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Family Partner (Behavioral Health)

Company: Children's Services of Roxbury, Inc.
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

***$3,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!!***Overview:Family support and training is a service provided to the parent/caregiver of a youth (under the age of 21) in any setting where the youth resides, such as the home (including foster homes and therapeutic foster homes), and other community settings. Family support and training is a service that provides a structured, one-on-one, strength based relationship between a Family Support and Training Partner and a parent caregiver. Position Summary:As a Family Partner you will resolve or ameliorate the youth's emotional and behavioral needs by improving the capacity of the parent/caregiver to parent the youth, to improve the youth's functioning as identified in the outpatient or In-home Therapy treatment plan, or Individual Care Plan (ICP).Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Engaging the parent/caregiver with learning how to network and link to community resources and services for support; this includes how to link resources and treatment providers, and advocating for and accessing resources to address the youth's emotional and behavioral needs.
  • Work closely with the family and any existing/referring behavioral health providers (such as DMH, DCF, DYS, DPH, etc.) to ensure implementation of the objectives and goals identified in the treatment plan, and to support services/care planning and coordination on behalf of and with the youth and parent/caregiver
  • Coordinate and participate in all care planning meetings and processes for the youth.
  • Report weekly to Senior Parent Partner and keep supervisor updated on all cases
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and data entry assignments in a timely mannerRequired Skills, Education and Experience:
  • Experience as a caregiver of a youth with special needs and preferable a youth with mental health needs. (Family caregiver refers to any biological, kinship, foster and/or adoptive family/caregiver responsible for the care of a youth).
  • Experience navigating any of the child and family-serving systems and teaching family members who are involved with the child and family serving systems.
  • Ability to appropriately use personal experience in navigating medical/mental health system
  • Must have exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree in human services field from an accredited university and one (1) year of experience working with the target population, or
  • Associate's degree in a Human Service field from an accredited school and one (1) year of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth, and/or high school diploma or GED and a minimum of two (2) years experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth.
  • Must possess a current valid driver's license and reliable transportation, must have proof of automobile insurance.
  • Provide culturally competent services to ensure that the there is a recognition of economic status, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, language and the unique values and goals for each youth and family.Benefits:--- Paid sick leave--- Health, vision and dental insurance--- 401K plan--- Access to free, on-line CEU approved educational courses--- Employee discounts program providing discounts on thousands of products and services--- Work with a professional, dedicated and compassionate team of people--- Help us continue the important work of changing and saving livesLearn more about our organization and this position here:

Keywords: Children's Services of Roxbury, Inc., Boston , Family Partner (Behavioral Health), Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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