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(2959) Certified Family Partner, Youth Therapeutic Respite Program

Job Description

Position Description: Under the direct supervision of the Youth Therapeutic Respite Program (YTRP) Program Manager, this valuable team member provides support and advocates for families to assist in engagement and empowerment, self-advocacy, and wellness as they actively participate in recovery. Certified family partners (CFP) assist families in making informed decisions that drive families towards wellness and recovery. As a supportive partner, the CFP has a strong connection to the community and is knowledgeable about resources, services and supports for families across multiple counties. The CFP’s lived experience is critical to gaining respect and establishing in their treatment, wellness and recovery. The CFP assists the families in making informed decisions throughout their child’s stay in TRPY and during their transition back home. The CFP gives guidance and support on a routine basis, crisis or during the wraparound process. Even if a CFP hold QMHP status when acting as a CFP this is not a clinical role. A family partner may help a parent understand language or the process of hospitalization but many not facilitate the hospitalization of a child. A CFP can help a parent understand the language while a CANS is being administered.

Program Description: The Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BTCS) Youth Therapeutic Respite Program will provide a safe, enriching environment that provides a wraparound approach to offering care coordination, family partner services, and an array of innovative therapies for youth between ages 5-17 years old with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices will be implemented in play therapy, sand tray therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy, applied behavior analysis, brief-solution focused therapy and more. This 10-bed, 24/7 structured and therapeutic program will focus the following objectives.

Primary – Family Partner Duties

Provides direct care to caregiver supports to center parents or managing conservators, authorized in any level of care. Includes utilization of the wraparound process to develop natural supports and prioritize issues identified by family unit.
Progress notes should be completed in the same day as service or in a 24-hour time period
Works in close collaboration with physicians, other treatment team personnel and other community resources agencies. Works professionally and cooperative with clients, their families and community
Develops and maintains client records, ensures all documentations meet the requirements of the community mental health standards and ensures its completion in a timely manner. Ensures and monitors compliance with the client’s rights.
Exhibits evidence of the use of treatment plans in therapeutic interaction with clients, their families and community contracts. Documents proof in the progress notes indicating the treatment plan is used to guide and focus treatment.
Ensures weekly service unit/hour expectations is met.
Provide transportation of parents and youth, medications and supplies when needed.
Reports work in dependable manner regularly and on time. Request scheduled leave in advance Does not have excessive use of unschooled leave. Requests advance approval for use of overtime.
Contributes in a positive collaborative work environment. Cooperative, cordial interactions with coworkers observed. Treats others in the workplace with respect.
Completes all mandatory training as required by the agency and program.
Primarily provides services in the community and in the office. Will provide services to individuals via tele-video and phone when needed with supervisors’ approval.

Location: Seguin

Salary: $16.83 – $22.58/hr

Applicable Differentials:

Bi-Lingual- $0.75

Masters- $1.00

2+ Year Tenure- $1.00

Specialty- $1.00

Recognition of Years at Equivalent Position with a Community Center

2 Years- $1.00
4 Years- $1.00

Why join our team?

BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.

Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.

Retirement Plans:
401A: Through this governmental plan, we offer a 7% match to employee contributions.
457/403(b): Through these governmental plans, employees may contribute pre-tax earnings for retirement. Employees may participate on the first day of employment.

Sponsored Insurance:
Life Insurance: Through Dearborn National, we offer basic life insurance of $5,000. Optional supplemental coverage, as well as spouse and eligible dependent policies, are available to purchase.
Long Term Disability/ Accident/ Critical Illness Insurance: Through Dearborn National we offer optional insurance coverages at a competitive rate. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.

Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.

Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.

Additional Perks:
– Employee Referral Awards
– Licensure Supervision
– Licensure Renewal Fee Reimbursement
– Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs
– Educational Leave
– Competitive Pay Differentials for Applicable Positions

CountyGuadalupe County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: 18 years or older, high school diploma or GED, must have parented a child with a documented mental health disorder one year or more prior to the child’s 18th birthday, hold a current family partner certification from Via Hope or be able to obtain within six months of hire, must have current valid Texas driver’s license and maintain approved driver’s status throughout employment.
Salary Amount$35,006 - 46,966/year
Closing DateOpen until filled
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Bluebonnet Trails Community Services as a recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant dollars either directly from FTA or through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will comply with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), the U.S. Department of Transportation implementing regulations, FTA Circular 4702.lB, and TxDOT PTN requirements as specified in Master Grant Agreement, and State Management Plan. Our Title VI Plan can be viewed here: BBT - Title VI Plan - Sep 2020 - 2023

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