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Job Announcement: Lassen Family Services – Parent Partner (part-time)

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Lassen Family Services – Parent Partner (part-time)

Posted: May 22, 2020
Closes: July 17, 2020
Starting Pay: $14.00 hr

Job Description:
“Family Solutions” Parent Partner’s will attend Service Allocation Team meetings (SAT) The purpose of these meetings: to discuss new possible intakes, to listen to reports on Family Solutions families, and discuss matters that pertain to clients already involved in the program. Due to HIPAA laws becoming more stringent, our discussions at this time have to be done carefully, without mentioning the client’s names or personal information.

  1. Parent Partners will participate in team discussions regarding recommendations of the team.
  2. At Client Family Team meetings, (CFT) Parent Partner’s will provide peer support, facilitate parent participation in case plan activities, and promote positive communication between families and plan providers.

Parent Partners will attend Client Family Team (CFT) meetings, to advocate for parents and help them to create the formulating of a plan that will be suitable for the family. The plan will give the families a “voice and choice” in the services that they need. The purpose of these meetings is to empower families to engage in their own family plan. You will need to speak on behalf of the parents if you see that their voices are not being heard during these meetings. You are an advocate for the parents, but must act as a team member and present yourself in a professional manner to other team members. Your story is also very important in helping parents to realize that they can successfully achieve their goals.

  1. Parent Partners will explain “Family Solutions” to families.
  2. Parent Partners will assist their family while in (CFT) meetings to speak for themselves and connect with natural and community support systems such as: family, counselor, minister, friends or other.
  3. Parent Partners will help their family while in (CFT) meetings in building their strengths. Give them encouragement.
  4. Parent Partners will be available for advocacy and support by phone and in personal home visits.
  5. Parent Partners will report to their immediate supervisor on case management, team decisions or problems, and provide written ‘Service Provided Sheets’ on all team services, especially by Lassen Family Services for billing.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Requirement for Parent Partner: The Parent Partner will have successfully completed one or more life experiences of receiving services, such as: Alcohol & Drug, Child Protective Services, Youth Probation, Foster care, or other. The Parent Partner must be willing to share life experiences with other parents who become involved in “Family Solutions.”
  2. Assigned Personnel (Parent Partners) for part-time position must be screened and selected according to ability to work with other team members and act as advocate for each “Family Solutions” family. Technical training and education will be considered in addition to the above mentioned qualifications.
  3. Parent Partners must:
    • Have the ability to take personal responsibility in working with families, team members, and all others involved in “Family Solutions” or Integrated Child Protective Services.
    • Communicate effectively
    • Be a positive role model
    • Remain unbiased and objective toward parents, Lassen Family Services, other “Family Solutions” team members, Child and Family Services, and all other service agencies.
    • Work as a team player
  4. Parent Partners must be willing to learn: Record keeping, Data, Documentation and Client advocacy, Domestic violence training, Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis training, Child Abuse/Neglect, Crisis Intervention procedures, HIPAA, Professional ethics, Mandated Reporting, and other training deemed necessary by the Executive Director of Lassen Family Service, Patient Advocate/Mental Health Mental Health, or Parent Partner supervisor.
  5. The Parent Partner must have his/her own transportation.
  6. Outside training required of Parent Partners may be provided by: Health and Human Services as available in Lassen County or other as offered.
You can submit your application and resume by:
Email: Resume and application to
In Person: Drop your cover letter, application and resume off at:
1306 Riverside Drive,
Susanville, California, 96130
Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

Visit: https://lassenfamilyservices.org/employment-opportunities/ for more information.

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