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Family Partner - ACCS


Job ID 2018-2731
Job Location Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
Category Care Coordination
Starting Salary USD $15.38/Hr.
Type Regular Full-Time
Responsibilities
  1. Provide hope, information, advocacy and support to families of individual's with mental health issues that are receiving services from ACCS.
  2. Cultivate mutually respectful partnerships, set appropriate limits, and maintain a helping role with people served and family members.
  3. Engage Person's in non-directive and supportive relationships that promote empowerment and self-learning.
  4. Demonstrate respect for all individuals regardless of ability status, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.
  5. Participate in the development and accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the program.
  6. Coach families in developing advocacy and collaboration skills and empower families to understand and exercise their rights.
  7. Assist families in identifying needs and linking to resources and service options available to meet identified needs.
  8. Support, advocate and assist families in acquiring and maintaining all eligible government benefits.
  9. Develop and manage educational events on relevant and timely topics for families.
  10. Support families to actively participate in the care of their loved one.
  11. Plan and coordinate network and family events that keep families connected and allow opportunities for families to communicate and socialize together.
  12. Develop professional relationships with area providers; evaluate and augment the communication between families and providers/professionals.
  13. Develop family support plans and participate in the Treatment Planning process with families and their loved one as needed.
  14. Collaborate with Individuals Served and other members of the Integrated Team in the implementation and monitoring of self-management and health and wellness plans and activities.
  15. Facilitate and monitor the implementation of activities that create opportunities for the development of valued roles and personal relationships in the community.
  16. Develop and monitor the implementation of all procedures that ensure the health, safety, and well-being of individuals served.
  17. Assist people to access, and/or provide, all needed transportation.
  18. Participate in supervision, team, and other assigned meetings.
  19. Review and complete all required documentation.
  20. Communicate all pertinent information to all stakeholders.
  21. Attend and participate in trainings as assigned.
  22. Acquire and maintain all required certifications.
  23. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Social Services with residential and administrative experience preferred. High School diploma and valid driver's license required. Candidate must have experience being a parent, caregiver, guardian, grandparent or foster care parent with direct experience supporting a person with mental health challenges and have current or past experience accessing mental health or related services for that person.

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