Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Family Support Specialist who wants to join our team of innovators who continually "push the envelope" and challenges traditional thinking in Behavioral Health.
WHO ARE WE:
We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children, youth and families in their own home and community. Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope with promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. With sites located in Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia, Shelton, Bremerton, Aberdeen, Yelm, Vancouver, and Portland Oregon, we offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population for youth and families. We employ over 550 caring and compassionate employees.
WHAT WE VALUE:
Compassion Diversity Excellence Justice Stewardship
We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise. We serve as a catalyst for change when appropriate, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health. We behave with Humility, Passion for our Mission, and Compassion and Respectful Interactions. We value learning and offer alternatives and we stand strong to help child-serving systems understand our alternative paradigm while strengthening partnerships. We do not compromise our values.
We provide family, strength-based mental health services for children and families in their own home and community. Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope and promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity.
The Family Support Specialist is responsible for providing and implementing prescribed mental health treatment strategies, crisis response and de-escalation as needed, as well as Crisis Plan implementation. In addition, the FSS incorporates recovery-oriented wellness and individualized skill building strategies. This position provides one-on-one mental health treatment strategies and services to high-risk children, youth and their families in the family home, therapeutic foster home, and/or community locations (e.g. during crisis in emergency departments, crisis response or behavioral observation and assessment in home and schools, etc.). The FSS works with the youth and family to participate in community safety and wellness activities during times of stabilization. This position requires the skills and abilities to assess safety and risk 'in-the-moment' in crisis situations while providing assistance and while accessing additional support as needed. Mentoring and coaching/implementing behavioral support, treatment and safety/crisis plans in the home and community is a strong component.
Other duties as assigned. Our job description provides a detailed list of duties which is shared with candidates who are selected to interview.
IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL PRESENT:
Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements.
Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license, and automobile insurance and an acceptable driving record per CCSpolic y.
Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, human development or related field or Associate degree in social services, mental health or related degree and three years' experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.) may substitute for Bachelor's Degree.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Providing innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions in the community supporting youth and families.
Full-time employment, working hours to meet the family's needs.
Medical, dental, & vision insurance, retirement plans with generous paid time off.
Supplemental Cancer, Hospitalization, and Critical Illness Insurance.
Extensive training (examples: De-Escalation, Safety, WISe, BRS, CPR and First Aide, and First Response).
Fully implemented Health Record system (CareLogic) with in-depth training.
ABOUT THE BREMERTON & THE KITSAP AREA:
Bremerton is a small beautiful city, located across from Seattle (a one-hour ferry ride away) with sweeping views of Olympic Mountain Range. Guests of Bremerton will enjoy the Harborside area offering fine hotels and dining, coffee shops, cafes and Art District, Puget Sound Navy Museum, USS Turner Joy, Boardwalk, Harborside Fountain, and PSNS Memorial Plaza.
The surrounding Kitsap area offers smaller, charming, waterfront communities with all the amenities of any large city. Enjoy all the area has to offer:
A haven for boating, fishing, whale and bird watching, and hiking.
Kitsap is alive with farmers markets, art shows, and festivals throughout the year.
Bremerton offer championship golf courses, 35 parks, affordable housing, excellent schools, and many recreational programs.
If you are passionate about providing strength-based mental health services for children, youth and their family, we would love to hear from you! Please visit our Careers Page at https://ccsww.org/careers/ . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-325-2864.
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.