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Family Partner for the Community Service Agency

Company: Community Counseling of Bristol County
Location: Taunton
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

Provide support to parents of children with diverse needs due to serious emotional disturbances
Work full- or part-time with youth/families in their homes and in community settings
A short commute from both Boston and Providence

Description of Position

CCBC is seeking a Family Partner to join the Community Service Agency's wraparound team for children aged birth through 21 with mental health needs. The FP works with the caregiver of the youth using their own lived experience of raising a child with emotional and/or behavioral needs to teach advocacy skills, connect caregivers to community based and natural supports, provide education on how to navigate through systems, and parenting supports. The FP is part of a multidisciplinary team and should have strengths in cultural humility, time management, knowledge of community resources, and advocacy skills.

Duties and responsibilities of this position include:
Utilize personal and professional life experiences to provide peer support to youth's caregivers
Participate in team meetings to support the caregiver's advocacy skills with team members
Engage caregivers in activities that are designed to address goals on the youth's treatment plan
Assist caregivers with meeting the needs of the youth by educating, supporting, coaching, modeling, and guiding
Assist with linking caregivers to peer/parent support and self-help groups
Teach caregivers how to identify natural and community-based resources
Provide services in the community
Complete documentation in line with agency and insurance requirements

Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years working with children/families or
Associates degree in a human service field and 1 year of experience working with children/families or
Bachelor's degree in the hum services field and 1 year of experience working with children and families
Experience as a caregiver of a youth with emotional and/or behavioral health needs
Must have a dependable car, valid driver's license, and proof of insurance
Experience navigating any of the child/family-serving systems and advocating for family members involved with behavioral health systems

Benefits:
Starting salary $37,000 (compensation range is based on fluent bi-lingual capabilities and experience)
3 weeks paid vacation to start
12 paid holidays a year including 1 floating holiday
10 days of paid sick time a year
Health, dental, disability, and life insurance
403-b with up to 5% employer match
Tuition reimbursement
An ability to have a flexible work schedule
Opportunities for ongoing training, professional development and CEUs

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Program Information
Community Service Agency

As part of MassHealth's Children's Behavioral Health Initiative, CCBC has been designated as the Community Service Agency ("CSA") for Attleboro, Taunton, and surrounding communities... read more

Date posted: 4/4/2022

Keywords: Community Counseling of Bristol County, Taunton , Family Partner for the Community Service Agency, Other , Taunton, Massachusetts

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