Parent Support Partner
Company: CNS Healthcare
Posted on: May 28, 2023
As a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, CNS
Healthcare's mission is to serve the people of our communities.
-The Parent Support Partner provides peer-to-peer parent support to
those families whose children receive services with the goal of
increasing family involvement, voice, and engagement within the
behavioral health treatment process and to equip parents with the
skills necessary to address the challenges of raising a youth with
serious emotional disturbance and/or intellectual and development
disabilities. Support provided to a family by a PSP will focus on
increasing confidence as they find their voice when partnering with
service providers, and will empower the parent to develop
sustainable, natural support networks after formal service delivery
has ended. Compensation Range: The starting pay for this position
is $15.73 - 18.50 hourly rate for uncertified candidates, and
$17.00 - $20.00 hourly rate for certified candidates, and is based
on non-discriminatory factors such as skills and experience.
- Employer-paid benefits including dental, vision, life, and
short-term disability insurance
- Retirement program with generous company default contribution
- Generous PTO program starting at 18 days annually
- 16 paid holidays, including 3 floating holidays
- Paid parental leave
- Student loan forgiveness eligibility, including Public Service
Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), HRSA, and more Interested in learning more
about this role? Please see below for a summary of job
responsibilities and qualifications!
- Provide peer delivered support to parents/primary caregivers of
children and youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) including autism,
in the public mental health system.
- Serve as an equal member of the treatment team to identify
goals within the Family Centered Plan that will support the parent
to find their voice and confidence in partnering with a child with
SED and/or IDD, including autism.
- Enhance the therapeutic process by increasing engagement
expanding and increasing skills, knowledge, and abilities so they
can better partner with service providers.
- Support parents to identify services that are meaningful and
beneficial for their family.
- Supports parents to build confidence to use their voice as they
navigate child serving systems.
- Work individually with families whose children are receiving
CMH services to provide additional supports and skill building to
partner with service providers.
- Build and nurture relationships with the family and others
working with the family.
- Support parent/ primary caregiver participation in all family
driven-youth guided practices including development of a plan of
service, treatment, choosing and guiding services and supports and
assisting in development of goals related to Parent Support Partner
- Team with others providing services and supports.
- Encourage the family to ask questions so they can make informed
decisions on what is best for their child and family.
- Provide support and encouragement for parents/family members to
speak for themselves.
- Empower parents to prepare for meetings regarding their
- Provide hope through strategic sharing of lived
- Utilizes a Trauma-Informed approach to deliver services.
- Responsible for maintaining active and engaged case
- Provide transportation assistance to individuals served as
- Ensure that all assigned individuals have active
authorizations, documentation, and are adhering to their treatment
- Completes all required documentation, including progress notes,
contact notes, and National Outcome Measures (NOMs), completely,
accurately, and in accordance with CNS policy.
- Meet direct service productivity and documentation standards
per agency and program expectations.
- Fulfills mandatory education requirements of CNS including
internal training and community education.
- Maintain compliance with quality care initiatives including
Meaningful Use (MU), Medicare Merit Based Incentive Payment System
(MIPS), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
(CARF), and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)
- Ensure that the CNS Healthcare standards of service are applied
to interactions with individuals served, guests, and staff.
- Assume responsibility for professional growth by current
reading and attendance at educational programs and
- Maintain knowledge and compliance with established policies and
procedures, corporate compliance program, code of ethics,
applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, HIPAA
standards, and other regulatory programs.
- Perform other related duties as assigned. - Qualifications:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Valid Michigan Driver's license and good driving record.
- Transportation or automobile accessibility with current auto
- A parent or primary caregiver with first-hand experience
navigating public child serving agencies and raising a child with
serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or intellectual
developmental disabilities (I/DD), including autism.
- Must either currently possess or obtain and then maintain
Parent Support Partner Certification within 1.5 years of
- General knowledge of the public mental health system, special
education system, juvenile justice system, child welfare, and/or
other community resources.
- Able to relate to, socially interact, communicate with and
- Able to partner with families, youth, professionals, other
community members, in order to plan and implement services.
- Ability to integrate strategically share their personal story
and lived experience when it is helpful to the family.
- Supports family strengths in problem-solving and solution
- Proficient with computers and working knowledge of Microsoft
- Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and
community effectively, professional, and courteously.
- Ability to work closely with persons with mental or physical
- Ability to contribute to an inclusive environment that
recognizes the value and contributions of all persons regardless of
race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
- Ability to report and record information regarding individual
dreams and desires verbally and in writing.
- Ability to use discretion and judgmental when handling matters
of a sensitive or confidential nature. Preferred
- Currently certified as a Parent Support Partner.
- Training or other education in human services and/or behavioral
- Prior experience working as a Parent Support Partner.
- Experience with electronic health record (EHR) systems. About
CNS Healthcare: CNS Healthcare (CNS) is a non-profit, Certified
Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) with seven clinics and
two clubhouses in Southeastern Michigan. CNS employs approximately
400 employees, paraprofessionals, and support staff, delivering
services to more than 7,000 people annually. -
- CNS provides comprehensive integrated health services in
partnership with several community organizations, and uses a
patient-centered approach to identify, support, and promote the
overall health of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: CNS Healthcare complies with
federal, state, and local laws in regard to COVID-19 vaccination.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable
accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for
medical or religious exemptions to these requirements in accordance
with applicable law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected
Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not
discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or
applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or
disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation
information of other employees or applicants as a part of their
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees
or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response
to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an
investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
Keywords: CNS Healthcare, Pontiac , Parent Support Partner, Other , Pontiac, Michigan
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