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Parent Partner, Bilingual - Child, Youth, Family (4985)  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program/Location: Mobile Adolescent Team (Linda Vista

Parent Partner (Bilingual Spanish) – Mental Health Services for Children, Youth and Family Program

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday; some evenings required.

In order to create a workplace that meets maximum health and safety standards, CRF follows all mandated COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines as outlined by the State of California, San Diego County, and the CDC.  All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination before their first date of work, unless legally exempted.



Community Research Foundation (CRF) inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

At CRF, we are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.  Our accredited programs reach various demographics, so you can gain experience with almost any sector of mental health services.  We have strong internal advancement options, so there are opportunities for you to grow within our company. Come join us! 


Program Overview:

Located in San Diego, CA, the Mobile Adolescent Services Team (MAST) is a mobile, school-based program that services children and families in their school, home, and community. MAST services the Juvenile Court and Community Schools, including children who have been expelled or who are on probation, as well as the Monarch School for homeless youth.  MAST also serves five San Diego Unified schools, including high schools and elementary schools.

We provide a range of services including crisis intervention, individual, family, and group therapy, medication support, rehabilitation, case management and drug and alcohol services while incorporating the family systems and wrap-around approach. We provide mental health services to children and youth with Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Funding as well as those who are uninsured and underinsured.

Services are provided in English and several threshold languages, using medical care, education, and family resources as appropriate.

Typical Duties of the Parent Partner

  • Provides individual, parent/caregiver and family services in the community setting, including schools, homes, community centers, faith-based programs, or where the family/caregiver feels most comfortable
  • Works to destigmatize mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in children and youth
  • Provides education to caregivers about the effectiveness of treatment when caregivers are involved in family therapy
  • Works with caregivers to be change agents in communicating and increasing involvement between family members
  • Provides additional support to families and ensures that the treatment planning contains measurable objectives for each child/youth receiving services
  • Assists the multi-disciplinary team to better accommodate the family needs in order to foster consistent and meaningful family participation
  • Provides outreach to the community in the form of education on program services

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Direct experience as a caregiver of a child/youth or family member that is currently or has received services from a public mental health setting
  • Is able to demonstrate education and/or life experience commensurate with the job duties
  • Previous supervised working experience with children, youth, or family behavioral health services
  • Basic knowledge/proficiency with a computer, including Word and Excel software. Experience with Anasazi EHR is a plus
  • Previous experience with County Health and Human Service requirements and documentation is helpful
  • Bilingual Spanish - Fluency in Spanish (reading, speaking, writing) is required
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Reliable transportation is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. A valid California driver’s license in good standing and proof of insurance are required for employees driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance


Benefits: CRF takes your dedication seriously and provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life.  These benefits include:  

  • Generous paid time off
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision and other health and wellness benefits
  • Free training and education
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
  • Graduates: You may qualify for student loan repayment/forgiveness programs!



Be a part of our vibrant non-profit organization and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve!

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Diversity at CRF
CRF is committed to cultural competence, and we have established the Cultural Diversity Resource Team (CDRT) whose mission and tasks include ensuring that all our corporate practices are culturally sensitive to both our consumers and employees. The CDRT has developed a company-wide Cultural Diversity Plan and is responsible for creating and offering cultural and ethnic awareness, knowledge, and skills trainings throughout the year.
Cultural Competency training is required of all of our staff, not just those providing clinical services, on an annual basis. It is our pledge to provide behavioral health and psychosocial rehabilitative services that are culturally sensitive to those we serve.