• Family Support Specialist

    Job Locations US-WA-Vancouver
    Posted Date 8 months ago(12/13/2018 7:46 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Behavioral Health
    USD $21.53/Hr.
  • Overview



    We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children and families in their own home and community.  Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity.



    The Family Support Specialist is responsible for providing and implementing prescribed mental health treatment strategies, crisis response and de-escalation as needed, as well as Crisis Plan implementation. In addition, the FSS incorporates recovery-oriented wellness and individualized skill building strategies. This position provides one-on-one mental health treatment strategies and services to high-risk children, youth and their families in the family home, therapeutic foster home, and/or community locations (e.g. during crisis in emergency departments, crisis response or behavioral observation and assessment in home and schools, etc.). The FSS works with the youth and family to participate in community safety and wellness activities during times of stabilization. This position requires the skills and abilities to assess safety and risk 'in-the-moment' in crisis situations while providing assistance and while accessing additional support as needed. Mentoring and coaching/implementing behavioral support, treatment and safety/crisis plans in the home and community is a strong component.


    • Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, human development or related field or Associate degree in social services, mental health or related degree and three years’ experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.) may substitute for Bachelor's Degree.

    • 21 years or older per DSHS requirement
    • 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
    • Schedules are flexible to accommodate client family needs and will include some evenings and weekends.
    • 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.



    Catholic Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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