Join the team at Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center. The Family Partner position has a flexible schedule with some on-call responsibilities which may include nights and weekends. Paid hourly with on call pay differential. Nantucket residency and ability to respond immediately within the community are required. Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience. Full time and part time positions available.
An exciting new opportunity to join Fairwinds, Nantucket’s counseling center, as a Family Partner to be part of a team in the newly created Community Behavior Health Center [CBHC]. Make a difference providing people the help they need, serving clients of multiple cultures, languages, and ethnicities. A small, innovative, and collaborative team doing rewarding work.
The Family Partner will serve as a second crisis responder who accompanies the licensed crisis clinician on all mobile crisis calls in the community.
• Provides support to the parent(s)/caregiver(s) of a child in crisis and families/ friends of an adult in crisis.
• Helps the parent/caregiver/friend/family understand the nature of the crisis and engages the them in the intervention.
• Helps the parent/caregiver/friend/family to communicate and to advocate for the needs of the client and their family.
• Completes all required documentation within 24 hours of initial encounter.
• Provides direct support follow up to family members.
• Develops and maintains client case records, notes, plans, and reports.
• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships within the agency, community, and referral sources.
• Demonstrates an ability to communicate effectively with professionals and with clients/families.
• Attends weekly individual and group supervision and other necessary staff meetings.
• There may be other responsibilities as mutually determined.
• Highly organized and motivated.
• Clear thinker and effective and collaborative communicator.
• Works under the supervision of the crisis clinician.
• Computer literacy.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to engage with and relate positively to multicultural clientele.
• Dependable and punctual.
• High School Diploma/ GED, required; Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree, preferred.
• Must meet Massachusetts requirement of having supported and advocated for a loved one with mental health and/or substance misuse issues.
• Spanish and/or Portuguese fluency is a bonus.
This position will report to the clinical team.
Our client base is drawn from a wide range of cultures, languages, and ethnicities and we encourage applicants who reflect the diversity of our community.
For more information, please forward contact information, cover letter, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org