Peer and Parent Partner

Positions Available at Ryther!

Positions available in Outpatient, School Partnerships, Wraparound for Intensive Services (WISe), and Houseless Youth and Young Adults!

ABOUT RYTHER:

Ryther is a recognized leader in behavioral health services for children, youth, young adults, and their families facing complex challenges. We’re dedicated to providing comprehensive services and innovative treatments. We guide, coach, and teach so that every client we work with may experience new ways of thinking, develop positive relationships, and realize a better life. We hope you'll join our team!

Peer/Parent Partners provide a special kind of care in that they utilize their lived experience to provide direct advocacy, day to day support and team involvement to youth and parents/caregivers. You’ll promote development of self-determination, independence, skill building, self-empowerment, and self-advocacy. Peer/Parent Partners ensure that youth/parent/caregiver/family voice and choice is understood and utilized by other members of the care team. They are advocates for youth/family needs within the team and community, and provide services in client homes, schools, or other convenient community locations.

Depending on your experience, and position, your salary would be $42,200 - $53,200.

At Ryther we believe in the importance of reducing barriers and meeting clients and families in their community. This opens access to care and allows clients/families to be in their natural and trusted environment while working toward recovery.  Therefore, all our therapists see some or all their clients in the community. This includes meeting clients in public spaces, in their homes and in partnership sites (such as schools or drop-in centers).

Benefits of working at Ryther include a good work life balance, 3 weeks paid vacation, 10 accrued sick days, 5 personal days, and paid holidays. We provide medical, dental, and vision benefits, 403b retirement options, and professional development funds. Ryther is a recognized and accredited non-profit (501c3) which qualifies for the federal public student loan forgiveness program.

Our social justice mission and trauma informed framework are the basis for our everyday work and internal processes.

Ryther seeks to create a work environment that reflects the diverse community that it serves. People of color, LGBTQIA, persons with disabilities, and multi-lingual individuals encouraged to apply. Our diversity is our strength!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide peer/parent counseling and support to youth/families, drawing on common experience to encourage hope and inspire a sense of agency.

  • Promote self-determination, empowerment, personal responsibility for recovery and wellness, and assist youth in advocating for themselves and their families.

  • Assist in treatment planning by identifying relevant community resources and developing strategies to utilize and build upon strengths of the youth and families.

  • Collaborate with the treatment team to promote a culture within which each client’s point of view, experience, and preferences are recognized, understood, and respected, and client decision-making maximized.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lived experience, as a consumer/parent of a consumer of mental/behavioral health services.

  • Certified Peer Counselor credentialed.

  • Own transportation and ability to meet clients/families throughout King County.

  • Acceptance and ability to work with individuals and families with a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, cultural and spiritual practices with the ability to apply a social justice and equity lens to all aspects of this work.

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume! We hope to see you soon!

 

As a health care provider, Ryther is complying with Governor Inslee’s proclamation that Covid-19 vaccines be mandatory for state employees, health care workers, and all employees of companies that provide health care. All employees must be able to provide evidence of full vaccination status. Exemptions will be available for health reasons and sincerely held religious beliefs.