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Child First Family Resource Partner  

Category Child Mental Health Services  
Description

Together We Achieve Better Days: Easter Seals UCP creates opportunities, promotes individual choice, and changes the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. We are Accountable, Committed, and Caring. These three words guide everything we do.

We currently have a Full-Time opportunity for a Family Resource Partner (FRP) to join our Child First team in Jacksonville, NC (Onslow County). If you’re looking for a rewarding, challenging position with a sustainable organization, we’d love to explore this opportunity with you.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • The FRP provides community resource expertise to Child First team and families, including identifying and collaborating with community-based service providers and supports.
  • Engages with the Child First family and the Clinician in the collaborative family assessment process (i.e., use data from interviews, observations, interactions, and standardized measures to identify family strengths, needs, and challenges).
  • Promotes family stabilization by identifying all needed and desired services, integrating service needs into the Child and Family Plan of Care, and addressing barriers as they arise.
  • Averts crisis situations by assisting Child First family in times of urgent need (e.g., eviction).
  • Enhances caregiver executive functioning skills (e.g., planning, organizing, managing time, focusing attention, regulating emotions, reflecting on progress) as needed and in consultation with the Clinician and Clinical Director.
  • Maintains a reflective lens when engaging with the caregiver, in order to understand his/her motivation, needs, and possible barriers to new services and supports.
  • Collaborates closely with Child First Clinician to meet the needs of Child First families.
  • Embraces the use of videotaping to enhance both therapeutic work with families and reflective clinical supervision.
  • Provides identified child and/or other children in the family with an interactive, growth-promoting play experience.
  • Engages in weekly individual, Team, and group reflective clinical supervision with Clinical Director.
  • Engages actively in all aspects of the Child First Learning Collaborative, including in-person training, distance learning curriculum, and specialty trainings.
  • Tracks completion of all assessments and enter into the appropriate database.
  • Keeps all appropriate documentation for clinical accountability and reimbursement.
  • Participates in other clinical and administrative activities as appropriate.

WHAT EASTER SEALS UCP CAN OFFER YOU:

  • Competitive salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance and Long-term & Short-term Disability Insurance.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Accrued Paid Time Off + 10 Paid Holidays.
  • Company provided Laptop with IT Technical Support
  • Mileage reimbursement
 
Position Requirements

YOU’RE A GREAT MATCH FOR OUR TEAM IF YOU HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in child development, psychology, nursing, human services, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of three years working with culturally diverse families and young children under the age of six years.
  • Openness to learning, capacity for self-reflection, and eagerness to participate in reflective clinical supervision.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, parent education, parent-child relationships, and individual, family, and community-level risk factors (e.g., poverty, homelessness, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse, teen parenthood).
  • Knowledge of, and experience with community-based services and supports in the service area, highly valued.
  • Experience working in-home and community-based settings with vulnerable populations of diverse cultures and ethnicities.
  • Able to speak a second language (Spanish, Portuguese, Creole, other), highly valued.
  • Strong commitment to the vision, mission, and goals of Child First.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, reliable, and flexible (including willingness to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends).
  • Eager and able to work as part of a team.
  • Able to communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • Comfortable with computers and experience with Word and Excel.
  • Reliable vehicle and appropriate insurance for home visits.
  • Possesses excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability and desire to be a team player.
  • Intermediate to advanced typing skills.
  • Current, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Child First Family Resource Partner  
Division Child First  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Child First Jacksonville  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
 
EOE Statement We 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.  
SuperVFlg None Specified 

HoursPerWk None Specified 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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