Location: Bakersfield, California US
Requisition Number: 10323
Position Title: Parent Partner
As a Parent Partner in Kern, California, you will use your empathy, respect, and listening skills to help parents become the best they can be. While you spend time providing hands-on peer support and helping families navigate community systems and resources, you will remember the impact you have on the entire family when the parents feel supported and loved. You will contribute to the growth of every member of the family and support them as they thrive in their independent, healthy lives.
As a Parent Partner, you’ll work as part of a team with a Youth Partner and family social workers, field-based clinicians and program managers to round out the holistic care treatment for youth and families. You’ll be the parent’s advocate who will help families gain the skills and tools needed to be independent, confident parents. This is a role where no one day is alike as no two parent’s needs are alike. Some days you may be helping with budgeting or establishing house rules, while other days you may be providing support during court proceedings, IEP’s or family meetings. Your flexible schedule allows you to meet parents when they most need you, which may mean starting your day before their working hours and ending early, or starting your day later and meeting them during dinnertime. At times when you have resistant parents, you’ll use your relationship, shared life experience, and interpersonal skills to gain their engagement and commitment. At times you will be part of a team that supports children and families in rewarding events that take place during evenings and some Saturdays.
Aspiranet supports your success at each step. As a Parent Partner, you could embark on a path of career and personal growth. With desire and commitment, you can gain additional skills and advance into a supervisory role.
Aspiranet offers a competitive salary, an exceptional team-based environment, and a great benefits package that includes employer-paid healthcare, dental, vision and wellness care. Aspiranet provides the opportunity to make an important difference in your community.
If you’ve had real-life experience as a parent or primary caregiver and have successfully navigated mental health, probation, child welfare, special education or regional center services for your child, and have received your high school diploma or GED, we encourage you to apply. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Aspiranet is a one-of-a-kind social service agency dedicated to building a world where all children and youth are loved and cared for, and all families have the resources to thrive. Founded in 1975, our core mission is to help California kids and families. Aspiranet’s services include foster care and adoption family support, residential care, support for youth making the transition from foster care to adulthood, mental and behavioral health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We provide services throughout California.
Aspira means hope. We are a network of people bringing hope forward. We look forward to learning what makes you passionate.
Job Category: Intensive Home-Based Services
Community / Marketing Title: Parent Partner
EEO Employer Verbiage:
Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.
Location_formattedLocationLong: Bakersfield, California US