Job Family: Civil Service and Non-Permanent - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, with supplemental supervision through external partner Valley Cities Behavioral Health, the Family Peer Navigator will participate in an active research study focused on improving access and engagement in coordinated specialty care programs for youth experiencing the early stages of psychosis as well as their families. The Family Peer Navigator will work with a multidisciplinary team that includes behavioral health researchers as part of Washington State Center of Excellence in Early Psychosis clinical staff at coordinated specialty care programs, and other community-based organizations.
This position will participate in implementation of a grant funded research program with practices that are effective and consistent with the goals and mission of the department. Responsibilities include serving as a community support liaison, assisting youth and their families to navigate access to specialty care, collecting research data, and assessing study data. The incumbent will work closely with the Principal Investigator, New Journey's Clinical Service Manager, Research Coordinators, and community organizations, and serve as a liaison to ensure effective communication and appropriate data collection and integrity.
This position will allow for flexibility to accommodate the incumbents desired FTE between 50-100% (20-40 hours/week). FTE will be determined upon hire.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
30% Family and Community Support Liaison
30% Research & Data Review
20% Data Management and Reporting
15% Professional Development
High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in the program specialty OR equivalent education/experience.
Specialty: Experience in family social services, community advocacy programs, mental/behavioral health services, or related field; relevant education may be substituted.
Ability to work independently, and ability to take appropriate autonomous initiative to carry out study related functions.
Outstanding ethics and confidentiality in dealing with scientific data and results.
Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products (e.g., SharePoint, PowerPoint).
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends on occasion to meet the needs of the project, including scheduling participant visits and contacts, as well as meeting project deadlines.
Ability to drive, with a valid driver's license.
Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
Ability to engage individuals in a professional manner with a trauma informed approach.
Experience navigating mental health services as a primary caregiver.
Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Department of Community and Behavioral Health; PRISM
Monthly Salary: Range 38, $3,096 - $4,117 (pro-rated per FTE) | Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
FTE: 50-100% (20-40 hours/week). FTE will be determined upon hire.
Screening Begin Date:February 1, 2023. Open until filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
2. Cover letter
Time Type: Part time
Position Term: 12 Month
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