Family Partner, Family Preservation (Grass Valley)

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families

345 Crown Point Circle near Whispering Pines Lane

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compensation: Hiring Range: $22.00 - $26.40 hourly
employment type: full-time
job title: Family Partner, Family Preservation

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families provides a continuum of care to empower youth and families to overcome challenges together, as well as connects youth in foster care to the permanent loving families they need and deserve. We support the entire family with professional treatment and compassionate care, so every youth has the opportunity to thrive at home, in school, and in the community. Those we serve are able to heal, learn life skills, and build relationships through our research-based, family-centered, targeted approach.


Family Partners are people with personal experience participating in the system of care as a consumer and/or as a parent/caregiver, and have the skills, training and experience to perform the functions of their role. Family Partners (FP) have four key functions: (1) to ensure families (parents, caregivers, and youth) are equal partners -if not leaders- in the development and implementation of their service plans; (2) to represent the needs and perspectives of families (parents, caregivers, and youth) to internal and external stakeholders and decision makers within the system of care; (3) to ensure that families (parents, caregivers, and youth) have access to a comprehensive array of prevention and support services that meet their individual needs; and (4) to ensure that these services are family-centered, easily accessible, respectful of cultural, ethnic and other community characteristics, and stigma free. The Family Partner serves as an advocate for parents/caregivers and considers the whole family in system planning.” Family Partners perform these functions through the tasks, roles, and responsibilities that are assigned by the Family Partner Manager and described below. Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency.


  • Experience as a parent or caregiver of a child with a serious emotional disturbance receiving, or having previously received, services within the public systems, including: mental health, child welfare (CPS/CWS), or juvenile justice.
  • Basic knowledge of Child Welfare and Education systems, and the ability to advocate on the behalf of clients in navigating and negotiating those systems.
  • Previous experience with advocacy, outreach, and community resources preferred.

    • Program Intake
    • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Outreach
    • Mutual Support and Education Groups
    • Participation in Agency Wide Program Meetings, Family Team Meetings and Management Decisions
    • Staff Consultation and Training
    • Participation in the Hiring Process
    • Community Advocacy
    • Grievance and Complaint Support
    • Collateral Support
    • Bilingual skills are a plus

    Please follow the link below if you would like to apply online - please complete the application and upload your resume to our Job Opportunities Page:

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

post id: 7745742235


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