• Bilingual Family Partner

    Job Locations US-CA-Concord
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/30/2018 11:51 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1658
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Direct Care
  • Overview

    The Bilingual Family Partner (Spanish/English) provides peer support to family members of youth receiving services through the START Program. The Family Partner works individually with family members to engage them in the process, increase their involvement, and assist them in achieving their treatment plan goals. The Family Partner will perform a wide range of activities in order to function as a member of the supporting team as well as provide individual support to the parents.

     

    The Bilingual Family Partner (Spanish/English) must have personal experience raising a child who has received services. These services can include Special Education, Mental Health Services, Human Services such as CPS or Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice or Probation. The Bilingual Family Partner (Spanish/English) draws on their own relevant experiences to support families in overcoming the challenges they face.

     

    Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client/student community.

    Responsibilities

    • Work with the treatment team to provide crisis intervention and other mental health services as needed at Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES), in client homes, and in the community.
    • Provide non-judgmental, unconditional support to families participating in the Seneca Programs
    • Act as a member of the team, designated as the individual support person to the parent or identified family member.
    • Work in coordination with the caregiver, Support Counselor, Personal Services Coordinator and community members to participate in all functions of the team, including: planning meetings, assisting in designing treatment plans, linking to resources
    • Provide on-call coverage to the clients and their families to community-based resources.
    • Participate in treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings when necessary.
    • Complete progress notes and other paperwork, and complete service tracking documentation as indicated.
    • Assist with planning for transportation arrangements for school, therapy appointments, court hearings, and other community resources or pertinent treatment appointments/activities.
    • Participate in weekly supervision with the program supervisor or designee.
    • Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork including but not limited to mental health notes, time sheets, petty cash, and mileage.
    • Maintain professional behavior at all times, appropriately representing Seneca’s mission and philosophy.
    • All other duties assigned by supervisor or other Seneca Management.

    Qualifications

    • Personal experience raising a child who has been the recipient of services
    • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English required  
    • An Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Experience or interest in working with families
    • Flexible schedule with ability to work evenings and weekend days
    • Own a vehicle, California driver's license, and auto insurance
    • Clear TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
    • Ability to work as a team player and with a diverse population
    • Good writing and organizational skills

    Schedule

    • Full time
    • Must have a flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekend days.

    Benefits

    • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
    • 4 weeks of flexible Paid Time Off
    • We provide a 403(b) retirement plan
    • Scholarship opportunities!

    Employment opportunities are, and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes and abilities. It is the policy of Seneca Family of Agencies to grant equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran status, age, religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Seneca is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome candidates that will promote and value diversity and exercise teamwork and collaboration.

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