school-based support services in collaboration with Seattle public schools.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
Provides cross system
coordination of services with Seattle
School district and in
the community, Develop/monitor individualized Care plans with multi-disciplinary
teams. Provide and or broker treatment services when appropriate. Coordination of care with children/families, Seattle school district
and with other child serving agencies and other child caring systems,
facilitate referrals and ensure continuity of care.
Duties of Employment:
- Provide linkage for crisis intervention, training of families, school
support activities, respite, transportation and other services
- Coordinate and
facilitate case reviews
- Facilitate child
and family teams
- Record the team process
- Act as liaison to referral sources
- Facilitate treatment teams
- Record the process
- Prepare data summaries
and reports as necessary
- Perform other
duties and responsibilities as needed and/or assigned
- Provide all required
case coordination services
- Facilitate and
develop cross-system coordinated service plans for/with individual child/family
with the team
- Identify gaps in
systems and service system barriers
- Provide service linkages as appropriate
- Prepare, coordinate
and run monthly meetings
- Prepare all
necessary written reports, summaries and progress notes as dictated by agency
policy to be a part of the clinical record
- Re-configure or
re-negotiate treatment and services as appropriate
- Provide all required
case coordination services
- Participate in
psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and training as
- Comply with the agency's clinical accountability
policies and procedures and participate in quality improvement reviews, when
- Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
- Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SOUND
- Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SOUND
Initial Family Contact
Care Coordinator will contact the family by phone within 48 hours of receipt of
introduces self and project to the referring parent and determines family's
- What does a
crisis look like for this family?
- What is the plan
when a crisis occurs?
- Is the youth
enrolled with a Mental Health Agency?
- Set up an
appointment for intake and explain the intake process
- Offer support and
referrals. Assess with the family
whether the family is in emergency for food, shelter, clothes or other
needs. Refer to providing agencies.
- Family is informed
of the length of involvement of the Project/Care Coordinator and the goals of
the wrap-around team.
Team meetings are the
structure and the driving force of the project.
It is through the team meetings that the family regains control through
expressing their needs and receives the supports of care providers involved in
their and their child's life. It is also
through the team meetings that a treatment/care plan is created and monitored .to
help the family meet the goals outlined in their care plan. Frequency of
meetings will be determined by the individualized needs (weekly, monthly,
- The Team will
identify strengths of the child and the family.
- The Coordinator
will assure that the needs and priorities of the family and/or foster family
determine how and when services are rendered.
Goals and desired outcomes are mutually defined with the family, as are
the resources needed to achieve them.
- The Coordinator
will assure that each cross system care plan includes contingency plans for
dealing with any crises and emergencies that may arise in the treatment of the
child. The Team and the family will
facilitate the development of child and family teams for each child serve to
increase inter-system planning and improve integration of services. The Coordinator will attempt to have a
representation from other systems that are involved with the child and the
family, for example: natural supports, such as a neighbor or friend,
caseworker, school representative, therapist, etc.
Coordinator will assure the families are assisted in identifying a range of
resources including formal and informal supports to meet their needs. Primary attention is given to the family's
skill development in building and accessing resources to meet the family's
needs. The Coordinator will obtain culturally relevant and/or minority
consultation from experts that may not be Agency's regular employees. The special population services shall be
integrated in the child's care plan.
Coordinator will assist the team and the family to determine who will take over
the team lead at the end of the project's involvement (generally this is the
mental health provider). The Care Coordinator
will arrange meetings in a location convenient to the families. If the family attends Community IST meeting
travel expenses will be reimbursed based on mileage receipt submitted by the
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
It is essential that the Care
Coordinator have skills and experience in the following:
assessment and intervention skills with, youth and their families.
- Ability to work effectively with a wide range of emotional and behavioral
problems in children, adolescents
and adult family members, including problems present in the family unit.
- Knowledge of child development and pathology.
- Knowledge of system resources and how to access them.
- Ability to
communicate effectively and collaborate with child serving agencies having
contact with the child and/or family.
- Skills and experience working with diverse ethnic and cultural groups.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Knowledge of
systems, individualized and tailored care and family centered practices.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- This position requires a MA, MS, MSW degree
- Master's degree in social work, psychology or a counseling
related field (MSW, MA, MS)
- MHP designation is required
job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Must be able to obtain a WA
State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of
hire. Must pass a criminal background
check. Must have WA state driver's
license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.
To successfully perform the essential duties of this position, an individual must be able to sit at a desk for six or more hours a day, and use office equipment, including phones and computer keyboards, for six or more hours per day. Individuals must be able to engage vendors, team members, clients and others over the phone and in-person by voice. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential position functions.
LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
The above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the position. Team members will be required to follow any other position-related instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an ?at-will? basis.
Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Recruitment@Sound.Health