Juvenile Court Case Manager and Family Specialist

General Summary of Duties: The HSYNC Family Coordinator will work with caregivers and at-risk and homeless youth that are involved with the Kitsap County Juvenile Court and/or probation. The Family Coordinator will be employed by Kitsap Mental Health Services. The position will be responsible for liaising and working closely with the Kitsap County Juvenile Court and other housing stakeholders to implement the HSYNC Pilot (formerly called the Youth Housing Stability Model for Juvenile Courts), as outlined in the Report of a Research to Practice Partnership to Develop the Youth Housing Stability Model for Juvenile Courts by the SAJE Center. The Family Coordinator will provide caregivers and youth support using brief case management to assist with connection to appropriate resources.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • One on-site training for Kitsap County Juvenile Staff regarding housing resources
  • Screening, assessment, and brief case management for an estimated 8-10 families per month. Connect caregivers and youth to services for unmet needs.
  • Program data tracking and reporting.
  • Working with the staff at the Kitsap County Juvenile Court to ensure youth are being discharged to housing and that additional resources are located.
  • Networking with partner agencies, resources, and community stakeholders.
  • Participating in monthly project meetings with the University of Washington.
  • Provide stay family therapy
  • Provide groups for youth in detention


KMHS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against people regardless of age, genetic information, national origin, race/color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, or veteran status. KMHS envisions an anti-racist, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative community in which all can feel welcome.

Benefits:
  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking
  • Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions along with flexible hours for professional advancement


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree in Psychology, social services, or behavioral health field OR Four or more years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE: Entry level (no prior related work experience)

Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation

LICENSURE: Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration.

Preferred Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Masters Degree in Psychology, social services, or behavioral health field.

EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

Experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, vocational services, or substance abuse treatment.

The capacity to work well with children and families.