FAMILY PARTNER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Job Description 1:

FAMILY PARTNER COORDINATOR: 
A Family Partner is a person who can articulate lessons learned from his/her own lived experience parenting a child (youth or emerging adult) up to age 26 and has specialized training to assist and empower families raising children (youth and emerging adults) who experience emotional, developmental, behavioral, substance use, or mental health concerns. 

A Family Partner Coordinator partners, recruits, advocates, trains, and coordinates in collaboration with stakeholders in the community.

A Family Partner Coordinator collaborates with fellow stakeholders in the following ways:

PARTNERS: with families, the SOC Coordinator and stakeholders in the community

RECRUITS: Family Partners and Mentors new Family Partners

ADVOCATES: SOC values and principles for families, youth and children so that the SOC approach is used when addressing families needs.

Insures fidelity to the Child and Family Team (CFT) values and principles in the implementation of Child and Family Teams for families.

Promotes collaboration among families, providers, service givers and natural supports. (Natural supports may include the faith based community, neighbors, and community organizations such as the YMCA, etc.)

Attends relevant meetings in support of the family such as, but not limited to, CFT, Individual Education Plans (IEP) Intervention, manifestation, Positive Behavior Supports (PBS), 504 hearings, juvenile justice, drug court, treatment team meetings.

TRAINS AND CO-TRAINS/EDUCATES/COACHES: Community and Professional Stakeholders in Family-driven, youth guided SOC values/principles, the CFT process and other strength based processes, and/or other trainings that promote family voice and choice.

Stakeholders may include but are not limited to:

  • Parents
  • Youth
  • Children
  • Family Members
  • Service Providers
  • Service Givers
  • Natural Supports
  • Business Community
  • Community Stakeholders

COORDINATES: matching Family Partners with families who are navigating the system.

May collaborate in the preparation of the family for the CFT and other meetings.

May collaborate in the follow-up with the family after the CFT and other meetings.

May work in collaboration with SOC Coordinator to help link services for the CFT.

Supports family needs by looking at resources in the community in an innovative creative manner.

PROMOTES: Family voice and collaboration

May identify and promote activities that help fill-in the unmet needs for families.

May attend collaborative, interagency, infrastructure and other community meetings to promote family voice and a family perspective.

Salary for this position will be determined by the employer. Optimally, it is recommended that this will be a paid full time position with a salary range of $15.00-$20.00 per hour.


Job Description 2:

FAMILY PARTNER:
A Family Partner is a person who can articulate lessons learned from his/her own lived experience *parenting a child/youth with social/emotional or behavioral challenges and has specialized training to assist and support families raising children/youth who experience social/emotional, developmental, behavioral, substance use, or mental illness concerns. A Family Partner collaborates with child and family serving systems and family and youth organizations to improve family outcomes and strives to eliminate stigma and discrimination.

*Parenting a child is defined as the primary caretaker of a child for an extended period of time who has decision making authority for that child.
  

Salary for this position will be determined by the employer. Optimally, it is recommended that this will be a paid full time position with a salary range of $13-$15.00 per hour.


Job Description 3:

FAMILY PARTNER Trainer:
A Family Partner is a person who can articulate lessons learned from his/her own lived experience parenting a child (youth or emerging adult) up to age 26 and has specialized training to assist and empower families raising children (youth and emerging adults) who experience emotional, developmental, behavioral, substance use, or mental health concerns. 

A Family Partner Trainer, recruits, advocates, trains, and coordinates in collaboration with stakeholders in the community.

A Family Partner Trainer collaborates with fellow stakeholders in the following ways:

PARTNERS: with families, the SOC Coordinator and stakeholders in the community

TRAINS AND CO-TRAINS /EDUCATES/COACHES: Community and Professional Stakeholders in Family-driven, youth guided SOC values/principles, strength based processes, and/or other trainings that promote family voice and choice or parent education.

Stakeholders may include but are not limited to:

  • Parents
  • Youth
  • Children
  • Family members
  • Service Providers
  • Service Givers
  • Natural Supports
  • Business Community
  • Community Stakeholders

PROMOTES: Family voice and collaboration

May identify and provide technical assistance that help fill-in the unmet needs for families, by developing a curriculum training based on evidenced based practices or community based needs.

May attend collaborative, interagency, infrastructure and other community meetings to promote family voice and a family perspective.

JOB Duties Outlined:

Train on issues related to their first hand experiences using system of care values and principles and recommended best practices based on current state and national data.

Develops curriculum based on national research and evidence based practices when there is a need.

May work with other Family Partner trainers, Parent Educators or community partners to co-train.

Support and foster co-training relationships.

Design and implement evaluation tools that collect data on the effectiveness of the trainer and trainings presented.

Supports data collection and analysis and is willing to improve trainings based on findings.

Updates training techniques and tools relevant to outcomes.

Takes advantage of professional development

Can work as a private contractor or employee of an agency.

Family Partner Training Duties are often times not exclusive to those persons holding this title. A Family Partner, Family Partner Coordinator or Lead Family Partner can act as a Family Partner Trainer and have Family Partner Trainer duties included into their job descriptions.

Salary for this position will be determined by the employer. Optimally, it is recommended that this will be a paid full time position with a salary range of $15.00-$20.00 per hour. A temporary contracted Family Partner Trainer should receive $50.00 an hour or $400.00 a day for curriculm development and roll out of trainings

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