Parent Partner (Another Road to Safety Program)

A Better Way
Alameda, CA
Jul 21, 2017
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Job Description

A Better Way is currently seeking a Parent Partner for the Another Road to Safety program. Applicants must be passionate about providing guidance and leadership with respect, clinical excellence, and an ongoing commitment to cultural humility.

A Better Way provides Behavioral Health and Social Services to children, youth, and families. We also provide additional services such as Permanency, Training, Parent Engagement, and Community Outreach. We offer services in several counties from our offices in Berkeley, San Francisco, Hayward, Fairfield, and Santa Rosa.
The Another Road to Safety Program our Parent Partners and Family Support Specialists will work together to maintain child safety, improve access to support services, and strengthen families. The Parent Partner is a Community Professional with personal lived experience navigating the Child Welfare system. The Parent Partner has received training and has demonstrated skills in how to mentor other families. The Parent Partner has the skills, knowledge and professionalism needed to work within a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and family-friendly support to families at risk of Child Welfare intervention.

As a Parent Partner you will provide support to families who are at risk for Child Welfare involvement. The Parent Partner offers empathy, shares firsthand knowledge through their own experiences, and connects families with the community resources that they need to stabilize their family. The Parent Partner also helps to assure that the integrity of the individual family's culture is fully integrated into every aspect of the care and support offered. The Parent Partner makes sure that culturally sensitive and family friendly engagement practices permeate all of our program offerings. The Parent Partner serves as a primary case manager and coordinates closely with Mental Health professionals and Social Services. The Parent Partner will work closely with family members to increase involvement; set goals; build new child protective factors; and help them achieve their goals.

Required: A Biological parent/ Legal guardian/ Adoptive parent that has lived experience and involvement with the Department of Children & Family Services OR Another Road to Safety Program. A Parent Partner must have successfully completed the requirements of one of the service programs below AND have had their dependency dismissed (FR, FM) or case closed (ARS, IFM):
• Another Road to Safety Services
• Informal Family Maintenance
• Family Maintenance
• Family Reunification
• Experience in community based social services
• An understanding of child/adolescent development
• Ability to engage with families from diverse communities
• Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred
• Good organization skills
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• Valid California Driver's License
• Reliable transportation and proof of insurance
• Flexible schedule
• Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to pass background clearance and clear TB Test

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Conduct in-home or other in person responses to client families within the SSA required response time
• Outreach to families at risk of child abuse and neglect and maintain ongoing contact with client families and other service providers to monitor service delivery and assess needs
• Provide assistance to families through accessing and providing linkages to needed services
• Conduct weekly home visits with all family members participating in the program
• Develop family care plans with the families assistance
• Provide case management services to clients and significant others as appropriate to support the client families, including crisis intervention
• Develop familiarity with outside agencies and service providers and maintain knowledge of services they provide
• Excellent writing skills needed to prepare written reports
• Maintain accurate case documentation and complete all paperwork in a timely manner
• Assists in the ongoing development and evaluation of the child's treatment plan
• Participates in outreach and community events
• Participates in related trainings and workshops.
• Other duties as assigned.

Company Description
A Better Way was founded in 1996 as a Foster Family Program. Since then, we have grown into a comprehensive foster and adoption services agency, providing adoption, community training, parent advocacy, and behavioral health services to children and families at risk or involved with the foster care system. The mission of A Better Way is to empower children and families to develop the insights, life skills, and permanent relationships that promote their social, emotional, educational and economic well-being.

Alameda, CA


Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:59:55 PDT