Catholic Community Services Family Partner in Olympia, Washington

Family Partner

Job ID 2016-2111

# of Openings 1

Job Locations US-WA-Olympia

Posted Date 11/29/2016

Category Behavioral Health- Olympia

Min USD $16.29/Hr.

Overview:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • Customize helping approaches to fit the consumer’s uniqueness, personality, culture and interest.

  • Maintain a focus on strengths, needs and creative solutions.

  • Utilize the family’s expertise in problem solving and solution seeking.

  • Work interdependently with others toward common goals.

  • Respond to family’s and children’s needs in a timely fashion.

  • Instill hope for the future by communicating and behaving with confidence and reassurance.

  • Dialogue with referred parents and relate personal experience as a parent that will further assist in building trust with the family.

  • Assess and review the parent's ability to communicate their own position and preferences.

  • Reach agreement with parents about activities that will contribute to healing and support and assist in communicating that to others.

  • Review and analyze the team plan and make suggestions for improvements/modifications that improve parent participation.

  • Assist the parent in analyzing team progress toward vision and goals and encourage their feedback to the team.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Age 21 or older.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Personal experience as a recipient or with a special-needs child who has been a recipient of community mental health services within the past five years.

  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.

  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.

  • Agency Affiliated (HIV/AIDS training required) or obtained within 1 st month of employment.

  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).

  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months and ability or test within first six months of employment.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A.A or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background.

  • One year relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies to working with people who need assistance.

Catholic Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.