Peer Support for CPS Family Reunification - Lived Experience Needed! (Bangor)
Maine Reentry Network
compensation: 39,000 per year employment type: full-time job title: Family Reunification Specialist non-profit organization
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This position involves connecting with citizens throughout the state of Maine who have lost custody of their children and assisting them in achieving and maintaining a successful reunification with those children. Must be able to approach client interactions in nonjudgmental, positive ways, demonstrate a willingness to help all clients achieve their family reunification goals, and maintain rapport with Child Protective Services staff, our clientele and our resource partners within the community.
Reports To: Program Director
• Facilitate meetings with clients over Zoom and in-person, using your lived experience to provide peer support as they work towards the goals needed for family reunification
• Complete all requisite training programs identified by the organization as essential for employee success
• Identify, brainstorm and encourage reunification plans
• Identify, invite and oversee community resource partners to help successful client plan implementation
• Participate in weekly staff meetings to brainstorm effective and efficient client strategies
• Perform research on clients' behalf regarding a wide array of topics
• Fully document all client and community interactions in our confidential database
• Rotating on-call work being available to take calls from clients on a time-critical basis
• Other duties as identified by direct supervisor
The ideal candidate will have:
• Ability to work independently
• Professional online and physical presence and courteous conversational skills
• Proper syntax and grammar ability for documentation
• Passion for helping others to succeed
• Ability to respond positively to constructive feedback and adapt appropriately
• A good sense of humor!
• This is a salaried position. After a six-week evaluation/training period, the salary will be $39,000 per year. Because this position is grant funded, the salary is non-negotiable.
• A typical work week will be thirty-six hours, usually eight-hour shifts four days a week with a four-hour staff meeting on the fifth day. The nature of the position will occasionally require work outside those hours, including rotating on-call work.
• Job benefits include health insurance and one week's paid vacation after the probationary period.
• This is partially a work-from-home, telecommuting position, with frequent travel within the geographic area represented. Applicants must provide their own stable high-speed internet connection and have a reasonably quiet space where confidential information can be discussed over Zoom without being overheard. MPRN will provide company computer and phone equipment for use.
• Given the nature of the position, lived experience interacting with child protective services is essential, and lived experience of incarceration and/or substance use with at least one year of successful recovery/reentry is strongly preferred. However, lack of a criminal history will not necessarily be a disqualification for employment.
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