Friday, March 13, 2015

Crisis Clinician II- Master’s Level (Crisis Family Therapist) - Catholic Community Services (Tacoma, WA)

Title: Crisis Clinician II- Master’s Level (Crisis Family Therapist)
Date Open: 3/13/2015
Date Closed: Until Filled
Department: Family Preservation NE
Reports to: Clinical Supervisor
Status: Full time w/benefits
FLSA: Exempt
Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $48,234.41 to $52,933.07 DOE/ + $1800 annual on call stipend

Program Description: The Family Preservation System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex needs. Family Preservation Services (FPS) are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively address issues, become self-sufficient and strengthen their relationships with a variety of community resources.

Position Description: This is a professional position providing therapeutic interventions to children, youth and families in their homes and other community locations. Includes crisis intervention and extended stabilization as well as long-term, team-based services. Emphasis is on partnering actively with families, natural supports and other community service providers to promote safe, stable and healthy families. Position is Full-time with extensive benefits. Schedules are flexible to accommodate client family schedules. Hours may include evenings and weekends. The primary focus of this position is on Crisis Response for children and families throughout Pierce County. The primary goal is to achieve safety through the development of community and family solutions.

Essential Funtions: * Communicate role, responsibility and agency philosophy in order to assure mutual respect, confidence and trust with the child and family and other stakeholders. * Listen to and analyze the family’s story, and with them, identify strengths, needs, preferences and goals. * Assess for crisis and safety issues, risks factors, underlying mental health or medical needs, environmental or living situation concerns and crisis stabilization needs. * Analyze and align the family’s position and agency mission using methods of respect, communication and conflict resolution. * Communicate evaluation, assessment, safety concerns, status updates and safety and service plans with supervisor(s), especially any gaps in safety plan, high risk situations or new or critical incidents with regard to safety or mandatory reporting concerns. * Communicate in a professional and collaborative manner with other professionals including medical and emergency room staff, school personnel and system partners, while maintaining a high degree of advocacy for family voice and safety needs and agency role and mission. * Based upon a rotating schedule, the Crisis Therapist is available to respond within 60 minutes on a 24/7 basis for face to face crisis evaluations as determined by the Crisis Supervisor or Referral Coordinator.

Job Requirements: * Master’s degree in social work, psychological, behavioral sciences or equivalent. * One year’s experience in services related to family preservation, foster care, or children/families with complex needs. * Certified Mental Health Professional as defined in WAC 388-877-0200 & WAC 388-865-0150 or ability to be certified within the next 6 months. * 21 years or older. * Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, auto registration and automobile insurance. * Agency Affiliated License (HIV/AIDS training required) or applied for within 1st month of employment * Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract) * First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employment * Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months or ability or test within first six months of employment. * Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment. * Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. * Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services. * Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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