Parent Partner

Parent Partner 


We are seeking parents who have been successful in raising a child with emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders, preferably that have been involved with the behavioral health, special education, juvenile justice, and or child welfare system. Parent Partners work with parents who are struggling and stressed providing in- home support, education, and resources with the goal of maintaining stability in the home and empowering parents to be their child’s best advocate. 

Essential Functions:

  • Work with Ventura County Behavioral Health clinicians toward treatment goals
  • Attend numerous training classes as required
  • Provide home based support and education
  • Sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and economic diversity
  • Willingness to learn and work within systems’ protocols
  • Model behavior and techniques families can learn from
  • Identify family strengths and utilize them to build upon
  • Identify community supports and provide a warm hand-off
  • Brainstorm new ideas and approaches
  • Ensure the family voice is heard
  • Assist family in creating and following a safety plan
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate client notes and other paperwork in a timely fashion
  • Facilitate monthly support group meetings

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Personal involvement and success with mental health, juvenile justice, special education and/or child welfare systems. May be a parent, grandparent, or sibling
  • Knowledge of mental health, juvenile justice, special education, and child welfare systems and local community resources
  • Ability to articulate ideas, concerns and thoughts
  • Able to listen non-judgmentally and respect family culture and beliefs
  • Able to share your own story when it can help the family
  • Able to advocate in a non-adversarial manner
  • Able to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Able to follow directions and follow-up on assignments as required
  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Able to communicate professionally with clinicians, school staff and community members involved in client treatment
  • Able to complete client notes as required
  • Some flexibility beyond 8-5 Monday through Friday
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Reliable transportation and current auto insurance

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time
  • Able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Must be able to pass LIVESCAN/background check
  • Ability to become CPR/First Aid Certified

To Apply:  Submit cover letter explaining your interest in our organization and experience relevant to this position as well as a current resume.   Please indicate minimum salary requirements in cover letter.  We are hiring full time and part time Parent Partners. Email cover letter and resume to Lori Litel: