ACHIEVE Family Peer Advocate
SD012
 Queens, NY

normal;mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none“>NYS ACHIEVE (Advancing

Care through Health Integration and EVidence-based Effort) is a collaborative

approach, which will integrate the High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) model with

NYS’s Medicaid Health Homes Serving Children program for youth and young adults

with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), ages 12 to 21 years, with high and

complex needs including out-of-home placement or risk of placement, and their

families. At the local level, a triad

team will serve each child/family and will be made up of a Family Peer

Advocate, a Youth Peer Advocate and a HFW Care Manager.

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normal“>The ACHIEVE Family Peer Advocate (FPA) will function as a member of the

team and deliver Family Peer Support Services, which are an array of formal and

informal services and supports provided to families caring for/raising a child

who is experiencing social, emotional, developmental, medical, substance use

and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school, placement and/or community.

Family Peer Advocates provide a structured, strength based relationship with

the parent/caregiver for the benefit of the child/youth.

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normal“>A Family Peer Advocate will:

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engage the child/family, with other triad

members, to begin the partnership and connection to delivery of strengths-based

supports and services using the HFW model;

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conduct a family/caregiver assessment to

determine family strengths and needs, to inform the child/youth’s CANS-NY and

comprehensive assessment;

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participate in, and facilitate when appropriate,

child and family team meetings;

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carry out specific tasks with the family/caregiver

to assist the family/caregiver in meeting the child/youth’s plan of care goals;

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provide the following service components

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Outreach and Information:

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Empower families to make informed decisions

regarding the nature of supports for themselves and their child.

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Engagement, Bridging, and Transition Support

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Provide a bridge between families and service

providers, support a productive and respectful partnership by assisting the

families to express their strengths, needs and goals.

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Self-Advocacy, Self-Efficacy, and Empowerment:

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Coach and model shared decision-making and

skills that support collaboration, in addition to providing opportunities for

families to self-advocate.

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Parent Skill Development:

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Support the efforts of families in caring for

and strengthening their children’s mental, and physical health, development and

well-being.

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Community Connections and Natural Supports:

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Enhance the quality of life by supporting the

integration of families into their own communities.

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Complete NYS ACHIEVE required training on High

Fidelity Wraparound and the project guidance;

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Complete all required documentation of the

project;

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Participate in regularly scheduled supervision;

and

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Meet requirements for continued education to

maintain FPA credential.

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    normal“>Qualifications:
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    High School Diploma or equivalent
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    Be the parent or primary caregiver of a child
    with emotional and behavioral challenges, for which navigation of child serving
    systems was necessary
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    Meet the NYS Office of Mental Health’s Family
    Peer Advocate Credential requirements
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    normal“>Other Experience or Skills:
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    Able to work with a broad diversity of families
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    Capable of facilitating meetings
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    Active listening skills
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    Compassionate and caring for families whose
    children have challenges
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    Knowledgeable in community resources