Housing Stability Case Manager (Olympia) – Open Until Filled

Position Housing Stability Case Manager (Olympia)
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job 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 Case Manager has primary responsibility to assist with stabilizing the housing for individuals housed in the 50 unites of permanent supportive housing at the Nativity House.  These services include, but are not limited to: housing relocation, eviction prevention, housing search, landlord liaison activities, financial coaching, and housing counseling. This position will work closely with HAS clinical staff, Employment Lab staff and apartment Business Manager 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.

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Homeless Housing Leasing Specialist – Closes 5/3/17

Position Homeless Housing Leasing Specialist
Employer Opportunity Council
Job Description Homeless Housing Leasing Specialist (FT) – Provides property management and landlord services for families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Duties include leases, financial assistance, entry & exits, rent collection, reporting, & monitoring.
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Housing Stability Case Manager (Tacoma) – Open Until Filled

Position Housing Stability Case Manager (Tacoma)
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Catholic Community Services, Homeless Adult Services (HAS) is the largest provider of adult homeless services in Tacoma, Washington. Nativity House (NH), a program of HAS, is the central hub to serve homeless adults in the Pierce County region.   It operates 24-hour/7-day a week, offering services (emergency shelter, meals, systematic outreach, Rapid Rehousing, Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment, Employment Services, Spiritual Support, 50 units of permanent supportive housing, etc.) to meet the basic needs of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. guests with meeting their goals.

Position Description:

The Housing Stability Case Manager has primary responsibility to assist with stabilizing the housing for individuals housed in the 50 unites of permanent supportive housing at the Nativity House.  These services include, but are not limited to: housing relocation, eviction prevention, housing search, landlord liaison activities, financial coaching, and housing counseling. This position will work closely with HAS clinical staff, Employment Lab staff and apartment Business Manager 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 clients to develop Housing Stability Plans for maintaining permanent housing.
  • Work in partnership with clients and Employment Specialists to develop strategies and short- and long-term goals for obtaining and maintaining employment for employable adult clients.
  • Provide advocacy-based case-management to clients to support forward progress on goals aligned with their individualized Housing Stability Plans.
  • Conduct financial coaching sessions with clients 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 provide rental, utility or move-in assistance which includes inspection of housing units for HUD habitability standards.
  • Maintain knowledge of landlord/tenant laws, support client adherence to these laws, and assist in addressing landlord compliance issues.
  • Assist residents with accessing resources in the community.
  • Maintain knowledge of Pierce County resources and provide appropriate referrals to address barriers to stable housing and employment (i.e., medical, mental health, chemical dependency, domestic violence, education, immigration, etc.).
  • Coordinate services with other NH staff, including Employment Lab staff, for complementary services or in a co-case management model.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary case staffing meetings as needed to coordinate services for residents on your caseload.
  • Track participant activities and ensure timely and accurate collection of program data as outlined by management team.
  • Collect and input client 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Operations Assistant I – Vancouver, WA – Open Until Filled

Position Operations Assistant I – Vancouver, WA
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job 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, data entry and other administrative support.

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.
  • Maintain adequate office supplies (including paper supplies, coffee/snacks) for the smooth running of the office.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintains up-to-date tracking list of open and closed clients.

 

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Certified Peer Counselor – Vancouver, WA – Open Until Filled

Position Certified Peer Counselor – Vancouver, WA
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:

Certified Peer Counselor are individuals with a recent personal history as a youth or as a parent of a child/youth who has been a recipient of behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with families.  Peer Counselors collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving Family Behavioral Health Services.  Working as a member of a team, the Peer Counselor helps a youth or parent voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective and use that perspective in treatment planning.  This position helps youth, parents and families achieve confidence in their abilities to team on a recovery journey and maintain hope for their success after formal behavioral health services have been completed.  Successful applicants must have first person experience in accessing system services and be prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct support to the treatment team assessing and engaging the child/youth and family in safety planning and prevention activities.  Working with the treatment team for high-risk, clinically complex circumstances, team will determine the most appropriate safety crisis and treatment responses and utilize a Peer to support youth and family engagement in service planning to address those safety, crisis and treatment needs.
  • Participate in child and family teams and in the assessment process with referred youth and parents. Relate personal experience to assist in building trust with the family and increasing hopeful engagement in services.
  • Assess and review the youth and parent’s ability to communicate their position, preferences, strengths and needs.  Find ways to relate personal experience to the to the experience of the youth or parent
  • Review personal history receiving services and disclose common elements to youth and parent being served.  Reassure and communicate the recovery process to youth and parents, that “they are not in this alone.”
  • Reach agreement with youth and parents about their functional strengths, passions and activities that will contribute to their healing and support.  Assist in communicating that clinical information to the treatment team and through session documentation to Medicaid funders.
  • As an active participant in the clinical treatment team, review and analyze the safety/crisis and treatment plan, make suggestions for improvement/ modifications that would improve youth and parent participation.
  • Attend clinical team meetings and support youth/parent voice, communicating agreements in cooperation with the youth and parent.
  • Provide a range of peer driven clinical supports and helpful interventions as identified on the individualized treatment plan.  Deliver and support treatment activities as agreed to with the youth and parent, documenting services in compliance with Medicaid standards in an electronic health record.
  • Create plans for clinical peer session activities and interventions with youth and parents that enhance recovery focus and increased safety in the home and community.
  • Assist the youth and parents in analyzing progress toward vision and goals and encourage their feedback to their team.  Provide supportive connection for youth and parent goals rather that becoming a change agent focused on correction of youth or family behavior.
  • Communicate strategies and recovery ideas directly to youth and parents by using own life as a learning and teaching tool (when helpful to family and plan).
  • Support youth and family safety by communicating treatment progress and/or concerns to the team, seeking supervisory assistance and report incidents whenever appropriate.
  • Provide support to youth and parents during transition from behavioral health services, negotiating and supporting post-discharge services to medical, behavioral and community services that best meet the youth and parents needs.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts by sharing perspectives in agency activities such as Quality Improvement reviews, staffings or other means.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification
  • Non-professional personal experience as a youth recipient of social or community services within the past 10 years or a parent 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, 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. 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

Family Support Specialist – Olympia, WA – Open Until Filled

Position Family Support Specialist – Olympia, WA
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.

Essential Functions:

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

Clinician I- BA Level (Pierce County) – Open Until Filled

Position Clinician I- BA Level (Pierce County)
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 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
  • 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.
Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychological, behavioral sciences or equivalent field.
  • 21 years or
  • One year experience serving children and/or families (e.g. mental health, social services, education).
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile
  • Agency Affiliated License (HIV/AIDS training required) or applied for within 1stmonth of
  • 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 employmen
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months or ability or test within first six months of
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employmen
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Compensation

$23.15- 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

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

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