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Senior Family Partner

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 have a great opportunity for a full time (35 - 40 hours per week) position in our Community Service Agency (CSA) program.  

The responsibilities of the position include providing weekly supervision to our Family Partners; serving as a parent representative at program activities; being a role model and advocate for children/families involved in the wraparound process; delivery of services in the parent/caregiver's home and community; providing peer support to families; linking families with appropriate services, advocating for them when necessary; participating in staff meetings, in-service training and team meetings; assist with meeting the needs of the youth and meet one or more of the following purposes; educating, supporting, coaching, modeling and guiding; teach parent/caregiver on how to navigate the child-serving systems and processes and how to identify formal and community based resources; delivers services in accordance with existing outpatient or in home therapy treatment plan; assists in the development of support groups for parents; must maintain standards of confidentiality at all times. 

Minimum staff qualifications for this position include:  experience as a caregiver of a youth with special needs and preferably a youth with mental health needs; a Bachelor's Degree in a human services field from an accredited university and one year of experience working  with the target population; or an Associates' Degree in a human service field from an accredited school and one year of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth or; a High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth and must have a minimum of two years supervisory experience working collaboratively with state agencies, consumer advocacy groups, and/or behavioral health outpatient facilities.  

This position will require unsupervised contact with children.  A full background check including CORI and CPS check will be completed as well as proof of a recent physical within one year of hire date.  You will be required to drive on CSA business; therefore an acceptable motor vehicle report (MVR), appropriate insurance coverage and proof of vehicle inspection is required.  

The hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

This is a benefits eligible position.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, short term, long term and life insurance, 403(b), flexible spending account as well as a generous time off package. 

To apply, please visit our website at www.frfsa.org to complete the online application and to learn more about our programs and services.  

Family Service Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

 

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