OFSN values those who have direct lived experience raising a child with significant mental and behavioral health challenges and gives hiring preference to individuals who have this direct lived experience.

Part-time Family Support Specialist – 20 hours per week – Marion County

Closes Friday, May 17th, 2019, at 5 pm

Wage:  $15-16 DOE

The Family Support Specialist is a peer with lived experience who works with families raising a child with developmental, emotional, behavioral or other mental health challenges.  The Support Specialist’s primary role is to provide short term, individual parent support, information and referral though various engagement activities.  These activities include but are not limited to: maintaining a toll free, (1- 800) ‘warm line’, facilitating support groups, coordinating community activities and respite programs.   The Support Specialist uses personal and professional life experience to provide orientation and mentoring of families to increase awareness and maximize parent/caregiver voice, choice and involvement in systems of care and policy making committees and councils. Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural preferred.

Click here to read a more in-depth job description and qualifications: Family-Support Specialist Job Description Please submit an Application for Employment,  Family Support Specialist Supplemental Questions , cover letter and resume to:  jobs@ofsn.net.

Part Time – Youth Activity Leader – Washington*, Multnomah*, Clackamas*, Marion, Deschutes, Lane, Yamhill, Benton, & Lincoln Counties

*Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas County YAL positions are 6-10 hours per month

Position Summary:  Youth Activity Leaders (YAL’s) work with children with emotional, behavioral, mental health, developmental or other health challenges.  The Youth Activity Leaders role is to engage with children while parents attend support groups, family fun activities, respite programs, boards and committees, advocacy activities and other family centered programs.  The Youth Activity Leader uses personal and professional training and experience to provide a positive, engaging and socially expected environment for children who experience behavioral health challenges and their peers.

Click here to read more in-depth the job description and qualifications:  Youth Activity Leaders Position Overview.  Please submit the Application for Employment  to jobs@ofsn.net.

OFSN is a 501(c)3 Family-Run Organization, and a Chapter of the National Federation of Families on Children’s Mental Health. OFSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.