Pecan Valley was selected as a rural partner with Texas HHSC in their grant application to continue expanding the Texas System of Care (TxSOC). The overall goal of the grant is to develop a system of care in our local service area and expand overall access to care. Certified Family Partners (CFP) are experienced and trained parents or primary caregivers of a child/youth with a diagnosed mental health condition. Certified Family Partners are members of the recovery team. They provide support and advocate for families to assist in engagement, empowerment, self-advocacy, and wellness as they actively participate in the recovery of their child. Family Partners assist families in making informed decisions that drive families toward wellness and recovery. As a supportive partner, the Family Partner has a strong connection to the community and is knowledgeable about resources, services and supports for families. Certified Family Partners provide supports to the LAR and/or primary caregivers of the youth and do not provide services directly to the youth. Family Partners are instrumental in engaging families in services. The CFP’s lived experience is critical to earning respect and establishing trust as they mentor and coach families to find and develop their voice and learn how to use it effectively in their child’s treatment, education, wellness, and recovery. Services may be both individual and group. Must be willing to travel and work a flexible schedule. Must be familiar with, and/or willing to be trained in, trauma-informed care. This includes understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma, and an ability to work in a behavioral environment where staff convey dignity, respect, hopefulness, and the opportunity for choice and empowerment among consumers.
This is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) System of Care grant funded position that is scheduled to end August 30, 2025.