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Family Support Partner, Child First

Company: Tennyson Center For Children
Location: Denver
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Position:The Family Support Partner partners with a licensed Mental Health and Developmental Clinician to engage families who are referred to the Child First home-based intervention. The Family Support Partner plays a crucial role in stabilizing the entire family system, while the Clinician provides psychotherapeutic caregiver-child intervention to facilitate and enhance this critical relationship. Working together, the assigned Family Support Partner and Clinician make up one of up to four Clinical Teams who report to the same Clinical Supervisor within Tennyson Center. The Family Support Partner takes the lead in connecting the child and family with desired, community-based services and supports while maintaining Child First's reflective, relationship-based stance. The Family Support Partner also enhances caregiver executive functioning skills (e.g., planning, organizing, managing time, focusing attention, regulating emotions, reflecting on progress) and engages in interactive play with young children in the home. Ultimately, through connecting to family resources, the Family Support Partner both decreases the "toxic" stress in the home environment and enhances opportunities for optimal child development, thereby promoting healthy brain development for infants and young children. *New Hire Sign on Bonus: $500 after 90 days; additional $1000 after 180 daysEssential Job Functions:Provide community resource expertise to Child First team and families, including identifying and collaborating with community-based service providers and supports.Engage with the Child First family and the Clinician in the collaborative family assessment processPromote family stabilization by identifying all needed and desired services, integrating service needs into the Child and Family Plan of Care, and addressing barriers to services as they arise.Avert crisis situations by assisting Child First family in times of urgent need (e.g., eviction).Enhance caregiver executive functioning skills (e.g., planning, organizing, managing time, focusing attention, regulating emotions, reflecting on progress) as needed and in consultation with the Clinician and Clinical Supervisor.Provide identified child and/or other children in the family with an interactive, growth-promoting play experience.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in child development, psychology, nursing, human services, or related field.Experience working with culturally diverse families and young children under the age of six years.Openness to learning, capacity for self-reflection, and eagerness to participate in reflective clinical supervision.Knowledge of early childhood development, parent education, parent-child relationships, and individual, family, and community-level risk factors (e.g., poverty, homelessness, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse, teen parenthood).Knowledge of and experience with community-based services and supports in service area, highly valued.Able to speak a second language (Spanish, Portuguese, Creole, other), highly valued.All positions require criminal CBI background check, FBI fingerprint check, State of CO child abuse check, DMV driving record check, pre-employment drug test, pre-employment physical, academic credential verification, and reference check.Benefits:Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Options (Kaiser, Delta Dental, EyeMed)Health Savings Account (with High Deductible Health Plan)Generous PTO + 13 paid holidaysRetirement Plan with Pension Plan: Tennyson will match up to 4% of annual salaryVoluntary Benefits through Colonial Life: Accident, Cancer, Disability, Critical Illness, Life InsuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramEmployee Referral BonusProfessional Development AssistanceStaff Appreciation EventsSome positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to Must demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Tennyson Center for Children currently does not sponsor work visas. Tennyson Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and prohibit discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, military status, conditions relating to pregnancy or childbearing, and/or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. If you have any questions, please email our team at We appreciate your interest in Tennyson Center for Children. PI188002818

Keywords: Tennyson Center For Children, Denver , Family Support Partner, Child First, Other , Denver, Colorado

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