Monday, March 23, 2015

Vancouver Family Preservation - Family Partner (WA)

Title: Family Partner Date Open: March 23, 2015
Date Closed: Until Filled
Department:Vancouver Family Preservation
Reports to: Clinical Supervisor
Status:Full Time with Benefits FLSA: Non-exempt Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $15.89-17.54 DOE

Program Description:

The Family Preservation System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based services and supports centered around one predominant belief: Children need their families and families need their children. All services are delivered with the following core values in mind: safety of the child, family and community; flexible and responsive; family driven; normative; family oriented; strengths based; comprehensive and collaborative; unconditional; individualized; and culturally relevant.

Position Description:

Family Partners collaborate, provide peer support and help facilitate services for families receiving Family Preservation services. They work as a team member with other agency, system and community people. Family Partners help parents voice their own perspective and assure other team members are able to understand that perspective. They represent a parent orientation and perspective in all internal and external agency activities. They build confidence with parents that their family can be successful after services have been completed.

Essential Functions:
* Communicate role, responsibility and agency philosophy in order to assure mutual respect, confidence and trust with the consumer and other stakeholders.
* Provide non-judgmental, unconditional support to the consumer.
* Assess for immediate safety and stabilization needs.
* Customize helping approaches to fit the consumer’s uniqueness, personality, culture and interest.
* Report relevant information to the right people at the right time.
* Maintain a focus on strengths, needs and creative solutions.
* Utilize the consumer’s expertise in problem solving and solution seeking.
* Work interdependently with others toward common goals.
* Respond to consumer’s needs in a timely fashion.
* Complete required documentation within established timeframes.
* Instill hope for the future by communicating and behaving with confidence and reassurance.
* Communicate and collaborate effectively with other team members to manage triangulation and potential conflicts.
* Welcome, Engagement and Assessment.
* Individualized Service Planning.
* Implementing Services.
* Transitioning Services to Natural and Other Community Supports.

Job Requirements:
* Certification as a Family Partner/Peer Support by DBHR and/or ability to obtain within 3 months.
* Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
* Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
* Obtainment of an Agency Affiliated Counselor License (HIV/AIDS training required).
* Ability to obtain a CPR/First Aid Certification
* Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
* Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, auto registration and automobile insurance. Must be able to work with parents in their homes or at locations convenient to them. (Parent support services need to be based in the community not at the CCS office facility.)
* Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, with no prior DUI convictions (required to provide current driving abstract)
* Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
* Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
* Ability to coordinate all services through the assigned Clinicians. Medicaid services must be approved by the clinician and appropriately indicated on the Service Plans.
* Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
* One year’s experience in services related to mental health, family preservation, foster care or children/families with complex needs
* Ability to support new parents enrolled in Crisis Stabilization Services at the time of referrals. This may involve family interventions that occur late at night and on the weekends. Preferred

* Parent of a child with a mental illness that received community mental health services through a Regional Support Network, RSN.
* Completed Peer Support Training and Credentialed.

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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