Family Support Specialist – Open Until Filled

Position Family Support Specialist
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health 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 position provides one-on-one mental health treatment strategies and services to high-risk children, youth and their families in the family home, therapeutic foster home, and/or community locations (e.g. during crisis in emergency departments, crisis response or behavioral observation and assessment in home and schools, etc.).  In addition, the FSS works with the youth and family to participate in community safety and wellness activities during times of stabilization.  This position requires the skills and abilities to assess safety and risk ‘in-the-moment’ in crisis situations while providing assistance and while accessing additional support as needed.  Mentoring and coaching/implementing behavioral support, treatment and safety/crisis plans in the home and community is a strong component.

The FSS must, at all time, present as a positive and responsible role model to the youth and family, while maintaining appropriate and professional boundaries.  This position requires on-call availability, including 24/7 availability scheduled on a rotating basis.

Therapeutic Assessment, Service Implementation and Delivery:

  • Act as a “First Responder”, providing direct crisis response, de-escalation, emergency supervision and redirection of children and youth who may be experiencing behavioral crises in their home, school, and community.
  • Responsible for participating in clinical intake observation and assessment of child/youth with the goal of multi-dimensional assessment in all life areas including home, school and community.  FSS will demonstrate ability to present clinical observations to team as input into the safety and treatment plan.
  • Based on child/youth treatment needs and mental health diagnosis, collaborate with assigned clinician to identify and support consumer access to physical health and substance abuse treatment services available in the community.
  • Participate in clinical decision making for high risk youth, contributing to the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan that outlines supervision and assessment of current mental health and safety needs.
  • Implement prescribed behavioral strategies and treatment services to high risk children and youth, modeling and teaching social behavior, self-protection skills and awareness, and developmentally appropriate coping and social interaction skills.  Provide skill building support that enhances a youth’s ability to function effectively and safely in the community addressing therapeutic issues such as anger management, alternatives to aggression toward others, frustration tolerance, and socialization.
  • Complete family and behavioral health assessments with youth and parent, including CANS (child adolescent strengths and needs) and SNCD (Strength Need Culture Discovery). Where required, assist clinician in completing the CALOCUS (Child and Adolescent Level of Care Utilization System).
  • As part of a clinical team, assess family need for community resources to ensure safety and recovery oriented treatment. Work with other Medicaid funded providers to introduce youth and family to needed behavioral health and community resources.
  • Analyze and assess home environment. This may include performing safety sweeps in the home or therapeutic foster home for children and youth with suicidal ideation and other high risk safety concerns (as identified in a Mental Health intake or crisis referral).
  • Participate in gathering child and youth intake information and assist in determining medical eligibility for services, demonstrating an understanding of Medicaid requirements and State Access to Care Standards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of behavioral health services and their role in wellness and recovery by communicating role, responsibility and agency philosophy to assure mutual respect, confidence and trust with the child, family and other stakeholders. *Meet and engage the family communicating compassion, support, respect and enthusiasm for their recovery journey.
  • Accurately complete documentation per required timeframes, to be entered into the FBH Electronic Health Record, Psych Consult.
  • Deliver direct therapeutic services including Evidenced Based and Promising Practices (i.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies) that are customized to meet each youth and family’s uniqueness, personality, culture and interest and treatment goals as identified in their Individualized Treatment Plan.
  • Deliver prescribed behavioral health services, working with assigned clinician to evaluate effectiveness of the Treatment Plan and Safety Plan, and recommend changes as needed to ensure the success of the child or youth.

Implementing Services

  • Healthcare Coordination – Work in collaboration with families, primary care physicians and healthcare specialists to support coordination of medical and behavioral health services to children/youth and their caregivers.
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing techniques to ensure therapeutic intervention maintains a focus on strengths, needs and capacities of child, youth, and their families.
  • Using clinical tools in “Practice Wise” (treatment strategies manual) plan treatment sessions for children and youth identifying evidenced based services to address behavioral health needs and provide those services directly to youth in the home and community.
Qualification
  • Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, human development or related field or Associate degree in social services, mental health or related degree and three years’ experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.) may substitute for Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Eligible to become an Agency Affiliated Counselor with WA State (HIV/Aids required).
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Ability to make visual safety and well-being assessments of family home conditions and crisis situations.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Demonstrate maturity, professionalism and initiative.
  • Ability to work 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in social services, mental health or related degree and one or more years’ experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.).

Compensation

$21.00-DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Parent Partner – Open Until Filled

Position Parent Partner
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health 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:

Parent Partners are individuals with a recent personal history as a parent/guardian with a child who has been a recipient of receiving mental health, child welfare or juvenile justice services to use that personal experience in building support with families.  Parent Partners collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for families receiving Family Behavioral Health services.  Working as a member of a team, the Parent Partner helps parents voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective.  This position helps parents and families achieve confidence so they can be successful after services have been completed.

Essential Functions:

  • Consult and decide with CCS Therapist/Care Coordinator about the role and added value of a CCS Parent Partner becoming involved with a family.
  • Dialogue with referred parents and relate personal experience as a parent to assist in building trust with the family.
  • Assess and review the parent’s ability to communicate their own position and preferences.
  • Reassure and communicate hopefulness to parents and that “they are not in this alone.”
  • Reach agreement with parents about activities that will contribute to healing and support and assist in communicating that to others.
  • Review and analyze the team plan and make suggestions for improvement/ modifications that would improve parent participation.
  • Attend team meetings when needed and communicate agreements in cooperation with the parent.
  • Provide a range of supportive/helpful interventions and activities as agreed to with the parent and documented in the plan.
  • Adapt activities and interventions to enhance focus on strengths, needs and creativity without changing the basic nature of agreements and plan.
  • Assist the parents in analyzing progress toward vision and goals and encourage their feedback to their team.
  • Communicate ideas by using own life as a learning and teaching tool (when helpful to family and plan).
  • Communicate progress and concerns to the team.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts by sharing perspectives in agency activities such as Quality Improvement reviews, staffings or other means.
  • Negotiate post-discharge follow up, providing contacts of who will be helpful.
  • Reach agreement with the parent about their transition.
  • Mediate agreement between parent and agency about transition timing, when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification

Job Requirements:

  • Non-professional personal experience as a parent/guardian with a child who has been a recipient of social or community services within the past 10 years.
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements.
  • Complete peer counselor certification through DBHR within 6 months of being hired.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, auto registration and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
  • Washington State Counselor Registration (HIV/AIDS training required).
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A.A. or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background.
  • One year relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies working with people who need assistance.

Compensation

$16.29-DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

WorkSource Job Fair!! 3/29/17

Work Source

Position WorkSource Job Fair!!
Employer
Job Description WorkSource Whatcom’s Job Fair will hose up to 50 different businesses seeking to hire.

Industries will include:  Maintenance and Repair, Transportation, Aerospace, Energy Sector, Health Care, Communications, Entertainment, Construction, Human Services, Technology, Manufacturing, Retail, Government!!

Bring your resume and be prepared to meet with representatives who may interview on the spot or require an online application.

The first 30 minutes of the Job Fair is Reserved for Veterans only access (10:00am – 10:30am)

Location of Job Fair:

St. Luke’s Community Health Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA

 

Qualification Each job qualifications will vary

Compensation

Not specified
Days/Hours Not specified
Contact Info William Adamek – 360-416-3572  EMAIL:  wadamek@esd.wa.gov

Rudy Cortez – 360-676-3271  EMAIL:  rcortez@esd.wa.gov

How to Apply Bring your resume and be prepared for interview!
Position Closes March 29, 2017, 10am – 1pm

Housing Stability Case Manager – Open Until Filled

Position Housing Stability Case Manager
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

Catholic Community Services’, Drexel House, a 86 unit low-income housing tax credit program and 16 bed emergency shelter that employs the Housing First model for chronically homeless and disabled adults. The program will have 24-hour monitoring staff on-site supervised by the PSI as well as multiple housing stability case managers that will specifically provide supportive services to all residents and clients. The program utilizes Section 8 Project Based Vouchers from the Housing Authority of Thurston County (HATC) and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) among other local dollars

Position Description:

The Housing Stability Advocate’s primary responsibility is to provide housing and social supports for residents living in the 86 units of permanent supportive housing at the Drexel House.  This position works specifically with the “most vulnerable” previously homeless adults in Thurston County (as rated by the VI-SPDAT).  These services include, but are not limited to: housing relocation, eviction prevention, housing search, landlord liaison activities, financial coaching, housing counseling, connecting to resources, obtaining benefits, finding employment, crisis intervention & management, etc. This position will work closely with the Social Service Manager, MSW Interns, Program Manager, and Resident Coordinators to implement supportive strategies aimed at ensuring housing stability permanency for the residents. This position will take a vital role in fulfilling our agency’s goals of safety, stability, and supportive connections.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct strengths-based assessment of housing barriers, and work in partnership with residents to develop Housing Stability Plans for maintaining permanent housing.
  • Work in partnership with residents, staff and community supports to develop strategies and short- and long-term goals for obtaining and maintaining employment for employable residents.
  • Provide strengths-based case-management and advocacy to residents to support forward progress on goals aligned with their individualized Housing Stability Plans.
  • Conduct financial coaching sessions with residents (both individually and in groups) that includes helping them to understand housing requirements, create and adhere to budgets and build other skills needed for independent living.
  • Assess for need and help obtain rental, utility or move-in assistance which includes inspection of housing units for HUD habitability standards.
  • Maintain knowledge of landlord/tenant laws, support resident adherence to these laws, and assist in addressing landlord compliance issues.
  • Assist residents with accessing resources in the community.
  • Maintain knowledge of Thurston County resources and provide appropriate referrals (using a warm-handoff method) to address barriers to stable housing and employment (i.e., medical, mental health, chemical dependency, domestic violence, education, immigration, etc.).
  • Coordinate services with other Drexel House staff, including Resident Coordinators and other Housing Stability Advocates for complementary services or in a co-case management model.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary case staffing meetings as needed to coordinate services for residents (this includes external meetings as needed).
  • Track participant activities and ensure timely and accurate collection of program data as outlined by management team.
  • Collect and input resident data into HMIS as required
  • Assist team members with ongoing continuous quality improvement to enhance program operations, including problem solving, helping to develop program systems or procedures, or participating in team workgroups.
  • Act as a primary staff person to deal with crisis situations, problematic behavior that puts housing at risk, etc.
  • Transport residents in agency vehicle (to medical, mental health, chemical dependency appointments, etc.)
  • Develop and implement group educational series, community building events, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Human Services, Social Work or a related field; experience accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of two years of case management experience working in social work, employment or human services.
  • Detail oriented and can perform organizational duties with a high level of accuracy.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage and educate.
  • Demonstrate quality communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to support and maintain an environment that honors cultural awareness and competency.
  • Ability to support the missions set forth by each program and their parent organizations CCS/CHS as well as the mission of the Catholic Church.
  • Willingness to learn and work well in a team environment.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy. (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a psychology, social work, or related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Knowledge and experience in Christian ecumenical settings.
  • Experience organizing schedules.

Compensation

$16.74 – $20.92 HR/DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Independent Living Skills Coordinator – Open Until Filled

Position Independent Living Skills Coordinator
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The International Foster Care program (IFC) provides a safe, nurturing foster care environment for children who have fled their countries of origin. This comprehensive set of services includes education, legal, social and psychological supports all directed at achieving safety, stability and healthy development.

Position Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Program Supervisor:  Responsible for providing Independent Living services for refugee and immigrant children placed in foster care by working collaboratively with the case management team.  Manage ETV program and complete program outcomes reports.  In addition, assist and monitor foster youth who are participating in various foster youth grant programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop a working knowledge of the IFC policy and procedure manuals.
  • Responsible for supervision and case management of 30-40 Unaccompanied Minors with regard to their life skills and emancipation plans.
  • Develop a comprehensive Life Skills Assessment and Independent Living Skills Curriculum to include goal-setting, education, and employment competencies for each youth transitioning out of foster care to independent living.
  • Provide and coordinate Independent Living Skills support services to satellite offices.
  • Partner with foster youth, foster parents, community, and case management team to utilize resources such as furniture banks, medical, educational, and public benefits that will successfully prepare youth to live independently.
  • Report back to and coordinate with case managers on each youth’s progress.
  • Participate and provide input during weekly staffing with regard to refugee services for youth.
  • Facilitate monthly group activities, workshops and classes to help expose youth to different educational and career opportunities, as well as coordinate guest speakers and invite community members to share expertise.
  • Maintain client files documenting youths participation in all IL activities and IL goal achievement.
  • Monitor ETV Program, Chafee Grant participants, and IL services support funds.
  • Manage ETV and Chafee Grant program for 15-20 participants by determining eligibility, awarding funds, and monitoring educational or employment status, as well as completing corresponding federal outcomes reports.
  • Write monthly program report to include outcomes, as well as programming and statistical information to include all youth.
  • Responsible for federal outcomes reports for youth who exit care until age 21.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Qualification

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS in social work or related field.
  • Two years cross-cultural experience including the ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Experience working with refugee populations and social services.
  • Good knowledge of the Child Welfare system including emotional aspects of refugees and immigrants.
  • Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of computer skills.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Proof of negative TB test upon hire or proof of test within past 12 months.
  • First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employment.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bi-Lingual or Multi-lingual in a language commonly spoken by refugees and immigrants
  • Five years’ cross-cultural experience.
  • Five years’ experience working in a Child Welfare setting with diverse populations.

Compensation

$17.91 – $22.39 HR/DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Coordinated Entry Case Manager – Tacoma – Open Until Filled

Position Coordinated Entry Case Manager – Tacoma
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

Family Housing Network provides a place to live for families experiencing or at risk of homelessness, while helping to build skills that maximize family stability and self-sufficiency. Through FHN the Veteran Homeless Prevention program provides supportive services to Veteran households at imminent risk of homelessness, or who have become homeless within the past 90 days. Homeless Adult Services provides 24/7 services to homeless individuals in Pierce County which includes meals, shelter, community socialization and support services.

Position Description:

The Coordinated Entry Case Manager is a member of the service team for the Family Housing Network Homeless Services division of Catholic Community Services. This position provides screening and intake of people seeking homeless services, utilizing assessment and prioritization tools as well as homeless diversion strategies.  Diversion is a brief emergency intervention that provides a combination of direct services which includes engagement of client resources, landlord/host mediation, connections to mainstream services and resources, and housing placement and/or financial assistance to families as needed. The intended result of Diversion is to identify an alternate safe housing arrangement that removes the immediate need for additional homeless services such as emergency shelter, rapid re-rehousing or transitional housing. Clients without a Diversion option are assessed with a prioritization tool by the Coordinated Entry Case Manager for potential referral to a service provider. (Clients with the highest priority vulnerability and barriers are referred first.)

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate intakes with Associated Ministries from Ministries from Access Point for Housing (AP4H, provide timely intervention, multiple community locations.
    • Coordinate intake schedules with Associated Ministries Coordinated Entry staff through regular communication.
  • Follow established schedule and communicate any need to deviate from schedule.
  • Respond promptly to emergency referrals.
  • Assess housing needs using Motivational Interviewing and a progressive Engagement approach.
  • Listen to client’s story and summarize back to them.
  • Identify immediate housing barriers as well as strengths and potential assets and help households brainstorm creative options for alternate housing arrangements using Motivational Interviewing Techniques.
  • Work collaboratively with households to determine steps needed to secure housing.
  • Identify a safe double-up situation as needed.
  • Provide mediation with family member or friend as needed.
  • Develop and Initiate Housing Stability Plan.
  • Document action plan for short-term intervention to resolve housing crisis, use of community and natural resources, and family strengths to create a path to permanent housing stability.
  • Identify and prioritize top housing needs.
  • Provide one-time assistance for move-in costs if permanent housing option is available.
  • Determine financial assistance to be provided as needed based on household’s stated need and program parameters.
  • Assist with locating and securing housing when applicable.
  • Assist client in finding housing within appropriate parameters (size, location, client affordability, Fair Market Rent).
  • Negotiate with landlord/property manager as needed.
  • Schedule HQS inspection with Pierce County and confirm complete prior to payment or move in.
  • Write purchase orders in a timely manner for rent, deposit, other financial assistance as needed.
  • Acquire other documentation (copy of lease, 990)
  • Provide assessment and data entry.
  • Develop proficiency in maintaining accurate client records in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) upon intake, and editing information as needed.
  • Develop proficiency in use of assessment/prioritization tool, and complete it with accuracy and objectivity.
  • Enter all ongoing service transactions into HMIS.
  • Maintain records and reports.
  • Keep accurate and timely case management notes
  • Develop individualized Housing Stability Plan within 1 week of start date. Update as needed.
  • Keep organized and confidential records.
  • Attend meetings as necessary and represent CCS/AM Coordinated Entry System.
  • Participate in Coordinated Entry Learning Circles and/or community meetings as well as CCS case management meetings and provide case summaries and client status information.
  • Attend appropriate training workshops and opportunities to continually improve knowledge and skills.
  • Share appropriate information with other staff. 

Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or 3 years relevant experience. (Appropriate life experience also considered.)
  • Commitment and ability to engage in empathetic, non-judgmental way with people in stressful situations, in order to help the resolve immediate housing crisis.
  • Experience providing services to low-income/no-income households as well as people in crisis.
  • In depth knowledge of local social services and other community resources.
  • Culturally competent across several populations.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment and promote a positive team spirit.
  • Excellent inter-personnel skills including excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word and database experience.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services and a knowledge of and commitment to working within the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mediation.
  • Bilingual skills (English – Spanish)
  • Experience with Homeless Management Information Systems database.

Compensation

$16.74 to $20.92 HR/DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Chemical Dependency Professional or CD Trainee – Closes 4/7/17

Position Chemical Dependency Professional or CD Trainee (98005 – Whatcom County CPIT)
Employer Compass Health
Job Description Compass Health is the region’s largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and chemical dependency services in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. Our goal is to help people stay in their home and in their community, surrounded by family and friends who can support them during difficult times.

WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Chemical Dependency Professional or Chemical Dependency Trainee
Program: 98005 – Whatcom County CPIT (Crisis Intervention & Prevention)
Location: Bellingham

POSITION SUMMARY
Our Whatcom County CPIT Program is looking for a Chemical Dependency Professional or Chemical Dependency Trainee to join our Bellingham team. As part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team, the CD Counselor provides chemical dependency services to individuals experience a crisis or co-occurring issue that involves the use of substances. These services include chemical dependency assessments, assistance with chemical dependency stabilization efforts, recovery assistance/guidance, self-advocacy, and aiding the team in the development of a comprehensive plan for client care.

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CDP III / Chemical Dependency Supervisor – Closes 4/6/17

Position CDP III / Chemical Dependency Supervisor
Employer Compass Health
Job Description Compass Health is the region’s largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and chemical dependency services in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. Our goal is to help people stay in their home and in their community, surrounded by family and friends who can support them during difficult times.

WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING:

CDP III / Chemical Dependency Supervisor
Program: 12000 – Chemical Dependency, San Juan County
Location: Friday Harbor

POSITION SUMMARY
We are currently hiring for a CDP III / Chemical Dependency Supervisor for San Juan County. This position provides direct chemical dependency treatment services to adults and youth and their families as well as supervision to other CDPs or CDP trainees. The CDP III works in conjunction with the Program Manager to ensure that CDPs and CDPTs have appropriate supervision and that clients receive high quality clinical care. This position provides a range of clinically indicated services, including but not limited to individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, and case management services for youth and adults who have substance use disorders and their families/natural supports. This position is responsible for assessing client/family functioning and needs, and partnering with the client/family to develop an individually tailored care plan designed to promote recovery. This position may also provide clinical supervision to MA or BA level clinicians and/or interns engaged in the delivery of co-occurring disorders treatment.

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Community Support Coordinator (Portland) – Open Until Filled

Position Community Support Coordinator (Portland)
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health 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:

The Community Support Coordinator provides one-on-one treatment and support to high-risk children and youth in their homes and community.  This includes the provision of medically necessary services and strategies as specified by the Clinician on the Treatment Plan and Safety Plan.   Services and supports may include supervision for safety for high-risk youth, implementation of therapeutic activities or strategies (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies per the treatment plan), assistance in accessing and safely participating in community activities, and mentoring and coaching positive social skills.  The CSC work will follow a plan of care for each child and family under the direction of a Clinician.  Hours are scheduled in a flexible manner based on program, agency and family need, with no minimum hours guaranteed.

Essential Functions:

  • Prior to introduction to the youth and family, participate in individual Treatment and Safety Plan development upon request
  • Receive assignment from referring Clinician or QMHA Supervisor. If unclear, request additional information pertaining to strategies to be implemented
  • Upon arrival to the home or community location, introduce role and describe activity plan for the day, engaging the youth and parent/family members in a way that communicates ‘friendly enthusiasm’
  • While in the home and community with the youth, continuously assess safety and risk factors visually and report concerns to the Clinician or QMHA Supervisor within appropriate timeframes (e.g. When health or safety is at risk, contact supervisor immediately. For minor concerns, report at the end of the session or the following day).
  • Adapt and modify strategies and activity ‘in-the-moment’ to fit the immediate situation and/or in response to family feedback, remaining as relevant as possible to the Treatment and Safety Plan goals and strategies
  • Provide positive therapeutic structure and support throughout activity
  • Model and teach appropriate behavior and skills
  • Provide positive direct supervision and redirection of children and youth
  • Model appropriate solution-based intervention skills for parents and caregivers
  • When possible, proactively identify situations that require other staffing supports/team members to assure the most effective and appropriate response
  • Anticipate behavioral escalations or crises and redirect or distract when possible, implementing strategies as specified on Safety Plan
  • Call for assistance of supervisor and other team members at any time 24/7, if escalations continue or appear unsafe
  • Continue to work to de-escalate and manage situations until other responders can arrive
  • Focus on and verbally reflect successes experienced during activity or time with the youth and family members – communicate enthusiasm about progress
  • Connect and introduce youth/family to community resources in their own community, (when identified as a strategy on the Treatment Plan)
  • Identify and access positive natural supports and help the youth and family to strengthen relationships with such supports
  • Ask the youth and family for feedback at the close of the session when appropriate (was this helpful today?)
  • Communicate and summarize to the family results of completed activities and observations (I noticed James was working hard to practice his new conflict resolution skills with his brother)
  • Communicate and summarize to CCS Team Members results of completed activities and observations within expected timeframe
  • Accurately complete documentation per required timeframes, to be entered into the FBH Electronic Health Record, PsychConsult
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or 3 years combined education and experience in social work.
  • Age 21 or older per DHS requirements.
  • Meets QMHA requirements per OAR 309-032-1505(106)
  • Requirements for QMHA are defined under the current OAR as either A or B:
  1. Experience:A combination of three years’ experience, work, education or training revolving around child mental health, child development and/or social skill development.
  2. Education:a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in the behavioral sciences field AND communicate effectively, understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and to apply the concepts, provide psychology skills development, and implement interventions as assigned on an individual plan of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide skill building services to youth.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and auto insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Supportand 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.

Compensation

$16.23-DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Operations Assistant (Portland) – Open Until Filled

Position Operations Assistant (Portland)
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health 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 position supports the administrative and operational functions of the office, which may include general office support, administrative assistance, data entry and medical records.

General Office Support

  • Answer incoming phone calls, handle routine inquiries, and direct appropriate inquiries to appropriate staff person.
  • Greet visitors and clients and assist with inquires.
  • Coordinate and distribute incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Assist with correspondence.
  • Photocopy and collate data as requested.
  • Maintain adequate office supplies (including paper supplies, coffee/snacks) for the smooth running of the office
  • Identify supply needs and order as appropriate.
  • Maintain phone lists for office staff.
  • Arrange staff travel, including airfare, hotel and car rental.
  • Interface with maintenance, copier repair, and cleaning crews.
  • Interface with wireless provider to order staff cell phones and resolve issues.
  • Maintain appropriate use of agency credit cards for travel and other purchases, including documentation of use and communication to accounting.
  • Assists in the hiring process by sending out correspondence for employment (postcards, acceptance letters, etc.), scheduling interviews and arranging interview packets.
  • Assists with the checking of references for candidates.
  • Assists in tracking mandatory HR requirements such as new hire paperwork, training certifications, performance evaluations, etc.
  • Creates training reminders and assists in setting up for trainings.
  • Order food for meetings as requested.
  • Provides administrative support to staff and leadership with file organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Data Entry

  • Responsible for the quick and accurate entry of clinical and administrative data into the management information system(s), to include: client registration and demographics, diagnosis, authorizations, clinical services, referral and exit information, outcome data, expenses/concrete costs, purchase orders, credit card vouchers, gift card usage, petty cash, etc.
  • Assess the accuracy of clinical and administrative data prior to entry and facilitate corrections with supervisors and staff prior to entry.
  • Set up and maintain employee information and qualifications in the database.
  • Responsible for initial and monthly Medicaid status checks for all mental health funded consumers in order to verify funding compliance and third party coverage and input all changes into the management information system (MIS). Check error reports in data systems weekly and work with the Family Preservation MIS staff to resolve all errors prior to the end of the month.
  • Enter completed consumer satisfaction surveys into the MIS.
  • Verify all consumers’ funding and authorization limits monthly through state’s MMIS website and MHO or private insurance website.
  • Closes out clients in the MIS when services are completed.
  • Maintains up-to-date tracking list of open and closed clients.

Medical Administrative Assistant

  • Maintain confidentially of all clinical and medical information.
  • Schedule all patient appointments and manage the psychiatric schedule.
  • Make appointment reminder calls to client families and mail out pre-appointment paperwork and reminders.
  • Distribute pre-visit paperwork to appropriate staff and ensure its return.
  • Function as interface between psychiatric staff and therapists and families.
  • Utilize online prescription service, log prescription refills in client’s file and call or fax in medication refills per psychiatric staff’s request.
  • Maintain medical files with appointment records and psychiatric notes.
  • Input psychiatric services into billing system. Follow up with Data Management staff or Operations Manager to troubleshoot billing issues.
  • Guide clinical documents through the psychiatric sign-off process.
  • Follow proper procedures for releasing client documents.
  • Respond to requests for records from other providers and agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Medical Records

  • Maintains active and closed clinical charts in secure locations.
  • Maintain master copy of all forms (clinical and administrative) and ensure an adequate supply is available to staff.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of intake packets and blank clinical charts.
  • Monitor compliance with standards for timeliness and completeness of document submission and work with administrative and clinical leadership as it relates to direct service staff participation.
  • Provides technical support for therapists and care coordinators in file organization. Assists in consolidation of multiple forms and in ensuring form are complete.
  • Types documents per requests.
  • Works cooperatively with all staff to comply with contract requirements and best practice regarding disbursement of completed reports.
  • Ensure that invoices for services are mailed out by the 15th of the month and emailed to Accounting.

Additional Administrative Supports (Financial and Information Technology)

  • Assist in preparing bi-weekly employee payroll by tracking, scanning and mailing completed timesheets.
  • Assist in resolving payroll problems in a timely manner.
  • Handle all aspects of petty cash and purchase orders from distributing, tracking, data entry, mailing and filing.
  • Track inventory of gift cards and maintain spreadsheet and database.
  • Manage office credit cards by maintaining receipts, checking balances, and coordinating with the accounting department to ensure timely payment.
  • Handle all aspects of client needs checking account by processing check request, ensuring proper receipts are received, balancing leger and coordinating with accounting for transfer of funds.
  • Coordinate with information technology staff/follow verbal instructions in setting up computers, working through IT issues.
  • Install Electronic Health Record on computers when staff position requires the use of it.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent in experience.
  • Experience entering data into Electronic Health Records or similar data bases.
  • Two years’ administrative support services experience working in an office with progressively increasing duties.
  • Strong computer skills especially in MS Office.
  • Accurate attention to detail with filing and data entry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Typing 50 words per minute, 10-key by touch.
  • Experience with multi-line phone system.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • 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.
  • Supportand 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in a non-profit organization.
  • Familiarity with social service/mental health terminology and practices.

Compensation

$15.92-DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled