This position provides intensive case management and skills training to Child and Adolescent Consumers of Mental Health services and their families in Taylor County. This position will be responsible for: facilitating wraparound services for YES Waiver and LOC 4 clients; some daytime crisis work; participating in diagnostic reviews and diagnostic intakes for consumers; assessments and treatment planning, and administering the treatment, as well as teaching skills training to the clients and their families; ensuring that the treatment plan is developed and designed based on CANS calculations and the authorized level of care. Schedule is primarily 8-5 with the expectation of some evenings and on weekends. This position requires an average of 4 hrs of face to face service per day. Travel expenses are paid by the Center. Must be able to work well with other child serving agencies such as the schools and juvenile probation. This position requires intervention for treatment and frequent in-person contact with children, families and service providers. This position requires the ability to: identify problem/need areas; work under pressure and stressful situations in a professional manner; be thorough in assessment and documentation; locate and utilize a variety of community resources to meet the needs of the children and their families; assist in negotiating and advocating for each individual with service entities outside the Center and a positive relationship with the child and their family. This position is responsible for direct assessment of the child's living environment and providing spontaneous assistance as needed to both the child and family. Will also be required to attend school ARD meetings, wraparound staffings and CRCG meetings as they arise to act as an advocate for the child and family. This position may require certification in wraparound facilitation and subsequent use of skills working with families and outside team members. This position will also assist with the completion of initial recovery plans for newly enrolled consumers.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a social, behavioral, human service or health-related field including, but not limited to, psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human development, gerontology, educational psychology, education, and criminal justice (PREFER DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK). Child and Adolescent Mental Health experience is preferred. Must qualify to be a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-CS). Must possess a valid Texas Drivers license and be an insurable driver.