The Family Peer Specialist will provide peer support to children and their families.
Complete a Strengths, Needs, Culture discovery for every IBHS family
Engage families in the IBHS process and ensure their voice is a part of treatment planning
Identify and connect families to resources and services
Assist families build a network of natural and community supports
Attend treatment planning, inter-agency and multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) meetings
Utilizing lived-experience, provide support, modeling and coaching during meetings
Utilize Electronic Health Record, myAvatar, to document all youth and family contact via an independent note
Assist with crisis stabilization when needed
Collaborate with School District and community partners (i.e. STEP) 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 specific training requirements for this Division.
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)
High School Diploma or GED
Valid PA driver’s license
Possess life experiences that allow them to form healthy working relationships with the adolescent and family as well as team members
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 to the child, family, and additional team members
Ability to role model effective behaviors
The RHD Intensive Behavioral Health Services Team (IBHS), a program of Resources for Human Development, Inc. support children, youth and young adults with mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs. These services are offered in their homes, schools and communities.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.