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Parent Ally Mentor
Position Status:Regular Part Time
Working Options:In-Office Only
Home Site:Everett Regional Center

  • Attend Shelter care hearings as scheduled
  • Identify and provide outreach to parents at Shelter care hearings, introducing self as Parent Ally Mentor and offering support
  • Offer encouragement and helpful suggestions to parents
  • Collect accurate contact and demographic information on all parents with whom outreach is made
  • Invite all parents with whom outreach is made to attend a Dependency 101 class
  • Provide Parents with written materials about resources that can assist them in their case
  • Provide for telephone follow ups to parents who have signed up for the class, first tree days prior to the class and then one day immediately prior to the class
  • Communicate with PFP Specialist regarding possible barriers to the successful completion of job duties
  • Work with the PFP Program Specialist, court personnel and other system stakeholders to recruit and sign up for the Dependency 101 classes
  • Ensure that all handouts for Dependency 101 classes are develop and available each meeting; ensure that folders and surveys are properly numbered, accurately completed and available in sufficient supplies
  • Share personal experiences of navigating the child welfare system with parents And stakeholders attending the Dependency 101 class in a manner that is at once honest and constructive
  • Listen to parents concerns and questions in high stress situations, and follow through on finding answers to parents questions as needed
  • Offer encouragement and helpful suggestions to parents
  • Complete gathering of parent information, as needed , if not completed at Shelter Care Hearing
  • Ensure all pre/post surveys are completed and collected
  • Communicate with PFP Specialist regarding possible barriers to the successful completion of job duties
  • Makes presentations at child welfare forum, conferences, training as scheduled by PFP Specialist and supervisor.
  • Attend trainings and other mandatory YWCA-PFP events as needed
  • Actively engages in agency-wide Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), and strives for racially equitable outcomes; takes responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community by making room for people of color, trans and gender-non-conforming folks, and other populations who routinely encounter systemic oppressions
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring
  • Attend required safety trainings and meetings; follow all safety and health guidelines, standards, practices, policies and procedures; and actively participate in the agency’s Emergency Preparedness program and activities
  • This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the general scope of responsibility. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals will perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Core Competencies:
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Have been successfully reunified with their children and had their dependency case closed
  • Can clearly articulate how they have accepted responsibility for the issues which lead to their family’s involvement in Dependency Court
  • Have no new criminal actions on their record since their dependency was dismissed
  • Commitment to diversity required
  • Commitment to working with homeless families and veteran parents of the child welfare system required
  • Sensitivity to the needs of clients and staff from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds required
  • Knowledge of resources for low-income families in Snohomish County
  • Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist principles
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills of basic computer competencies such as emailing, calendaring, entry-level data entry and familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Able and willing to provide parents newly involved in the dependency process with a positive and constructive perspective on how they too have the opportunity to succeed


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In performing this position, the employee:

  • All positions at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish are exposed to clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma in various forms including but not limited to: domestic violence, sexual violence, homelessness, unemployment, financial hardship, etc.  As a result, staff are at risk of secondary trauma. Employees are encouraged to seek external support and maintain self-care when working indirectly or directly with clients.
  • Work is primarily done in an office environment and community locations but travel to agency office sites and meetings is frequently required.
  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, agency staff, employers, other individuals in the community
  • Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, fax machines and other office equipment and supplies, stands, walks, sits, and climbs in performing duties in the office.
  • Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files, and class materials, occasionally up to 40 lbs.
  • Occasionally kneels, bends, pushes and pulls in obtaining files in drawers 

*Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20% 


Hours, Rate & Benefits
• Hourly rate: $20.00/hour
• Hours per week: part-time 5 hours per week
• FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
• At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.