Vacancies on CPMT / FAPT Teams
The Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) for Spotsylvania County, which oversees local activities under the Children’s Services Act (CSA), is seeking a private provider representative and a parent representative to volunteer to serve on a Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) and a parent representative to serve on CPMT.
Comprehensive Services Act
The Comprehensive Services Act (which is now the Children’s Services Act) was passed in 1992 with the intent to "create a collaborative system of services and funding that is child-centered, family-focused and community-based when addressing the strengths and needs of troubled and at-risk youth and their families in the Commonwealth.” For additional information about CSA in Virginia, please refer to the State CSA website.
The incorporation of parent and private provider volunteers to this membership helps ensure that a variety of perspectives and alternatives are considered in identifying and securing resources for at-risk children and their families. Membership of Spotsylvania CPMT and FAPT includes the following representatives:
- The 15th District Juvenile Court Services Unit
- Board of Supervisors
- A parent representative
- A private provider representative
- Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
- Rappahannock Area Health District
- Rappahannock Area Office on Youth
- Spotsylvania County Public Schools
- Spotsylvania Department of Social Services
Private Provider Representative Description
Private providers, organizations, or associations of providers, who serve children and families of Spotsylvania are invited to apply to serve on a Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT.) Volunteers selected to serve will work cooperatively with other members on the teams to assist at-risk children/youth and their families to access resources through the CSA.
Parent Representative Description
Parents who reside in Spotsylvania County are invited to apply to serve on our FAPT or the CPMT. Volunteers selected to serve will work cooperatively with other members on the teams to assist at-risk children/youth and their families to access resources through CSA.
FAPT applicants must be available to participate in FAPT meetings usually two Tuesdays per month beginning at 9 a.m. Time commitment is approximately 16 hours per month. CPMT applicants must be available to participate in regularly scheduled meetings one Thursday per month for approximately 4 hours.
Volunteers should possess:
- Ability to work well on a team
- A commitment to children/youth and related issues
- People skills that include good communication skills
- Some knowledge of at-risk children/youth and their behaviors, needs
- An understanding of the need for confidentiality
- A willingness to follow through on commitments
Those interested in one of these positions should provide name, address, phone number, email address and relevant background information to email Erica Mann. Applications accepted until vacancy is filled.