- Philadelphia, PA, USA
- $34,400 - $39,500
- Full Time
Medical benefits with two options of coverage (coverage begins on the 1st of the month following date of hire), with generous company contribution Company-paid Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-term Disability coverage Voluntary programs including Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance 403 (b) Pension Plan with generous company contribution after one year of service Generous paid time off package Warm, welcoming, and supportive environment
CORA Services is a non-profit agency located in Northeast Philadelphia. CORA's mission is to assist youth, children, and families experiencing emotional, academic, and social challenges which impede their development and productivity. CORA provides this assistance throughout the greater Philadelphia area.
CORA is seeking a Family Peer Specialist to join its growing IBHS team. The Family Peer Specialist will provide support to the children and families served in Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) by engaging with them, integrating their voices into services and providing resources as needed. The Family Peer Specialist provides emotional support to the caregiver, fosters empowerment in understanding the caregiver's role as an integral member of the treatment team, providing support and coaching during meetings, and working with the family to develop natural supports.
- Engage families in IBHS, ensuring their voice is a part of treatment planning.
- Identify and build relationships with community resources, and connect families to resources and services, assisting with coordination of services as needed.
- Assist families in building a network of natural and community supports.
- Attend treatment planning, inter-agency and multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) meetings.
- Provide support, modeling and coaching during meetings through the utilization of lived-experience.
- Assess and reassess the needs of families designated on case load, providing support and resources accordingly.
- Arrange and offer transportation (if needed) for families to appointments and meetings.
- Document contact with client and family in the Electronic Health Record as necessary.
- Assist with crisis stabilization when needed.
- Monitor authorizations for clients, ensuring they are maintained without lapses.
- Collaborate with School District and community partners in the implementation of IBHS to ensure continuity of care.
- Attend weekly, individual and group supervision as directed.
- Participate in all mandatory and ongoing trainings required for the program.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualified Applicants should possess the following:
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Personal experience raising a child or family member with behavioral health challenges, the juvenile justice system, and/or children's protective services (i.e., DHS)
- Valid PA driver's license
- Possess life experiences that allow the formation of healthy working relationships with the client and family, as well as team members
- Strong working knowledge of the Behavioral Health System
- Knowledge of community and natural supports which provide children, youth and young adults and families with opportunities to succeed
- Ability to develop, manage and maintain relationships with others
- Ability to remain understanding, patient, culturally aware and respectful
Salary: $34,400 - $39,500
- Medical benefits with two options of coverage (coverage begins on the 1st of the month following date of hire), with generous company contribution
- Company-paid Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-term Disability coverage
- Voluntary programs including Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance
- 403 (b) Pension Plan with generous company contribution after one year of service
- Generous paid time off package
- Warm, welcoming, and supportive environment!
CORA Services Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.