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PARENT PARTNER

Penny Lane Centers
United States, California, Los Angeles
15315 Rayen Street (Show on map)
February 07, 2024
Description

Summary:

The Parent Partner (PP) is a direct service provider to Intensive Services youth and their families, functions according to the Intensive Services process, and participates on the Child and Family Team. The PP operates from a strengths-based, family-centered, team-driven, community-based perspective. The PP will practice solution-focused problem solving. The PP provides collateral services, support, advocacy, system orientation, mentoring, and other supportive services to parents/caregivers and families involved in Intensive Services (Wraparound, IFCCS, FSP, STRTP Aftercare and the Outreach Triage Teams) or Outpatient Programs. The PP helps to ensure that parents/caregivers are offered training and given information that supports them in their roles as active, informed decision-makers for and with their children. The PP ensures that families have voice, access, and ownership of the Child and Family Plan. The PP provides representation for and with parents/caregivers at agency meetings, in the Penny Lane Network Provider Meetings, and at meetings of the Penny Lane Community Advisory Committee. The Parent Partner supports program adherence to the County contract.

The Parent Partner must be able to work from a strengths based perspective with families. They must be able to demonstrate empathy and understanding when working with caregivers. The Parent Partner must be comfortable sharing their personal experience and utilize good judgement. The Parent Partner must be able to work independently and utilize organization and time management skills to meet the requirements of the position.

Requirements:



  • The applicant will submit a letter of interest outlining his or her personal system experience as the parent/long term caregiver of a child involved with DCFS, Probation, Department of Mental Health or Regional Center. (The DCFS and/or Probation case must be closed for at least 12 months).
  • Must be a parent or a primary, long-term caretaker of a special needs child, with personal system experience in DCFS, Probation, Department of Mental Health or the Regional Center.
  • Bilingual Spanish Required (verbal only).
  • Must have a current valid California driver's license and current automobile insurance. Must have and maintain a clean driving record acceptable to the organization's insurance company. Must have immediate access to his or her vehicle during work hours.


Position Location: North Hills, CA

Salary Range: $19.50 up to $28.50 per hour

Additional $1.00 per hour bilingual Spanish differential.

SIGN ON BONUS: $3,000 (Issued in two installments: $1,500 upon date of hire and $1,500 upon successfully completing the six month introductory period).

**All Penny Lane employees are required Full COVID-19 vaccination and boosters before the start of employment.

Qualifications
Behaviors
Team Player - Works well as a member of a group
Leader - Inspires teammates to follow them
Innovative - Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
Enthusiastic - Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Dedicated - Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Motivations
Self-Starter - Inspired to perform without outside help
Peer Recognition - Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers
Growth Opportunities - Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
Flexibility - Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
Ability to Make an Impact - Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Skills
  • 1ST Aide Training (preferred)
  • CPR Training (preferred)
  • Verbal Intervention Training (required)
  • Bilingual (required)


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