The Family Partner also known as the Parent Partner provides peer mentoring, educational materials and support provided by an experienced parent to the caregivers of a child in the different LOC packages. Leads parent educational and parent support groups. At least 10 hours should be face to face with parents or consumers. This position has direct service time and documentation performance targets to meet. Some attendance is required at school ARD meetings, wraparound team staffing, and CRCG meetings as they arise to provide parent support and advocacy. Schedule is 20 hours/week, primarily 8-5 with some flexibility in the evenings and on the weekends.
Certified Family Partners hired or contracted must meet the following qualifications:
(a) Is 18 years of age or older;
(b) Has received either:
i. A high school diploma; or
ii. A high school equivalency certificate issued in accordance with the laws
applicable to the issuing agency;
(c) Has at least one year of lived experience raising a child or adolescent with an
emotional or mental health issue as a parent or LAR;
(d) Has at least one year of experience navigating a child-serving system (e.g.
mental health, juvenile justice, social security, or special education) as a
parent or LAR; and
(e) Has the ability to perform the duties of a Family Partner as outlined in the
Texas Resilience and Recovery Utilization Management Guidelines.
(f) Has successfully completed the certified Family Partner training and passed
the certification exam recognized by the department within one year of the
date of hire for the role of Family Partner.
Must have a Texas Driver’s License and be an insurable driver.