Parent Partner, CWS Parent Advocate Program
Project Concern International (PCI)
About the organization
PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women & girls.
The Parent Partner provides peer support and advocacy to parents or caregivers of children ages 0-18 involved with the child welfare system (CWS); helps families to work collaboratively with CWS and to successfully complete the CWS process, reunify, and reduce re-entry to foster care. The Parent Partner works with the Program Manager and Family Support Liaisons to help families achieve their goals.
The Parent Partner will be responsible for in-person meetings with families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, such meetings will be greatly restricted and safety precautions, including prioritizing virtual or outdoor, socially distant meetings and provision of personal protective supplies, will be taken. Face-to-face work may be required. Please note that all reasonable safety precautions will be taken.
Parent Partners are birth parents who have been involved with CWS and were successfully reunited with their children. Their experience with the child welfare system can help current parents and caregivers in the CWS system.
Some high school education needed. High School Diploma or GED preferred.
Lived experience as a parent within the Child Welfare System and successful reunification with child(ren). The CWS case must be closed.
Must have U.S. work authorization.
Contact email: [email protected]
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