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Parent Partner, Solano CBFS

Company: Ssyaf
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

*$1,000 Hiring Bonus, -Additional $1,500 Spanish Speaking Bonus* -peer advocate, lived experience, mental health, juvenile justice and adoptions - QUALIFICATIONSEducation & Experience

  • Experience as a parent or caregiver of a child receiving, services within the public child welfare system.
  • Basic knowledge of Child Welfare and Education systems, and the ability to advocate on the behalf of clients in navigating and negotiating those systems.
  • Previous experience with advocacy, outreach, and community resources preferredESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSPosition Specific
    • Program Intake: Parent Partners participate at some level in the family intake process, ensuring that family members are aware of how to access advocacy and support services from Parent Partner
    • Coaching and mentoring: Parent Partners coach and educate families (parents, caregivers, and youth) to acquire greater communication, system navigation, and self-regulation skills that are geared to help them take more effective advantage of services while assuring that their personal goals and outcomes are met.
    • Outreach: Parent Partners participate in Team Decision Making meetings, meetings in family homes or in the community, assessing their strengths and challenges, providing parenting support, informing them about Stanford Sierra Youth & Families' services, County Child Welfare, and linking them to community resources.
    • Mutual Support and Education Groups: Parent Partners offer ongoing education and support Groups that bring families with similar challenges and concerns together. Through support, information and education, parents, caregivers, and youth are provided with a variety of tools that can help them to successfully cope with the challenges that they face when raising their children.
    • Participation in Agency Wide Program Meetings, Family Team Meetings and Management Decisions: The voice and perspective of families (parents, caregivers, and youth) is crucial to the development of all agency decision-making, program development and service planning. Parent Partners participate in program meetings to give and exchange their perspectives on child and family strengths, parents as partners in the delivery of services and self-help support systems, as well as the expressed needs of families concerning how the agency may better accommodate family voice and choice in service delivery.
    • Staff Consultation and Training: Parent Partners provide on-going feedback and training to staff on the importance of a family's voice and choice and cultural sensitivity in all aspects of their service planning.
    • Participation in the Hiring Process: Parent Partners participate in the interview process for potential Stanford Sierra Youth & Families' employees, providing an assessment of a potential candidate's ability, skill, and inclination to provide services that are sensitive to, and inclusive of family voice and choice issues.
    • Community Advocacy: Parent Partners may participate in community trainings, workgroups, planning committees, client service reviews, and task forces related to child welfare, advocacy and policy development.
    • Grievance and Complaint support: Parent Partners assist parents, caregivers, and youth with the grievance and complaint process. This includes mentoring, coaching and educating parents, caregivers, and youth with communication, system navigation, and self-regulation skills, in addition to technical assistance in filling out forms and contacting appropriate administrators. -
    • Collateral Support: Individual requests to provide collateral support to caregivers and parents are assigned to the Parent Partner by the Director of Family and Youth Partnership.Agency Specific
      • Performs all duties in a manner consistent with the principles and values of agency, while adhering to applicable professional codes of ethics, the agency's policies and procedures, contractor requirements, and regulatory requirements.
      • Model and communicate appropriate positive attitudes toward the agency's Mission, Vision, and Values
      • Work collaboratively with all agency programs and staff to provide support as needed
      • Utilize and maintain calendar with all work-related details in order to manage time effectively and share calendar information with coworkers
      • Participate in on-going training to expand and develop professional skills
      • Perform other duties as necessary for the agency, as assignedEmployment At-Will
        Employment at the Agency is terminable at-will, which means that employment may be
        terminated at any time, without cause or reason, by either the employee or the Agency. In
        addition the Agency may also demote, layoff, transfer or reassign employees at any time at its
        sole discretion without cause or reason.Check out our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement Starting -Salary Range: $22.00 - $25.00 DOEQualificationsSkillsPreferred Microsoft Office Intermediate Microsoft Excel Intermediate Time management Intermediate Proof of automobile insurance Novice Multi-tasker Intermediate Work mobile, fast paced environment Intermediate Written and verbal communication Intermediate Work Independently Intermediate Culturally competent Intermediate Intermediate Adhere to all confidentiality requirements

Keywords: Ssyaf, Fairfield , Parent Partner, Solano CBFS, Other , Fairfield, California

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