Virtual Family Support Navigator Training
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/or special health care needs who would like to become a Family Support Navigator (FSN) to 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 $15.00 per hour of direct support to a family, a $40 monthly stipend for phone/internet, 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 virtual training into five modules. The dates/times are:
Wednesday, Feb. 23 - 10 AM to 2 PM
Thursday, Feb. 24 - 10 AM - Noon
Thursday, March 3 - 10 AM - Noon
Tuesday, March 8 - 10 AM - Noon
Wednesday, March 9 - 10 AM - Noon
We offer a $150 stipend after completion of the training.
Please contact Deborah Newcombe at (800) 870-7746 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application and job description and/or to answer any questions.