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START Family Mentor CPSS 1402418

Company: Family Preservation Services of NC
Location: Asheville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

START Family MentorFamily Preservation Services, part of Pathways - one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services, is in search of a compassionate, caring, growth-minded START Family Mentor for our START (Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams) Program.For your passion and dedication as an START Family Mentor, we offer paid training, career advancement opportunities, medical/dental/vision, PTO, paid holidays, flexible part time or full time flexible schedule and much, much more (read below)! We realize that your growth is paramount to our continued reputation of quality and service excellence, so we are ready to invest in YOU from day one!With COVID continuing to move through our communities, we are committed to ensuring safety for staff and consumers. We ensure any consumers receiving in-person services pass a pre-screen. Where appropriate, virtual sessions may be available for any consumers not passing the screen or with additional safety concerns.About your Role:The START Family Mentor will work with children and families with HHS involvement in which one of the parents has history of or is currently abusing substances. The purpose of the START Program is to keep children safe and to prevent placement in foster care services; to develop a safe, nurturing, and stable living environment for the client as rapidly and responsibly as possible and to assist the parents overcome their substance use.

  • Drawing on personal experience as a former client of the child welfare system as a person in recovery to provide emotional support to START clients, including phone calls and visits with the client in the home or office setting.
  • Advocate for START clients to obtain necessary services and supports such as housing, benefits, substance use treatment services and other supports as needed.
  • Work with clients to provide hope, support and self-determination.
  • Assist clients with finding resources, advising the consumer of processes and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities or provide other assistance as needed.
  • Assist the consumer and/or family with identifying and effectively responding to or avoiding identified precursors or triggers that result in functional impairments
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all information related to the client and their work with the agency
  • Work in collaboration with the START team, including HHS and other partner agency staff.
  • Advise START team on the needs and experiences of HHS clients who have active substance use
  • Participate in case conferences/reviews, service planning meetings, join training sessions and other meetings as needed and/or required.
  • Accompany/transport parents to services, including but not limited to substance use treatment sessions, court, and other appointment relevant to treatment/case plan goals.
  • Participate in and take guidance from individual and group supervision sessions
  • Record activities in case files.
  • Participate in and contribute to data gathering for the START team.
  • Complete correspondence, records and/or reports
  • Attend staff meetings, agency training(s) and conferences
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Using effective time management skills to complete required job duties
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Establishing and maintaining professional working relationships with regional staff, divisional staff, payers and state contacts.
  • Troubleshooting, analyzing, evaluating and problem-solving situations and information. Using sound judgment to make decisions and determine appropriate course of action
  • Skills and abilities in using a computer: proficient skills in using email, Word software, etc.
  • Time-management and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Excel SpreadsheetsDoes the Following Apply to You?
    • High School Diploma or GED or Equivalent
    • Certified as a Peer Support SpecialistPerks for working Full time at Pathways :
      • 401 K Plan, Medical, Dental, Vision plans
      • Paid Vacation days that increase with tenure after the first year!
      • Separate Paid Sick leave that rolls over each year
      • Paid Holidays
      • Opportunities for advancement in our national company! As we grow, you grow with us!
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Perks @ Pathways (student loan refinancing, pet insurance, Verizon wireless discount, movie, hotel, concert and sporting event discounts)If you're #readytowork Family Preservation Services is #readytohire!Not the job you're looking for?Family Preservation Services has a variety of positions in various locations; please go to Learn More About Us:Pathways @ Preservation Services @ is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Family Preservation Services of NC, Asheville , START Family Mentor CPSS 1402418, IT / Software / Systems , Asheville, North Carolina

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