Family Partner for Lynn Center (Pittsburg-Leland) with emphasis on Family Partner
with family member who has experience in Mental Health service system
Wraparound services provide intensive support for families of young children with complex needs. The young child may have severe behavioral and/or emotional difficulties, mental health needs, or developmental delays. Support includes a team composed of family, friends, and professionals involved in the child's life that works to identify the family's strengths and set goals to meet the family's needs. This is called the Wraparound team. The Wraparound team works with the family to minimize and resolve problems and achieve goals that are important to family members for a more stable and balanced family life.
The Family Partner is an integral member of the Wraparound team. The person in
this position has a unique ability to provide support to the family because of their experience as a primary caregiver to a child with special needs.
The Family Partner acts as a liaison between the family of the child served and other families. Services are provided to families across all socioeconomic levels, at their home, the clinic and in the community, as is needed by the family.
Minimum qualifications include: A commitment to excellence in children-centered
services and a high level of enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission with a strong interest in Wraparound services to families.
Ability to take initiative and complete assigned tasks. The Family Partner must have knowledge of the needs, problems, and issues encountered by parents/caregivers of children with serious mental health concerns and developmental disabilities, and be able to accept the family where they are in an easy and nonjudgmental manner. Must be able to communicate well orally and in writing, in English.
Education: High school diploma or GED
Must have experience as a parent or primary caregiver of a child with defined needs in at least one area, though ideally in multiple areas of service. The service areas include: education/special education, Mental Health, Juvenile Justice and fragile medical needs. Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively with those services in a team setting.
Valid CA Driver's license with a good driving record and a car to use for work purposes. Must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.
Monday – Friday, 30 - 37.5 hours per week, depending on program need. Benefits offered.
Compensation: $18-20/hour depending on experience and education.
providing services in East Contra Costa County, with office in Pittsburg
All interested, forward a resume or work history, with dates of employment, and a
letter if interest outlining relevant experience to HR. Fax: 925-370-2048 or Email: email@example.com
Specify in subject line of email or fax: Family Partner.