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Mother and Son

Join our team!

Who we are:

We are parents/primary caregivers who use our lived experience of raising a child(ren) with social, emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges to help other parents/primary caregivers facing similar challenges. 

Our team members are comfortable using technology and working both remotely and in person. We receive extensive training in order to be able to work confidently one on one with parents and share our knowledge in writing and verbally. We're comfortable being on camera interacting during meetings, webinars and trainings. We are comfortable talking about the challenges we experienced managing our children's multi-system needs such as school issues, the juvenile justice system, child welfare, finding therapists, residential treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals, etc. And most importantly we're lifelong learners always ready to try something new.

Our team members come from all over the state and interact on a regular basis to support, share, educate and encourage one another. We strongly believe in work/life balance, fair pay and the importance of the services we offer.


The details:



  • Be a parent of a child (this include adult children) with a behavioral or mental health challenge

  • See residency requirements listed above specific to each position

  • Understand the challenges parents/primary caregivers face when raising a child with identified or suspected mental health challenge and trauma. 

  • Ability to document family interactions in a case note and assessments

  • Ability to document program outcomes in writing or in program systems and other required paperwork

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills including public presentations.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Familiarity with resources and services available in Washington County (for Washington County position) and across the state (for both positions). 

  • Creative, optimistic, and open to new ideas, strategies and concepts.

  • Negotiation and conflict resolution abilities.

  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds in a culturally competent manner.

  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to work remotely.

  • Completion of all applicable training resulting in certification or credentialing (training will be provided).

  • Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and reliable means of transportation required. 

  • Must be able to travel locally in all weather, out-of-county, and nationally as needed.

  • Requires Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act 33/34 clearances and a Federal clearance. 

Preferred, but not required:

  • The ability to travel overnight occasionally with advance notice. ​


  • Direct support and services for families, when appropriate.

    • Assist families in finding services, community resources, and natural supports, as needed.

    • Provide emotional support to families raising children with mental health issues who may feel isolated, helpless, or intimidated.

    • Prepare families to advocate for themselves and the needs of their child.

    • Assist families in following through on needed activities and tasks.

    • Assist families in learning about ways to support the resilience and healthy social/emotional development of their child.


  • Connect families with other families with similar challenges and other community resources. 

    • Link families to other families, e.g. social activities, education events, support groups, etc.

    • Assist families in identifying appropriate community resources.

    • Coordinate and help facilitate support group(s), if needed.

    • Recruit and link interested and experienced families to system level opportunities (i.e. advisory boards, committees etc.)

To Apply

There are no openings currently.

To be considered for any position with the Parent Alliance, complete an application using the button below and follow all directions as listed.

Incomplete submissions or those not following this process will not be considered.

Minorities, people living with a disability, veterans, members of the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to apply.

*Special note: although we value the experience that non-parents/primary caregivers may have, due to the grant requirements of this position applicants who do not have lived experience as a parent/primary caregiver of a child with an identified mental health challenge cannot be considered for this position. No exceptions can be made. 

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