Child & Family Team Specialist 132 views
- Experience Level Some Experience
- Total Years Experience 3-5
- Education 4-year degree
ABOUT THE POSITION: The Monroe County Youth and Family Partnership (MCYFP) is a County Early Intervention / Preventive Program which serves Monroe County youth and their families, who are at risk of out-of-home placement, have emerging and/or unmet behavioral health challenges, and demonstrate complex needs that require involvement of more than one system. The primary goal of MCYFP is to provide strength-based wrap-around coordination to youth and their families, utilizing an integrative care model, to ensure that customizable services and supports are provided to meet identified needs within the least restrictive, most normative environment that is clinically appropriate.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Coordinates comprehensive planning process that utilizes a family’s strengths, as well as formal and informal supports, to develop a Plan of Care using strategies outside the parameters of standard service delivery to meet a youth’s and their family’s needs, including:
- Conducts family assessments to identify strengths, needs and cultural attributes; assessments are conducted in a respectful way, while honoring each family’s uniqueness, resilience, hopes and dreams.
- Builds Child and Family Teams utilizing natural supports, community supports, providers and other identified resources.
- Educates CFT team members on System of Care values.
- Regularly facilitates monthly CFT meetings, developing an individualized Plan of Care based on family’s unique strengths and needs, which maximizes natural supports, using services only when necessary.
- With team, implements and monitors Plan of Care with goal of maintaining the child safely at home or in the community.
- Monitors and measures effectiveness of Plan and adapts Plan as necessary.
- Partners effectively and collaboratively with Monroe County Departments of Child and Family Services and Office of Mental Health, as well as education system, medical and clinical providers, community resources and informal supports.
- Embraces, demonstrates and models Monroe County System of Care values, including family driven, youth guided, trauma informed, community-based, best practice oriented, and culturally and linguistically competent.
- Ensures family and youth participation in all aspects of planning, service delivery and evaluation.
- Ensures smooth transitions for youth and their families between systems and supports, through consistent communication, planning and follow up among involved systems, agencies, providers and the youth and family.
- Stays supportive and respectful of team members and works to resolve all conflicts in professional manner.
- Completes all systems requirements of MCDHS and all other required documentation in thorough and timely fashion.
- Adheres to program expectations regarding best practice, punctuality, attendance, and use of work time.
- Works to enhance performance through active participation in team meetings, training opportunities and supervision.
- Adheres to program expectations regarding importance of professional boundaries.
- Fulfills other activities as assigned by Youth and Family Partnership Supervisor.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: To be successful in this position, you will need to be competent in:
- Demonstrated self-awareness and self-management skills.
- Ability to work with families positively and productively and use strategies outside parameters of standard service delivery.
- Culturally responsive to population being served in development, design, monitoring, evaluation and/or implementation of programs and services.
- Knowledge of Child & Family Services, Department of Human Services, and Office of Mental Health preferred.
- Knowledge of other community services and education system preferred.
- Ability to communicate effectively and facilitate an integrated cross-disciplinary team.
- Ability to be flexible, organized, and work independently, while being amenable to supervision.
- Communicating effectively
- Building collaborative relationships
- Valuing diversity and fostering an inclusive environment
- Striving for self-development and taking initiative to be resourceful
- Problem-solving both independently and with others
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor of Social Work/related field plus 4 years’ experience, OR Master of Social Work/related field plus 2 years’ experience.
- Must obtain and maintain certification to administer the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS-NY) tool.
- Valid Class D New York State Driver License and access to motor vehicle to meet transportation requirements of position.
- Satisfactory completion of required background screenings: criminal, probation, drug, Statewide Central Register.
- Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the families.
- Respect the confidential nature of all CCSI and CCSI customer information you are exposed to in the course of your work performance. Staff working directly with protected health information /electronically stored protected health information, personally identifiable information, and other patient/consumer/customer data, will abide by the specific procedures and policies outlined by CCSI’s Code of Conduct and CCSI’s Privacy and Security Policies, New York State regulations and Federal regulations.
Operating Principles and Demonstrated Behaviors:
Ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our workplace values through behaviors and actions. These operating principles are expected of all employees in all roles. All applicants (internal and external) must evidence their attitudes/behaviors as part of the application process:
· Excellence in Customer Service
· Honoring People and Their Work
· Individualized Work/Life Integration
· Community Connectedness
· Diversity & Inclusion