*Note: Employees in these positions will be scheduled for not more than twenty-four (24) hours a week.The Parent Outreach Specialist, under direction of System of Care (SOC) leadership, will work alongside the Pathways to Potential Site teams and other Parent Outreach Specialists to create opportunities for parent/caregiver engagement, equipping and advocacy to inform the policy, practice, and services provided to youth with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families.
They will coordinate meetings with caregivers/parents at their sites in identifying the unique needs of their community and inform the SOC of these needs.
They assist in integrating care for children with mental health challenges and their families, who are also involved in the Child Protective Services (CPS), juvenile justice system, and/or special education systems, and draw on the strengths of families to reduce long-term system dependency and improve outcomes.
The Parent Outreach Specialist will use their personal life experience as a caregiver of a youth with mental health challenges to inspire hope to the parent/caregiver and provide additional perspective to system partners.
Location/Region: Muskegon, MI