Temporary Parent Partner (444)

This is a temporary position. 

WHAT WE OFFER:

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance with a $20 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
  • 401(k) 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
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model & Trauma Informed Care

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

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 Residential 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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manual and office documents
  • Ability to speak a language other than English

Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others - including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 25% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

·  Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use

·  Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

ADDITIONAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •   None

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors and outdoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and CERTIFICATES

  • 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 driver's license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier

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