Children, Youth and Family Liaison | CYFL
Title: Family Youth Partner Presenter
Employment Status: Per Diem; Non Exempt, Part-Time
Compensation: $15.00 hour
Accountability: CYFL Program Manager in absence of CYFL Lead Trainer
- The Family Youth Partner Presenter is responsible for assisting with county wide trainings, meetings, workshops, classes and presentations for children, youth, families, professional/peer professionals involved in the Child Family & Youth Behavioral Health System of Care, presenting and connecting with community. Bilingual preference for English and at least one other of the following threshold languages; Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic. This position works as a community educator and motivational trainer using lived experience. Works in concert with CYFL Lead Trainer to assist in the facilitation of in person and on-line workshops, trainings, and activities for Children’s System of Care; children, youth, families, professional/peer professionals. Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and team building skills. Must be exceptional at community outreach, public speaking, and volunteer development as well as behavioral health experience required. Lived experience with parenting/caregiving children, youth or TAY youth currently or formerly engaged in services for mental illness or behavioral health concerns (identification as a Family Youth Partner) required.
- Assists with conducting presentations, workshops, classes and focus groups with individuals involved in the Child Family & Youth Behavioral Health System of Care throughout San Diego County connecting with community.
- Assists in developing community and professional relationships within the CYFBHSOC.
- Assists with school outreach and coordination of school presentations.
- Work with communities both online and in person to provide resources, support and opportunities to give feedback to the Children’s System of Care.
- Maintain necessary documentations, i.e. surveys, sign-ins, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, mileage, etc.
- Participate in community relations efforts, including but not limited to supporting and assisting the development community relationships and support of major NAMI San Diego events in order to meet community awareness goals.
- Contribute to creating a stigma-free, recovery positive, person-centered, trauma-informed and culturally competent professional presence in the San Diego community at large.
- Increase job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, as required.
- SPECIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, and COMPETENCY FACTORS
- Lived experience with parenting/caregiving a children, youth or TAY youth currently or formerly engaged in services for mental illness or behavioral health concerns is required.
- A strong positive viewpoint towards mental health is essential.
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a Family Youth Partner.
- Preferred conversational abilities (in addition to English), one or more of the following threshold languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or Arabic
- Must have excellent organizational skills and habits.
- Ability and willingness to mentor and motivate community members and volunteers.
- Demonstrated excellent communication skills – both written, verbal, and non-verbal.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations plus the ability and desire to work as part of a team.
- Ability to keep confidential information confidential and be discrete.
- Willingness to support NAMI San Diego’s Mission and Values
- Ability to drive with valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and access to use of an automobile required.
- Ability to present information to public groups.
- Ability to type using computer is essential with competency using Microsoft Office programs.
- To be part of a robust and culturally diverse working team, NAMI San Diego CYF Liaison Team especially seeks individuals who qualify as a Family Youth Partner defined by County Behavioral Health Services as an “individual with [current or past] experience as a consumer, or caregiver to a consumer, of CYF Behavioral Health Services, Child Welfare Services, the Juvenile Justice System, or Special Education.”
- WORKING CONDITIONS and JOB SETTING
- Program headquarters is a standard office setting. Trainings will take place in diverse public settings.
- Environment with diverse populations routinely participating in workshops or trainings
- Periodic lifting up to 15 pounds is required.
- Ability to work in a variety of settings – from public to private.
- Occasional evenings and weekends required.
- Community and office setting. Regional travel required.
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@NAMISD.org
Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. NAMI San Diego posted 7/7/17. Open until filled.