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WISe Family Partner

We are currently in need of a WISe Family Partner in our Yakima Behavioral Health offices. Because this is a grant-funded position, all applicants must have Lived Experience as stated by the grant.

Lived Experience is identified as:

  • Be a biological/adoptive/step/foster parent, kin, or other “forever” person in the parent role – who has been the primary caregiver of a youth with emotional or behavioral challenges.
  • Certified as a Peer Counselor or meet the lived experience requirements for this certification.

What You’ll Do:

  • Serve our clients and help them engage, actively participate and make informed decisions throughout the WISe process.
  • Ensure each client is heard and their individual needs are being addressed and met.
  • Championing the importance of family voice and choice and other key aspects of family-driven care.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Candidates who are eligible to become Certified Peer Counselors.
  • Experienced mental health professionals who can use their lived experience as a tool to provide hope and peer support to other families experiencing similar challenges.
  • Team-minded applicants who will advocate for clients and support our team approach to mental health care.

Employment Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field is preferred. High School Diploma or GED with one-year relevant experience or relevant post-secondary course work will be considered.
  • Experience: One year of relevant experience working with families and children in a therapeutic or educational capacity is required for applicants with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • License Requirements: Application for registration as an Agency Affiliated Counselor in the State of Washington within 60 days of employment and receipt of registration with 120 days of employment. A current Washington State driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage; current First Aid/CPR card, or obtained within 45 days of hire and a Children’s Administration background clearance if working within the foster care program. NOTE: FBI fingerprints required if have lived in Washington State less than the last 3 consecutive years 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred and must demonstrate the ability to translate at level 9 on the ALTA language proficiency test. 

About YVFWC

We serve more than 166,000 patients across 24 medical clinics, 13 dental clinics, 8 pharmacies, and 57 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC’s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

Working at YVFWC

Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic:

  • We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
  • We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
  • We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
  • We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
  • We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
  • We will let joy in.
  • We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.