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Family Support Partner

Company: Child and Family
Location: Newport
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview

At Child & Family, we hold two core beliefs. That individuals and communities thrive when supported by strong families and that a community works best when it accepts responsibility for all of its members. These beliefs influence everything we do and have guided our growth since we first opened our doors in 1866.

Job Summary

The Family Support Partner (FSP) is responsible for partnering with families and supporting the wraparound facilitator to do Wraparound with the family. The FSP may provide direct support and services for some families. The FSP is responsible for connecting families to community resources, as well as partner with, and support families with children and youth, who are at risk for abuse and neglect, who have serious emotional disturbance (SED) or a developmental disability (DD) and/or who have juvenile corrections involvement in the home and/or school setting. The involvement with families is by family choice, as some families may either choose not to have a Family Support Partner or may not require it. The length of involvement varies with each family as the FSP role is to empower the family towards self- efficacy.

Responsibilities and Duties

Wraparound Functions, including:

  • Support, educate, encourage, empower, and advocate for the family to use their voice to express their views and choices
  • Support the Family Service Care Coordinator (FSCC) with family engagement, building trust and orienting family members and others to the Wraparound process
  • Support wrap team integration and success
  • Encourage the process of collaboration
  • Connect family to natural resources, supports, and community-based services that are culturally appropriate
  • Active member of the Wrap Planning Team until the family is able to advocate for their individual needs and choices
  • Documentation Management: support data collection needs such as RIFIS activities and progress notes.
  • Service Provision, Coordination, and Referral: link and refer families to appropriate services and informal supports as needed; provide basic parent education; serve as a mediator and advocate for timely, individualized service provision to the family within the care planning process

Advocacy: as a peer mentor, to support family empowerment and assist the family and agency representatives with understanding the Wraparound process and the varying perspectives of the team members; assist families with access to parent advocacy organizations; connect with other families with similar challenges and other supports to encourage success and continued self-efficacy; educate parents on regulations and laws that support the rights of individuals with disabilities

Qualifications and Skills

  • Flexible schedule
  • Valid driver's license
  • Experience with serious emotional disturbance (SED) or developmentally disabled (DD) children preferred
  • Knowledge of principles of growth and development
  • Ability to assess data reflective of the client's status

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Discounted child care available at main building
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Worksite wellness programs
  • Generous vacation & sick time
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

EOE/AAP Participant

Child & Family will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, color, race, creed, national origin, ancestry, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations, genetic predisposition or genetic carrier status, or any other protected category under local, state or federal law, nor will anyone receive special treatment for those reasons, except for reasonable accommodation as required by law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

C&F strives to achieve a workforce that includes representation of qualified affirmative action group members in proportion to the qualified and available target group workforce in the community that we serve.

Keywords: Child and Family, Warwick , Family Support Partner, Other , Newport, Rhode Island

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