The Pregnant Parenting Intervention (PPI) program provides Intervention services aimed at reducing the impact, severity, and cost associated with a substance exposed pregnancy to the mother and child dyad and their Families by offering comprehensive Case Management services, Community-Based linkage and retention services, supports for family members/significant others and Evidenced-Informed education for mothers who report a past and/or present substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis.
The Linkage Specialist will work directly with pregnant women, who reside in Texas, who report a past or present SUD, and her family members. The Linkage Specialist will work with Child Protective Services, treatment centers and other community-based organizations in Bexar County to deliver intervention outreach services. The Linkage Specialist is responsible for the engagement and linking of mothers needing to intervention services from substance use disorder. The Linkage Specialist will accomplish this by providing consistent support, guidance, and encouragement that impacts the mother in developing positive social relationships and achieving positive outcomes such as job retention, family reunification, and reduced recidivism.
- Demonstrated empathy, caring, and concern to bolster mother's self-esteem and confidence.
- Assist mothers in the development of intervention plans and goals.
- Provide concrete assistance to help mothers accomplish tasks such as obtaining childcare, transportation, employment, health care, and life skills training.
- Facilitate contacts with other organizations to promote learning of social and recreational skills, create community, and acquire a sense of belonging.
- Work independently in community settings with flexible working hours.
- Integrate strength and evidence-based practices into daily interactions with peers.
- Provide responsible documentation of services provided in client record.
- Attend weekly staffing and ongoing training as required by supervisor.
- A minimum of 2 years’ demonstrated experience in working with parents and families.
- Experience working with Child Protective Services and culturally diverse populations.
- Working knowledge and understanding of Criminal Justice System a plus.
- Excellent oral and written skills required.
- Basic computer skills in Word and Outlook.
- Ability to attend 46 hours of training in peer coach training and to work 40 hours weekly.
- Positive Parenting Education, Harm Reduction Strategies, Overdose Prevention, the Stage of Change Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management, and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques.
- Basic principles of intervention and recovery from SUD or mental illness.
- Case Management activities and knowledge of community resources for social support.
- Knowledge of mutual-help groups, their functions, values/beliefs and how to access.
- Ethical standards related to peer mentoring, including boundaries in relationships.
- Must be able to lift, pull, and carry up to 30 lbs.
- Must have reliable transportation and provide your own transportation to and from community assignments.
- Willingness to submit to pre-employment drug screen.
- Must be able to work occasional outdoor activities and handle outdoor environmental elements.
- Must be willing to work nights and weekends when needed.
TO APPLY: Email Gloria Solis at email@example.com your resume and completed SACADA Employment Application or fax to 210-225-4768.