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Parent Partner

Company: The MENTOR Network
Location: Covina
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

California MENTOR, a member of the Sevita family, provides services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex challenges, including autism spectrum disorders.Parent PartnerDo you have experience working in the mental health field as well as personal experience as a parent or guardian of a child who's been involved in the care system? Bring your commitment and empathy to a team-based workplace that puts people first. As a Parent Partner in Covina for California MENTOR Family Support Services, you will help the company achieve its goal of providing quality service by building supportive relationships with parents and caregivers.Responsibilities:Provide guidance to parents/caregivers who have children being served through the system, sharing and relating your own personal, prior experience of having a child served in the system to help foster a relationship of trust and support between the parents/caregivers and the treatment teamProvide advocacy and liaison services between the clinician, treatment staff, community agencies, services, families, and children to ensure that families are properly supported through the process of having children involved with the system of care, probation, or mental health systems, and utilizing any of the company's servicesParticipate as a full and active member of the family team, assisting the family in bringing up and discussing difficult issues at team meetingsFacilitate linking families with appropriate community services; follow-up, consult, and collaborate with community agencies to ensure they receive appropriate services.Lead or co-lead individual and parent counseling groups providing education, consultation, or other needed services for current and discharged familiesAttend and participate in trainings, treatment planning meetings, court review hearings, team decision-making, IEP, and other meetings to provide support and information to the teams and familiesMaintain contact with families to best meet their needs, including visiting families' homes and initiating contact as soon as an individual is placed; provide support and information to allay families' concerns while offering encouraging feedback to those reconnecting to their communityMaintain comprehensive documentation as it pertains to record-keeping and state-specific requirementsQualifications:High school diploma or equivalent requiredTwo years of experience in a mental health setting strongly preferredPrior personal experience as a parent or legal guardian of a child who has been involved with the system (DCFS, probation, Regional Center, Dept. of Mental Health or the like) requiredProbation and/or DCFS case must be closed for a minimum of one yearValid driver's license in good standing with access to a registered vehicle with insuranceSelf-motivated and detail-oriented with ability to multi-taskStrong communication skills with ability to build rapport with othersWhy Join Us?Full compensation/benefits package for employees working 30+ hours/week401(k) with company matchPaid time off and holiday payComplex work adding value to the organization's mission alongside a great team of co-workers. Make a real difference in the lives of othersEnjoy job security with nationwide career development and advancement opportunitiesWe have meaningful work for you - come join our team - Apply Today!Sevita is a leading provider of home and community-based specialized health care. We believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. We provide people with quality services and individualized supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual, or behavioral challenges they face. We've made this our mission for more than 50 years. And today, our 40,000 team members continue to innovate and enhance care for the 50,000 individuals we serve.Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

Keywords: The MENTOR Network, Covina , Parent Partner, Other , Covina, California

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