Parent Partner - Children FSP

Type: 
Job
Duties: 
Provides service to parents in the role of advocate, coach, mentor, peer, and general resource.
 
Attends Child and Family Teams. Provides feedback to parents and team.
Advocates for child and family in the team when necessary.
Serves as parent representative to program activities.
Develops Parent Peer Support Groups
Participates in Parent Partner advocacy activities and trainings.
Assists in the development and facilitation of support groups for parents. Trains and empowers parents to assume leadership roles in support and advocacy groups.
Assists in assuring that the team and the parent support the leadership role of the parent.
Assists parents in understanding the nature in the services provided and their role, rights, and responsibilities.
Networks with community based parent organizations. Assists in their development as needed.
Participates in Quality Assurance activities as assigned.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As needed, meet with parents/caregivers when family is referred for screening to explain Full Service Partnerships.
Participate in Service Planning Area Council (SPA2), Services Area Advisory Committee (SAAC), and other community based meetings for the purpose of enhancing the sharing of resources and information.
Participate, as needed, in meetings to advocate for issues effecting families and the community (e.g. State or City Hearings and community forums).
Participate in a countywide parent advocate partnership with other advocates/partners from different systems in order to form a strong family advocacy association.
Develop and participate in trainings to promote interdepartmental understanding regarding the role of the parent advocate within DCFS, Probation, Schools, and DMH and the importance of family centered, strength based approaches.
Attend geographic area meetings for the purpose of enhancing communication and optimizing the sharing of information.
Provide necessary feedback to ensure forms/documents are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Participate in the bi-annual Parent Provider Partnership Conference.

Other assigned duties, within the scope of work, as assigned

Qualifications: 
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.
One (1) year of experience working with children and their families and/or participating in their child’s mental health services (C-FSP, Wrap, TBS, C-FCCS preferred). Awareness of and sensitivity to issues confronting families and their children who are experiencing severe emotional disturbances. Personal experience in raising a seriously emotionally disturbed child preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills and follow-through.
Must pass Department of Justice fingerprint clearance
Must have a valid California Driver License in good standing and personal, valid insurance. May be required to be insurable by the Center’s auto insurance carrier.
Bilingual Spanish preferred.
 
 

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.

One (1) year of experience working with children and their families and/or participating in their child’s mental health services (C-FSP, Wrap, TBS, C-FCCS preferred). Awareness of and sensitivity to issues confronting families and their children who are experiencing severe emotional disturbances. Personal experience in raising a seriously emotionally disturbed child preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills and follow-through.
Must pass Department of Justice fingerprint clearance
Must have a valid California Driver License in good standing and personal, valid insurance. May be required to be insurable by the Center’s auto insurance carrier.
Bilingual Spanish preferred.   REQ # C06511A Apply Here