Friday, March 13, 2015

Family Support Specialist - Catholic Community Services (Tacoma, WA)

Title: Family Support Specialist
Date Open: 3/12/2015
Date Closed: Until Closed
Department:Family Preservation – Northend Tacoma
Reports to: Clinical Supervisor
Status: Full time w/benefits
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $15.89-17.54 DOE

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 therapeutic needs. Family Preservation Services 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 use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:
This position provides innovative services and supports to children, youth and families in their homes and other community locations. Our creative and effective mental health service interventions include extended stabilization support as well as long-term, team-based services with the potential for crisis intervention. Emphasis is on achieving incredible outcomes with children, youth, and families by actively partnering with them along with their natural and community services and supports to achieve long term safety and stability in our neighborhoods and communities. Position is Full-time with extensive benefits. Schedules are flexible to accommodate client family needs and will include some evenings and weekends.

Essential Functions:
* Provides intensive and strength based therapeutic mental health services and supports to children, youth and families in the home and community. * Provide one-on-one supervision and assessment of current safety needs. * Model and teach appropriate social behavior and skills. * Provide direct supervision and redirection of children. * Connect and introduce youth and family to community resources. * Identify and access positive relationships for the child and family. * Demonstrates the ability to communicate the mission and goals of CCS Family Preservation supporting and focusing a child and family team with confidence and trust toward meeting the family’s therapeutic mission and goals. * Demonstrates the ability to meet documentation standards using collaborative problem solving strategies to ensure complete, accurate and strength based documentation for all children/youth and families served. * Demonstrates vision and originality in safety and treatment planning with families, implementing service planning strategies that fit the family’s uniqueness, personality and culture and driven by child/youth and family voice. * Works with community partners, mental health consumers and their families using a non-judgmental approach that is timely and responsive to their individual and unique needs and concerns. * Supports and embraces a diverse work environment and their clinical team by demonstrating a commitment to teamwork along with open and honest communication.

Job Requirements: * 21 years or older per DSHS requirement * 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 both 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. Preferred Qualifications * One year experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.) * B.A. in social services, mental health or related degree.

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

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