PHP is seeking a group co-facilitator for a parent support group in the Boston Pre Release Center. It is a structured program, which allows gradual transition from prison life to the community by means of reintegration through releases to work, education, and counseling programs. As a co-facilitator, you will be maintaining the safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment which characterizes our support groups.
Parents Helping Parents: Our goal is to empower parents to their nurture children and build stronger families.
Parents Helping Parents runs a network of support groups for parents who want to improve relationships with their children. Parents come to our support groups seeking encouragement and feedback on parenting-related issues. Shared leadership, trust, respect, responsibility, and positive parenting are key components of our support groups. Our groups provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for creating positive and caring peer relationships. Our approach is preventative; once the emotional support of the parent has been strengthened, a parent is better able to actively guide and nurture the family.
Must demonstrate an understanding of stressors within a family that could potentially trigger child abuse and/or neglect
Have previous experience working with parents and families
14 hours of training held in our main office in Watertown, MA
Attend two hour orientation at the Boston Pre Release Center