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CATS Family Peer Support Specialist

CATS Family Peer Support Specialist

Center for Human Development, Inc. is seeking a full-time CATS (Crisis and Acute Transitions Services) Family Peer Support Specialist.

The Family Peer Support is a peer with shared lived experience who works with families of children who have been assessed for danger to self or others. These children are at high risk of psychiatric hospitalization and are transitioning home from the local emergency department, and/or an inpatient placement. The Family Peer Support role is to support the family, help them to engage and actively participate on their team and/or treatment process and make informed decisions that drive the treatment process.  The Family Partner uses personal and professional life experience to provide consultation and coaching to increase awareness and improve parent/caregiver-professional partnerships and maximize parent/caregiver voice, choice and involvement.   In general, the Family Partner role is defined as using personal and professional life experiences to establish credibility and infuse hope for a better future, to demonstrate unconditional acceptance, and to assist with problem solving.

The Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.  An emphasis is placed on knowledge and growth from lived experience over formal education systems.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have a high school diploma or GED.

Willing to work evenings and weekends.

Must attend required meeting and/or trainings. 

Must be able to complete 40 hour Peer Delivered Services training and register as a Traditional Health Worker- Family Support Partner with The Office of Equity and Inclusion within 90 days of hire.

Have computer knowledge in order to chart progress notes.

Must have the ability to maintain positive and professional working relationships with co-workers, clients and other agencies.

Must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s license and pass a criminal history check and drug screening.

Full-time position with attractive benefit package that includes paid time off, medical plan that includes acupuncture, chiropractic and naturopathic, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, excellent retirement benefit with generous contribution to 401k after orientation, Professional Development Plan, one month paid renewal leave every 7 years, annual employee appreciation picnics and dinners, Mental Health Days, gym discounts, and more.


September 3, 2020

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La Grande, OR 97850
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