Parent Support Partner (Juvenile Diversion)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

Location: Santa Ana, CA, United States

PARENT SUPPORT PARTNER (Juvenile Diversion - Santa Ana/Orange County)

– F/T. (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, Occasional evening or weekend events as needed based on consumer needs).

Responsibilities include:

  • Using a strength-based approach in the Recovery Model and a wraparound philosophy, the Parent Support Partner works with caregivers of juvenile justice involved youth to build ongoing permanent relationships for the purpose of promoting recovery, success, safety, and permanence in the home, school, workforce and community.

  • The Parent Support Partner has lived experience with a youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System.

  • Utilize a “whatever-it-takes” approach to encourage a caregiver to actively participate in the planning of decisions and activities affecting their youth’s well-being that lead to positive change to support recovery and wellness for their youth who are involved in the Juvenile Justice System.

  • Provide supportive accompaniment with a caregiver through the court process and provides advocacy and further education on how to support one another through an ongoing Parents Supporting Parents.

  • Recruit and lead a group of volunteer parent mentors who have successfully completed the program and will provide peer mentorship to currently enrolled caregivers to provide hope.

Requirements include:

  • High School Diploma preferred but not required.

  • Lived experience and/or education providing the qualifying knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Prior lived experience as a caregiver of a youth involved with the Juvenile Justice System or a restorative justice rehabilitation program required.

  • Must be able to work with a diverse consumer base.

  • Valid California driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

  • After hours availability based on client needs.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.

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