• Family Partner

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/22/2018 3:50 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1979
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Direct Care
  • Overview

    The Family Partner provides peer support to family members of youth receiving community-based services through Seneca. The Family Partner 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 Family Partner draws on his or her own relevant experiences to support families in overcoming the challenges they face. As a crucial part of the Seneca provider team, the Family Partner engages families in services and works with caregivers individually so they can better support the youth in their lives. Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client or student community. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provide non-judgmental, unconditional support to children and families participating in the Seneca Programs.
    • Act as a member of the Family Team, designated as the individual support person to the parent or identified family member.
    • Assist with coordinating and providing transportation for school, therapy, court hearings, or other pertinent treatment appointments/activities.
    • Work in coordination with the birth/foster parents (or primary caregiver), Support Counselors, Family Support Facilitators and Community members to participate in all functions of the Child and Family Team, including: planning meetings, assisting in designing treatment plans, assist in writing quarterly reports, and other casework duties as needed.
    • Submit incident reports other necessary documentation in a timely and complete manner.
    • Participate in supervision with the Family Partner Supervisor.
    • Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork including, but not limited to, mental health notes, time sheets, petty cash, and mileage in a timely manner.
    • Maintain professional behavior at all times, appropriately representing Seneca's mission and philosophy.

    Qualifications

    • Must have personal experience raising a child who has received services (Special Education, Social Services, Probation, Mental Health)
    • Bilingual skills in Spanish a plus
    • High school diploma/GED or higher; an Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Experience or interest in working with families
    • 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

    • Competitive salary with an additional salary increase for bilingual Spanish/English abilities upon passing a bilingual proficiency exam.
    • 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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