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.

Youth Coordinator, Youth MOVE Massachusetts

The Youth Coordinator works to engage and support youth and young adults in advocating for systems change by sharing their experiences. The Youth Coordinator ensures that the voices of youth who have challenges related to mental health, family, juvenile justice, education and/or transition aged youth challenges are heard and their expertise is recognized. The Youth Coordinator leads Youth MOVE Massachusetts, a youth initiative within Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL). This is a 20 hours a week position located in the Worcester/Waltham offices as needed. Bilingual preferred.

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Family Support Specialist: Juvenile Justice, Middlesex/Essex 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. This is a part-time, 20 hour/week position. Bilingual preferred.

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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. 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.