Family Service Association is a comprehensive private, non-profit social service agency dedicated to the development and implementation of services designed to provide strength and support to individuals and families throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Headquartered in Fall River, Family Service Association strives to increase the capacity of individuals and families to cope with the stresses of family life and interpersonal relationships in a positive, productive and health-improving manner. This agency is a leading provider of professional social services in the South Coast region of Massachusetts, with a 125-year tradition of high quality.
We are currently hiring a full time (35 - 40 hours per week) Family Partner in our Community Service Agency.
The Family Partner will serve as a liaison for parent involvement, provides one to one relationship with a parent or caregiver, coaches and supports a caregiver to parent the youth with a serious emotional disturbance. Supports may include education, coaching and are delivered in the caregiver's home and in their community.
Minimum staff qualifications for a Family Partner include:
- Experience as a parent or caregiver of a youth with special needs and preferably a youth with mental health needs is required.
- A Bachelor's degree in a human service field from an accredited university and one (1) year of experience working with the target population; or
- An Associate's degree in a human service field from an accredited school and one (1) year of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth; or high school diploma or GED and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth; and experience in navigating any of the child and family serving systems as well as teaching family members who are involved with the child and family serving systems.
The hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with some evenings as needed by enrolled families.
Applicants must complete and pass a CORI and CPS check. This position will require driving a reliable personal vehicle for CSA business so an acceptable MVR and appropriate insurance is required.
Spanish speaking candidate preferred.
Family Service Association offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, 403(b) and a generous time off package.
Family Service Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F.