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CCSWW FBH Peer Counselor (Parent Partner) in Aberdeen, Washington


Aberdeen, WA


Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Peer Counselor (Parent Partner) who wants to join our team of innovators who continually "push the envelope" and challenges traditional thinking in Behavioral Health.


We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children, youth and families in their own home and community. Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope with promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. With sites located in Western Washington including Vancouver / Portland Metro area, we offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population for youth and families. We employ almost 600 caring and compassionate employees.


Compassion Diversity Strength-Based-Approach Social-Justice & Our Staff!


  • Starting Pay Range: $23.62- $25.39 per hour

Additional Pay/Ability to Earn Additional Pay of:

  • First Responder: $1,800.00 per year

  • Pay based on performance: up to $8,000.00 per year

  • Bi-lingual skills: $2,400.00 per year

Training and Supervision:

  • Extensive training in multiple clinical approaches as well as training in other areas

  • Weekly supervision and daily support with your Clinical Supervisor, as needed.


  • 12 paid holidays; plus 1 personal holiday each year!

  • 3 weeks' vacation per year

  • 12 sick-days per year

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance (1 times annual salary)

  • Retirement Plans: 403-B Employee Savings Plan and an Employer Contribution Pension

We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise. We serve as a catalyst for change when appropriate, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health. We behave with Humility, Passion for our Mission, and Compassion and Respectful Interactions. We value learning and offer alternatives and we stand strong to help child-serving systems understand our alternative paradigm while strengthening partnerships. We do not compromise our values.

Peer Counselors (Parent Partners) are individuals with personal history as a parent of a youth/child who has been a recipient of behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with families. Successful applicants must have first person experience as a parent of a youth who received system services and prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others.


Peer Counselors (Parent Partners) collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving Family Behavioral Health Services. Working as a member of a team, the Peer Counselor (Parent Partner) helps a parent voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective and use that perspective in treatment planning. This position helps youth, parents and families achieve confidence in their abilities to team on a recovery journey and maintain hope for their success after formal behavioral health services have been completed.

  • Provide non-judgmental, unconditional positively support families and youth.

  • Customize helping approaches to fit families and youth uniqueness, personality, culture and interest.

  • Dialogue with referred parents and relate personal experience as a parent that will further assist in building trust with the family.

  • Reach agreement with parents about activities that will contribute to healing and support and assist in communicating that to others.

  • Review and analyze the team plan and make suggestions for improvements/modifications that improve parent participation.

  • Assist the parent in analyzing team progress toward vision and goals and encourage their feedback to the team.

Emphasis is on achieving incredible outcomes with children, youth and families by actively partnering with them along with their natural and community services and supports to achieve long term safety and stability in our neighborhoods and communities.

Position(s) will be based out of the Family Behavioral Health Salmon Creek office, located in North Vancouver. This position requires scheduling flexibility to meet the needs of youth and families served. The services we offer will be provided in community-based settings and in family homes.

A full job description with qualifications may be shared with candidates identified for an interview.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Age 21 or older.

  • Personal (lived) experience as a parent of a child who has been or is receiving community / mental health services within the past ten years.

  • Ability to drive to our family homes within the community with reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and current automobile insurance with an acceptable driving record per CCS policy.

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

  • Ability to visually assess safety within family homes and in the community.

  • Availability to flex some work hours.

  • Demonstrate the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.

  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.


The City of Aberdeen is located in Grays Harbor County on the southern edge of the Olympic Peninsula at the convergence of the Wishkah and Chehalis Rivers. Enjoy all the area has to offer:

  • The history of this area has been driven by logging and fishing industries, in the last few years there has been an effort to replace these with emphasis on tourism and designating Aberdeen as the largest retail center on the Washington Coast. Our top-notch schools help to prepare our children for their future.

  • In Aberdeen and our surrounding areas, enjoy beachcombing, birdwatching, kayaking, or quiet walks in the pristine forests.

If you are passionate about providing strength-based mental health services for children, youth and their family, we would love to hear from you!

If you are on our careers page and you are interested in being considered for this opening: please click on the blue link above, on this page, located on the upper right hand corner that says: "Apply for this job online" and upload your resume and answer a few questions for consideration.

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For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Clinical Recruiter, at

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines any increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

ID: 2023-7210

External Company Name: CCSWW

External Company URL:

Street: 224 E. Wishkah St.