MPF Family Support Navigator Training
November 18th at the Cohen Community Center in Hallowell, ME
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Are you the parent of, or caregiver to, a child with a disability
or special health care need?
Would you like to share your knowledge to help other Maine families?
If so, this opportunity may interest you!
Maine Parent Federation (MPF) is seeking parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children with disabilities and special health care needs who would like to become a Family Support Navigator (FSN) to provide peer support to other Maine families. The FSN program matches experienced parents with other parents who need support while learning to navigate systems such as Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, MaineCare, Adult Services, etc., and assists them in locating local and statewide resources while helping parents learn to advocate for themselves.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic support is provided through phone, text, email, and social media platforms such as zoom. In-person support can be provided if both parent and navigator agree.
A Family Support Navigator is a part-time independent consultant position. MPF contracts with you to provide up to 10 hours of support to each family you help. We pay $15.00 per hour of direct support to a family, a $40 monthly stipend for phone/internet, and .45 cents per mile travel reimbursement. This is a flexible opportunity as you set your own hours/schedule. MPF provides on-going supervision and technical assistance.
The first part of the training will be in-person on Friday, November 18, 2022 at the Cohen Community Center in Hallowell, Maine from 10AM to 4PM. Lunch will be provided. Childcare is not available. The second part of the training is virtual and can be completed as your schedule allows.
We offer a $150 stipend after completion of the training and mileage reimbursement.
Please contact Deborah Newcombe at (800) 870-7746 or E-mail: email@example.com to receive an application and job description and to answer any questions.