Parent Support Partner


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Part-Time Benefits

Short-term Disability



10 Paid Holidays

Generous leave time package

Employee Assistance Program

and more!

What is a Parent Support Partner?

The Parent Support Partner is sensitive, respectful and responsive to the values, cultural background and life experiences of each family.  Engages family members and provides peer-to-peer support, education and training to families who are receiving behavioral health services.  Parent Support Partners help empower families to access and obtain resources in the community, partner with service providers, increase their confidence in parenting, and move toward independence through skill-building interventions.  Will demonstrate the ability to build trust with beneficiaries in order to help families achieve their goals and work towards recovery and independence.


Is there training available? Yes! NeMCMHA offers 100% paid training.

Do I need a license in order to apply? No! We do encourage people with experience to apply, but no license is required.


This posting takes place on-site. Due to the nature of the work, remote employment is currently unavailable for this position.



  • High School education or GED preferred. 


  • Lived experience with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders valued.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record (as determined by the agency).
  • A parent or day to day caregiver who has or has had a child with emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges and or intellectual/developmental disabilities. 
  • General knowledge of the public mental health system, special education system, juvenile justice system, child welfare and other community resources. 
  • Experience navigating at least one agency servicing children, preferably a public mental health agency. 
  • Able to relate to, socially interact, communicate with and engage others. 
  • Able to partner with families, youth, professionals, and other community members, in order to plan and implement services. 
  • Able to integrate own experience when it is helpful to the family.
  • Functional computer literacy required. 




As a Parent Support Partner you will:

  • Coach families to navigate various systems by building families’ skills, providing information and teaching families how to access and obtain community resources.
  • Provide skilled interventions as part of the treatment plan.
  • Support families to identify and learn techniques and strategies for use by parents and caregivers.
  • Support links between families and community partners.
  • Complete and maintain accurate, timely, required documentation.
  • Participate in consultation and treatment plan coordination with child and family team member(s) (i.e. Wrap-around coordinator, home-based therapist, case manager, etc.) on regular basis.
  • Support family strengths in problem-solving and solution seeking.
  • Have the ability to seek supervision when families are in crisis for guidance and direction and to work as a team.
  • Have the ability to maintain clear and professional boundaries.
  • May be required to collaborate with the agency Advisory Council.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of universal precautions, standards of practice, and emergency protocol.

Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority is a CARF accredited behavioral health organization located in Alpena, Michigan on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. We service Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties with the purpose to provide comprehensive services and supports that enable people to live and work independently.

Our goal is to offer employees the best of both worlds: a positive and exciting work environment with a healthy and balanced home life. Our region offers a peaceful up north living with year round recreational opportunities.

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