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Parent/Youth Partner - VCSS - West Sacramento

Company: Victor
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Company Victor Community Support Services Location West Sacramento, CA

Position Overview:

The Parent/Youth Partner is responsible for establishing and implementing the support services for children and families. They serve as liaison for the family's involvement and offer support in whatever way is most helpful to each individual family.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as the consumer representative to program activities.
  • Able to engage and provide skill building to youth and families
  • Provides introduction and engagement support for families entering services
  • Coordinates with the management team in the development and implementation of program systems and standards.
  • Participates in consumer advocate training.
  • Provides linkage of families with appropriate services, advocating for them when necessary, and serving as role model and advocate for children/families.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • Must possess a high school diploma/GED
  • Must be a former consumer, caregiver or relative of a special needs child who has received services from a child-serving agency

Position/Program Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver's license, personal automobile insurance, and clean driving record.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit and be willing to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) and drug screening test.
  • Must be willing to complete a personal background investigation conducted by the State of California.
  • Must be flexible to work nights and weekends, may need to work a split-shift, varying schedule according to operational needs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in an office or outdoor environment including standing, walking, and running, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, twisting, reaching, balancing, occasional carrying and lifting up to 25 pounds and up to 10 pounds frequently.
  • Must be physically able to perform Pro-Act Restraint Techniques, CPR and First Aid as trained.
  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time in a vehicle for traveling up to 100 miles driving distance.

All applicants must submit a cover letter with the following information:

  1. Your personal experience as a consumer, parent and/or family member in the Mental Health, Social Services, Juvenile Justice, and/or Special Education

  2. What you have learned from those experiences.

  3. How you can apply those skills to the Parent/Youth Partner position.

Keywords: Victor, West Sacramento , Parent/Youth Partner - VCSS - West Sacramento, Other , West Sacramento, California

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