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PARENT PARTNER in Los Angeles, CA at Penny Lane Centers

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are seeking individuals to join our team who have high standards and a desire to positively impact the lives of others.

Summary:

The Parent Partner (PP) is a direct service provider to Intensive Services youth and their families, functions according to the Intensive Services process, and participates on the Child and Family Team. The PP operates from a strengths-based, family-centered, team-driven, community-based perspective. The PP will practice solution-focused problem solving. The PP provides collateral services, support, advocacy, system orientation, mentoring, and other supportive services to parents/caregivers and families involved in Intensive Services or Outpatient Programs. The PP helps to ensure that parents/caregivers are offered training and given information that supports them in their roles as active, informed decision-makers for and with their children. The PP ensures that families have voice, access, and ownership of the Child and Family Plan. The PP provides representation for and with parents/caregivers at agency meetings, in the Penny Lane Network Provider Meetings, and at meetings of the Penny Lane Community Advisory Committee. The Parent Partner supports program adherence to the County contract.

The Parent Partner must be able to work from a strengths based perspective with families. They must be able to demonstrate empathy and understanding when working with caregivers. The Parent Partner must be comfortable sharing their personal experience and utilize good judgment. The Parent Partner must be able to work independently and utilize organization and time management skills to meet the requirements of the position.


Position Location: North Hills, CA


Salary Range: $18.50 up to $21.10 per hour

Additional $1.00 per hour Bilingual Spanish Differential

Job Requirements

  • The applicant will submit a letter of interest outlining his or her personal system experience as the parent/long term caregiver of a child involved with DCFS, Probation, Department of Mental Health or Regional Center. (The DCFS and/or Probation case must be closed for at least 12 months).
  • Must be a parent or a primary, long-term caretaker of a special needs child, with personal system experience in DCFS, Probation, Department of Mental Health or the Regional Center.
  • Must pass a fingerprint and background check. Must have had no arrests or reports with DCFS within the past 5 years.
  • Bilingual Spanish Required.
  • Valid California driver’s license; current automobile insurance; have and maintain a clean driving record acceptable to the organization’s insurance company; have immediate access to his or her vehicle during work hours