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Family Support Partner
at Southwest Network
ABOUT SOUTHWEST NETWORK
Southwest Network provides integrated behavioral and physical health services, caring for both the mind and body for whole health and wellness. We provide treatment programs for seriously mentally ill adults and children and adolescents with complex emotional and behavioral needs. We are committed to their recovery, and we work together to offer hope, support individual goals, encourage self-sufficiency, and change lives. We do whatever is needed for the individuals and families we serve.
We truly understand how important our employees are to those they care for, and how critical they are to our mission. As one of our employees, we will look after as many of your professional and personal needs as we can and make sure your work environment is productive, yet pleasant and informal. We are committed to offering you opportunities for personal and career growth, and we value and reward innovation, collaboration, dedication, and strength.
ABOUT OUR CHILD & ADOLESCENT SERVICES DIVISION
In the treatment of children and adolescents, we are known for getting youth in quickly, treating even the most challenging cases, offering helpful parent and family support, and providing quality, compassionate care. Using the nationally recognized Child and Family Team process and with treatment tailored to each person’s strengths, needs, and culture, youth can stay in the home, be productive in school, and have a hopeful future. Integrated health services address both behavioral and physical health issues, and special programs for teens and young adults help them realize their potential and become independent adults. All members of the team practice in a manner that is consistently mindful of the 12 Principles of The Arizona Vision for Children.
Under the supervision of the Team Lead and in conformance with acceptable social work practice and the agency's program definition and policies, the Family Support Partner I will: offer support and encouragement to families. Link parents with other parents in community to reduce isolation that occurs when parenting a child with complex needs. Support families as peers who share a common background. Utilize personal and professional life experience as a teaching and learning tool to provide peer support. Use listening skills to help families identify and articulate their strengths, needs and key cultural considerations. Validate families’ thoughts, feelings and opinions. Encourage families to tell their own stories. Help families to understand and make effective use of the Child and Family Team process.
Must be able to maintain a non-judgmental attitude while responding with empathy and clarity to the family they are working with. Must be able to encourage collaboration and have knowledge of the systems of care in the community in which he/she is working. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have basic typing/computer processing skills. Must have good organizational and time management skills.
A complete job description is available upon request.
Only candidates 21 years of age or older will be considered.
Southwest Network is an equal opportunity employer.
This position is offered at a fair, competitive salary. A good benefits package is a valuable part of your total compensation, and we’ve got a great one: medical, dental and vision insurance; paid sick, vacation and holiday time; tuition reimbursement; retirement plan with match; disability insurance; life insurance; flexible spending and health savings accounts; an employee assistance program; employee discounts; and more. When you consider everything—the salary, the benefits, the ongoing training and support we offer, and the impact you’ll have on the lives of others—it could be the right opportunity for you. Any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of education, employment, driving record and auto insurance, and completion of a criminal background check and drug testing.
Thorough and working knowledge of psychiatric and co-occurring disorders is imperative. Specialized knowledge of co-occurring substance abuse disorder assessment and treatment, along with housing needs assessments and resources is highly preferred. Knowledge of community based behavioral health services preferred. Knowledge of DSM-V–TR codes and descriptions, psychotropic medications, and crisis intervention required. Must display excellent leadership skills. Requires effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to follow direction, use of sound judgment, and excellent time management skills are essential. Must be able to maintain good member relationships, identify priorities, and stay organized. Preferred typing skills of 25 to 30 WPM.