United Parents, Ventura County, California
United Parents (UP) was founded in 1990 on the principle of “parents helping parents” to empower, strengthen and support families raising children with mental health, emotional and behavioral disorders. United Parents provides programs, support, training, resources, and referrals to give parents information, skills and resources so they can keep their child/ren home and help them become successful in school and their communities. Programs include:
- Monthly support groups: throughout Ventura County in English and Spanish:
- Parent Partner Program: Parent to parent support where parents who have raised children with serious behavior disorders and have worked with mental health, special education and juvenile justice systems, help other parents;
- Educational Advocacy Program assists parents in navigating the complex Special Education system;
- Respite Care Program: A break for stressed out parents who juggle meetings and appointments for their special needs child while trying to work and maintain a family. Children also benefit from pro-social interactions through group activities and being around positive role models.
- Quarterly newsletter.
|Summary: The Executive Director is an exempt position that reports to the Board of Directors and provides leadership, vision, direction, and administration for the agency in fulfilling its mission. The Executive Director works closely with the Board and is required to juggle multiple complex roles — chief fundraiser, visionary leader, fiscal manager, community builder, HR specialist, and more. The Executive Director is the primary representative of the agency in the community and is directly responsible for its success and for driving and inspiring passion for the cause.|
|Supervisory Responsibilities:Supervise, coach and support all staff. Facilitate annual evaluation of all employees.|
|Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
| Hiring is contingent upon background, credit, personal and professional references check.
We anticipate a January 5, 2015 start date for this position.
Compensation: Competitive compensation and benefit package.
To Apply: Submit letter of interest, resume complete with dates of employment, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to the Executive Recruitment Committee, United Parents, 391 S. Dawson Drive, Suite 1A, Camarillo, CA 93012, email to email@example.com
Resume reviews begin immediately.
Parent Partner position (Part time)
A Parent Partner is a parent, grandparent, or other relative caregiver who has experience raising a child who has been involved in the mental health, special education, juvenile justice, and/or child welfare systems. Parent Partners offer help and hope to other families by providing in-home support, education, resources, and advocacy. Parent Partners are trained, supervised and work closely with Ventura County Behavioral Health clinicians. You must have personal experience raising a child and navigating the social service systems to be considered.
- Work with Ventura County Behavioral Health Clinicians toward treatment goals
- Provide home based support, education,
- Willingness to learn and work within agency and systems’ protocols
- Complete process notes as required
- Model behavior and techniques families can learn from
- Identify family strengths and build on those
- Identify and link families to appropriate community resources
- Help strengthen family dynamics and create a safety plan
- Personal involvement and success with mental health, juvenile justice, special education and/or child welfare systems
- Knowledge of mental health, juvenile justice, special education, and child welfare systems and local community resources
- Sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and economic diversity
- Able to communicate professionally with clinicians, school staff and community members
- Able to meet all deadlines
- Flexible schedule
- Basic experience in Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, Outlook
- Bilingual a plus
Hiring is contingent upon background and personal and professional references check.
Compensation: Starting salary up to $13.50 an hour
To Apply: Submit letter of interest explaining your personal experience raising a child with mental health, emotional or behavior disorders and the systems and resources you have worked with as well as an employment resume complete with dates of employment, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional and/or personal references to Ellen Linder, United Parents, 391 S. Dawson Drive, Ste.1A, Camarillo, CA 93012, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.