FBH Peer Counselor (Parent Partner)


Bremerton, WA 98337

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description




Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Parent Partner to join our team of innovators who explore and develop new approaches and implement novel strategies. Our teams provide individualized, creative and flexible services, infused with evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies. Services are offered in a hybrid manner with some services provided in the community, and some through telehealth.


We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented behavioral health care for children, youth and families in their own home and community. Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope with promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. With sites located throughout Western Washington and Portland, Oregon, we offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population for youth and families. We employ nearly 600 caring and compassionate employees.


Compassion Diversity Strength-Based-Approach Social-Justice & Our Staff!


+ Excellent starting pay rate of: $20.54 per hour

+ Availability Pay of $75.00 per pay period for working hours to meet family's needs

+ Earn additional pay for performance


+ 11 paid holidays; plus 2 personal holidays each year!

+ 15 days’ vacation (to start) and 12 sick-days per year!

+ Medical

+ Dental

+ Vision Insurance

+ Life Insurance

+ Retirement Plans: 403-B Employee Savings Plan and an Employer Contribution Pension

Training & Supervision:

+ + Extensive training provided (i.e. WISe, De-escalation, etc.)

+ Daily supervision and support, as needed

We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise. We serve as a catalyst for change when appropriate, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health. We behave with Humility, Passion for our Mission, and Compassion and Respectful Interactions. We value learning and offer alternatives and we stand strong to help child-serving systems understand our alternative paradigm while strengthening partnerships. We do not compromise our values.

Peer Counselors (Parent Partners) are individuals with personal history as a parent of a youth/child who has been a recipient of behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with families. Successful applicants must have first person experience as a parent of a youth who received system services and prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others.


Peer Counselors (Parent Partners) collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving Family Behavioral Health Services. Working as a member of a team, the Peer Counselor (Parent Partner) helps a parent voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective and use that perspective in treatment planning. This position helps youth, parents and families achieve confidence in their abilities to team on a recovery journey and maintain hope for their success after formal behavioral health services have been completed.

Emphasis is on achieving incredible outcomes with children, youth and families by actively partnering with them along with their natural and community services and supports to achieve long term safety and stability in our neighborhoods and communities.

A full job description with qualifications may be shared with candidates identified for an interview.


+ High school diploma or equivalent.

+ Age 21 or older.

+ Personal (lived) experience as a parent of a child who has been or is receiving community / mental health services within the past ten years.

+ Ability to drive to family homes and within the community, have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and current automobile insurance with an acceptable driving record per CCS policy.

+ Ability to visually assess safety within family homes.

+ Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.

+ Availability to flex some work hours, as needed.

+ Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

+ Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

+ Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.


+ A.A. or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background.

+ One year relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies to working with people who need assistance.


Bremerton is a small beautiful city, located across from Seattle (a one-hour ferry ride away) with sweeping views of Olympic Mountain Range. Guests of Bremerton will enjoy the Harborside area offering fine hotels and dining, coffee shops, cafes and Art District, Puget Sound Navy Museum, USS Turner Joy, Boardwalk, Harborside Fountain, and PSNS Memorial Plaza.

The surrounding Kitsap area offers smaller, charming, waterfront communities with all the amenities of any large city. Enjoy all the area has to offer:

+ A haven for boating, fishing, whale and bird watching, and hiking.

+ Kitsap is alive with farmers markets, art shows, and festivals throughout the year.

+ Bremerton offer championship golf courses, 35 parks, affordable housing, excellent schools, and many recreational programs.

To apply, visit our Careers Page at https://ccsww.org/careers/ . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter, at karlal@ccsww.org or call 253-325-2864.

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

ID: 2020-5047

External Company Name: CCSWW

External Company URL: http://www.ccsww.org

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