Parent Partner

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-732287
    • Job Location: Albany, NY
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 18, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The parent partner demonstrates and understands community challenges, needs and resources throughout Albany County, will work with families to serve as a knowledgeable source of community resources.

Schedule: Full-Time

Regular hours vary. Available when families are able to meet

Functions:

* Actively participate as a parent mentor to families currently, involved with Albany County Department for Children Youth and Family Services, the Department of Probation, Mental Health, Family Court and other community services
* Make necessary contacts in order to review pertinent family information and discuss case with appropriate stakeholders
* Meet with his/her assigned parent(s) as agreed upon in supervision
* Assess the client and determine the case needs. Parent Partner will serve as a knowledgeable source of community resources
* Document all contacts and interactions with their assigned families within the required time frames
* Encourage and support the mentees’ positive behavior and celebrate his/her successes

Experience and Skills:

  • High school Diploma required
  • Applicant must have experience as a parent or family member who has been involved in the Child Welfare, Mental Health or Juvenile Justice system
  • Ability and willingness to work with families in an "in-home" context
  • Ability to utilize knowledge gained while advocating on behalf of his/her own child/family member and relate it to families to inspire hope, resiliency, empowerment and the development of self-advocacy skills
  • Ability to engage families who may not want the service or who are mandated
  • NYS Driver’s License required
  • Vehicle required: Must be safe and dependable

Benefits

  • As a benefits-eligible position, available benefits include medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, hospital indemnity and 401k benefits.
  • We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.