System of Care Training Specialist -Family and Youth Support and Education ProgramPosition Type:
EC - EHRA Perm Part-timeUniversity Information:
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships (CYFCP) builds the capacity of families, service providers, researchers, teachers, and communities to promote the well-being of children and youth. In partnership with colleagues from across the university and the community, the center carries out basic, applied, and action research; translates research into effective programs and practice; infuses community perspectives into university research and teaching; facilitates strategic problem-solving processes; and promotes programs, practices, and policies that yield positive outcomes for children and their families.Position Summary:
The System of Care Training Specialist will provide support for the training, credentialing, and technical assistance offerings within the Family and Youth Support and Education Program. The types of peer training that will be offered include both formal and informal training opportunities that will be interactive and use best practices in adult education for both in-person and online training opportunities. The System of Care Training Specialist will work with their program team members to develop the training and certifications, and the training and certifications developed by the program staff for local and State partners will be in line with national certification and training standards (e.g., the National Federation of Families’ National Family Peer Specialist Certification).Minimum Qualifications:
- Either (1) a bachelor’s degree plus at least one year of experience in work related to Youth and/or Family Peer Support and/or Education or (2) an Associate’s degree plus at least three years’ experience in work related to Youth and/or Family Peer Support and/or Education and certification as a Certified Family Peer SpecialistTM.
- Relevant lived experiences related to personal and/or caregiving/family experience with a Serious Emotional Disturbance for at least 12 months.
- Experience working in some form of paid or unpaid Youth/Family Peer Specialist, Navigator, Partner, or other similar roles.
- Demonstrate experience with skills in the following areas: written and verbal communication skills, organization, and cross-agency collaboration and coordination.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Certified or eligible to be certified as a Certified Family Peer SpecialistTM.
- Experience working in a leadership role related to Youth and/or Family Peer Support and/or Education.
Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:
- Cover Letter
- List of References
Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.Recruitment Range:
- Company Name
- Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
- Email Address
- Contact Phone Number
Commensurate with ExperienceOrg #-Department:
Center-Youth-Families & Comm - 11504Job Open Date:
03/14/2022Open Until Filled:
0.500Type of Appointment:
PermanentNumber of Months per Year:
ExemptPercentage Of Time:
System of Care Training, Credentialing, and Technical AssistanceEssential Tasks:
1. Supports the development and implementation of training and credentialing curriculum for Family/Youth Support Partners, Family/Youth Navigators, and Family/Youth Partner CoordinatorsPercentage Of Time:
2. In partnership with local family and youth organizations, provides workshops addressing the mental health needs of children and youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED)
3. Supports the development of parent/family/peer support providers, including training and credentialing
4. Provides training and technical assistance to grassroots family and youth-driven recovery support service organizations in areas including, but not limited to, the following: Organizational Development, Non-profit management, Community development, Business practices, Services financing, Respite care, Sustainability, Leadership development, and Recovery programming
Build Family CapacityEssential Tasks:
1. Identify and link families to partners across the state to address identified needsPercentage Of Time:
2. develop peer support networks across the state
3. develop leadership and advocacy skills among families
4. link families with state networks representing adult and youth mental health consumers
Program Outreach and Information DisseminationEssential Tasks:
1. Develop and update content monthly and disseminate information via program website, electronic newsletters, integrating information from ongoing technical assistance and collaboration with key federal, state, and local partners (e.g., SAMHSA, NC DMH/DD/SAS, System of Care Collaborative, etc.)Percentage Of Time:
2. Provide technical assistance related to inquiries through the 1-800 program number
Statewide needs assessment to inform program goals and evaluationEssential Tasks:
1. Collaborate with the PI to develop the content of the statewide needs assessmentPhysical Effort:
2. Conduct stakeholder interviews and focus groups
3. Collaborate with the evaluator to translate quantitative and qualitative data into goals and objectives for the scope of work as well as develop the ongoing program evaluation
Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions, Reading, Writing, Hearing, Talking, Lifting-0-30 lbs.