The Timbrook Achievement Center (TAC) is seeking a Part-Time Family Support Navigator to improve the quality of life for court involved youth and families who are identified as program participants. The FSN must possess experience or be a parent/guardian/ care giver of a child who exhibits behavioral, emotional, or mental health challenges as well as previous and/or current court involvement.
Example of Duties
The FSN will utilize life experiences to provide peer support to parents/ guardians/caregivers whose children are served in the TAC program. Shared personal experiences with an intentional focus to direct movement within the appropriate boundaries of the relationship are encouraged. The FSN will provide meaningful tailored family engagement, relevant advocacy skills, and teach families how to access formal and informal resources. Parents/ guardians/ caregivers will learn how to navigate community resources and increase resiliency as a family unit in collaboration with the FSN.
This position utilizes the High-Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) model which is a team-based, collaborative planning process for developing and implementing individualized care plans for children and families who manage behavioral health challenges.
The FSN will serve families with youth ages 14 through 18 that are participating in the TAC program. Court involved youth could potentially have one or more of the following:
Mental health challenges
Substance use/ and or dependence
Contact with the social services system
Require emergency services, support for all the above
Training will be provided on-site by the Family Engagement Consultant and the chosen FSN will attend a three-day Systems of Care Training.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Parent of a child with previous and/ or current court involvement, with an emotional, behavioral, or mental health condition
Experienced navigator of the Virginia behavioral health systems on behalf of their child
Bi-lingual (Spanish) speaking preferred
Participant of a wraparound intervention or experience in Family Partnership development preferred
Must be able to articulate experiences and appropriate perspectives of a parent/ guardian/ caregiver of a child with complex behavioral challenges to offer support to the families with similar challenges
Role model appropriate behavior in crisis situations
Must be able to engage and collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive manner
To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references to Laura Harper, Timbrook Achievement Center Program Coordinator
City Of Winchester