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Family Partner Part-Time - STAY 

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Job Summary:

The primary role of the Family Partner is to provide outreach and individualized support to parents or family members of young adults with mental health challenges, by sharing personal experience and expertise in navigating agencies in North and Central Alameda County.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Client Services: 1) Provides support to parents/family members and program participants in home or community settings; 2) participates in team meetings and encourages parents/caregivers to participate in youth’s service planning; 3) shares expertise and recommends strategies for change; 4) empowers parents/family members to develop goals, and assists families in voicing concerns and engaging in services; 5) conducts outreach to families in the community whose teens or young adults might benefit from program services.

Documentation: 1) Completes progress notes, outreach logs, and other documentation in a timely manner.

Program Support: 1) Demonstrates understanding of family-focused, strength-based practices, and team-based, recovery-oriented services.

Training: 1) Participates in all agency in-service programs, including parent partner training; 2) may present in-service training on selected topics.

Other Duties: 1) Other duties as assigned by the supervisor. 2) May drive on agency business as required.

Position Requirements

  1. Experience advocating, preferably as the family member, for someone who has

received mental health or other services.

  1. Prior parent mentoring, along with warmth in working with families from diverse backgrounds, preferred.
  2. Possess good communication and active listening skills.
  3. Case management, familiarity with symptoms of mental illness, and client record keeping experience desired.
  4. College degree and computer skills preferred.
  5. Possess a valid California Driver’s license with a clean driving record; position requires use of transportation.
  6. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends when needed.
  7. Willing to work as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary mental health team.
  8. Familiarity with North and Central Alameda County communities preferred.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Req Number SOC-18-00237  
Location FFYC - Oakland  
About the Organization Based in Oakland, California, Fred Finch Youth Center works with young people facing multiple challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and cognitive disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss. Many have experienced abuse; live at or below the poverty line; are growing up in foster care, and are seeking to make their way in the world as independent, strong young adults. Despite their circumstances, these young people possess numerous strengths including tenacity, kindness, and the ability to strive for a brighter future. Committed to the notion that no one is without hope, no matter how desperate their circumstances may appear, Fred Finch staff helps each person we serve find and build upon their strengths so they may reach their potential and lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.

Founded in 1891 as an orphanage, today's Fred Finch Youth Center operates 24 programs in California including mental health, housing, education, and independent living services, providing a pathway to healing and self-sufficiency. Our 127-year history and strong track record have made Fred Finch Youth Center a recognized leader in the treatment of children and families.

FFYC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who does not discriminate and follows all regulations under the Act as well as all the regulations under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Fred Finch Youth Center partners with contracted providers to provide mental health services to residents of the following counties:

* Alameda County * Contra Costa County * Fresno County * Los Angeles County * Merced County * Napa County * Orange County *Placer County * Sacramento County * San Diego County * San Mateo County * Santa Clara County


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