Client Support Specialist/Parent Outreach Specialist
Company: Muskegon County
Posted on: March 18, 2023
Description of Work
*Note: Employees in these positions will be scheduled for not more than twenty-four (24) hours a week.The Parent Outreach Specialist, under direction of System of Care (SOC) leadership, will work alongside the Pathways to Potential Site teams and other Parent Outreach Specialists to create opportunities for parent/caregiver engagement, equipping and advocacy to inform the policy, practice, and services provided to youth with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families. They will coordinate meetings with caregivers/parents at their sites in identifying the unique needs of their community and inform the SOC of these needs. They assist in integrating care for children with mental health challenges and their families, who are also involved in the Child Protective Services (CPS), juvenile justice system, and/or special education systems, and draw on the strengths of families to reduce long-term system dependency and improve outcomes. The Parent Outreach Specialist will use their personal life experience as a caregiver of a youth with mental health challenges to inspire hope to the parent/caregiver and provide additional perspective to system partners.
Required Minimum Entrance Qualifications
A. Required Experience and Training
1. Be a high school graduate or have successfully completed the General Educational Development test (GED); AND
2. Must be a parent and/or primary day-to-day caregiver of a child attending or living in Muskegon Public School district with behavioral and/or mental health challenges, who is currently or has in the past received mental health and/or special education services.
Physical Conditions / Work Location
An employee in this class performs activities that require the ability to occasionally bend, stoop and kneel; the ability to sit for extended periods of time; and the ability to traverse a multi-level facility.
An employee in this class works within the public school system, community at large and local agency offices, with considerable travel required throughout the County by use of personal resources. Work hours will be 20 hours per week and may include hours outside of an 8-5 schedule.
Applicants for County employment may be subject to a post-offer criminal background check, depending on the nature and assignment of the position. When such check is conducted, an offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the criminal background check. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent.
APPLICANT REVIEW PROCEDURE
Any applicant is entitled to a review of any determination or action taken by the County regarding the applicants employment application. Inquiries should be directed to the County Human Resources Department.
The purpose of this recruitment is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies in this classification in the County system. For each opening, the Department Head has her/his choice of the candidates who meet the required minimum entrance qualifications. This list remains in effect for three months unless exhausted or extended.
MUSKEGON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERMUSKEGON COUNTY HAS ADOPTED A VETERANS PREFERENCE POLICY THATRECOGNIZES QUALIFYING MILITARY SERVICE
Non-bargaining employees will become eligible for County benefits the first of the month following one (1) full month of continuous employment. Medical Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA) Plan
Single Plan: $1,400 Deductible, $675 Employer Contribution.
2 or more people: $2,800 Deductible, $1,350 Employer Contribution
Employer Contributions are prorated based on start date of benefits
No Employee Premium Contributions Per Pay
Prescription Drugs: $10/$40/$80 (After deductible)
High Deductible Plan (HD)* This plan is only optional if the employee is not eligible for the HSA
Single Plan: $500 Deductible
2 or more people: $1,000 Deductible
No Employee Premium Contributions Per Pay
Prescription Drugs: $10/$40/$80
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Dental Insurance 15% employee premium contribution
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Vision Insurance 15% employee premium contribution
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Retirement Defined Contribution (DC) Pension through MERS of Michigan with 3% employer and 4.5% employee contribution. There is a 6 year graduated vesting for the employer contribution. Retiree Insurance Healthcare Savings Account (HCSP) through MERS of Michigan, employer 3% contribution. Vesting requirement of 6 years. Life Insurance and AD & D Equal to employee annual salary to next highest $1,000. Max $200,000
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Long Term Disability No cost to the employee, employer paid at 66 2/3% of salary after 6 month waiting period
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Sick Leave 10 days per year, accumulated .385 days. per pay period
Accrual begins on first day of employment and is available to use on the 90th day of employment. Annual Leave 13 days, accumulated .500 days per pay period. Increasing to maximum of 24 days with 20 years of eligible County service, see Personnel Rules for accumulation chart.
Accrual begins on first day of employment and is available to use upon completion of six months of continuous eligible County service. Sick/Annual Leave Cash Payout Employee may elect up to 40 hours of accumulated vacation and/or sick time to be paid as cash. Future accruals only. Personal Days 2 days per fiscal year, unused days will be forfeited
Available upon completion of six months of continuous eligible County service Holidays 12 days
COLA/Longevity All employees are eligible for COLA based on the CPI and must be in pay status as of 12/1. Payment of $250 after 5 years of continuous service as of 12/1. Each subsequent year of service will add $50 to the payment. Maximum payment amount is $1,250 Voluntary Benefits
(100% employee paid) Aflac, 457 Investment options, Section 125 (available for Health and Childcare reimbursement), Voluntary Life Insurance
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Public Student Loan Forgiveness County employees may be eligible for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) & Temporary Expanded PSLF (TEPSLF). Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Wellness Program Muskegon County offers a holistic wellness program which focuses on the five areas of wellness: physical, financial, social/emotional, community and career wellbeing.
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