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Another Road to Safety Supervisor

Company: A Better Way Inc
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Another Road to Safety Program has Parent Partners and Family Support Specialists who work together to maintain child safety, improve access to support services, and strengthen families. The Parent Advocate Supervisor is a Community Professional who has 1) a personal lived experience navigating the Child Welfare system and 2) demonstrated the capacity to exhibit leadership skills and seeks further development in honing those skills. The Parent Advocate Supervisor has received training and has demonstrated skills in how to mentor other families. The Parent Advocate Supervisor has the skills, knowledge and professionalism needed to work within a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and family-friendly support to families at risk of Child Welfare intervention.

Role:

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Parent Advocate Supervisor you will provide mentorship support, and managerial oversight of the Lead Parent Partner and the Parent Advocates. The Parent Advocate Supervisor will offer coaching and firsthand knowledge through their own experiences, and work collaboratively with the Lead Parent Partner and Parent Advocates to provide linkage to families in need of community resources that will assist them in stabilizing their family. The Parent Advocate Supervisor also helps to assure that the integrity of the individual family's culture is fully integrated into every aspect of the care and support offered. The Parent Advocate Supervisor makes sure that culturally sensitive and family friendly engagement practices permeate all of our program offerings. The Parent Advocate Supervisor serves as a manager and works closely with Parent Advocates, Family Support Specialists, Mental Health professionals and Social Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrate a leadership role as part of the ARS management team that includes the following:
Participate in ARS Leadership Team meetings
Assist in the execution of trainings for ARS staff
Will participate in corrective action plan for Lead Parent Partner/Parent Partners
Coach Parent Advocates to outreach to families at risk of child abuse and neglect and maintain ongoing contact with client families and other service providers to monitor service delivery and assess needs.
Provide on call assistance to staff.
May participate in weekly home visits with all family members participating in the program
Assist the Lead Parent Partner and Parent Advocates case management services to clients and significant others as appropriate to support the client families, including crisis intervention, referrals, etc.
Develop familiarity with outside agencies and service providers and maintain knowledge of services they provide in order to support referred families to ARS.
Excellent writing skills needed to prepare written reports and documentation of daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports.
Assists in the ongoing development and evaluation of the Lead Parent Partner and Parent Partners.
Participates in outreach and community events as needed.
Participates in related trainings and workshops.
Conduct weekly supervision with Parent Partners and Lead Parent Partner.
Communicate effectively with Family Advocates and other members of the ARS Leadership Team.
Prepare presentations and training materials for Parent Partners.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required: A Biological parent/ Legal guardian/ Adoptive parent that has lived experience and involvement with the Department of Children & Family Services OR Another Road to Safety Program. A Parent Advocate Supervisor must have successfully completed the requirements of one of the service programs below AND have had their dependency dismissed (FR, FM) or case closed (ARS, IFM) for at least 1 year:

Another Road to Safety Services
Informal Family Maintenance
Family Maintenance
Family Reunification
Experience in community based social services
Demonstrate an understanding of child/adolescent development
Have an ability to engage with families from diverse communities
Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred
Exhibit strong organization skills
Excellent verbal and written skills
Valid California Driver's License
Reliable transportation and proof of insurance
Flexible schedule
Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Ability to pass background clearance and clear TB Test

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Keywords: A Better Way Inc, Oakland , Another Road to Safety Supervisor, Other , Oakland, California

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