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Parent Mentor

Company: Asociaci--n Puertorrique--os en Marcha, Inc.
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
JOB SUMMARY:The Parent Mentor provides families with the support they need to build their skills as parents. The Parent Mentor works with caregivers to bring about constructive change through support, guidance, and instruction. A Parent Mentor can help caregivers do the best job possible in raising their children. They will recognize that safety, permanency, and well-being, both in the home of origin or other placement setting, are essential to achieving a positive outcome for children. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Provide Orientation to new parents who are seeking reunification with their children2. Offer emotional support, share experiences, and help parents and caregivers understand the system3. Assist with supervised visits between parents and children who are working towards reunification4. Develop events organized to facilitate discussion amongst parents in the community5. Assist parents in learning and applying effective discipline techniques6. Function as part of the larger CUA team responsible for achieving the target goals of improving safety, permanency, and well- being of children, youth, and families. 7. Create Life Books for parents and children8. Assist with budget education9. Perform other duties that support the mission of APM and the CUA program.KEY COMPENTENCIES:

  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem assessment and problem solving
  • Information gathering and information monitoring
  • Ability to work in a flexible schedule and adapt to changing situations
  • Ability to set priorities in critical situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Strong Customer Service insight.
  • Must be accurate and detail oriented.PM21.

    Requirements:
    JOB REQUIREMENTS:1. Must have successfully reunified with their children and youth or successfully stabilized their family and maintained a safe case closure for a minimum of one year while benefitting from their experience with the Child Welfare System2. Or, in the alternative, positively utilized Prevention Services to keep their family from entering the formal Child Welfare System3. Waivers of the above may be requested of Philadelphia Department of Human Services on a case by case basis with appropriate documentation and rationale4. Proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.5. Familiarity with the dynamics of diverse populations in low income areas.6. Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, Request for Criminal Clearance, FBI clearances, Valid PA driver's license and driving record no more than 60 days old. Medical Exam must be completed within one year of employment.7. Knowledge of social services, child welfare and family systems services.8. Culturally sensitive to the needs and diversities of multi-cultural communities.9. Knowledge of community resources and ability to work as a team member10. Practices good customer service skills in all working relationships.11. Experience facilitating public meetings, and other public forums.12. Strong interpersonal skills, respectful, and courteous nature.13. Strong writing and oral presentations skills.14. Must demonstrate genuine empathy and concern for individuals as indicated in our corporate vision, mission and values statements.15. Able to work independently, demonstrating good judgment and prioritizing.PI180133641

Keywords: Asociaci--n Puertorrique--os en Marcha, Inc., Philadelphia , Parent Mentor, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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