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.