Stars Behavioral Health Group was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys.
We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to improve the lives of people living with mental health and other challenges to their wellbeing. SBHG currently employs approximately 1,900 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California. We serve more than 30,000 adults, children, youth and families annually throughout the state. We strongly value and are committed to having a truly diverse workforce and environment including LGBTQ, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in our workforce.
Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Therapists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in our outpatient clinics and 24/7 treatment facilities, and in community settings such as schools and homes. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other community-based agencies.
JOB SUMMARY: The Parent Partner is responsible for working with parents to represent their best interests. He/she regularly attends the Child Family Team (CFT) meetings and actively participates in the development of the Plan of Care/Safety Crises Plan, Strengths Summary, and the completion of the Caregiver Assessment. Must demonstrate the ability to conduct a strengths interview with family members; tell own story as appropriate to engage families, build on family strengths; communicate clearly and through documentation. The Parent Partner assists other team members in coordinating services, case management, or developing plans for the family. Collaborates with team members to ensure adherence to program process and principles, as well as, TEAMMATES philosophy of “Whatever It Takes.” Parent Partners participate in Network and SPA meetings, as appropriate. Parent Partners are expected to develop specialties over time, such as housing, domestic violence, substance abuse, or community linkages.
High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED, HiSET, etc.), preferred.
Lived experience as a parent of a child who received services from DCFS, DMH, Probation and worked through it to be able to share their experience and assist other families.
License or Certification
Valid California Driver's License.
Parent Partner Training Academy Certification (to be completed within 1 year of hire date).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Demonstrates and teaches primary caregivers the skills to successfully manage and maintain a home including, but not limited to, home safety, cleanliness, meal planning, and budgeting.
- Attends and actively participates in Child Family Team (CFT) meetings, including but not limited to charting, completing CFT Matrix & Action Grids, updates, brainstorming, and behavioral support as needed.
- Assists caregivers through Caregiver Assessment in developing, expanding, and maintaining natural supports and community resources (formal and informal), to create pathways to increasing long-term self-sufficiency and developing the capacity to meet needs.
- Provides on-call telephonic and on-site emergency response to children and families to provide support and assistance in problem resolution.
- Provides caregivers skills training, parenting support, and recovery support through, individual and group in-vivo coaching, on appropriate behaviors while in natural environments and strategies for effectively coping with impairments and/or deficits.
- Assist in Parenting Training Services that support and enhance skills through training in areas such as 1) anger management; 2) impulse control; 3) child development; 4) alternative discipline.
- Collaborates with family and CFT to identify underlying needs and family strengths for problem-solving, while monitoring clients and family progress toward court-ordered and no-court ordered treatment and family goals.
- Documents activity notes related to specific domains from the parent perspective.
- Ability to assist TEAMMATES in meeting all LA County contract requirements related to enrollment, service provision, and dis enrollment within all stipulated timeframes and guidelines.
- MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
- Competitive compensation
- Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
- Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
- Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
- Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
- Family-oriented environment
- On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
- Flexible work schedule and environment
- Mileage reimbursement
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