A. Universal job skills: The following job skills are required of all positions within the CCS Family Preservation System.
1. Communicate mutual respect, confidence and trust with the child and family.
2. Provide non-judgmental, unconditional support to the child and family.
3. Communicate role and responsibility of the position.
4. Assess and monitor strategies to address immediate safety and stabilization needs.
5. Practice an understanding of and appreciation for the family’s personality, uniqueness and culture.
6. Provide input and feedback in the development of the plan.
7. Promote team partnership.
8. Maintain open communication with all parties.
9. Maintain a focus on strengths, needs and creative solutions.
10. Utilize the family’s expertise; remembering that they are the expert on their child.
11. Assist in the development and integration of community resources.
12. Anticipate and divert imminent crises; develop and support safety plans for child and family.
13. Complete required documentation within established timeframes.
14. Welcome and engage transition supports.
15. Celebrate successes.
B. Supervise and coordinate assigned activities of clinical staff (Therapists, Care Coordinators and Family Support Specialists).
1. Provide active training of staff in the office, in client’s homes and/or the community.
2. Make case assignments according to needs of family.
3. Be available for clinical consultation on a 24-hour/7-day-a-week basis, carrying a working cell phone in order to be accessible for team members.
4. Monitor safety and risk issues taking timely and appropriate action to prevent incidents.
5. Provide clinical orientation and training to newly hired staff, both in the facility and in the field.
6. Ensure that the clinical file is complete and that documentation is complete and accurately reflects the work done by assigned staff.
7. Conduct staff evaluations, completing all necessary paperwork and be responsible for training plans, corrective actions when needed, and skill development goals.
8. Provide back-up coverage for Therapists and Care Coordinators when necessary for staff vacancies, illnesses or vacations.
9. Develop a strong, thriving, positive and effective team that is built on collaborative and respectful relationships.
C. Provides fiscal supervision of the cost of interventions.
1. Provide fiscal oversight for staff, monitoring concrete costs, hourly staff time (including tracking of overtime), and other expenditures on a monthly basis for all interventions served by team, taking appropriate action when needed.
2. Meet individually with each Therapist and Care Coordinator on team to monitor expenditures, making sure that the expense is needed for the family in regards to basic needs, safety of the child or completing services. The therapist and supervisor will determine if the financial support is a one-time only need or an on-going need. If the need is on-going, the therapist and supervisor will implement a plan to review and monitor on-going need.
3. Review and approve purchase orders and special checks as requested by Therapists/Care Coordinators on team.
D. Community Liaison/advocacy.
1. Work with Therapists/Care Coordinators to establish and maintain Child and Family Teams for consumers and their families; the supervisor shall facilitate meetings as needed.
2. Coordinate and collaborate with Children’s Administration social workers and other providers as needed; attend meetings including phone consultations.
3. Teach and provide advocacy work with schools, courts, mental health systems, and other social service agencies as needed, all while maintaining standards of confidentiality.
4. Along with the other management staff, ensure consumer satisfaction and participate in the grievance process and resolution.
5. Provide clinical staff support and be available for emergency in-home assessments or be responsible to delegate such duties.
E. Other administrative functions
1. Respond to complaints and grievances in a strength-based and solution-focused manner, involving supervisory support and site leadership when needed.
2. Ensure compliance with Family Preservation policies and procedures, contracts and applicable state and federal regulations.
3. Participate actively in strategic planning, leadership meetings and quality improvement activities.
4. Maintain positive working relationships with other professionals, child providers, community organizations and individuals in the community.
All employees working at CCS have the responsibility for developing and safekeeping a workplace that values and supports a culturally diverse work environment. Employees’ treatment of each other, their willingness to try new ways and ideas--all these things contribute greatly to the organization’s success in providing an open, culturally enriched and diverse workplace.
A. Must process a MA or MSW degree in social work, psychology, behavioral sciences or equivalent.
B. Must have three (3) years clinical experience working with children and families.
C. Must be a Child Mental Health Specialist per WAC 388-865.
D. Must have working knowledge of Wraparound philosophies and approaches, with demonstrated technical ability in this area.
E. Must have a strength-based, family-oriented and solution-focused perspective.
F. Must have Washington State Counselor registration and be in good standing.
G. Must pass background check through CICS, DSHS and the Washington State Patrol.
H. Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS driving policy, with no prior DUI convictions (required to provide current driving abstract)
I. First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employment
J. Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months or ability or test within first six months of employment.
A. Preferred Qualifications
A. Must demonstrate the ability to work with others in a calm, constructive and supportive manner.
B. Must have a minimum one year supervisory experience.
C. Must be a licensed mental health therapist.
Contact: Dave Beke Operations Manager (360) 567-2211
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