Bilingual Family Support Partner
Company: San Diego Youth Services
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 18, 2023
San Diego Youth ServicesJOB ANNOUNCEMENTBilingual Family Support
PartnerSan Diego Youth Services seeks a Bilingual Family Support
Partner in our PEI Program. This is a Full-Time, Hybrid &
non-exempt position reporting to the PEI Program Manager.San Diego
Youth Services: Who we areSan Diego Youth Services has helped
improve the lives of more than 780,000 homeless, runaway and
vulnerable youth since its beginning in 1970. We provide safe
places to live and long-term solutions through shelter, foster
homes, community centers and housing to more than 28,000 youth
every year at 100+ community and school locations. Through
prevention, early intervention and treatment, we also help youth
before they need higher levels of care or become homeless.We aim
- Meet the basic needs of youth. Hunger, poverty and youth
homelessness are on the rise for many youth and their families
today. We help meet these basic needs for youth. What could be more
vital than food and shelter? We provide safe places to live and
long-term solutions through shelter, foster homes, community
centers and housing.
- Create positive connection. We help youth focus on positive
life changes and healthy relationships as part of providing needed
resources and services. San Diego Youth Services has long provided
foster homes and adoption support services for families considering
adopting a youth in the foster care system.
- Help youth develop life skills. In addition to a range of safe
and stable housing options, we offer support tohelp youth develop
the independent living skills necessaryto become self-sufficient
and keep off the streets.
- Promote overall health and well-being. Early intervention and
care for the whole child are critical. We provide a broad continuum
of services to help youth overcome trauma and challenges that put
them at risk, includingcase management, counseling, mental health
treatment and educational support and resources.SDYS has a staff of
approximately 215 employees and 80 volunteers working across San
Diego County and an annual budget of approximately $22 million. You
can learn more about us at PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:The Program PEI
prevents serious mental illness and behavioral problems in
elementary school-aged children by working with children, their
parents, the community, and the school to raise awareness and help
prevent these challengesCONTEXT OF THE POSITION:Working in
collaboration with other community partners and agencies providing
services to caregivers of youth who are at risk of becoming
involved or are currently involved in the juvenile justice system.
Family Support Partner is responsible for providing intake
assessments, creating a service plan in partnership with the family
(parent and/or caregiver), being an advocate and accompanying
caregiver to various meetings, including court and legal
proceeding, facilitating appropriate referrals.Essential functions
- Conduct outreach to prospective service partners and families
in the community; follow-up on referrals to PEI, to engage family
in services. Triage with Program Clinician for needed services
- Provide support services that include accompanying family to
meetings/appointments; provide advocacy and referrals as
- Assist in maintaining and development of group curriculum and
- Maintain service documentation, data collection and contract
compliance of records as required in a timely manner.
- Maintain accurate and timely records for each family member
including intake work, progress notes, statistics, treatment plans,
termination summaries and discharge plans. And participate in file
reviews.PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Must have direct experience as a consumer or caregiver of a
consumer of children's mental health services, the juvenile justice
system, or Special Education.
- Must have a bachelor's degree or four years of supervised
experience with children and adolescents including the
documentation of services following a standard protocol.
- Experience in crisis intervention, group facilitation,
documentation, and case management preferred.
- Must possess excellent oral and written skills, work well
autonomously and with multi-disciplinary team.
- Able to work in a diverse setting with people of all
backgrounds, culture, and sexual orientation.
- Familiarity with all areas in the San Diego County area.
- Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of
trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience
working in trauma-informed and dual diagnosis programs
- Familiarity with probation and social service systems. SDYS
- Adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of SDYS as mandated
by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of
- Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of service
partner protected health information and other applicable
information and material in accordance to agency and center
policies, and applicable regulations and laws including HIPAA.
- Welcome and support SDYS volunteers and assist them in
accomplishing their services whenever applicable.
- Effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds
- Receive and give supportive feedback to foster equity and
inclusion in working relationships.
- Recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in
- Maintain warm, welcoming and safe work environments.
- Possess flexibility to accomplish job responsibilities in
several work environments, whether it be from home, on the road, or
in an office.Salary: $17-$21/hourTo apply, please send resume and
cover letter through job posting on SDYS website.SDYS offers a
comprehensive benefits package to full time employees that includes
generous PTO, personal holidays, health, vision, dental, life
insurance, parental leave and a 403(b)-retirement plan with
matching contribution.Candidates must be able to follow all the
guidelines provided by the agency, government, and health
authorities to maintain safety and health when the job requires
physical presence and/or contact with others during the COVID-19
pandemic, including the submission of proof of vaccination as
mandated by the California Public Health Order. The successful
candidate will need to submit verification of vaccination or have a
valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.SDYS is
proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression,
sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or
veteran status. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon
request to individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the
Immigration and Nationality Act as amended, all new employees must
verify their eligibility to work in the United States.
Keywords: San Diego Youth Services, San Diego , Bilingual Family Support Partner, Other , San Diego, California
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