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Temporary Family Partner Resource Specialist 

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Job Summary:

The Family Partner Resource Specialist provides direct care and referral guidance to at risk youth and their families in the community. This program is funded through a CARE Grant awarded by from the San Diego District Attorney's Office. The term of the grant is 12 months and services begin January 15, 2019. The primary role of the Family Partner Resource Specialist is to provide one-on-one support and case management to parents, caregivers, and/or participants or other family members, by sharing experience and expertise in navigating systems and programs (e.g., CARE Center, Regional Center, Children and Family Services, Special Education Systems, Juvenile Justice Systems, Placement Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, or Residential Centers). The Partner works collaboratively with the parent, caregiver, or youth and other appropriate community and treatment team members to provide the best therapeutic care possible. Along with the rest of the team, the Partner is active in supporting and implementing an individualized, evidence-based, culturally competent, family-centered approach.


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Position Requirements



1. High School Diploma or GED.

2. Demonstrated knowledge and the ability to connect families with appropriate and individualized community resources.

3. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults to provide to provide care, treatment and services.

4. Experience advocating, preferably as the family member, for someone who has received mental health or other services. Parent Partner: Experience as a parent who has received services for a special needs child.

5. Possess good communication skills, including active listening.

6. Demonstrated ability to utilize de-escalation techniques that align with the trauma informed care model as part of intervention strategy for working with participants in crisis who are responding to triggers/stressors and/or demonstrating early indicators of distress.

7. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities.

8. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.

9. Current CA Driver’s License with a clean driving record or ability to obtain one within 10 days after hire.

10. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends.

11. Ability to work as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary mental health team.

12. Must have access to dependable transportation and personal car insurance, meeting minimum liability coverage required for position if driving for work or transporting participants.


1. A.A. or B.A. Degree.

2. Prior parent mentoring experience.

3. Experience in group facilitation skills.

4. Familiarity with local communities.

5. Case management, familiarity with symptoms of mental illness, and service

documentation/record keeping experience.

6. Fluency in prevailing language(s) of the community served.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Req Number SOC-18-00280  
Location San Diego - Spring Valley  
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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