Employment Opportunities

Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) helps families who have young people with behavioral health needs, including mental health and substance use challenges. Using personal experience as parents, caregivers and young people, we connect, support and empower Maryland’s families.  MCF is also expanding its work to support family members and other loved ones of those with problem gambling.

Current Openings:

Mental Health
Substance Use/Problem Gambling:
 

Family Peer Support Referral Specialist

Overview

MCF is hiring a Family Peer Support Referral Specialist to serve as the initial contact point for families that have reached out to the MCF central office for information or support. Support will be provided to families caring for youth, adolescents, and young adult children and loved ones with behavioral health needs, including mental health, substance use, and problem gambling. This position will manage incoming referrals from agencies and partners, receive inquires by phone and email, and will refer families to a regional Family Peer Support Specialist (FPSS) for continued engagement when appropriate. The Family Peer Support Referral Specialist will also provide peer-to-peer support, education, advocacy, coaching and information and referral and follow-up to caregivers over the telephone. This position will support quality assurance monitoring using MCF’s database. As needed, this position will provide Family Peer Support in their local jurisdiction(s).

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Family Peer Support Specialist – Baltimore City

Overview

MCF is hiring a full-time Family Peer Support Specialist for Baltimore City. The Family Peer Support Specialist will be a primary caregiver of a youth, adolescent or young adult who has mental health needs, and will provide family-to-family support, education, advocacy, coaching, information and referral and follow-up to families seeking assistance.

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Youth Engagement Specialist

Overview

MCF is hiring a part-time Youth Engagement Specialist. The Youth Engagement Specialist will be a young adult (18-26 years old) who serves as a leader for youth and young-adult voice in Maryland, and is a member of Taking Flight, MCF’s statewide Youth and Young Adult Council.

Taking Flight is comprised of youth advocates who use their experiences to promote positive change in child-serving systems. Members have experience in one or more child-serving systems, including mental health, the Department of Juvenile Services and Department of Social Services. Taking Flight works to empower and support the move from childhood to adulthood. It also works to reduce stigma and encourage youth involvement in improving services for youth and young adults.

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Early Childhood Family Peer Support Specialist – Southern Maryland

Overview

MCF is hiring a part-time Early Childhood Family Peer Support Specialist for the Southern Maryland region, with a focus on Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. The Early Childhood Family Peer Support Specialist will be a primary caregiver of a youth, adolescent or young adult who has mental health needs, and will serve as the initial point of contact for families seeking early childhood support services and resources. Support will be provided to families, with a priority population of those families caring for a youth age birth through 5 years with developmental or behavioral health needs and/or showing initial signs of concern.

The Early Childhood Family Peer Support Specialist will manage all incoming calls to the BRIDGE Warm Line by families in addition to any referrals from agencies and partners, and will triage needs by providing peer-to-peer support, education, advocacy, coaching, information and referral, and follow-up to caregivers seeking assistance. This position will screen identified families and children with the Early Childhood Services Intensity Instrument (ECSII) to assess and document services needed.

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Family Peer Support Specialist – Mid-Shore

Overview

MCF is hiring a Family Peer Support Specialist for the Mid-Shore region, with a focus on Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Caroline Counties. The Family Peer Support Specialist will be a primary caregiver of a youth, adolescent or young adult who has mental health needs, and will provide family-to-family support, education, advocacy, coaching, information and referral and follow-up to families seeking assistance.

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Family Peer Support Specialist – Mid-Shore

Overview

MCF is hiring a part-time (20 hour/week) Family Peer Support Specialist for the Mid-Shore region, focusing on families in Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Caroline Counties. The Family Peer Support Specialist will be a primary caregiver of a youth, adolescent or young adult who has substance use challenges, and will provide family-to-family support, education, advocacy, coaching, information and referral and follow-up to families seeking assistance.

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Family Peer Support Specialist – Baltimore City

Overview

MCF is hiring a Family Peer Support Specialist for Baltimore City. This could be one full-time position (40 hours/week) or two part-time positions (20 hours/week). The Family Peer Support Specialist will be a primary caregiver of a youth, adolescent or young adult who has substance use challenges, and will provide family-to-family support, education, advocacy, coaching, information and referral and follow-up to families seeking assistance.

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Family Peer Support Specialist – Lower Shore

Overview

MCF is hiring a Family Peer Support Specialist for the Lower Shore region, with a focus on Wicomico, Somerset, Dorchester and Worcester Counties. The Family Peer Support Specialist will be a primary caregiver of a youth, adolescent or young adult who has substance use challenges, and will provide family-to-family support, education, advocacy, coaching, information and referral and follow-up to families seeking assistance.

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Youth Peer Support Specialist, Prince George’s County

Overview

The Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) is hiring a part-time Youth Peer Support Specialist for Prince George’s County. The Youth Peer Support Specialist will be a young adult (18-26 years old) with lived experience as a consumer of behavioral health services, and will serve as a youth leader in Prince George’s County.

The Youth Peer Support Specialist for the Prince George’s County System of Care (SOC) team empowers youth in Prince Georges County by providing support, outreach and education, training, and social opportunities. The primary activities are the facilitation of peer support group meetings and a Youth Advisory Council. The Prince George’s youth program also works to reduce stigma and encourage youth involvement in improving services for youth and young adults.

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Family Peer Support Specialist – Western Maryland

Overview

The Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) is hiring a part-time Family Peer Support Specialist for the Western Maryland region, focusing on families in Garrett and Allegany Counties. The Family Peer Support Specialist will be a primary caregiver of a youth, adolescent or young adult who has mental health needs, and will provide family-to-family support, education, advocacy, coaching, information and referral and follow-up to families seeking assistance.

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