Virtual Family Support Navigator Training
Are you the parent or caregiver to a child with a disability or special health care need?
Would you like to share your knowledge and provide peer-to-peer support to Maine families but in the past haven’t been able to participate in a training?
If so, this opportunity may be for you!
Maine Parent Federation (MPF) is seeking parents, grandparents, and caregivers to children with disabilities and/or special health care needs who would like to become a trained Family Support Navigator (FSN) and provide peer support to other families in your area. 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 in locating local and statewide resources while helping parents learn to advocate for themselves.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic all support is provided through phone, text, email, and social media platforms such as Zoom. One-on-one support will resume once the Pandemic is over.
As a parent who has been involved with MPF in the past, we are contacting you to see if you would like to use your skills and knowledge to support other Maine families. 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 $14.00 per hour of direct support to a family and .44 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.
We have divided the training into five two-hour modules that have been pre-recorded. This all virtual training will be held over the summer, June through August. If selected to complete this training, we will provide you with the links to access the training and guide you through the process. Once a module is completed you will be required to submit a one-page document outlining what you learned during the segment, including any questions you may have. You will be assigned a FSN Coordinator to assist you in completing this process.
Once the 10-hour virtual training is complete we will provide you with a $150 stipend.
Please contact Deborah Newcombe at (800) 870-7746 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application and job description and to answer any questions.
Maine Parent Federation| www.mpf.org
Maine Parent Federation, Inc. | PO Box 2067, Augusta, ME 04338 207-588-1933