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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.

 

Job Description:

We are seeking a dedicated and organized Project Assistant to join the Parent Alliance team providing support for various initiatives aimed at promoting our mission and serving our community. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, proactive, and possess strong communication and organizational skills.

This part time (20 hours per week) team member will work Monday through Friday, Generally between 10 am and 2 pm, specific time to be agreed upon at hiring.

Salary: between $15 and $18 per hour. Includes 11 paid holidays, PTO, Modest monthly cell and internet reimbursement, 401K participation, wellness stipend. Company supplied equipment. 

We will begin reviewing applications February 20, 2024 and continue until role is filled. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Required:

  • Be a parent/primary caregiver of a child (this includes adult children) with an identified behavioral or mental health challenge

  • See residency preferences for this position

  • Strong organizational skills.

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

  • Ability to work independently in your home office which includes a private, quiet area in which to conduct business.

  • Ability to work as part of a remote team.

  • 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 including a solid understanding of Word, Power Point, Excel, databases and the ability to adapt to new computer programs. 

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

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

  • High school diploma or GED

Preferred, but not required:

  • The ability to travel locally as needed but also occasionally overnight with advance notice. ​

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collect and maintain program data

  • Assist with the preparation of programmatic and grant reports

  • Conduct policy, demographic and historical research

  • Help manage key project trackers created to keep track of deadlines and deliverables

  • Ensure all external written communication meets quality standards and maintains consistent messaging

  • Keep track of requests and necessary materials for meeting and event attendance and reporting

  • Help manage quality control reviews 

  • As needed attend community tabling events and presentations

  • Provide any other support to the Project Director and staff as needed. 

Preferred location:

Although we will consider applicants from a special population* from other areas of the state we prefer to staff this position with someone living in any of the following counties:

Adams

Armstrong

Bedford

Blair

Bradford

Cambria

Cameron

Carbon

Centre

Clarion

Clearfield

Clinton

Columbia

Crawford

Elk

Fayette

Forest

Franklin

Fulton

Huntingdon

Indiana

Jefferson

Juniata

Lawrence

Lycoming

McKean

Mercer

Mifflin

Monroe

Montour

Northumberland

Perry

Pike

Potter

Schuykill

Snyder

Somerset

Sullivan

Susquehanna

Tioga

Union

Venango

Warren

Wayne

Wyoming

*Special populations include those from minority populations, military background, those who speak English as a Second Language, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and those with disabilities. 

To Apply

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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