Parent Partner (181/269/271/445)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

  • Serve as a parent representative and support throughout the Wraparound process
  • Assist parents and family in accessing and utilizing formal and informal community support
  • Link the family to appropriate job related community resources and services
  • Be willing to share personal experiences from their own children and families, in efforts to empower client family members
  • Model and coach the client family in areas such as communication skills, anger management, job readiness and problem solving
  • Attend and participate in regular Wraparound team meetings and staff meetings
  • Participate in parent support groups/activities
  • Be willing to work flexible hours and non-traditional hours on a regular basis and be on call in crisis situations
  • Participate in Wraparound/Parent Partner trainings and meetings as assigned
  • Develop and maintain accurate client records and participate in the development of needs/strengths assessment and Plan of Care
  • Other duties as required

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and CERTIFICATES

  • High School Diploma Required
  • Must be a parent of a child who has had involvement with DCFS, Probation or Mental Health Services or a parent or relative caregiver of a special-needs child
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of the Juvenile Court System preferred
  • Knowledge of community resources and networking skills
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier

HILLSIDES OFFERS EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE:

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical insurance with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan

  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan

  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary

  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit

  • 401k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule

  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually

  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions

PQI STATEMENT

Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the performance quality improvement (PQI) of Hillsides' programs & services. Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups.

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (TIC)

Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer