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Parent Partner

Penny Lane

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 9, 2022.

Position Summary:The Parent Partner (PP) is a direct service provider to Intensive Services youth and their families, functions according to the Intensive Services process, and participates on the Child and Family Team.

The PP operates from a strengths-based, family-centered, team-driven, community-based perspective.

The PP will practice solution-focused problem solving.

The PP provides Mental Health Services including collateral, case management and case consultation services for clients.

They provide support, advocacy, system orientation, mentoring, and other supportive services to parents/caregivers and families involved in Intensive Services Programs.

The PP helps to ensure that parents/caregivers are offered training and given information that supports them in their roles as active, informed decision-makers for and with their children.

The PP ensures that families have voice, access, and ownership of the Child and Family Plan.

The PP provides representation for and with parents/caregivers at agency meetings, in the Penny Lane Network Provider Meetings, and at meetings of the Penny Lane Community Advisory Committee.

The Parent Partner supports program adherence to the County contract.The Parent Partner must be able to work from a strengths based perspective with families.

They must be able to demonstrate empathy and understanding when working with caregivers.

The Parent Partner must be comfortable sharing their personal experience and utilize good judgement.

The Parent Partner must be able to work independently and utilize organization and time management skills to meet the requirements of the position.Requirements:The applicant will submit a letter of interest outlining his or her personal system experience as the parent/long term caregiver of a child involved with DCFS, Probation, Department of Mental Health or Regional Center.

(The DCFS and/or Probation case must be closed for at least 12 months).Must be a parent or a primary, long-term caretaker of a special needs child, with personal system experience in DCFS, Probation, Department of Mental Health or the Regional Center.Bilingual Spanish Required.Must have a current valid California driver’s license and current automobile insurance.

Must have and maintain a clean driving record acceptable to the organization’s insurance company.

Must have immediate access to his or her vehicle during work hours.Position Location: Commerce, CASalary Range: $19.50 up to $27.00 per hourAdditional $1.00 per hour bilingual Spanish differential*All Penny Lane employees are required Full COVID-19 vaccination before the start of employment.