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Job Code:2022-360
Department:Community Programs
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
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Summary of Responsibilities:

"AK Child & Family practices the Sanctuary Model which is a non-hierarchical, highly participatory, trauma-informed and evidence-supported whole culture approach, which helps the organization function in a safe, democratic and socially responsible manner and thereby provide effective treatment for clients and the community."

The Parent Partner will promote family preservation by working directly with at risk families in the community served, to strengthen and support the family unit.

  • This position is to be an advocate, model advocacy and ensure that the “voice” of the family is leading care planning and implementation.
  • The position may provide services that include parenting coaching, teaching and the promotion of parent involvement activities.
  • This position will provide information, referrals and linkages to available community resources.
  • This position will assist to advance the family's home management skills and provide hands on assistance in the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment.

The Parent Partner will provide families with information, referrals and linkages to available community resources.

  • This position will work directly with at risk families in the community or their homes in order to promote, strengthen and develop parenting skills as well as provide parent coaching, teaching and the promotion of parent involvement activities.
  • The Parent Partner will promote the development of family organizational and budget management skills to empower the family to achieve self-sufficiency.
  • This position will perform a variety of tasks to ensure a safe and healthy home environment including cleaning, teaching appropriate household maintenance skills and assisting with developing house cleaning routines.
  • This position will assist families experiencing a crisis in which immediate response is required for crisis stabilization on a short term basis only.

All employees with AK Child & Family are required to be in compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid COVID vaccine mandate. The mandate requires that by 2/14/22, staff at all health care facilities must have received their first dose of a 2-shot series (Moderna or Pfizer, currently) or a single dose of a 1-shot vaccine (Johnson and Johnson, currently) with the exception of those that have sought and been granted an exemption to the COVID mandate. Staff must complete this step before they can provide any care, treatment or other services for the facility and/or its patients. By 3/15/22, all staff with the exception of those that have sought and been granted an exemption to the COVID mandate, must complete the primary vaccination series.

BENEFITS

Benefits are available to both Part-Time and Full-Time employees!

  • Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, & Vision – with HRA!
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Account
  • Group Life and AD&D
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program

Other Benefits:

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) - 13 hours/month in 1st year and then increases
  • 2 Floating Holidays/year
  • 6 Observed Holidays: double-time pay for working on the Holiday
  • Bonuses: Longevity & Referral
  • Educational Support Program

PAY

  • $15.00/hour+ DOE & Education
  • 3% pay increase after successful completion of 6-month Intro Period.
  • Annual raises are based on the annual budget and not guaranteed each year.

Supervision and Coordination of Services:
  • Reports to the Maintenance Supervisor

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • They must have an Alaska driver’s license and have adequate insurance, as defined by AK Child & Family, in order to carry out the duties of the job.
  • The Parent Partner must display an understanding and sensitivity in serving a culturally diverse and/or specials needs population.
  • The Parent Partner must have demonstrated the ability to: relate positively to children and families with severe emotional problems, engage in physical activity, and communicate effectively in English (oral and written) and the ability work independently.
  • The Parent Partner must demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal English.
  • The Parent Partner must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with agency staff as well as the general public, referral sources and community providers.
  • They must work a flexible schedule, including after hours and on-call responsibilities to respond to client’s crisis.
  • The Parent Partner must demonstrate ability to use a computer for both word processing and an electronic health record system for documentation purposes.

Education and Experience:

  • 21 years of age.
  • High School Diploma / GED.
  • Meet State of Alaska background check requirements.
  • Two (2) years of lived experience navigating the mental health, special education, juvenile justice, or child welfare system as a consumer parent, foster parent, or adoptive parent is required.

Physical Demands:
  • The Parent Partner must be able to access AK Child & Family and community buildings for meetings and agency activities.
  • The Parent Partner is required to have a valid driver’s license and an adequately insured personal vehicle for reliably getting to and from work responsibilities as work responsibilities require.
  • He/she will transport self within the Anchorage Borough to meet with schools, families in their homes, and other involved parties.
  • He/She must have flexible work schedule to meet families needs, which may involve scheduling appointments in the evening or on weekends.
  • He/She must produce in a timely manner, assessments and other documentation required by AK Child & Family, insurance and referral sources.
  • The Parent Partner must be able to use a copy machine, fax machine, be able to produce legible student records, and prepare reports using a computer.