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Bilingual Family Support Partner

Company: San Diego Youth Services
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

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 to:

  • 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 include:
  • 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 applicable.
  • Assist in maintaining and development of group curriculum and facilitate groups.
  • 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 preferred.
    • Familiarity with probation and social service systems. SDYS EXPECTATIONS:
      • Adhere to and uphold the rigorous standards of SDYS as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of quality.
      • 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 and experiences.
      • Receive and give supportive feedback to foster equity and inclusion in working relationships.
      • Recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in co-workers.
      • 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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