Job Title: Parent Partner
Since 1987, Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC), a private, nonprofit organization located in South Central Los Angeles, has been dedicated to the education and well-being of at-risk children in the metropolitan Los Angeles area.
Our mission is to prepare the children of Watts-Willowbrook, Compton and South Los Angeles to succeed and thereby strengthen our community’s future. We accomplish this through our Child Welfare, Early Child Education, Mental Health and Child Care Subsidy programs.
As an integral member of the Wraparound Team, you will you provide active, hands-on peer support to parents/caregivers of youths receiving services. Effective peer support should be friendly, helpful, accessible and flexible. Peer support may be delivered in individual or group settings at the agency, in family homes, or in community environments. The role of the Parent Partner is to provide peer support but also to work collaboratively to support systems change by increasing family involvement and decreasing unintentional, bias about parents.
The successful candidate will must be the biological, adoptive, kin parent, or non-related family member of a youth with emotional or behavioral challenges or has had direct systems experience with their child in a child serving system (i.e. mental health, child welfare, probation and special education); a high school diploma or GED; and demonstrated ability to maintain a non-judgmental attitude towards families; previous Wraparound experience and bi-lingual is a strong plus.
We provide competitive salaries and benefits. For immediate consideration, resumes should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer