Parent Liaison (Family Resource Developer) - CABS

  • Lake County, IL
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • Mar 17, 2020
Part Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: 12.36 - USD USD

Job Description

Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

About the Role:

Provides support services for youth and families from the perspective of an experienced parent/family member whose child has received or who is receiving services from the mental health system. Promotes family driven, youth guided principals by ensuring that program staff provides services in accordance to these principals. Provides wraparound facilitation for youth and families to develop plans of care. Coordinates the community wraparound council to include collaboration with community partners. Guides, emotionally supports, and assists children and families. Provides support services for families receiving services from the program and community partners. Population served is within the SAMHSA System of Care grant.

Location: 3010 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL

Hours: Monday and Tuesday (9:00 am - 2:30 pm) & Wednesday and Thursday ( 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Skills and Experience

  • Ability to use personal experience to establish a warm and empathic connection with the family.
  • Explains CABS program to client’s family
  • Assists family through the intake, referral, and connection with LCHDCHC BHS or other agencies.
  • Works closely with CABS staff to identify family needs.
  • Schedules home visits to assist with process, as needed.
  • Provides support and advocacy for families receiving services.
  • Assists clients in the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans.
  • Provides supportive peer counseling.
  • Assists in the development of independent living skills curriculum.
  • Assists in leading independent living skills classes and groups.
  • Assist in the development and leading of advocacy training groups.
  • Plans and prepares family group activities.
  • Assists in providing community consultation and education, as assigned.
  • Assists in the development and leading of mental health recovery groups.
  • Plans and prepares family/parent groups and activities.
  • Links families with other parents of special needs children.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Personal experience as a consumer of social services.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish speaking preferred.

About the Perks:

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.

Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.

If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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