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Parent Partner

Under the supervision of the Project Life Program Associate Director, is responsible for providing supportive services to survivors of human trafficking through a client driven wellness and recovery model that is strength based, culturally relevant, trauma informed, consumer driven, and outcome based.  Provision of in-home, on-site, community-based and/or virtual supportive services to human trafficking survivors that are pregnant or parenting and meet eligibility criteria for participation.  Supportive services are determined based on the individualized needs of the family and focus on parenting and family reunification and are geared toward the successful completion of their case plan goals through connection to in-house services and/or referral to local community resources to improve family functioning and support whole-family approach.  Facilitate parenting-related program activities and use their lived experience to inform interactions and maximize client engagement and retention.  Integrates appropriate self-disclosure of their personal journey into supportive services to empower and move survivors toward self-actualization.  Participates in focus groups for survivors to improve integration of survivor voice into policy development and design 

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Specific Activities
  • Provide ongoing support for Project LIFE human trafficking survivors who are pregnant and parenting and may benefit from supportive services to improve parenting practices and contribute to successful reunification with child and/or children.
  • Screen for project eligibility and conduct assessments to determine survivors’ parenting needs.
  • Work in unison with the Clinical Case Manager to assist with case plan development and implementation of supportive services geared toward parenting and/or family reunification with an emphasis on a whole-family approach
  • Facilitate program orientation to eligible survivors and participate in client-centered case plans that integrate parenting education and skills-based training to improve survivors’ implementation of healthy parenting strategies and/or increase likelihood toward successful case plan completion and reunification.
  • Identify survivor needs and provide appropriate referral, linkage and accompaniment to parenting resources and/or other necessary resources that may have influence over successful case plan completion.
  • Liaise and collaborate with the Community Services for Families program to ensure successful referral and that the survivor has sufficient support whilst navigating services within system of care
  • Will provide positive parenting activities individual or via group setting (virtually, as needed) that will demonstrate ways to build and sustain healthy parenting.
  • Co-facilitate a parenting support group
  • Assist with linkage to child development activities and childcare for survivors’ children
  • Communicates regularly with clinical team regarding the family’s progress; immediately contacts Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Case Manager if any significant concerns arise.
  • Participates in training and assumes role of mandated reporter.
  • Provide outreach to at-risk populations to increase identification of domestic victims of sex and labor trafficking
  • Remains culturally sensitive and respectful in all client and staff interactions. 
  • Maintains detailed case file documentation utilizing approved forms and formats.
  • Completes comprehensive Project LIFE core human trafficking orientation and training
  • Participates in staff meetings, supervision, training programs, and other meetings in accordance with Lifeline and/or funder requirements.
  • May participate in trainings for service providers and community partners on effective identification, assessment, trauma-informed service delivery strategies, and referral.
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Required Education and Experience
Must be a birth parent with previous experience in child welfare and dependency court systems.  Must be bilingual (English/Spanish.Must be organized and capable of maintaining detailed case files and documentation of progress in a professional manner.  Ability to establish appropriate boundaries with clients and co-workers, and adhere to mandated reporting and confidentiality laws. 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:  
Knowledge of and/or experience working with victims of human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, or other victim populations (e.g. immigrant/refugee populations) preferred; Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team; Compatible with the agency purpose to enhance the positive quality of life for individuals, families and the community in a manner that is culturally sensitive to the population being served.  Knowledge of community resources a plus, as well as ability to identify client strengths as relevant to overcoming identified challenges to self-sufficiency. 
Possesses advanced knowledge that is primarily intellectual in character and includes exercising discretion and independent judgment
Establish and maintains effective working relationships while showing open mindedness and a collaborative spirit. Compatibility with agency purpose, goals, philosophy, and approach. Demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for their work. Utilizes a creative approach to problem solving. Interactions with others reflect a spirit of honesty, humbleness, and self-awareness. Accepts constructive criticism with a positive attitude and willingness to implement change. Ability to work well independently and demonstrate appropriate initiative. Must demonstrate knowledge of trauma Informed, client driven, and culturally competent care. 
Other Requirements
Reliable transportation. Must have a California driver license and good driving record. Willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed). Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing.
Compensation and Benefits
Your well-being matters at North County Lifeline!
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays (13 days)
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Free health and wellness programs
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Great employee incentive award programs
  • Training and education assistance
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Menu of optional benefits, including short term disability, critical illness, accident, hospitalization and cancer policy
Pay Range Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills. EOE
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to client homes. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer.
Work Schedule
Non-exempt, Full-time, 40 hours a week- Monday – Friday- Flexible hours (may include evenings and weekends)