Parent Partner - Bilingual Preferred - Another Road to Safety

  • A Better Way
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Jul 12, 2018
Full time Other

Job Description

Job Description

Role:

Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Parent Partner's primary responsibilities are (a) Provide outreach and engagement to families at risk of child abuse and neglect; (b) Conduct screenings for challenges such as safety risks, child development, substance abuse and depression; (c) Develop family care plans in collaboration with the families; (d) Assist families in meeting goals they have established; (e) Collaborate with the support team members and other stakeholders; and (f) Complete all required documentation.


The Parent Partner is a Community Professional who
(a) has personally navigated the child welfare system with their own child/ children &
(b) has received training/experience in how to mentor other families.

The Parent Partner is a member of an inter-disciplinary team which includes Masters Level Behavioral Health Professionals. Teams combine their experience and skills to help ensure that the families we serve receive support that is culturally sensitive, family friendly and trauma-informed.

You will work closely with family members to increase involvement, setting goals, coaching family members through the process, and supporting them in achieving the set goals. The Parent Partner also helps to ensure that the integrity of the individual family's culture are fully integrated into every aspect of the care and support offered to the child and family and that culturally sensitive and family friendly engagement practices permeate all of our program offerings. In addition the Parent Partner is a responsible person who will participate as a member of a team of mental health professionals. The role involves direct services and case management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Outreach and Engagement to families at risk of child abuse and neglect
  • Conduct safety, child development, substance abuse and depression screens
  • Develop the Family Care Plan in collaboration with families
  • Conduct home and community based visits with families
  • Assists family with accessing and providing linkages to needed services
  • Psychoeducation including increasing advocacy skills in families to obtain services and support
  • Increase awareness about the importance of parent/professional partnerships
  • Assist families in increasing their support network on behalf of the needs of their child
  • Assist families in their understanding of their role with their child
  • Participate in children's mental health treatment teams and represent the parent's perspective
  • Complete required case documentation
  • Assist in the ongoing development and evaluation of the child's treatment plan
  • Attend all program meetings and trainings as required by the County, ARS Program, and A Better Way
  • Participate in related parent education trainings and workshops
  • Attend weekly supervision (collection of hours available under Licensed supervisor) and monthly training
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a parent who has successfully navigated the Child Welfare System, who has exhibited exceptional qualities in their own efforts to reunify and/or develop viable permanency plans for their children
  • Must have an understanding of child/adolescent development
  • Ability to engage with families from diverse communities
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred
  • Good organization skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Reliable transportation and proof of insurance.
  • Flexible schedule
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to pass background clearance and clear TB Test.

Company Description A Better Way was founded in 1996 as a Foster Family Program. Since then, we have grown into a comprehensive foster and adoption services agency, providing adoption, community training, parent advocacy, and behavioral health services to children and families at risk or involved with the foster care system. The mission of A Better Way is to empower children and families to develop the insights, life skills, and permanent relationships that promote their social, emotional, educational and economic well-being.