Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Wraparound Facilitator/Pre-Licensed Clinician/Pre-Licensed Therapist/APCC/AMFT/ASW - Spring Valley

    Job Locations US-CA-SPRING VALLEY
    Req No.
    2018-3159
    Category
    Counselor/Therapist
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    FAMILIES FORWARD Program

    Families Forward Wraparound provides mental health and supportive services with a team of caring professionals. Our program helps children and youth remain in the home with their families, and assists them in becoming more successful in other key areas of their lives. Our wraparound process honors the family’s voices and brings people together from different parts of the family’s life to provide a network of support. Families Forward Wraparound services are creative, culturally inclusive, flexible and action-oriented.

     

    Company Description

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values.  Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention. MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis. Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.

    Position Description

    Position Description

    The Wrap Facilitator will develop a supportive and helping relationship with assigned high-risk youth and their families that follows the Wraparound philosophy and approach. The Facilitator will ensure that clients receive the full spectrum of services in a seamless manner and an optimal level of care needed to maximize functioning and minimize the need for higher levels of care. The Facilitator is responsible for overseeing the clinical services provided and is responsible for the client’s medical record. They serve as the hub of the team and complete intake, behavioral health, and discharge assessments. This position reports to the Regional Supervisor.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • In collaboration with the client’s natural team members and family, serves as the main contact of the Wraparound process.
    • Facilitates Wraparound meetings with other program staff, clients, families, informal supports, and formal supports to ensure fidelity to Wraparound planning process.
    • Provides strength-based, individual and family or group mental health services, in the home, community, or on site.
    • Provides clinical assessment of youth, completes all County and program required assessment documentation in the Electronic Health Record.
    • Collaboratively ensures the development of the Individualized Child and Family Team Plans.
    • Conducts face to face meetings and makes initial contact with clients.
    • Designs, plans, organizes, and supervises clinical procedures with respect to casework.
    • Provides case management services for the client and family in the home or in region.
    • Provides required documentation and reports, both clinical and administrative. Participates in case consultation.
    • Consults with parents, caregivers, referral sources, and other agencies.
    • Provides transportation for client when necessary.
    • Creates and implements psycho-education groups.
    • Promotes and interfaces with inter-agency resources as appropriate to caseload and client/family plan.
    • Maintains a flexible schedule according to client needs.
    • Completes clinical and administrative paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Maintains the client medical record and ensures contents are accurate.
    • Performs other duties in support of the Wraparound process.
    • Provides 24-hour proactive emergency and crisis intervention and support.
    • Attends appropriate community meetings.
    • Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work on time, as scheduled, and accurately reflects all time on time card.
    • Successfully functions as a team member.

    Other Duties and Responsibilities

    • Participates in quality assurance process.
    • Aids in general management of center including running errands as assigned.
    • Completes all assigned duties within the time frame and according to the standards as established by the Program Manager.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies, and procedures including HIPAA standards.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeking out supervision when needed.
    • Demonstrates adequate care and responsibility for equipment. Reports and/or repairs missing or damaged equipment and supplies.
    • Ensures facilities upkeep and safety by maintaining neat and clean work areas, by securing work area at close of business day, and by reporting vandalism, theft, or suspicion of drug abuse by coworkers to supervisor as soon as possible.
    • Familiar with and understands Mental Health Systems, Inc. Personnel Policy manual and follows all established personnel policies.
    • Follows administrative chain of command.
    • MHS requires all employees to attain a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness and to routinely demonstrate these traits in every day work relationships.
    • Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and follows guidelines that promote workplace safety.
    • Provides input toward policy and procedure design, revision, and deletion.
    • Reads memos, directives, meeting minutes, and revised policies and procedures as posted.
    • Other relevant duties as assigned.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related behavioral science.
    • Considerable knowledge of child development.
    • Minimum two years experience working with emotionally disturbed children, youth, and their families in a mental health setting.
    • Experience in documentation of records and data collection.

    Job Related Qualification Standards

     

    Knowledge of:

    •  Procedure manuals and an ability to interpret these effectively to staff, family members, and community providers.

    Skills:

    • Complies with standards of care established for the program. Continually demonstrates the ability to provide quality care to program clients
    • Excellent clinical skills – engaging, strength-based approach. Ability to create and implement individual case plans.
    • Experience in individual, group, and family counseling.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Computer literate in both word processing and databases.
    • Possess strengths in the areas of behavioral theory, clinical theory/intervention, child/family systems documentation and organizational abilities.
    • Bilingual, Spanish speaking if the position serves Spanish speaking population.
    • Resourcefulness, initiative and the ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.
    • Skills necessary to provide effective counseling, therapy and clinical services, and the ability to successfully work as a member of a treatment team.
    • Utilizes logical problem-solving techniques both independently and in collaboration with workers in dealing with client needs.

    Ability to:

    • Create written documentation that is legible, clear, and concise.
    • Maintain the distinction between therapeutic and social relationships.
    • Maintain positive morale and unit cohesion as evidenced by maintaining a cooperative and flexible attitude toward coworkers, showing adaptability to change, exhibiting effective communication and interpersonal skills, and taking initiative to solve problems.
    • Set priorities and reacts appropriately to emergency situations.

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