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Family Partner I

Company: Pacific Clinics, Inc.
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Pacific Clinics is California's largest community-based nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services and supports. Our team of more than 2,000 employees speak 22 languages and are dedicated to offering hope and unlocking the full potential of individuals and families through culturally responsive, trauma-informed, research-based services for individuals and families from birth to older adults.Who We ServePacific Clinics serves children, transitional age youth, families, adults, and older adults. We offer a full range of mental and behavioral health services, foster care and social services, housing, continuing adult education, and early childhood education programs for Medi-CAL eligible individuals and families throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Stockton, Tulare, and Ventura Counties.What We Offer

  • Salary Range $17.37 to $20.85/Hour. Actual offers will be determined by the candidate's creditable years of experience in conjunction with internal equity considerations and based on the organization's current compensation practices.
  • We offer Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits, retirement options, Flex Spending, EAP, and more!
  • Employee engagement and advocacy opportunities to advance our justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion agenda across our Agency and throughout the communities we serve.Job SummaryWorks within the vision, mission, and philosophy of the agency to provide support and coaching on specific skill sets for caregivers, as well as provide a parent perspective in a variety of settings. Supports the development of a shared understanding between individuals and groups based on the twelve principals of the agency service philosophy. Uses own personal lived experiences to establish credibility and infuse hope for a better future, to demonstrate unconditional acceptance, and assist with problem solving. Supports with the implementation of family friendly practices by providing parent's perspective to the routine operations and development of programs. Provides consultation and training for staff and others to increase awareness and improve the effectiveness of parent-professional partnerships to meet the needs of families. Participates in program and community meetings to maximize parent voice, choice, access, and involvement throughout the service delivery process. Works directly with parents and caregivers.
    • Utilizes own personal lived experience as the parent of a child and/or adolescent who received their own mental health services, and/or were in the foster care and/or probation systems of care to provide peer support to parents and caregivers served by the program as appropriate.
    • Provides parents and caregivers with information about the agency and the process and procedures, including the Family Partner I role to assist them.
    • Participates in providing a variety of support services for parents and caregivers (e.g., family events, family activities, recognition events, and other).
    • Coaches families to make decisions and develop plans based on their needs, and to use their voice to direct treatment.
    • Collaborates and participates in Child & Family Team (CFT) meetings to ensure parent and family members have access, voice, and choice within the process and to support the parent and caregiver's connection to the Child & Family Team (CFT) members, as necessary.
    • Serves as consultant and supports shared understanding to ensure that family and providers understand each other's perspective and information.
    • Provides non-judgmental, culturally informed support to parents and caregivers.
    • Explores, identifies, and works to (re)establish natural support systems as needed; identifies and links families with community connections and resources.
    • Models and coaches effective coping techniques for parents and caregivers.
    • Assists with the design and implementation of internal and external trainings about the parent perspective.
    • Produces and maintains accurate and timely documentation within agency standards.
    • Employee is required to meet applicable productivity and documentation requirements. -Other Duties
      • Driving to appointments with clients and their families, or other key contacts.
      • Physical interactions with children of variable ages such as, but not limited to, games, sports, and other activities.Education Requirements
        • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.Preferred Education
          • Some college education.Experience Requirements
            • At least three (3) years of experience as a parent or caregiver of a child or adolescent who has received their own mental health services, and/or have been in the foster and/or probation systems of care. Work experience will not be considered in lieu of the personal lived experience.
            • Be able to articulate the experience and perspective of a parent or caregiver of a child with complex needs, involving mental health, child protective services, or probation services. This required ability is acquired as the primary caregiver of a child with complex needs.Other Specific Requirements
              • Must pass Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and Child Abuse Index Check (CAIC) background clearance, if applicable.
              • Valid California Driver's License with two (2) years experience driving and clean driving record is required.Work Environment/ConditionsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.In addition, this position requires standing, sitting, walking, climbing, and kneeling.----------------------Equal Opportunity EmployerWe will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with ordinance 184652, Sec. 189.04 (a) and San Francisco Police Code, Article 49. Section 4905.

Keywords: Pacific Clinics, Inc., Sacramento , Family Partner I, Other , Sacramento, California

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