Family Education/Prevention and Community Support SpecialistApply Now

This is a full time position split between two programs that provide support to youth and young adults, their families, and their other support systems such as schools. New Journeys is a comprehensive demonstration project program for individuals who have experienced a first episode of psychosis for 30 program participants between the ages of 15-40 years old.  Family Education Specialists are recovery-oriented, and they help client’s family identify and develop recovery goals, learn about psychosis and skills for managing it, develop coping skills for stressful situations and persistent symptoms, and address challenges related to achieving their recovery goals.

The Prevention & Community Support Program offers community outreach and a range of prevention and support services to youth and families in south King County. A significant focus is on the needs of high-risk youth. Staff is accountable for delivering programming with therapeutic components to youth in both individual and group settings. Programming occurs in schools, community centers, and other youth spaces. Program staff works closely with school counselors and other referral sources to address the needs of at-risk youth. Program staff plan and facilitate groups based on collective needs.

Location:
South King County
Hours:
Full-Time

Essential Job Functions:

  • Orients and educates client's families by meeting them in and out of the office; explaining the role of the Family Education Specialist, collaborating on the recovery plan, providing educational information in conjunction with direct service providers, provides crisis response and continuing service requirements.
  • Meets with caregivers 1:1 or in group setting to provide psychoeducation and communication skills training, according to the NAVIGATE manual.
  • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing services and screenings to program participants to support early intervention and proactive outreach and engagement.
  • Plans and facilitates prevention and early intervention based health and wellness groups to at-risk individuals in the community as well as in Valley Cities’ clinics.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in behavioral sciences, Licensure desired.
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing psychosis.
  • At least two years of experience working with at risk children, youth and families.
  • Pass required background checks
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We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Please apply online, or send a resume & cover letter to our Human Resources Department:

  • Email: employment@valleycities.org
  • FAX: 253-735-9974
  • Mail: Valley Cities/HR, 325 W Gowe St, Kent, WA 98032

We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of an updated background investigation.