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  • Clinician I- Bachelor's Level (Bremerton and Ruston)

    Job Locations US-WA-Bremerton
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/2/2018 11:46 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3038
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Behavioral Health
  • Overview

    This is a professional position providing therapeutic interventions to children, youth and families. Includes crisis intervention and extended stabilization as well as long-term, team-based services.  Emphasis is on partnering actively with families, natural supports and other community service providers to promote safe, stable and healthy families.  Position requires 24/7 on call availability. Work week includes irregular and unpredictable hours. Clinicians can expect work hours that often range from early afternoon to late evening, e.g. 1:00-9:00p. Work occurs during weekend hours, as well.

    Responsibilities

    • Meet and engage the family communicating compassion, support, respect and enthusiasm for them and your role as a helper.
    • Listen to and analyze the family’s story, and with them, identify strengths, needs, preferences and goals.
    • Provide and/or arrange necessary crisis response and stabilization services, completing and communicating the safety/crisis plan with family and others.
    • Contact potential team members, including other system partners, to gather their perspective on the family’s strengths and needs and solicit participation and commitment to a team process.
    • Prepare the family for next steps in the intervention (e.g., team development, planning process, natural supports, etc.).
    • Introduce and complete paperwork appropriate to the situation (including assessment instruments, etc.).
    • Analyze and align the family’s position and agency mission using methods of respect, communication and conflict resolution.
    • Identify and prioritize goals and needs.
    • Communicate and translate information in a way that everyone can hear, especially the family’s position.
    • Brainstorm and negotiate strategies that build on child and family strengths.
    • Summarize and write up the plan.
    • Respond to crises in a prompt, effective and collaborative manner.
    • Provide and/or facilitate the provision of a range of therapeutic responses that support the overall plan (including individual and family therapies).
    • Utilize parent/family expertise in problem solving around specific needs.
    • Modify and adjust individual intervention techniques for each situation without changing the direction of the plan.
    • Facilitate placement into foster care, as needed, while ensuring necessary paperwork is completed and notifications made.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychological, behavioral sciences or equivalent.
    • 21 years or older per DSHS requirements.
    • Two years’ experience serving children and/or families (e.g. mental health, social services, education).
    • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, auto registration and automobile insurance.
    • Agency Affiliated License (HIV/AIDS training required) or applied for within 1st month of employment.
    • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
    • First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employment.
    • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months or ability or test within first six months of employment.
    • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
    • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
    • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
    • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

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