WRAP Family Support Counselor
This position is FT, hybrid- community based, home and office. M – F basic business hours.
The Family Support Counselor provides family-based mental health counseling, support, crisis-intervention, and case management services to children and families who are referred through social services, probation or mental health departments. Identified clients are in the process of stepping down from an institutional setting into family or family-like setting or at risk of transitioning into an institutional setting from a family or family-like setting. Services will be provided almost exclusively in the community (i.e. family’s homes, community centers, schools, etc.). The primary role is to provide direct support to the child, family and team members weekly as needed with the goal of stability and sustainability for the child and family leading towards of permanency. Responsibilities include: weekly face to face meetings with the client and caregiver, case management, participation in team meetings, collaboration with internal and external team members in progress towards treatment goals and excellence in communication skills.
- Provide intensive home based services, intensive care coordination and case management services consistent with the Wraparound Model.
- Participation in providing on-call coverage to the clients and their families as needed.
- Participation in treatment reviews, program staff meetings, supervision and Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings.
- Collaboration with internal and external providers and natural supports.
- Complete mental health notes and other required paperwork as indicated.
- Create Wrap Action Plan documents, taken from notes created at CFT meetings.
- Collaborate with the entire treatment team, ensuring all members have copies of the Wrap Action Plan and follow up with team members to ensure action steps have been accomplished before next CFT meeting.
- Attend and participate in weekly supervision, group supervision, team meetings and program trainings.
- Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork including but not limited to progress notes, time sheets, reimbursements, and mileage.
Applied Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Two years of relevant experience working with children, youth and families
- Own vehicle, California driver’s license and insurance
- Flexible schedule with ability to work early mornings and evenings as needed
- Strong organization skills as demonstrated by the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and attend required meetings
- Must have demonstrated competence, reliability, and good writing skills in clinical documentation
- Must be considered in “good-standing” with current job performance, measured by dependability, punctuality, attendance at trainings and required meetings, superior communication skills, knowledge of program rules and objectives, and crisis management skills
- Ability to work as a team player
- Ability to work with diverse population
- Attendance in all in-service trainings