Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Family Support Partner

    Job Locations US-CA-OCEANSIDE
    Req No.
    2018-3350
    Category
    Peer/Children/Family Support
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Courage to Call is a veteran-run, peer-to-peer support program in San Diego County. Our free services are offered to active and former military members, their families and loved ones. We connect callers with former members of the military who understand the rigors of military life and have made the transition to civilian life.

     

    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   

     

    For 40 years, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by behavioral health challenges.  MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”.   MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, Employee Assistance Program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick.

    Position Description

    The Family Support Partner will work directly with  veterans and their dependents in providing them with the tools and knowledge of various programs and resources within their communities. The Family Support Partner will serve as their liaison and advocate. 

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assists veterans and dependents in obtaining resources and assistance when needed and providing literature to individuals.
    • Develops a supportive, nurturing relationship with Veterans, Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, their Families (VMRGF), and other special needs groups.
    • Establishes community collaborations to support program services for the benefit of VMRGF and special needs groups.
    • Promotes access to mental health services and literature to VMRGF communities.
    • Provides linkages, advocacy and community outreach services to and for VMRGF and other dependents.
    • Provides training to parents and/or caregivers on other related topics.
    • Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work on time, as scheduled, and accurately reflects all time on time card.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeking out supervision when needed.
    • Ensures facilities upkeep and safety by maintaining neat and clean work areas, by securing work area at close of business day, and by reporting vandalism, theft, or suspicion of drug abuse by coworkers to supervisor as soon as possible.
    • Other relevant duties as assigned.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • High School diploma or GED.
    • Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Family Counseling preferred.
    • Life experience and/or two years of professional experience working with at risk children and families.
    • Military veteran or military dependent experience.

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