Job Info

WRAP Family Mentor

Job Description

The Children’sLegacy Center (CLC) is seeking a Family Mentor to join our team. The role of the Family Mentor is focused on caregivers of youth who are at risk of or have been abused through Commercial Sexual Exploitation as well as caregivers of youth currently in the child welfare system.  The Family Mentor will provide support, encouragement, and hope to families receiving wraparound services by guiding families with reassurance and understanding of the complexities of the circumstances and process. This role will work closely with our resource families, Wraparound services team, and our Behavioral Health clinicians.

This position reports to the Director of Residential Care.

Requirements

·     Bachelor’s Degree and six months of experience in working with children who have serious emotional or behavioral needs, or children who have special needs, including, but not limited to, special medical needs;

OR

·     An Associate degree and one year of experience in working with children who have serious emotional or behavioral needs, or children who have special needs, including, but not limited to, intensive medical needs; OR

·     High School diploma or GED and at least 6 months of relevant experience

·     Lived experience of parenting a child who has received services from child welfare, juvenile probation, or other similar services  

·     Able to collaborate in team settings

·     Ability to connect with families from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Preferred Qualifications

·      Bilingual

·      Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of systems of care for diverse youth and families including, child welfare and/or juvenile justice

·      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·      Strong interpersonal skills

Roles and Responsibilities

·      Provide services and supports to IntensiveServices Foster Care resource families and youth.

·      Participate in the development of a supportive plan for youth and caregivers

·      Offer support and reassurance to caregivers with empathy and understanding

·      Actively engage caregivers and handle all information with confidentiality

·      Advocate for caregivers and assist in addressing the needs of caregivers during the wraparound process

·      Share parts of their own story with caregivers as appropriate

·      Provide services as outlined in the wraparound support plan

Who We Are

The Children’s Legacy Center began in 2016. Our passion is to aid children and youth who have been abused and exploited. We currently achieve this goal by offering forensic interviewing services as a part of our Children’s Advocacy Center. These interviews reduce trauma and help our partner agencies expedite justice for children, youth, and their families. We are now able to build upon this tested and stable foundation and are building out our regional pilot model for exploited children and youth. This model is a diverse, holistic, and far-reaching collection of programs and services that will multiply our impact in the community and beyond. Although each of our team obtains a specific job description, we work collaboratively to develop and expand our organization. We value the health and wellbeing of our team members, more so than the average workplace. The nature of this work is incredibly difficult, so supporting each other is paramount. We’ve got each other’s backs.We strive daily to create an inclusive environment in which all people feel safe, heard, and valued. The Children’s Legacy Center celebrates cultural differences and similarities among all employees, volunteers, families we serve, and members of our partnering agencies. With an amazing team and our community’s support, we truly believe we can accomplish anything!

Rate of Pay

$22-24/hour, Part to Full Time

DOE

Benefits

·     Health Insurance

·     Dental Insurance

·     401(k) package

·     Prestige Urgent Care Membership

·     Paid Time Off

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