Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Catholic Community Services - St. Pat’s Tacoma, WA

Title: Clinician I- BA Level or Clinician II- MA Level Date Open: 8/21/2015 Date Closed: 9/6/2015
Family Preservation – St. Pat’s Tacoma Reports to: Clinical Supervisor
Full time w/benefits FLSA: Exempt Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: DOE

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.

Description: This professional position provides innovative therapeutic services to children, youth and families in their homes and other community locations. Our creative and effective mental health service interventions include crisis intervention and extended stabilization support as well as long-term, team-based services. 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. Schedules are flexible to accommodate client family schedules. Hours may include evenings and weekends.

Functions: * Provides intensive and strength based therapeutic mental health services and supports to children, youth and families in the community including: assessing for immediate safety and stabilization needs, treatment plan development, safety and crisis planning, child and family team meeting facilitation, on-going assessment and evaluation of current treatment planning strategies, goals, and outcomes. * 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 productivity and 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. * Demonstrates an ability to use technology to track individual services provided to families including concurrent documentation strategies, meeting all documentation requirements in a timely and efficient manner. * Contributes to the development, creativity, and innovation of their clinical team by focusing on the mission and goals of CCS and recognizing the contributions of all team members. * Supports and embraces a diverse work environment and their clinical team by demonstrating a commitment to teamwork along with open and honest communication.

Requirements: * Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in social work, psychological or behavioral sciences or equivalent field. * 21 years or older. * One year experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.). * 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 in addition to working as a member of a team. * Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations. * Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/
to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.