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Parent Support Partner

Posted 2 years ago

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We are seeking a full-time Parent Support Partner who will partner with families in Kent County to support, educate, and empower parents to use their voice, develop positive relationships with service providers, and develop skills to navigate the systems with which their child and family are involved.  Parent Support Partners will link families with community resources, assist in the development of natural supports, and engage with service providers.  This will be accomplished through team meetings, home visits, and coordination with other agency service providers.


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Has lived experience as the primary, day-to-day parent/caregiver of a child with behavioral and mental health needs and/or Intellectual/Developmental Disability, including autism
  • Knowledge and skills sufficient for establishing effective relationships with caregivers who have children with a Serious Emotional Disturbance) their families, and team members
  • Knowledge about children’s mental and behavioral health issues, Individual Plans of Care and crisis planning
  • Knowledge of public and private child serving organizations
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license and available transportation for travel between locations
  • Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, email, and data entry skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent problem solving skills

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