Mental Health Care Coordinator - WISe

General Summary of Duties: The Care Coordinator functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients. A Care Coordinator also provides education, consultation to families, and crisis intervention services to clients assigned to the team.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • Provide care coordination services for an assigned group of clients. Provide direct services such as individual, group, family counseling, crisis intervention, and case management to assigned clients.
  • Facilitate Child and Family team meetings to ensure access, voice and choice within the wraparound process and to support the familys connection to the CFT members. Support additional meetings as needed including Kitsap Shared Resources, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) conferences, Kitsap County Court proceedings and Family Team Decision Making (FTDM) meetings with Washington State Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS). Identify natural supports and facilitate their participation in the CFT and the familys system of support.
  • Create the Plan of Care for each family in WISe that describes the family, the team, and the work to be undertaken to meet the familys needs. Ensure that the Plan of Care is updated after each CFT meeting. Complete all action steps assigned during the CFT meetings.
  • Facilitate building community partners and identifying resources to support the familys unique needs. Identify new resources and facilitate family participation to access these services.
  • Complete a CANS screening and assessment on WISe referred children/youth. Reassess the child/youth using the CANS every three months. Use the CANS outcomes as part of the Plan of Care. Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the treatment team.
  • Educate and support clients families and advocate for clients rights and preferences. Consult with families and community agencies such as DSHS, court systems, housing authorities, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Assist and support clients in finding and effectively using a primary care physician and a dentist and develop health self-management skills. Work with the team to coordinate psychiatric care with medical care.
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling and coordinate with Designated Crisis Responders/crisis services when appropriate.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Participate in providing information to clients on substance use issues such as mental and physical health and daily functioning. Coordinate treatment with internal and external substance use treatment providers.
  • Assist clients with gaining resources and education to support their autonomy and basic needs.
  • Monitor assigned clients for LRA compliance. Facilitate LRA extensions with the CRT and all court-involved personnel to insure LRA's are continued uninterrupted, as appropriate. Assist CRT in determining when revocation is appropriate.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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:

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.