Thursday, October 1, 2015

FT Clinician I (Care Coordinator) - Bachelors Level (CCS)

Clinician I- Bachelor’s Level (Care Coordinator)
Date Open:
Date Closed:
Until Filled
Family PreservationOlympia
Reports to:
Clinical Supervisor
Full time w/benefits
Starting Salary/Hourly Rate:

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 is a professional position providing 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. Position is Full-time with extensive benefits. Schedules are flexible to accommodate client family schedules. Hours may include evenings and weekends.
Essential Functions:
·         Meet and engage the family communicating compassion, support, respect and enthusiasm for them and your role as a helper.
·         Provide and/or arrange necessary crisis response and stabilization services, completing and communicating the safety/crisis plan with family and others.
·         Prepare the family for next steps in the intervention (e.g., team development, planning process, natural supports, etc.).
·         Customize helping approaches to fit the family’s uniqueness, personality, culture and interest.
·         Provide 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
·         Brainstorm and negotiate strategies that build on child and family strengths.
·         Consult with clinical supervisor, mental health specialists and others as needed and incorporate recommendations.
·         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.
·         Respond to crises in a prompt, effective and collaborative manner.
·         Provide and/or facilitate the provision of a range of therapeutic responses that support the overall plan (including individual and family therapies).
·         Utilize parent/family expertise in problem solving around specific needs.
·         Modify and adjust individual intervention techniques for each situation without changing the direction of the plan.
·         Facilitate placement into foster care, as needed, while ensuring necessary paperwork is completed and notifications made.
·         Facilitate others, including a team, to implement the plan from beginning.
·         Reevaluate, modify, and redesign plan based on new information.
·         Inspire confidence in the child, family and other team members about their strengths and ability to transition successfully.
·         Arrange and negotiate a process for ongoing formal and informal services and supports.
·         Create and practice a plan for aftercare supports and response post CCS involvement.

Job Requirements:

·      Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychological, behavioral sciences or equivalent field.
·      21 years or older.
·      One year experience serving children and/or families (e.g. mental health, social services, education).
·      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.
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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