Purpose of Position: Develop, coordinate, lead and facilitate child and family teams to support the highest risk children and families in the community. Services and supports are intended to assist youth to remain in or return to their homes and schools in the community. This position works with a team who values the development of family-driven, child-focused continuum of services when working with youth and their families.
Summary of Essential Job Functions:
- Facilitate Child and Family Team meetings to include the child-youth, parents, family, informal supports and representatives of all the systems involved in the child’s care. Will assist the team in identifying needs, brainstorming potential solutions and developing action plans within the team facilitation process.
- Empower child/youth and family’s voices by incorporating wraparound principles to create an environment in which children/youth and families are valued and respected, and to have an equal role in developing and managing the plan of care.
- Participate in SOCWI Review Committee and Governance Committee meetings for respective counties; participate in regional Wraparound meetings with Project Lead and other Wraparound Care Coordinators.
- Participate in training with Portland State University and other state identified agencies on the SOCWI model and fidelity measures.
- Facilitate the team’s development of a written, single plan of care, including a safety plan and facilitate the team’s monitoring of progress toward plan goals.
- Coordinate the mental health and non-traditional services delivered through the single plan of care; assure that appropriate authorizations are in place, access and linkage to services are achieved and service effectiveness/identification of unmet needs are monitored by the team.
- Assure that all necessary outcome documentation is gathered, complete all required clinical documentation and maintain updated client records.
- Consult with Mental Health consultants and supervisors when clinical challenges arise.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Competencies and Skills Requirements:
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
- Flexible; able to multi-task in response to time-sensitive and changing situations;
- Effective listening skills;
- Objective, solution-oriented problem solving skills;
- Handles highly sensitive and confidential information;
- Resourceful, able to network and connect people to appropriate resources;
- Technology savvy, comfortable using MS software products;
- Strong planning and organizational skills and follows through;
- Effective presentation skills, including public speaking and meeting facilitation;
- Resilient, stays positive and solution-oriented;
- Perceptive, discovers underlying issues in situations and re-states them in a helpful way;
Education and Experience Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or Health Science or equivalent years of experience.
- Requires minimum of two years working with children and families; SOCWI experience preferred.
- Experience of responsible case management in the mental health field and use of family-driven, child-centered techniques with families and children/youth who are multi-system involved and working with hostile families preferred.
Physical Demands of Position:
- Position requires travel within service delivery area and some out of service area travel including overnight travel.
- Physically able to lift up to 20 pounds (materials/equipment).
- Effective use of computer, laptop, cell phone and other mobile devices to exchange information within remote travel areas.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Job Type: Full-time
- children and family: 2 years