The Parent Support Specialist (PSS) role is specifically designed for a parent/guardian who has firsthand experience caring for a child with a mental illness and has lived experience of navigating the mental health system. This role provides the opportunity for the PSS to provide support to parents as they navigate the acute care mental health system at Nationwide Children’s.
Parent Support Specialists will provide emotional support, engage with and empower caregivers of children within the acute care mental health system. PSS will work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team while advocating on behalf of parents/guardians of children experiencing a mental health crisis.
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The Parent Support Specialist implements and supports the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies and procedures established by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Big Lots Behavioral Health Crisis Services.
The Parent Support Specialist provides empathy, advocacy, collaboration and other responsibilities as outlined below:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Minimum Physical Requirements
Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, speak, read and preform manual tasks with or without accommodation, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty.
Must be able to
Independently lift up to 25lbs - Frequently
Sitting - Frequently
Talking on phone/in person - Frequently
Typing on a keyboard - Frequently
Standing/walking - Frequently
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.