JOB SUMMARY: Sycamores provides a spectrum of mental health services through various programs for populations of all acuities. Although it serves a variety of consumers, the agency focuses primarily on providing care to low-income, high at- risk youth.
The purpose of this position is to provide active, hands-on peer support to parents of youth/young adults receiving services at Sycamores. Effective peer support should be friendly, helpful, accessible, and flexible. Peer support may be delivered to individuals or group settings at the agency, in family homes or in community environments. The role of the Parent Partner is to work collaboratively to increase family voice, choice, access, and empowerment, while decreasing unintentional, programmatic, and institutional bias about parents
•Must be the biological or adoptive parent of a child/youth/young adult, and who has navigated mental or behavioral health, or related public child services.
•Must be willing to share “lived” experience and publicly disclose their story as a peer to other parents who are on a similar journey with their child/youth/young adult.
•High school diploma or GED preferred.
•Maintains all required licenses and certifications.
•Valid California Driver License and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.
All candidates who are presented with a conditional offer of employment must satisfy a pre-employment background check, drug, and health screen.
Sycamores is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.
Further, Sycamores is a Fair Chance employer and complies with California Government Code Section 12952, Employment Discrimination: Conviction History.