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Parent Professional

Company: BAMSI
Location: Brockton
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Full Time General Statement of Duties: Provides support and advocacy to parents, guardians, and caregivers of FEP program youth and ensures the inclusion of family voice throughout the care planning process. Serve as role model for parents and caregivers in interacting with team members and community providers and navigating the state mental health system of care. Must have personal experience as a parent/guardian/caregiver of a youth/family with mental health needs and experience in navigating any of the child/family-serving mental health systems. BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best. We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way. We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees' lives. Our comprehensive benefits include: * Generous Time Off Package * up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday * 11 paid holidays * up to 2 weeks Sick Time * Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs * Health and Dental Insurance * Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance * 403B plan with discretionary match * Wellness Activities * Employee Assistance Program * Career Development Opportunities * Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours Responsibilities Participate in DMH hand off and intake of new families in a timely and family-friendly manner. Provide direct guidance, coaching, training, support, education, and advocacy to up to 10 families. Assist families in how they can appropriately articulate strengths, needs, and future goals. Support families with regard to relating with their child and networking with community resources providers and schools to meet the individual needs of youth. Conduct a comprehensive home-based assessment and support family through the development of vision statement. Engage families with activities in the home and community that are designed to address one or more care plan goal(s). Assist families in recognizing the importance of self-care as a vital component of their parenting. Attend meetings with families and support the team with discharge and/or transition planning. Participate in and/or facilitate care plan meetings to model skillset for families. Conducts a minimum of weekly face-to-face home visits with families and telephone support to families as needed. Organizes and co-facilitates a monthly peer-to-peer support group to provide education, coaching, resource development, and networking opportunities for FEP families. Utilize personal journey in support of parent/guardian growth and development. Attends and actively participates in weekly supervision, training, coaching, and team meetings as assigned. Complete weekly progress notes, establish care plan goals, contributes to the development of the comprehensive home-based assessment (strengths section) and transition summaries. In collaboration with the family team, develop, implement, and monitor a youth/family-driven care plan. Track direct/non-direct service hours and provide weekly report to supervisor. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community providers, community organizations, state agencies, CSAs, and other programs within the BH&CS division to ensure a comprehensive and consistent treatment approach. File a 51A with support from clinician and supervisor as indicated. Maintain regular and timely attendance high professional standards at all times. Perform all duties consistent with BAMSI/DMH policies and procedures. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk. Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor and/or designee Qualifications * Associate's degree in a human service field from an accredited school and one (1) year of experience working with SED families; or High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with SED families. * Must have personal experience as a parent/guardian/caregiver of a youth/family with mental health needs and experience in navigating any of the child/family-serving mental health systems * knowledge of meeting facilitation required. * Experience working in an environment that is youth and family driven and must have knowledge of community resources in designated work area and awareness of culturally relevant services. * The ability to speak one or more languages (Cape Verdean, Haitian Creole, and Spanish) preferred. * Ability to communicate effectively with service providers and administrators, to work independently and as part of a team and embrace the wraparound process and systems of care principles. * Broad understanding of DMH mandated regulations and policies and CBHI. * Strong administrative skills, knowledge of MS Office, navigation of ele

Keywords: BAMSI, Brockton , Parent Professional, Other , Brockton, Massachusetts

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