Parent Partner, Bakersfield | Aspiranet Foster Care Adoption Mental Health California

Parent Partner

Department: Intensive Home Based Services – Wraparound
City, State: Bakersfield, California
County: Kern

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Your Opportunity

Join Aspiranet and find a career your heart will love. You’ll be part of a vibrant team making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families every day.

Founded in 1975 with locations across California, Aspiranet is a trusted neighbor, partner and service provider that exists to help families thrive. With an individualized approach, Aspiranet offers a unique blend of services including foster and residential care, adoption, transitional aged youth services, behavioral health and intensive home-based supports, and prevention and early intervention center, home and school-based services. We celebrate our values of respect, integrity, courage and hope through our work, and most importantly, our people.

Aspiranet staff gain inspiration from human connection and understand that success is the product of teamwork. We seek champions for our mission and those committed to excellence.

Your Future Team

The Parent Partner is part of a strengths based, highly skilled and passionate team of employees that also includes a Facilitator and Support Counselor. The team utilizes creative problem solving skills to support this high-risk population and collectively provides upwards of 6-10 hours of intensive home based support to the families weekly.

Your Impact

In your role, you’ll meet families at their most vulnerable times, build on their strengths, respect the family’s voice and choices, and support them through challenges as they repair and strengthen their family bonds. The success youth and families achieve throughout the wraparound process, allows families to overcome future obstacles and maintain hope moving forward.

Your Skills and Duties

  • Provides field based parent training and coaching.
  • Identifying and linking families to individualized resources and referrals
  • Facilitate support groups to strengthen parents skills and self resiliency.
  • Completion of documentation and required trainings.
  • Brings own experiences and challenges of navigating the system to assist families through their own journey.

Education & Work Experience

  • A Parent Partner must have been the parent or caregiver who has advocated for a child/youth who received services in mental health, probation, child welfare, special education or regional center.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Meets all state required conditions of employment as set forth by Community Care Licensing for a Licensed Community Care facility; i.e. Fingerprint and child Abuse Index clearance, TB/Health Physical, valid CDL and clean driving record.

Aspiranet engages in value-based decision making to create the best possible outcomes for our stakeholders, including our employees. We offer an excellent work environment and competitive benefits. If our values are inspiring to you and you thrive in a collaborative, team-based environment then Aspiranet may be the right choice for you. You may be one step closer to making a difference in a child, family, and community’s life.


Competitive DOE

EEO/AA Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.