The Bilingual Parent Partner draws on their own relevant experiences to support families in overcoming the challenges they face. The Parent Partner must have personal experience raising a child who has received services. These services can include Mental Health Services, Human Services such as CPS or Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice or Probation.
The Parent Partner works as part of a treatment team and primarily provides support to a child’s caregivers or significant supports. The Parent Partner is responsible for connecting the family to community resources, reinforcing caregiver’s participation in supportive activities, and supporting the caregiver’s participation in treatment to promote achievement of family and student goals. The Parent Partner often works closely with the student’s school in order to help link the caregiver to school contacts and resources to increase academic success. The Parent Partner performs a wide range of activities, both individually and as part of the team, to facilitate positive changes in the family system.
“Our program is a great opportunity to help our community and it’s never too late to make a difference. As parents raise their children, we get to use our own lived experiences to help them navigate this phase of their lives.” -Seneca Parent Partner
Seneca is always looking for ways to actively empower and uplift traditionally marginalized communities. We are honored to lead a nationwide effort, Todo Por Mi Familia, a campaign to find and connect families who sought asylum in the United States to mental health services. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.
- Act as a member of the Child and Family Team, designated as the individual support person to the parent(s) or identified Supports.
- Actively engage families in the treatment planning process.
- Provide education, training, and direct interventions to family members as appropriate.
- Provide strength-based and culturally competent services.
- Conduct community resource development.
- Provide non-judgmental, unconditional support to children and families participating in the Seneca Programs.
- Personal experience raising a child who has received services (Special Education, Social Services, Probation, Mental Health)
- Bilingual abilities (Spanish/English) required
- High school diploma/GED or higher
- Ability and willingness to work independently in the community, at school sites, and in the office
- Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and with a diverse population
- Must be organized, creative, self-motivated, detail oriented and driven by excellence
- Proficient written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills in Microsoft Office programs
- Valid California driver’s license and insurable by Seneca’s automobile policy
- Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
- Experience working with children with mental health needs and their families, preferred
- Flexible schedule required, with the ability to work some evening and weekend hours as needed
- Starting at $18.00 per hour.
- 10% salary increase upon passing a Spanish language proficiency exam.
- Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year.
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents.
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
- 4 weeks of flexible paid time off and 11 paid holidays.
- We provide a 403b retirement plan.
- Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.