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 Job Information 
  Job Title: Family Partner (Parent to offer Peer Support )
  Category: Wraparound Family Services
  Hiring Manager: Anderson, Kathy
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Position Type: Full Time
  Location: CSA (Community Service Agency - Brockton Area)
  City/Town: Brockton and surrounding areas
  State/Province: Massachusetts
  Pay Rate From: 13
  Pay Rate To: 15
  Pay Rate Unit: Hour
  Job Information:
 
Qualifications:
- Must have experience as a parent/caregiver of a Youth with special needs, and preferably a Youth with mental health needs;
- Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited university and one (1) year of experience working with the target population; or
- Associate's degree in a human service field from an accredited school and one (1) year of experience working with Children/adolescents/transition age Youth; or
- High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with Children/adolescents/transition age Youth; and
- Experience in navigating any of the child and family-serving systems
- Ability to accept Families, Children and Youth unconditionally without judgment or blame for the problems they face.
- Must possess excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills
- Basic computer literacy required.
- Must have knowledge of community resources in designated work area and awareness of culturally relevant services .
- Must be flexible and able to respond to Families under stress and in crisis.
- Must possess a current and valid driver's license and automobile.

  Posting Start Date: 2/7/2013
  Posting End Date: 2/20/2013

 Additional Information 
  Degree Required: None
  Travel Required: 75%
  Relocation Required: No
  Sponsor candidates who are not authorized to work in US: No
  Background Check: Yes
  Drug Screen: No
  Security Clearance: No
  Writing Sample: Yes

 Job Description 
   
 
General Statement of Duties: The Family Partner provides support and advocacy to parents and caregivers and ensures the Family's voice is heard throughout the wraparound process. The Family partner acts as a role model for parents and caregivers in interacting with community providers and agencies.

Responsibilities:

1. Provides guidance, coaching, training, support, education, and advocacy to Parent/Caregiver with regard to interacting with their child and networking with community resources and treatment providers to meet youth's needs.
2. Assists Parent/Caregiver in articulating Youth's strengths, needs and goals for Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) to the Care Coordinator and Care Planning Team.
3. Engages the Parent/Caregiver in activities in the home and community that are designed to address one or more goals on the Youth’s Individual Care Plan.
4. Assists Parents/Caregivers in recognizing the importance of self-care as a vital component of their parenting and helping them connect with support in the area of self-care as well as support in the form of individual, peer/parent support and self-help groups.
5. Attends meetings (Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), hospital discharge, treatment team and other meetings) with families as needed and assists families and team members with discharge/transition planning.
6. Participates in care planning team (CPT) and may facilitate meetings as needed.
7. Conducts a minimum of weekly face-to-face home visits with Parent/Caregiver, organizes and co-facilitates peer-to-peer support groups and provides telephone support to Parent/Caregiver.
8. Provides transportation to families as needed.
9. Maintains professional boundaries at all times.
10. Attends and actively participates in weekly supervision with Senior Family Partner, weekly supervision with a licensed clinician, and group supervision to review families' progress, identify risk factors, improve communication and work on professional growth.
11. Completes weekly progress notes, treatment goals and other required documentation in a timely manner, adhering to the highest professional standards.




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