WISe Parent Partner
Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Non-exempt (Hourly)
Location: Seattle & South King County
$44,600 – $56,450 annually

Dependent on education and years of experience

Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are upholding this by recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and all other historically marginalized and excluded communities other protected status as provided by law.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!

ABOUT CHILDHAVEN
We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. The following are the values guide our work:

  • TEAMWORK:   Relationships come first.
  • EQUITY:           There’s infinite value in every human.
  • EXCELLENCE:   Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • DEDICATION:   Do more. Do better.
  • RESPECT:         Meet people where they are.
  • REFLECTION:   Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.

Childhaven is a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. We are building a continuum of care model that is growing to respond to the changing needs of families by combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of community partners. Going forward, we are embarking on a new and ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Wraparound Parent Partner utilizes their own experiences as the parent/caregiver of a child who has experienced trauma and/or significant emotional/behavioral issues, and involvement in one or more child serving systems, to deliver direct supportive services to parents/caregivers of a child referred to or receiving wraparound services.  The Parent Partner ensures that parent/caregiver/family voice and choice is understood and utilized by other wraparound team members.  Connects families to supports and resources within their community and engages family in the wraparound process.  Advocates for family needs within the team and community.  Provides services in client homes, schools or other convenient community locations.  Position requires flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends to accommodate family’s needs.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Meets with client regularly, communicating compassion, support, respect, and enthusiasm for them.
  • Listens to the family’s story and, with them, identifies strengths, needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Relates personal experience as a person with lived experience, to assist in building trust.
  • Works with the client to identify and reach out to natural supports to engage them in the wraparound process.
  • Assesses and reviews the family’s ability to communicate their own position and preferences.
  • Supports the family to maximize their participation and voice in the development of the cross-system care plan.
  • Brainstorms and negotiates strategies that build on family strengths.
  • Provides a range of supportive interventions and activities as agreed to with the family and documented in the cross-system care plan.
  • Assists the family in analyzing progress towards goals and encourages their feedback to other team members.
  • Maintains productivity standards for direct service as established for the position.
  • Ensures timely collection of statistical information for external funding sources and program evaluations.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable agency contracts and adheres to all Federal, State and Local confidentiality requirements and guidelines. Performs periodic reviews of documentation on regular basis when required by WISe Coach or when need arises (self-audit).
  • Participates in scheduled supervision, team meetings and administrative meetings. Utilizes reflective supervision to support professional growth and quality client care.
  • Remains current with professional development requirements through seminars, etc.
  • Complies with all Childhaven policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Self-identify as a parent/caregiver to a child who has experienced trauma and/or significant emotional/behavioral issues and has been involved in at least one child serving system (e.g., special education, early intervention, child welfare)
  • Experienced positive child/family outcomes
  • Have or obtain the Peer Counselor Certification from the State of Washington within 6 months of hire (Childhaven will support you logistically to obtain this certification)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record, have state required minimum automobile insurance, and be able to use own vehicle for the job
  • Childhaven background check and drug screen requirement
  • A cleared portable background check through Washington Department of Early Learning
  • Maintain current certifications including Child/infant CPR, first aid and AED, HIV and blood borne pathogens

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Prior experience in a peer support role.

COMPENSATION
Childhaven has committed to equitable compensation practices, including pre-determining what roles require and the qualities needed from the individual that will fill the role. To achieve this, Childhaven uses a grade and step approach to determine the compensation of each team member based on years of relevant experience.

WHY CHILDHAVEN?
We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity, Excellence, Dedication, Respect, and Reflection. Here’s a bit of what we offer our staff:

  • We believe in a fully transparent hiring process.
  • We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package including MedicalDental, and Vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account (FSA), healthcare reimbursement account, and 403(b) savings program. A full listing of benefits is available.
  • Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and educational topics, advocacy, and more.
  • We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them. As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and our antiracism council, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.

Childhaven values organizational culture and professional development. Team members at Childhaven have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through the following:

  • Trainings
  • Project work groups
  • Clinical and/or reflective supervision
  • Community advocacy and engagement
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equity Council (DIREC)

NOTE

***HOW TO APPLY***

Please apply through our website. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please let us know.

This position will be open until filled; applicants are encouraged to apply. In addition to completing the application online, please attach a resume and cover letter when prompted.

Childhaven would like to get an accurate understanding of each applicant’s experience and interest.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.