Parent Peer Support Specialist

Do you have a child that received services for emotional or behavioral challenges? Do you enjoy mentoring other parents on how to navigate the system? Check out our video: https://biteable.com/watch/what-is-an-parent-peer-support-partner-1399250/ea14ee621c50eab0914c992225dc3495e4913cd1
Applicant Requirements:

1.  Is a parent of a child that has been a recipient of mental health services. Please include a cover letter with your application explaining your interest in the position.

2.  Education: High school diploma or G.E.D.

3.  Good Driving Record: Candidates must have a valid Virginia driver's license with a safe driving record (no more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years).

4.  Background Check: Candidates who are offered a position are required to undergo a fingerprint background check.

The Parent Peer Support Partner is a parent of a child with emotional or behavioral challenges who is able to support and advocate for families in similar situations. They develop supportive relationships with families with children through age 21 witha serious emotional disturbance such as a mental health problem, a co-occurring developmental disability and/or substance use problem, contact with the social services system, juvenile justice or court system, require emergency services or require long term community mental health and other supports.

The Parent Peer Support Partner teaches, coaches, and empowers families to communicate more effectively. They encourage them to have hope and learn skills to parent their children and advocate for themselves. They work in a team culture that recognizes, understands, and respects each family's point of view, experience, and preferences.

This full time position is funded by a grant.

Why work at BRBH?

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders.  We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 400 employees working to provide or support our services.  We are proud to have served our community for over 50 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment.