Family Coach Facilitator
SafeTogether is the first program in the U.S. to reduce custody loss for parents with a mental health condition. The program teaches parents how to legally keep their children safe and in the home while protecting their household and finances. Additionally, parents determine the healthcare treatment they prefer.
The successful candidate has a passion for coaching, working with families, strong leadership and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to facilitate large group workshops.
The Family Coach Facilitator is a part-time position beginning in early 2018 and continuing through December 2018 with the potential to extend employment. Hours vary, ranging from three to 22 hours per week, with peak periods in September, October, and November 2018. The Family Coach Facilitator will receive paid professional training, leading to SafeTogether Certification and may help shape the program in a consultative manner.
Teaching and Coaching
- Facilitate classes to educate parents about child custody, resilience, and wellness
- Teach participants how to create legal protections for the family
- Provide ongoing engagement and personalized support with families in-home and in community-based visits to implement lessons learned in the workshop and address barriers to preserving and maintaining a healthy, intact family
- Help families create pragmatic solutions for stigmatization, fear of custody loss, and challenges talking about mental illness
- Engage in outreach and recruitment of participants
- Establish regular communication with participants over twelve months
- Must be a parent
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in social work, healthcare, social services, or related field
- A mental health diagnosis highly is preferred
- A willingness to share personal experiences is helpful
- Professional experience in mental health is preferred
- Knowledge of family systems and child welfare is preferred
- Experience training, educating or teaching at workshops, seminars, or in classrooms
- Experience working with culturally diverse people
- Basic computer and organizational skill
To apply for this position, please click here to email your resumé to Jeanne Lehrer at NorthEast Treatment Center.