Become a Power of Two Parent Coach

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The Power of Two Program: Become a Parent Coach

Parents of infants and children with pediatric feeding disorder may feel isolated and overwhelmed with the medical, emotional, financial, educational and social issues they face as they raise their child. Power of Two matches parents who are dealing with their child's feeding disorder with other parents, (parent coaches) who have been through a similar experience. The volunteer coaches offer emotional support, resources and guidance.

Purpose and Impact:

  • Lives are being changed with families who better understand the impact of having a child who has pediatric feeding disorder
  • Parent coaches reduce the isolation and self-doubt for parents that comes with pediatric feeding disorder
  • Empowering families with resources, guidance and advocacy tools
  • Creating strong advocates to bring awareness to pediatric feeding disorder
     

Qualifications:

  • Have firsthand experience with pediatric feeding disorder (as a parent/caregiver)
  • Knowledge of medical specialties associated with pediatric feeding disorder
  • Ability to work with discretion (sensitive/confidential information)
  • Active listening skills with a positive attitude
  • Be able to communicate via phone, email or internet calling with parents
  • Feel comfortable sharing your story either written or orally
     

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to Feeding Matters within 24 hours of a possible match
  • Initiate contact with parent within 24 hours via email or phone
  • Be familiar with, and able to share, resources from the Feeding Matters website
  • Follow up with parent match at 2 and 4 weeks, facilitated by the program coordinator
  • Document communication using connection record and log volunteer hours online
     

Estimated Time Frame:

  • We ask parent coaches to be willing to serve for at least a one year term
  • Volunteer Orientation and Power of Two training typically takes 45 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the number of attendees
  • Most matches require 1-3 hours of support, with follow up communication every 2 and 4 weeks
     

Work Location:

  • Offsite, using your phone and computer
     

Benefits:

  • Make a significant impact in the life of a family offering hope and compassion for what they are going through with their child who has pediatric feeding disorder
  • Meet new people who share similar life journeys and continue to gain knowledge on pediatric feeding disorder in order to bring awareness to this important issue
  • Stay up to date on the latest research on pediatric feeding disorder

 

Apply to Be A Parent Coach