Care Coordinator - CMH - Whatcom Co.
Company: Catholic Community Services of
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Incumbent is in a professional position providing intensive,
community-based therapeutic services to children, youth and
families with serious mental health needs. Incumbent will utilize
evidenced based tools to increase safety, stabilize placement and
support individuals/families in meeting their identified needs by
identifying a team of natural and formal supports. Incumbent will
provide direct services to identified CMH clients focused on crisis
planning, care planning and stabilization.
Status: F/T, 37.5 hours per week.
Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $20.06- $21.06/hr. DOE, plus
excellent holiday / vacation / sick pay and health benefits!
For internal candidates/union positions only: Compensation is
set by agreed to language in the Collective Bargaining Agreement
between CCSNW & SEIU 1199NW and determined based on experience.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Universal Job Skills:
- Communicate role, responsibility and agency philosophy in order
to assure mutual respect, confidence and trust with the child and
family and other stakeholders.
- Provide non-judgmental, unconditional support to the child and
- Assess for immediate safety and stabilization needs.
- Customize helping approaches to fit the family's uniqueness,
personality, culture and interest.
- Report relevant information to the right people at the right
- Maintain a focus on strengths, needs and creative
- Utilize the family's expertise in problem solving and solution
- Work interdependently with others toward common goals.
- Respond to family's and children's needs in a timely
- Provide and/or coordinate client transportation as needed.
- Complete required documentation within established
- Instill hope for the future by communicating and behaving with
confidence and reassurance.
Welcome, Engagement and Assessment:
- Meet and engage the family communicating compassion, support,
respect and enthusiasm for them and your role as a helper.
- Listen actively to the family and, with them: identify
strengths, needs, preferences and goals.
- Provide and/or arrange necessary crisis response and
stabilization services, completing and communicating the
safety/crisis plan with family and others.
- Contact potential team members, including other system
partners, to gather their perspective on the family's strengths and
needs and solicit participation and commitment to a team
- Prepare the family for next steps in the intervention (e.g.,
team development, planning process, natural supports, etc.).
- Introduce and complete paperwork appropriate to the situation.
Analyze and align the family's position and agency mission using
methods of respect, communication and conflict resolution.
Individualized Service Planning:
Facilitate Service Plan to:
- Identify and prioritize goals and needs.
- Communicate and translate information in a way that everyone
can hear especially the family's position.
- Brainstorm and negotiate strategies that build on child and
- Summarize and write up the Service Plan.
- Consult with clinical supervisor, mental health specialists and
others as needed and incorporate recommendations.
Provide direct helping interventions that: 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-care plan. 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. Partner with the family in order to assist
them in utilizing the resources offered by formal and informal
sources within their community. Seek assistance and report
incidents to the right people at the right time.
Work with Clinical team to implement the plan from beginning to
- Communicate plan, strategies and role to team members,
including involved CCS staff.
- Consult with, recommend and provide training to team members
around specific interventions.
- Maintain a focus on strengths, needs and creative solutions and
inspire others to follow this format in problem solving.
- Reevaluate, modify, and redesign Service plan based on new
Transitioning Services to Natural and Other Community Supports:
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 transition
from the beginning of care.
Access to and protection of PHI:
- Responsible for upholding a culture of privacy and security in
highly confidential work environment (HIPAA covered entity service
- Complies with all CCSWW policies and procedures that involve
access to and safeguarding of client Protected Health Information
- BA degree in social sciences, psychology, mental health or
- 1-year direct experience with youth and/or families in a
structured professional setting.
- Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license and
- Must provide proof of acceptable driving record (Driver's
- Ability and willingness to obtain WA State Agency Affiliate
- Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to
deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in
- 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.
- Criminal History Background Checks are required prior to
- Two years or more experience in children's mental health.
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