Applicants must fulfill at least one of the following educational requirements:
1. Master's degree in marriage & family therapy, clinical psychology, clinical social work, rehabilitation therapy, nursing or equivalent program required plus two (2) years experience
2. Bachelor's degree in marriage & family therapy, clinical psychology, clinical social work, rehabilitation therapy, nursing or equivalent program required plus four (4) years experience.
Most of the experience required above should be with socially and emotionally disturbed (SED) adolescents in a residential or outpatient setting. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: probation, youth, mental health, and social services programs. With Master’s degree, at least one (1) year of required experience must be with children and adolescents; with Bachelor’s degree, at least two (2) years experience with adolescents is required.
1. Ability to relate to children with emotional disturbances and their families.
2. Ability to drive to and from client’s homes in personal vehicle.
3. Ability to perform clear and concise documentation.
4. Knowledge of community resources, especially related to the mental health, education, Medical, and social services fields, is preferred.
1. Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with emotionally disturbed adolescents and their parents, foster parents, caregivers, schools, other staff, physicians, county agencies, other health care and social services providers and the public.
2. Ability to provide effective individual or family rehabilitation and case management services.
3. Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illnesses and mental health intervention procedures, including comprehensive knowledge of co-occurring, substance abuse disorders.
4. Demonstrated leadership, organization and management skills.
5. Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly evaluate the behavior and needs of potential admissions to the program.
6. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of community services and county agencies preferred.
7. Demonstrated comfort using computers and proficient with Microsoft Word and other data entry software
License or Certification
Valid California Driver's License preferred with automobile insurance
This position provides mental health assessments and services to adolescent clients, assists in the formation and implementation of Child and Family Teams, develops a plan of care and budget for adolescents, and oversees case management services for adolescents and their families. He or she acts as a liaison with external agencies, and connects TEAMMATES staff and clients to any community resources, agencies or providers that may assist in the delivery of required services. The facilitator connects the Child and Family Team with the child and family specialist (CFS) and parent partner. The team may include family members, county representatives, the client, and others selected by the family. The wraparound facilitator then requests and coordinates the delivery of other wraparound services from TEAMMATES staff to these Child and Family Teams. The wraparound facilitator documents and bills for mental health services, in addition to compiling tracking and outcomes information into reports. The facilitator will also work closely with, and will be responsible for providing direction to, an administrative child and family specialist.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Coordinate the services of the child and family specialist and parent partner to fit the needs of particular clients. Identify and communicate the needs of clients to TEAMMATES, and ensure the delivery of those required services by TEAMMATES staff. Also connects TEAMMATES staff and clients with community resources, agencies and providers who work with adolescents and their families.
2. Assemble Child and Family Team meetings, and assist the client’s family in selecting a team.
3. Follow a client’s plan of care and service plan to provide mental, therapeutic behavioral, crisis intervention and case management services.
4. Document client and family behaviors and responses in the TEAMMATES record.
5. Work closely with and assist in training, supervising and assigning duties to an administrative child and family specialist.