Fred Finch Youth Center Family Partner (Regional Center - Wraparound) in San Diego, California
Family Partner (Regional Center - Wraparound)
The Family Partner provides direct care to identified parents and caregivers in a community or home setting. Family Partners may also provide direct care to youth or young adults. The primary role of the Family Partner is to provide one-on-one support and mentorship to parents and caregivers, and/or participants or other family members, by sharing experience and expertise in navigating systems and programs (e.g., Regional Center, Children and Family Services, Special Education Systems, Juvenile Justice Systems, Placement Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, or Residential Centers). The Partner works collaboratively with the parent, caregiver, or participant and other appropriate community and treatment team members to provide the best therapeutic care possible. Along with the rest of the team, the Partner is active in supporting and implementing an individualized, evidence-based, culturally competent, family-centered approach.
Family Partner:Experience advocating, preferably as the family member, for someone who has received mental health or other services. Parent Partner:Experience as a parent who has received services for a special needs child.
Prior parent mentoring, along with warmth with families from diverse backgrounds, preferred.
Possess good communication skills, including active listening.
Group facilitation skills preferred.
High School diploma or GED required. College degree (AA or BA) and computer skills preferred.
Clean driving record; current CA driver’s license Required, or ability to obtain within 10 days after hired.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends when needed.
Case management, familiarity with symptoms of mental illness, and service documentation/record keeping experience preferred.
Willing to work as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary mental health team.
Familiarity with local communities preferred
Must have access to dependable transportation and personal car insurance, meeting minimum liability coverage required for position if driving for work or transporting participants.
Preferred (sometimes Required): Fluency in prevailing language(s) of the community.
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STARTING SALARY IS $14.50 PER HOUR.
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan
Employer paid life insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
8 Paid holidays
21 days of Paid Time Off
Qualifying Employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
LocationSan Diego - Spring Valley
About the OrganizationFor over a century, Fred Finch Youth Center has brought hope and healing to vulnerable youth and their families. Our clients are children, teens, and young adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities or emotional disorders that may be transitioning from foster care or homelessness, recovering from abuse, or underserved by traditional service providers. We provide over 3,000 youth each year with residential care, special education, vocational training, transitional housing, homeless youth programs, school-based counseling, and in-home support on residential campuses in Oakland and San Diego and in homes, schools, and communities in over several counties throughout California. Join us in making a difference in the lives of others.
This position is currently accepting applications.