PPAL values those who have direct lived experience raising a child with significant mental and behavioral health challenges and gives hiring preference to individuals who have this direct lived experience.

Parent/Professional Advocacy League is a small but impactful nonprofit organization working to make things better for children with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs and their families. Based in Waltham and Worcester, PPAL works with families across the state who need help navigating services in behavioral health, juvenile justice and education. We work in close partnership with other community and state agencies with the goals of supporting families, nurturing parent leaders and improving systems.

Family Support Specialist: Juvenile Justice, Hampden/Worcester County

The Family Support Specialist for Juvenile Justice will lead family support efforts with PPAL staff, in partnership with individual juvenile justice-involved families as well as community stakeholders.

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Family Support Coordinator – Worcester/No. County Area

The Family Support Coordinator for the Worcester/No. County Area will organize and oversee family support activities, organize workshops and other events and represent PPAL at various meetings. This is a part-time, 20 hour/week position.

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Family Support Specialist – Worcester/No. County Area

The Family Support Specialist for the Worcester/No. County Area is responsible for providing support to families that increases their ability to find and obtain services for their children and families. This is a part-time, 20 hour/week position. Bilingual preferred.

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PPAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.