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Family Partner

Company: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Location: Framingham
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Job Description:

* SIGN ON BONUS OF $2000!! ($1000 AFTER 30 DAYS; $1000 AFTER 90 DAYS) ***
At Wayside, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity- focused community that approaches client care as a matter of social justice. Wayside is one of Massachusetts' most respected child and family serving agencies with program locations across Central, Eastern and Northeastern Massachusetts serving more than 6,000 children, young adults, and families each year.
Wayside thinks of our employees as whole people and invests in benefits to support employee wellness.
Tuition, training & student loan reimbursement
PTO Package: 3 Wellness Days (time off), 9 Paid Holidays, Up to 3 weeks of vacation (in your first year)
A learning environment - free training institute with thought leaders, CEU trainings & program trainings, etc.
Financial health supports
Equity focused medical benefits
Teamwork atmosphere
Career development support - a great place to grow your career!!!
CSA Family Partner
Salary Range : $17.00 - $19.00/hour
Wayside's Community Service Agency ( CSA ) is seeking dynamic , talented, and compassionate Family Partners to provide supportive service to parents/caregivers to eligible youth under the age of 21. The Family Partner must have "lived experience" as a parent/primary caregiver of a youth who is/has been involved in the Mental Health system.
What you will do:
The Family Partner pr ovide s hope, information, encouragement, and one-to-one support to parents /caregivers of children with emotional/behavioral health issues
Work as a part of a two-person team supporting youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and their parents/caregivers.
Advocate s for youth who ha ve emotional/behavioral health issues.
A ssist s caregivers in planning for the strengths and needs of their child
A ccess resources, services and supports
Help caregivers in preparation, scheduling, and transportation to care plan and related meetings
Competencies/Traits of Our Superstars:
Talent connecting with people
Strong communication skills -both written and verbal
Flexibility and creative thinking with an ability to adapt
Works well independently as well as with multidisciplinary teams
Minimum Requirements :
A High School Diploma or equivalent is required
Lived experience as a parent/primary caregiver of a youth who is/has been involved in the Mental Health System.
Reliable automotive and valid driver's license
Knowledge of behavioral health systems and services, DMH, and DCF resources, special education law and services, and other social service resources, and how to access these services
Bilingual (Spanish, Portuguese, and Khmer) is a plus but not required
We will train you in : CSA Wraparound M odel , Motivational Interviewing and Courageous Conversations
Wayside welcomes equity-minded applicants whose values align with our goal of being a child welfare and behavioral health agency committed to anti-racism, social justice, and advocacy. Successful candidates are asked to be engaged in Wayside's dedication to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Bilingual/bicultural and LGBTQ+ applicants are encouraged to apply!

Keywords: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Framingham , Family Partner, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts

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