Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of families? If so, we would love to have you as part of the SCCS Wraparound team!
As a Bilingual Youth Partner, you will be providing consistent and reinforcing support to a parent or guardian and Family Team to promote a successful home placement for the referred youth by utilization of the family?s natural and community resources. Our wraparound services program includes a full range of services designed to provide the necessary support to both the child and their family. You would act as part of a team who collaboratively develops an individualized plan of care, implements this plan and evaluates success over time.
What you will do:
- Develop a one-on-one relationship with Participant by providing support, guidance and concrete assistance, focusing on the needs of the Participant. Youth Partner shall function as both a positive role model and advocate for the Participant in his/her family system and community.
- Adapt to and be flexible with changes in the Wraparound OC process and its progression.
- Extend assistance to Participant?s minor sibling(s) and other child(ren) in home, as determined by Family Team.
- Provide services in the Participant?s residence, in the local school, community setting or alternate site as authorized by County.
- Attend and participate in various meetings, complete all required documentation and trainings, and meet all required guidelines.
- Provide services for one (1) to five (5) hours per week, for four (4) to six (6) months, as determined by County to best meet the needs of Participant and parent(s)/caregiver(s).
- Be available by cell phone to provide support and crisis de-escalation to Participant or NMD twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) seven days a week, including holidays, through an on-call system after normal direct service hours
- Work with Participant and Participant?s parent(s)/caregiver(s) to identify educational, social and recreational opportunities in the local community which meet Participant?s needs and help the Participant take part in said opportunities. These opportunities must be positive pro-social activities and interventions that build self-esteem, social skills, and peer relationships.
- Provide one-on-one interactions with the Participant within the community.
- Identify natural supports that link the Participant to the community in order to support transition and will sustain the Participant once the Youth Partner?s involvement ends.
- Assist with employment or job search and/or other self-sufficiency and independent living skills as applicable; and coach the Participant to become confident and proficient in said activities and/or independent living skills.
- Teach, model and reinforce social skills required for the development of ongoing relationships within the Participant?s family and community, i.e., peers, friends, and other natural supports.
- Provide a consistent, supportive environment in which the Participant can learn and practice pro-social behaviors, problem solving, and coping skills, and/or other independent and transitional living skills as appropriate.
- Maintain a cooperative and effective working relationship with the Care Coordinators and Parent Partners to provide maximum support to families.
- Participate in a minimum of six (6) 'Professional Growth for Youth Partners' training sessions each fiscal year, as offered by the Wraparound Support Services Contractor, Family Support Network, and any additional required training.
For more than 30 years, SCCS has provided care, counseling, coaching and essential mental health services for children, teen, young adults and their families. As specialists in the field of mental health, SCCS employees possess diverse professional skills equipping us as a team to treat each client?s unique needs.
Looking to make a difference?please apply!
- Bilingual Spanish Required
- Bachelor?s Degree in human services or a related field from an accredited college or university.
- One (1) year of experience working with target population.
- Experience working with Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) model is desirable.
- Experience working with youth and/or Non-Minor Dependent (NMD) in an employment or volunteer capacity is desirable.
- Experience supporting youth in his/her personal development through regular interactions, leading to a supportive, trusting relationship in which the youth relies on the Youth Partner?s guidance to gain skills, perspective and experience.
- Must pass pre-employment fingerprinting, physical and drug screen.
- Valid CA driver?s license and proof of automobile insurance.
- Completion of CPR/First Aid/ProACT certification within the first thirty (30) days of employment.
Keyword: Youth Partner
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