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Location: Middletown, NY, United States
Date Posted: Feb 14, 2024
Hours- Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm with flexibility.
Rate of pay $19.96 p/hr
$5,000.00 Sign On bonus
Qualification: Parent/ primary caregiver of a child with a diagnosed history of emotional/behavioral health disorders.
Seeking a Family Partner who is a parent/caregiver who is raising or has raised a child with mental health concerns and are personally familiar with the associated challenges.
In this role you will:
Family Partner’s services include an array of formal and informal services and supports provided to families raising a child who is experiencing social, emotional, developmental and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school, and/or community. Activities can consist of engaging the parent/caregiver in activities in the home and community that are designed to address one or more goals on the waiver participants service plan; assisting parent/caregiver in meeting the needs of the youth through educating, supporting, coaching, modeling and guiding; teaching parent/caregiver how to network/link to community resources and treatment providers; teaching parent/caregiver how to advocate for services and resources to meet the youth’s needs; and guiding and support linkage to individual, peer/parent support, and self-help groups for parent/caregiver.
Family Partner have first-hand knowledge of the services and supports available in the community.
Family Partners offer resources including, but not limited to:
- Information on community resources
- Assisting families in connecting to community resources and natural supports
- Strengthen and support the care-giving efforts of families with special emphasis on needs such as: emotional, physical health, parenting, and family interaction
- Empower families to make informed choices regarding the nature of supports for themselves and their child by providing an understanding of what resources, services and supports are available and how to access them in their communities
- Develop a family’s capacity to actively participate in all decisions about services and supports for themselves and their child
- Develop a family’s capacity to enhance and improve the overall health and well-being of their child and family
- Work with the family and their provider team to promote effective collaboration and communication
- Strengthen and develop a family’s skill and feeling of self-efficacy so they can effectively advocate for their child, work collaboratively with services providers and do so with increasing independence over time
- Advocate with the family to access supports, services, and activities
The ideal candidate will:
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Have dependable transportation
- Have a high school diploma, high school equivalency, or a State Education Commencement Credential
- Be able to complete Mandated Reporting self-directed on line training
- Have experience working with children (preference given to those with experience working with children with special needs)
- Be a parent or caregiver of a child with a history of emotional and/or behavioral problems
- Be able to complete the Individualized Care Model
- Be able to complete and obtain their PEP Certification
- Complete safety in the home community training
Complete OMH online Foundations training
Spanish fluency is a plus.
Access: Supports For Living is an EEO employer-EEO, AAE, M/F/D/V