Kinship Peer Mentor, Native American Program
InterCultural Children & Family Services
Seattle/King County, WA
Skills And Qualifications:
As Kinship Care Peer Mentor, you will make a difference improving the lives of kinship care families, ages 55 and older, living in King County, from Native American communities. We know kinship families rearing a relative's child can face financial, legal, respite, and health challenges. They may need information and help accessing resources across service systems. You will partner with other passionate, creative, and dedicated individuals to develop creative strategies that improve access to culturally responsive information, resources, support, and services. This will include coordinating services, making referrals, collecting report data, and assisting with monthly trainings/workshops for kinship caregivers.
High School or AA degree with two years of experience with kinship caregivers of color, and knowledgeable about community resources.
Duties And Responsibilities:
- An individual who welcomes, values, and respects our diverse client base and colleagues by demonstrating nonjudgmental, flexible, and nurturing virtues with solid communication, problem-solving, and active listening skills.
- Demonstrated expertise in confidential, person-centered thinking skills and approaches.
- Demonstrated knowledge of kinship care programs and resources.
- Strong organizational and record keeping skills, including computer/data knowledge.
- Ability to travel to meet with clients (currently working virtually due to COVID-19).
- Attend VSHSL meetings and other pertinent community meetings, complete a senior peer mentorship training, and become a certified mentor.
- Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (remote work required).
Salary And Benefits:
This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week. It could be a good match for someone who is retired and wants to earn an extra income of $1,560 per month.
- Pass WA State Patrol Background Check and have a current WA State Driver’s License and auto insurance.
- Meet King County VSHSL cultural matching requirements (Native American identification, 55 years of age or more, living in King County, and experience as a kinship caregiver who is knowledgeable of systems/services to kin).
- Send via email your resume & cover letter to email stated below. No phone calls or faxed resumes, cover letters or references will be accepted.