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Family Support Partner - BCPS Grant

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Hours: full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Bedford, VA 24523

Position Summary

The Family Support Partner utilizes their experience providing care to a child with mental illness and/or substance use, navigating multiple child-serving systems, and assisting the child in developing the resiliency needed for recovery. This position will work with identified youth and their families in the Bedford County School system assist families by supporting their engagement in the team process, helping youth and families identify strengths, and furthering development of family-advocacy, resiliency, and self-care skills. This is a grant based position that will end with the ending of the grant.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma required.
  • At least one year personal experience navigating school and/or community agencies and resources to obtain appropriate mental health and/or substance use services and supports for their child and family members.
  • Eligible to certify in Virginia as Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.
    Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Knowledge of the school and community systems for the services of children with mental health and/or substance use issues; Knowledge and understanding of client's individual rights and protected health information; Knowledge and ability to establish professional and personal boundaries with clients; Knowledge and experience navigating school and community services for children addressing mental health and/or substance use issues; Knowledge of ethical conduct and peer code of ethics; Ability to share knowledge of initiating, and engaging in treatment services for school-aged family members; Ability to practice non-judgmental behavior; Ability to share experience using lived experience; Ability to coach others to navigate community and school resources; Ability to demonstrate and support the development of conflict resolution skills; Knowledge and understanding of the family support peer role; Ability to identify and utilize legal and ethical policies and procedures; Ability to participate in and successfully pass behavioral intervention training; includes both verbal de-escalation skills and physical skills techniques to be utilized with consumers as needed.

    Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver's license. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to client @other locations. Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites; Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holiday, etc.) as required.

    About Horizon:

    Horizon Behavioral Health is located in the heart of Central Virginia surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether your passions be hiking on the vast Appalachian Trials, kayaking through the James River Blueways, or a Sunday drive along the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Lynchburg VA offers small-town southern charm with an active culture of music festivals, outdoor activities, and performing arts that placed it at the top of the list by as the 2019 best place for millennials to move. Horizon is also the proud recipient of Living in Lynchburg's 2021 Giving Back Award, Best Place to Work in 2018, Best of Lynchburg for Counseling Services for multiple consecutive years, and again most recently for 2021!

    Employment with a VA Community Services Board offers generous benefits that include participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave, and paid holidays and CME Reimbursement. Horizon's clinical sites are NHSC/HRSA approved and are certified as public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) employer sites. If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.

    To Apply - Please visit our online career center at

    Horizon requires vaccination against COVID 19 with an FDA-approved or FDA-authorized vaccine as a condition of employment, or seek an approved exemption prior to start date. Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Keywords: Horizon Behavioral Health, Lynchburg , Family Support Partner - BCPS Grant, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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