Bay State Community Services is a not-for-profit human services agency, dedicated to improving the social functioning of adults, adolescents, and children within a framework that recognizes the primary importance of family and community. To this end, the agency's mission is to support individual, family, and community empowerment through an integrated, culturally competent continuum of social, mental health, addiction, and correctional services.Job Description
The Family Support and Training Partner shall embrace the principles of family centered practice, and high fidelity wraparound. Responsible for collaboration with a variety of providers and community supports. The Family Support and Training Partner will engage the parent/caregiver in activities in the home and community. These activities are designed to address one or more goals on the youth s ICP. In addition, the Family Support and Training Partner empower families and supports family inclusion in all care planning processes.Qualifications
Experience as a caregiver of a youth with special needs, and preferably a youth with mental health needs
Assist parent/caregiver with meeting the needs of the youth and meet one or more of the following purposes: Educating, Supporting, Coaching, Modeling, and Guiding
Educating, Teaching the parent/caregiver how to navigate the child serving systems and processes
Fostering empowerment, including linkages to parent/peer support groups and self help groups
Teaching parent/caregivers how to identify formal and community based resources (e.g., afterschool programs, food assistance, housing resources etc.)
Assist in developing and identifying with the family their natural supports
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the Community Resources, state agencies, residential programs, group homes, foster care providers, service providers and community organizations at the area, regional and state levels
Develop community partnerships with formal and informal community resources thus enabling family access to expanded, ongoing community based services for the children and families
Valid MA driver s license
Current automobile insurance
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
related terms: family, partner, socia lwork, mentalhealth, psychology, advocate, social, family, therapy
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