Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of families?
If so, we would love to have you as part of the SCCS Wraparound team!
As a Bilingual Vietnamese-Speaking Mental Health Youth Partner, you will be providing consistent and reinforcing support to a parent or guardian and Family Team to promote a successful home placement for the referred youth by utilization of the family’s natural and community resources. Our wraparound services program includes a full range of services designed to provide the necessary support to both the child and their family. You would act as part of a team that collaboratively develops an individualized plan of care, implements this plan, and evaluates success over time.
What you will do:
Develop a one-on-one relationship with participants by providing support, guidance, and concrete assistance, focusing on the needs of the participant.
Youth Partner shall function as both a positive role model and advocate for the Participant in his/her family system and community.
Extend assistance to participant’s minor sibling(s) and another child (ren) in the home, as determined by Family Team.
Provide services in the participant’s residence, in the local school, community setting, or alternate site as authorized by County.
Be available by cell phone to provide support and crisis de-escalation to Participant or NMD twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) seven days a week, including holidays, through an on-call system after normal direct service hours
Work with participant and participant’s parent(s)/caregiver(s) to identify educational, social, and recreational opportunities in the local community which meets participant’s needs and helps the participant take part in said opportunities.
Assist with employment or job search and/or other self-sufficiency and independent living skills as applicable, and coach the Participant to become confident and proficient in said activities and/or independent living skills.
Teach, model and reinforce social skills required for the development of ongoing relationships within the participant’s family and community, i.e., peers, friends, and other natural supports.
Provide a consistent, supportive environment in which the participant can learn and practice pro-social behaviors, problem-solving, and coping skills, and/or other independent and transitional living skills as appropriate.
Bachelor’s Degree in human services or a related field from an accredited college or university.
One (1) year of experience working with the target population.
Experience working with Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) model is desirable.
Experience working with youth and/or Non-Minor Dependent (NMD) in an employment or volunteer capacity is desirable.
Experience supporting youth in his/her personal development through regular interactions, leading to a supportive, trusting relationship in which the youth relies on the Youth Partner’s guidance to gain skills, perspective, and experience.
Bilingual Vietnamese is required.
Valid CA driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
Looking to make a difference? … Please apply!