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Family Partner (Hays MH) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
About the Organization Hill Country Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Centers is a unit of local government and a not-for-profit, 501C provider of Mental Health and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse, and Veteran Peer Services throughout the greater Texas Hill Country Region. Hill Country MHDD Centers is designated to be the Mental Health Authority by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) for a 19 County Service Area including: Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde and Val Verde Counties. With a Mission of Promoting Independence, Community Integration and Recovery, HCMHDD Centers operates (10) ten Mental Health Clinics, (8) Developmental Disability Centers and serving a population of over 630,349 consumers within 22,593 square miles.

Scope of Services

• Adult Mental Health

• Crisis Stabilization Unit

• Children's Mental Health

• Substance Abuse Disorder

• Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

• Veterans Services

 
Category Mental Health / Behavioral Health  
Description

Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Centers

Mission: “Promoting Independence, Community Integration, and Recovery

Job Title: Family Partner

Location: Comal Mental Health Clinic 358 Landa St., Ste 300, New Braunfels, Tx 78666

Position Summary:

Family Partners provide supports to the parent/Legal Authorized Representative (LAR) of the child/youth and do not provide services directly to the child/youth. Access to quality family partner supports can be instrumental in engaging families as active participants in the child/youth’s care and equal members of the child/youth’s recovery team. A family partner’s personal lived experience is critical to establishing a trusting relationship and earning the respect of families currently within the mental health system. Family Partners can be a mediator, facilitator, or a bridge between families and agencies. They ensure each family is heard and their individual needs are being addressed and met. Through their work with parents/LARs, family partners directly impact the child/youth’s resilience and recovery.

Family partner is a person who has lived experience parenting a child, below the age of 18, with a mental, behavioral or emotional diagnosis. The candidate must have successfully navigated a child serving system for at least one year and the lived experience must speak to successful accomplishments. The Family Partner is responsible for meeting current productivity standards as outlined in the job description. The Family Partner must be parent or Legal Authorized Representative that is responsible for making legal decisions and your child must be in a stable place of wellness and resilience. You must be able to articulate your lived experience with other families without becoming overwhelmed.

This position calls for a self-starter, independent, flexible individual. Must meet the requirements for Medicaid background check, be 18 years or older and willing to become certified within one year of employment.

 
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Minimum (18) Eighteen years of age
  • Must have experience parenting a child below the age of 18 with a mental, behavioral, or emotional diagnosis and made legal decisions regarding the child’s treatment/services
  • Valid Texas Driver's License
  • Current Automobile Insurance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum (1) One year of lived experience parenting a child with a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Compensation $15.21 per hour / $31,656 Annual  
On-Call Pay Schedule (If applicable)  
Locations  
Position Family Partner  
Req Number MEN-19-00089  
Location Scheib Mental Health Center  

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