Family Support Advocate

at The Blick Center (view profile)
Location Akron, OH
Date Posted August 26, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Freelance


We are looking for an individual with personal experience navigating the difficult support role to a family member with substance abuse and/or a mental health diagnosis. This person will be offering hope, guidance, advocacy, and camaraderie for parents and caregivers of children and youth receiving services from mental health, substance use, and related service systems. Parent support providers deliver peer support through face-to-face support groups, phone calls, or individual meetings. They bring expertise based on their own experience parenting children or youth with social, emotional, behavioral, or substance use challenges, as well as specialized training, to support other parents and caregivers. Working within a peer support framework that recognizes the power of mutuality and experiential understanding, parent support providers deliver education, information, and peer support.

This is a part-time, hourly paid position in Stark County that will be funded through a StarkMHAR (Mental Health and Recovery) Grant. Looking for family members with personal experience in providing support. Training will be provided. To apply, please visit our website at to complete the application for employment.

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