Penny Lane's mission is to foster hopes and dreams by empowering children, youth and families to reach their highest potential. It represents our commitment to delivering safe, high quality care to our clients.
The Parent Partner (PP) is a direct service provider to Intensive Services youth and their families, functions according to the Intensive Services process, and participates on the Child and Family Team. The PP operates from a strengths-based, family-centered, team-driven, community-based perspective. The PP will practice solution-focused problem solving. The PP provides collateral services, support, advocacy, system orientation, mentoring, and other supportive services to parents/caregivers and families involved in Intensive Services or Outpatient Programs. The PP helps to ensure that parents/caregivers are offered training and given information that supports them in their roles as active, informed decision-makers for and with their children. The PP ensures that families have voice, access, and ownership of the Child and Family Plan. The PP provides representation for and with parents/caregivers at agency meetings, in the Penny Lane Network Provider Meetings, and at meetings of the Penny Lane Community Advisory Committee. The Parent Partner supports program adherence to the County contract.
The Parent Partner must be able to work from a strengths based perspective with families. They must be able to demonstrate empathy and understanding when working with caregivers. The Parent Partner must be comfortable sharing their personal experience and utilize good judgment. The Parent Partner must be able to work independently and utilize organization and time management skills to meet the requirements of the position.
The applicant must submit a letter of interest outlining his or her personal system experience **(interfacing with DCFS, Probation, Department of Mental Health or Regional Center) as the primary caretaker of a special-needs child.
Must be a parent or a primary, long-term caretaker of a special needs child, with personal system experience.
Bilingual Spanish Required.
Valid California driver’s license; current automobile insurance; have and maintain a clean driving record acceptable to the organization’s insurance company; have immediate access to his or her vehicle during work hours.
Location: North Hills, CA
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package:
Vision Care Plan
Paid Time Off (up to 360 hours)
Paid Holidays (10)
401(k) Qualified Retirement Plan
Section 125 Plans
Employee Assistance Program
Equal Employment Opportunity.
Penny Lane is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (Protected class) including, but not limited to race; religious creed; color; national; origin; ancestry; physical disability; mental disability; medical condition, including genetic characteristics; genetic information; marital status; sex; pregnancy’ child birth or related medical conditions; actual or perceived gender; gender identity or expression or sexual orientation. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, recruitment advertising, pay and other forms of compensation, training and general treatment during employment.