Family Partner (Part time Springfield/ Part time Framingham)

Location
Framingham, MA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 13, 2021
Ref
454273
Job Type
Part-Time
Description

Walden Community Services (WCS) offers linguistically and culturally specialized wraparound behavioral health services for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults, and their families. Our services include Intensive Care Coordination/Family Support and Training (Wraparound), In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring; and Stabilization. WCS is the sole statewide provider for deaf and hard of hearing services for the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) under MassHealth, as well as the statewide provider for Family Support and Stabilization Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals through a Department of Children and Families contract. WCS provides services throughout the state of Massachusetts- in communities as far north as Cape Ann, as far south as Cape Cod and as far west as Pittsfield.

The Family Partner works in the community support Walden Community Services program, a specialized agency within the statewide Child Behavioral Health Initiative. She/he is responsible for support and advocacy to parents/caregivers, providing some direct services and helping families identify strengths, needs and access to community resources through in-home visits. Spanish speaking skills preferred. One position will be in Springfield Part time and one position will be in Framingham Part time.

SUPERVISOR:

Walden Community Services Program Director & Senior Family Partner

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Works with families to identify a team to help families achieve goals.
  • Helps family identify strengths and needs.
  • Provides support services to family members such as accessing community support services.
  • Works with the Supervisor and team to develop a treatment plan with the family.
  • Responsible for maintaining paperwork required by the program.
  • Liaison with other providers as needed.
  • Provides formal and informal communication instruction/facilitation as needed.
  • Assists in the development of effective parenting skills as needed.
  • Utilizes a strength-based, family-centered approach to assist child and family in the development of self-advocacy skills.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates professional conduct and maintains confidentiality.
  • Maintains complete, accurate, and current records of all clinical services rendered.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Director of Walden School.


**Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

**TLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, and any other legally protected characteristic.

**TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible.

Requirements

  • Lived experience as guardian or full-time, primary caregiver of a youth with emotional or behavioral health needs comprising direct, first-hand involvement in everyday events
  • English speaking skills required, Spanish speaking skills preferred
  • A minimum of conversational fluency in American Sign Language required, with native, or near-native ASL fluency preferred;
  • bicultural competency and effective interpersonal and communication skills will be necessary to work collaboratively with the team
  • Bicultural competence and effective interpersonal and communication skills will be necessary to work collaboratively with the client and the team
  • Time flexibility with some availability during evening hours required
  • A valid driver's license and a reliable automobile with proof of auto insurance, as well as a clean driving record as determined by Human Resources
  • Routine travel and in-home visits required
  • Microsoft Office skills and ability to work with Mac/Apple computers