Young Adult Transition Team Care Coordinator

General Summary of Duties: The Independent Living Skills Counselor / 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. The Independent Living Skills Counselor / Care Coordinator also provides education, consultation to families, and crisis intervention services to clients assigned to the team.

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 and families.
  • Assume primary or adjunctive responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the treatment team.
  • Educate and support clients families. Consult with families and community agencies such as DSHS, schools, court systems, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Assist and support clients and families in finding and effectively using a primary care physician and a dentist and to develop health self-management skills. Work with team to coordinate psychiatric care with medical care
  • Provide and coordinate outreach and crisis intervention services to clients in the community, and routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others while in potentially unsafe neighborhoods, homes, while around people with unknown potential for aggression, and while in proximity of potentially unsafe and/or unclean structures and equipment. Consult with CRT's and law enforcement officials when appropriate.
  • Participate in the assessment of the clients psychiatric and medical history (e.g. onset, course, and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g. self-care, diet and nutrition, etc. ); and family structure and relationships.
  • Provide ILS evaluation for youth and follow with use of Ansel Casey Assessment and track progress every 6 months. Compile data.
  • Engage ILS youth in direct skill building in the community to meet each clients goals and identified deficits.
  • Provide face to face care coordination, independent living skill building and individual sessions to youth in the community or office setting as assigned.
  • Provide group on a variety of topics related to independent living and/or transitioning to adult services. Be available to provide services, run groups, or provide therapy during evening hours.
  • Participate in providing information to clients on substance use issues such as the effect on mental and physical health and daily functioning. Participate in planning to reduce use or abstain from the use of substances, and help teach replacement behaviors.
  • Help clients/families to access reliable transportation.
  • Assist and support clients in finding and effectively using a primary care physician and a dentist and to develop health self management skills. Work with team to coordinate psychiatric care with medical care.
  • 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.
  • Monitor assigned clients for LRA compliance. Facilitate LRA extensions with the CRT and all court-involved personnel to ensure LRA's are continued uninterrupted, as appropriate. Assist CRT in determining when revocation is appropriate.
  • Work in a cooperative and collaborative manner as a team member. Assist in building positive working relationships with staff of all agency departments.
  • Pursue professional growth by seeking out learning opportunities and integrating new learning into daily work practices. Maintain a working knowledge of current trends in community mental health, including health care reform and automation of job tasks using computer technology.
  • Meet or exceed productivity standards.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.


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.

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.