Social Services Clinical Program Specialist
State of Wyoming - Cheyenne, WY

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This position will enhance case planning activities to improve outcomes for youth in care; provide an increased level of internal consultation for complex cases involving multiple systems; support the departmental mission by fostering and developing community relationships to improve the outcomes for youth and their families.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Coordinates the development of individualized treatment planning between youth placed in DFS custody and Social Services Workers and treatment providers.
  • Responsible for all aspects of case management to include planning and production of all facets of programming.
  • Creates, promotes, and maintains community relations.
  • Provides utilization management support for DFS youth in out of home placements and for youth receiving outpatient mental health therapy.
  • Provides critical incident stress debriefings.
  • Responsible for documentation and record keeping.
  • Evaluates RTC/PRTF case plans for appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Works with treatment providers to create case plans addressing current needs and to evaluate length of time youth have been in placement.
  • Collaborates with treatment providers, youth, families, and communities to identify appropriate discharge criteria and community supports.
  • Attends court hearings, team meetings, MDTs, and testifies in court when necessary.
  • Determines clinical need for, and evaluates, completed assessments of youth placed in DFS custody.
  • Provides relevant training internally and externally.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Knowledge of mental health services specific to public sector child welfare population.
  • Knowledge of family engagement.
  • Knowledge of developing community networks and collaborative partnerships.
  • Knowledge in treatment theory and application to include serious emotional/mental disorders, substance abuse, and conduct disorders.
  • Knoweldge of federal and state laws, statues and policy regarding child protection, adult protection and juvenile justice issues.
  • Knowledge and working understanding of professional ethics, cultural competency, human and child development, family dynamics, interpersonal communication, diagnostics and assessments.
  • Knowledge of PTSD/Secondary Trauma as well as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) strategies.
  • Competency in various models of psychotherapy and evidence based best practice.

PREFERENCES:
Preference will be given to applicants with a Master's degree in social work, counseling, sociology, or psychology, PLUS four years of professional work experience in social work, counseling, correctional rehabilitation.

State licensure for the appropriate degree or specialization is required. (ie LCSW, LPC, LAT, LMFT, LP)

*Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code SOCP10) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at: http://statejobs.state.wy.us/lookup.aspx

NOTES:
All positions within the Department of Family Services will require a background information check, INCLUDING the taking of fingerprints, which will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Family Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for every successful applicant.

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