Parent Partner

Job Number:21-665-11547

Job Summary:

The Parent Partner (PP) is a parent or guardian with lived experience of caring for a child who has a mental health diagnosis. The Parent Partner uses their lived experience to connect with other parents/guardians of children with mental health concerns.  The PP encourages engagement, empowerment and self-advocacy for families and assists families in making informed decisions.The Parent Partner provides families information about services, referrals, trainings, case management, informal support, parent skills [SLS1]  and assistance in better understanding and navigating the systems the children are a part of (school, mental health, criminal justice, etc) services. As a member of the treatment team, the PP works towards improving the treatment outcomes of children's mental health services. The Parent Partner provides general consultation to staff and ensures each family is heard and their individual needs are being addressed and met by the mental health providers.

Education:

Required:

  • Graduated from High School with a Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • This position requires completion of the Family Partner Certification within a year of hire.

License:

Required:

  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record.

Experience:

Required: 

  • A minimum of one year of experience providing advocacy, education and support services to families who are accessing public services for a child due to mental health related issues. 
  • Must be a family member of a child currently receiving or has received services from a child serving agency for mental health related issues.

Preferred:

  • Bilingual in Spanish

Hours: Full-time. Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Salary$17.22 per hour.

Sign-on incentive: Integral Care looking to grow our teams with talented and caring people just like you. Currently, we are offering a $2,000 sign-on incentive for all newly hired employees! All newly hired employees will receive $1,000 on their first paycheck and $1,000 on the paycheck following their six-month anniversary. 

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years. As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 
  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 403(b) retirement account
  • 401(a) employer contribution retirement account
  • Gold's gym membership discount
  • Mileage reimbursement

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)