EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Employment Opportunities

Parent Resilience Specialist (PRS)

Serving King County Indigenous Families

PS-WA’s The Parent Resilience Program & HIFS’s Pilimakua Family Connections Program is hiring one full-time Parent Resilience Specialist (PRS) to grow our organization’s partnership to support Indigenous families across King County.

We are looking to add a peer who will be embedded in the Pilimakua Family Connections Program at Hummingbird as well as apart of the Parent Resilience Program (PS-WA). This person will be dually-supported across both programs and serving Indigenous families who are receiving services from HIFS as well as open to community referrals.

This is a full-time position (35-40 hours per week) with occasional evening and weekend work required with advance notice. PS-WA and HIFS are both remote workplaces and the schedule is flexible within the 9-5pm working day. This position requires working at community events and client homes visits throughout King County. Team meetings, trainings and other community commitments will be in person and remote. 

The Parent Resilience Specialist (PRS) works with pregnant and parenting families who are at-risk for or are experiencing mental health challenges related to childbearing. Some examples could include anxiety, sadness or grief around unexpected parenting/birth outcomes, depression, sleeplessness, scary or intrusive thoughts. Specialists are not mental health providers but are providing peer services. A typical day in this role could include having sessions with participants in-person – on a walk to the playground to support a parent getting fresh air and exercise or in the home to provide emotional wellness support over a cup of tea; it could include resource navigation to address barriers like supporting a parent to find childcare or the bus route to an appointment. PRS spend 75% of their time providing direct service to their caseload of families and about 25% of their time documenting, resourcing, and consulting about their participants and attending trainings.

The Parent Resilience Specialists will support families to create and implement  culturally-specific emotional wellness plans, introduce and discuss mental health care, listen and support families with barriers/reservations about mental health therapy, and walk with families as they navigate formal mental health care or other services as needed.

Please see the job description for full job details, qualifications, and application instructions.

Parent Resilience Specialist (PRS) Serving King County Indigenous Families Job Description

Our interviews will begin in December.  Applications received before December 1st. will be prioritized.

Required Indigenous Lactation Counselor Training: December 11th-December 15th

Position start date: January 2024

 

Parent Resilience Specialist

We are actively recruiting for a full time bi-lingual/bicultural Spanish Speaking Parent Resilience Specialist for our new Skagit Co Parent Resilience Program. .  This is a 30 hour per week contract position with occasional evening and weekend work required with advance notice. Work is done remotely and the schedule is flexible typically within the 9-5pm working day. This position will include virtual and in-person services.

Parent Resilience Specialists (PRS) will support Skagit Co Latinx/Spanish-speaking families families as part of a multi-year contract with Skagit County. Parent Resilience Specialist works with pregnant and parenting families who are at-risk for or are experiencing mental health challenges related to childbearing. Some examples could include anxiety, sadness or grief around unexpected parenting/birth outcomes, depression, sleeplessness, scary or intrusive thoughts. Specialists are not mental health providers but are providing peer services. A typical day in this role could include having sessions with participants in-person – on a walk to the playground to support a parent getting fresh air and exercise or in the home to provide emotional wellness support over a cup of tea; it could include resource navigation to address barriers like supporting a parent to find childcare or the bus route to an appointment. PRS spend 75% of their time providing direct service to their caseload of families and about 25% of their time documenting, resourcing, and consulting about their participants and attending trainings.

Please see the job description for full job details, qualifications, and application instructions.
Skagit County Parent Resilience Specialist Job Description

Applications received by Sept 1st will be prioritized, applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Interviews will begin in early Sept
Position start date: Sept/Oct

Perinatal Mental Health Trainers 

We are always looking for experienced trainers to join our team.

Trainers are perinatal mental health specialists who also have a specialization in one or more of the following areas- perinatal loss, infant mental health, substance use disorders, birth trauma, or medication management. Providers of color, providers from LGBTQIA communities, and providers who speak a language other than English are encouraged to apply.    This is ongoing opportunity to join our list of trainers as contractors.  Our trainings range from 1-2 hour trainings, to full day PMH trainings.   As training needs arise we typically reach out to 1-2 trainers who meet the specific training needs for different types of training.  We then contract for individual trainings as needed.

PS-WA requires all trainings to be inclusive of all birthing people.  Trainers should be knowledgeable and comfortable using gender neutral terms throughout the training. Trainers should be comfortable and knowledgeable talking about race and racism and explicitly address implicit bias, health disparities and inequities in an open and straightforward manner.

Mentorship and professional development opportunities may be available for new trainers who would like to grow in this area.

Application Instructions: To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to mia.edidin@perinatalsupport.org with  “PMH Trainer” in the subject line.

Our staff roles include: Clinical Director, Program Manager, Program & Operations Coordinator, and Warm Line Staff.

Volunteer Roles: Direct Service, Board & Program Support

Perinatal Support Washington operates with the help of a wide range of volunteers. We welcome parents who have experienced and recovered from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder and professionals from all fields. We offer opportunities to provide direct service, host public awareness events in your own community, get involved behind the scenes to keep our small organization running, and more.

There are many ways to get involved and we are happy to work with you to identify your goals as a volunteer and find meaningful activities that will fit your schedule. To learn more contact Victoria Cherniak at Victoria.Cherniak (at) perinatalsupport (dot) org or complete the application form below.

Why Volunteer?

"I know how difficult it is to struggle with a PMAD and how far reaching the consequences of them can be when you don't get adequate help. I want to participate in helping parents get connected with the resources they need for their own health and the health of their families."

"I want to be the support that I once needed."

Support Parents via our Warm Line

We welcome parents and direct service professionals to provide telephone based support to parents calling our Warm Line.

Special Events

Get involved in one of our many annual events. Help set up and then dance the night a way at Mom Prom or help with a local Climb Out of the Darkess or lead one in your community.

Share Your Story

There are several opportunity each year to share your story in person or via print. Share your story on a parent panel or write a post for our quarterly newsletter.

Join the Board

Being part of our board is an opportunity to contribute your valuable skills and experiences to impact perinatal mental health in the state of Washington. > Learn more

Outreach and Awareness

While Perinatal Mental Health is becoming more well known, there are still many parents who need help and support. Help us get the word out through phone, email, and in person meetings with health care providers and programs across the state.

Help in Our Office

Help behind the scenes in the Perinatal Support Washington office. We often have ongoing office tasks and one time projects that keep our organization going. These can be done remotely. Let us know what you are interested in and we will find the perfect fit.