Are you the parent or caregiver of a child or young adult who has experienced a mental health or behavioral challenge? Do you have a passion for advocating for the rights of families and children and a commitment to social justice?  If so, you may have the experience we are looking for! The Support Network, a program of The Consortium (www.wmtcinfo.org), is offering an exciting opportunity to become a 20-30 hour per week Bilingual Family Support Specialist. This position offers flexible hours and the ability to work from home.  Starting salary is between 18.00-20.00 an hour based on experience and a 30- hour position also includes generous benefits.

A Family Support Specialist provides support, education, and resources to parents and caregivers who have a child/children with social, emotional, or mental health challenges. The Bilingual Family Support Specialist will assist families in effectively navigating through various systems of care, including educational and judicial systems. Knowledge of community resources is helpful.

The Family Support Specialist must have relevant life experience, the ability to work as a team member, and the capacity to respect the unique needs and strengths of each family. This position involves networking with community providers, facilitating groups and trainings on various mental health, educational, or enrichment topics both in person and via Zoom. Candidates should have basic knowledge of special education regulations and procedures, though excellent training on these topics will be provided. This position may require travel throughout Western MA to meet with families and collaborators while observing current MA COVID guidelines. A generous mileage stipend will be provided.

This position will be supporting many Spanish-speaking families in Western MA, therefore excellent Spanish and English communication skills are required. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are a must. Latinx/Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please respond with a cover letter sharing your life experience to Gretchen Emond at gemond@wmtcinfo.org by Friday, August 19th at 5:00.

The Consortium is committed to undoing systems of oppression and the harm they have caused. It actively works toward building an anti-racist environment and a sense of belonging.

Please send a cover letter describing your lived experience and resume to Support Network Co-Director Gretchen Emond at gemond@wmtcinfo.org  AA/EOE.

To apply for this job please visit wmtcinfo.org .