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.
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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.