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Family Parent Partner

Company: Victor Community Support Services Inc
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

The Family Parent/Youth Partner is responsible for establishing and implementing the support services for children and families. They serve as liaison for the family's involvement and offer support in whatever way is most helpful to each individual family.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serves as the consumer representative to program activities, ensuring advocacy and support services to all participating families.
  • Able to engage and provide skill building to youth and families as assigned.
  • Provides introduction and engagement support for families entering services.
  • Coordinates with the management team in the development and implementation of program systems and standards that promotes consumer driven family-centered services.
  • Informs families of basic mental health and social service information and referral sources; assists with the development of additional community resources as necessary and appropriate.
  • Assists with the development of support groups for consumers and coordinates scheduling of groups and transportation assistance.
  • Participates in consumer advocate training: teaching basic concepts of rights, complaints and grievance procedures, support relationships, crisis management, vocational involvement and related areas.
  • Recruits for consumer involvement in committees and work groups.
  • Provides appropriate and professional advocacy and education to providers on behalf of consumer's needs.
  • Provides linkage of families with appropriate services, advocating for them when necessary, and serving as role model and advocate for children/families involved in the wraparound process. -
  • Assists with the ongoing development and implementation of program evaluation.
  • Documents services in accordance with program specific requirements.
  • Meets Agency service percentage standard reflecting expected time spent with clients, if applicable.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    • Must possess a high school diploma/GED.
    • Must be a former consumer, caregiver or relative of a special needs child who has received services from a child-serving agency
    • Must be Bilingual in English/Spanish.POSITION/PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
      • Must possess a valid California driver's license, personal automobile insurance and driving record that meets the standards outlined in the Agency's Personnel Policy: Motor Vehicle Operating Standards.
      • Must be physically and mentally fit in accordance with the Agency's Personnel Policy: Physical Fitness Standards and Examinations. Must be willing to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) test, drug screening test and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s) and booster (if eligible).
      • Must be willing to complete a personal background investigation conducted by the State of California.
      • Must obtain First Aid Certification. Must obtain a CPR Certification (only when required by local county or program).
      • Must be flexible to work nights and weekends/on-call, may need to work a split-shift, varying schedule according to operational need.
      • Must be willing to work within a culturally integrated workplace and be willing to respect human differences based upon protected classes as defined by state, federal and local laws, or any other condition that distinguishes people from one another.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
        • Have an adequate range of body motion and mobility to work in a residential, office or outdoor environment including standing and walking (even and uneven surfaces), alternating between standing and sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling, twisting, reaching balancing and occasional carrying and lifting up to 25 pounds occasionally, and up to 10 pounds frequently.
        • Physically able to walk up and down stairs routinely. -
        • Physically able to perform CPR and First Aid as trained.
        • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time in a vehicle for traveling to recreational activities, home visits, DCFS and court locations which may be up to 100 miles driving distance.
        • Requires the ability to utilize computer and telephone systems, which includes the coordination of eye and hand and fine manipulation by the hands and fingers for typing, writing and working with files.QualificationsEducationRequiredHigh School or better.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Victor Community Support Services Inc, San Bernardino , Family Parent Partner, Other , San Bernardino, California

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