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Parent Partner
Summary
Title:Parent Partner
ID:4304
Department:Childhelp Merv Griffin Village
Location:Beaumont, CA
Description
                                                                                           Parent Partner – Beaumont, CA

A Parent Partner is a biological, foster, adoptive or kin parent, a legal guardian or an individual who has stood In Loco Parentis and who has exhibited exceptional qualities and abilities in his/her own efforts to reunify and develop viable permanency plans for a child or children who have received or been the beneficiary of mental health, behavioral, or Special Education services through the child welfare systems in any state. The Parent Partner, drawing on shared experience shall be a role model for and work directly with parents and families advocating for and assisting them in successfully navigating the system by engaging them in their case plan activities and develop clear understanding of the issues that brought the family to the attention of the child welfare system. The Parent Partner is member of the multi-disciplinary team who shall engage professionally with, and provide individualized, creative and strength-based approaches to develop the skills and abilities of families with a child or children in the child welfare system to successfully overcome the inherent challenges and maintain the child or children in the least restrictive environment.
 

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Preferred:

At least 21 years of age.

High school diploma or equivalent; post-secondary education desirable.

Possess a current, valid and unrestricted California Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

Obtain fingerprint-based background screening clearance on each of FBI, DOJ and Child Abuse Index.

 

Be the biological, adoptive, kin parent, guardian, or an individual who as stood In Loco Parentis of or for a youth with emotional or behavioral challenges and/or have relevant life experience successfully navigating the child welfare system with their child (i.e. CPS, mental health, child welfare, probation and special education) in any state.

Knowledge and understanding of child development, behavior management, parenting techniques, and the importance of cultural diversity with a non-biased or non-judgmental approach.

Knowledge of and personal experience with the level of care required by the youth and families to which the incumbent is assigned.

Possess the necessary communication skills to enable the incumbent to engage families in discussions to provide guidance and direction. Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking is desirable.

Possess the computer literacy and writing proficiency necessary to create required documentation for the program.

 

Bachelors in any field of study.

Education in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or other behavioral or social sciences field.

Previous experience as a Peer Partner or Peer Counselor in the mental health field.

Previous experience in mental health, addiction and chemical dependency, and effective strategies for dealing with its effects.


About Childhelp
CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.  For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www.childhelp.org
The Childhelp Merv Griffin Village is located in Beaumont, California.  Beaumont is 90 miles east of Los Angeles and 30 miles west of Palm Springs off Highway 10.  The Village has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1978.  Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 84 children ranging in age from 6 to 14 years old.  The residents live in cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs.  The children arrive at the Village experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations.

Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. 
 
 
 
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