The FSP works with provider staff to provide information about topics relating to the child’s needs, assist families in prioritizing needs, and work with the family as a team to assure positive outcomes. The FSP provides emotional support to families and assists them in preparing families to advocate for themselves and the needs of their children. FSPs also connect families with other families facing similar challenges and may coordinate and help facilitate support groups, if needed.
AFN provides training and weekly assistance and supervision meetings in order to provide the supports the FSP needs to succeed. If you have successfully navigated through school and social services with your child, this is a great position for you!
Send your resume and cover letter explaining your experience as a parent/caregiver having raised a child with mental health or behavioral concerns to:
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPT.
Allegheny Family Network
425 North Craig Street, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213