Parent Advocate
The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Bronx, New York

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WORKING WITH US
The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.

Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:

  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to 3 weeks' vacation days at hire
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension.
  • Unlimited employee referral bonus opportunities
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through our many company initiatives, including employee resource groups (ERGs) like Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee

ABOUT THE JOB
The Parent Advocate will be available to parents of the clients of the Bronx Early Childhood Treatment Center. The parent advocate will provide services in accordance with the service plan which include: orientation for new admissions, assistance with advocacy, benefits, entitlements, education, treatment and discharge planning.

The responsibilities of the Parent Advocate include:

  • Attending Parent Advisory Council meetings as determined by the program needs and clinical director.
  • Developing and coordinating program events and activities.
  • Attending staff and other program meetings to present initiatives derived from the Parent Advisory Council.
  • Attending to other Program Operations issues when agenda items pertain to their role.
  • In coordination with the clinical director and treatment team, assisting parents with an array of services based on their needs. This may include involvement with care coordination and collaboration with outside service providers including schools, legal and doctors.
  • Providing general support for families whose youngster is moving towards discharge.
  • Assisting with the Performance Improvement initiatives, as appropriate.
  • Facilitating groups
  • Documenting services provided in a timely manner
  • Assisting with data collection and tracking
  • Other duties as assigned.

TO QUALIFY
The Jewish Board is currently looking for a talented Parent Advocates of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • Experience in parenting a child or adolescent with a serious emotional disturbance.
  • Ability to work with diverse social, cultural, and economic groups.
  • Spanish language preferred.
  • Background in advocating in the mental health and/or education systems.
  • Good communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to be assertive.

    We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

    This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

    We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

    Other details

    • Job Family : Direct Care [200s]
    • Job Function : Misc Professionals
    • Pay Type : Hourly
    • Employment Indicator : 8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC
    • Travel Required : Yes
    • Required Education : High School



     


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