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Mental Health Care Coordinator (Child & Family) 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Social Services  
Open Date 8/25/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Wheaton Way Campus)  
Description

PURPOSE:
Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skills and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment and support services to clients and families.  Provide education, consultation to families, and crisis intervention services to clients and families assigned to the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide intensive care coordination services for WISe clients and families consisting of individual, group, family counseling, crisis intervention, and case management services.
  • Facilitate Child and Family team meetings to ensure access, voice and choice within the wraparound process and to support the family’s 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).
  • 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 family’s needs.  Ensure that the Plan of Care is updated after each CFT meeting and that the Team Goal is rated by all in attendance. Complete all action steps assigned during the CFT meetings.
  • 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.
  • Complete all required progress notes according to KMHS guidelines, policies and procedures regarding format, content and timeliness. Ensure that  progress notes accurately depict treatment modalities and interventions provided within the clinician’s scope of practice and according to the treatment plan.
  • Provide and coordinate outreach and crisis intervention services to families in the community, and routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others while in potentially unsafe neighborhoods and homes.  Consult with DMHP's and law enforcement officials when appropriate. Participate as scheduled in the WISe crisis coverage and services 24hours/7 days a week.
  • Assist in developing and leading recreational activities for children and families such as spring and summer day camp, monthly family fun nights, and other activities as deemed appropriate to the children and families served on the 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.
  • Participate in the assessment of the client’s 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.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
 
Position Requirements

Bachelors degree in psychology, social services, or a related field required; minimum of two years experience working with clients with mental illness required.  Experience in wraparound preferred. Prefer experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, or substance abuse treatment.   Requires valid WA State Driver’s License and reliable, insured transportation. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report.
 

 
Salary DOE  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.
 

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