Advocacy Services for Kids

Family Support Partner


Advocacy Services for Kids is seeking two full-time Family
Support Partners. The candidates must be the parent or caregiver of a child
with mood, behavioral, or emotional disorders who will serve as a support to
other families raising a youth with these types of disorders. The Family
Support Partner’s family must currently be receiving or have in the past
received services from a child-serving agency for mental-health related issues,
such as a community mental health agency, private therapist or psychiatrist, or
residential treatment facility. The candidate must have experience with raising
a child involved in special education/504, juvenile justice, child welfare, or
community mental health.

The Family Support Partner will be responsible for building
partnerships with parents, youth and professionals, and be committed to
promoting a non-judgmental and respectful attitude with regards to families. Family
Support Partners will provide families with information; referrals; support at
school meetings, court hearings, Wraparound meetings; and training on advocacy
and problem-solving skills. He or she must be welcoming, supportive, and able
to provide a sense of hope.

The candidate must possess a high school diploma or GED. The
Family Support Partner will possess strong oral and written communication
skills, knowledge of community resources, and the ability to team with others.
This position requires some evening and weekend hours because meetings need to
be held to accommodate families’ schedules. The successful candidate must also
have basic typing/computer processing skills, and provide his or her own


Please click here for the full position description.


Please send a cover letter
explicitly stating your experience raising a child with mood, behavioral, or
emotional disorders, and a resume to Advocacy Services for Kids via email, mail
or fax:



216 Balch Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Email: hr@askforkids.org

Fax: (269) 978-0287



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