Family Support Partner

Pinebrook Family Answers?provides solutions for generations from infants to seniors. Our goal is to help all types of families become healthy and flourish by providing services and programs to overcome challenges and succeed in daily living. Our vision is a?safe community where individuals, children, families, and seniors thrive and live with dignity. Our mission is to?improve the lives of individuals and families across generations by providing a continuum of high-quality programs that promote self-sufficiency, nurture healthy children and strong families, support seniors, advocate for change, and strengthen communities. Program Description High Fidelity Wraparound (HFWA) is an evidence-based process that has proven effective in supporting youth with complex emotional needs to live successfully in the community with their families. The HFWA initiative provides Lehigh County youth, ages 8 to 21, and their families with the skills and confidence to coordinate their own services and supports. Job Summary: The Family Support Partner (FSP)? is someone who has the experience of raising a child with severe emotional and/or behavioral health challenges.?This provides an empathetic link to the parent through which the FSP supports and extends the work of the HFWA facilitator to ensure the phases and activities, principles and theory of change are accomplished and provides direct services to the parents to better ensure an individualized approach.? Core Duties and Responsibilities Completes all the requirements set forth by the Youth and Family Training Institute of Pennsylvania to become a fully-credentialed Family Support Partner within 12 months of enrolling in that process. Provides peer support to parents/caregivers; provides new caregivers with information about Pinebrook Family Answers and the HFW program.Helps families understand the roles of the various team members in helping them develop and implement an individualized plan.Meets the needs of up to 25 families by sharing personal and professional life experiences.Advocates for the ?parent voice? and parent's perspective in routine operations and development of the initiative.Meets regularly with the team and provides information regarding the family's story, culture, strengths, concerns and needs.Completes timely and professional documentation as outlined by the HFW credentialing standards on documentation.Keeps supervisor informed of any issues and problems that arise.Participates in agency's continuous quality improvement program, staff develop plan for HFW, trainings and public-relations activities, and the annual re-credentialing process as created by the Youth and Family Training Institute. Qualifications: Life experience of raising a child with severe emotional and behavioral challenges.?Minimum age of 21Minimum High School Diploma requiredMust have outgoing personality that supports engaging people from different cultures, ages, and backgroundsPossesses understanding and experience with different systems, including schools, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, healthcare and others.?Possesses extensive knowledge of community resources and ability to engage them.Proficient using a variety of computer softwareMust be available to work flexible and on-call hours.Must have valid driver's license and insurance, excellent driving record, and reliable transportation.Sensitive to cultural and socioeconomic differences.Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills a plus.? EOE Employer The Morning Call.Category: Social Services, Keywords: Family Support Worker

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