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Family Partner- part time

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.

The Family Resource Center is a community-based, culturally competent program that provides evidence-based parent education groups, information and referral, mentoring, educational support and other opportunities for children and families. The Family Resource Center also provides services specific to Children Requiring Assistance who are having serious problems at home and at school, including runaways, truants, and sexually exploited children. 

We are currently searching for a Part Time (21 hours per week) Family Partner for our Family Resource Center.  The Family Partner works in conjunction with the Clinician to complete the CANS Assessment and to develop the Family Support Plan for Family Members experiencing CRA-related issues.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the implementation of the Family Support Plan with support from other FRC staff.
  • Work with all Family Members who are involved with the FRC; however, Family Members experiencing CRA-related issues are prioritized for services.
  • Provides peer support to families, letting them know that they have been where the family is and that their voice and opinions will be listened to.
  • Linking family with appropriate services, advocating for them when necessary. 
  • Focuses on understanding and meeting family needs.

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 or familiarity with CRA-related issues.
  • High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in navigating any of the child and family-serving systems and teaching family members who are involved with the child and family serving systems

Required to drive a personal vehicle on FRC business.  Must have acceptable MVR, and appropriate insurance coverage. 

 

Family Service Association is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer 

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