Career Level Manager
The Child and Family Team (CFT) Facilitator possesses and implements knowledge and educational background applicable to work with individuals, families, groups, and community systems within as well as outside the agency. He/she engages members of the CFT, coordinates and schedules CFT meetings as required and needed, facilitates CFT meetings, and ensures documentation and follow-up.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES :
- Collaborates and coordinates with placing agency/county worker(s) to begin or continue an existing CFT process.
- Assists in the identification and engagement of CFT members.
- Schedules and ensures participation of all team members for CFT meetings.
- Works with the county worker(s) and STRTP agency representative(s) to engage the child and family, prepare all members for the CFT meetings, and identify CFT meeting agenda items.
- Utilizes strengths-based, trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and client and family-centered approaches in engagement and facilitation of meetings.
- Serves as facilitator of CFT meetings, working with members to create plans that are child and family driven and developed collaboratively and in a shared decision-making process.
- Completes documentation of treatment plans created in CFT meetings.
- Required to have DMH billing experience.
- Tracks accountability for tasks and activities between meetings, communicating with team member regarding progress, and convening additional CFT meetings as needed.
- Provides in-service training to staff regarding the CFT process.
- Minimum of bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience working with youth and families. Master’s degree preferred.
- Training in CFT leadership or willingness to be trained.
- Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing with others.
- Bilingual (Spanish speaking) preferred.
- All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and adolescents who are served by our agencies. Therefore, each employee must at all times be emotionally stable and able to function effectively with children, adolescents, and adults who may have mental or behavioral health problems. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions as well as appropriate role modeling. Hostility, aggression, and unnecessary or inappropriate physical and/or emotional expression are not acceptable.
Must be able to pass criminal/fingerprinting background check, TB Test, Physical Exam and Drug Testing. Must have a valid California Driver’s License and a clear DMV record.
Must have the visual, physical and technical ability to independently operate a variety of office equipment including the use of a computer. Will also require bending, stooping, filing, lifting and be able to interrupt physical altercations if necessary.
COMPETENCIES (skills, abilities, knowledge):
- Knowledge of child and adolescent development, trauma, chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, domestic violence, and sexually exploited minors
- Highly skilled at supervising individual and family meetings and engaging caregivers in treatment
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with foster care and child welfare systems and services, community mental health, and/or community psychology models
- Competent in working with psychological issues related to race, ethnicity, and class
- Collaboration and team functioning – able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, able to proactively collaborate with other supervisors and program directors to ensure the best possible training for supervisees and service delivery for clients
- Able to work effectively in an organizational setting and understand how to utilize the chain of command to resolve problems and bring program development ideas forward
- Ability to proactively collaborate with other supervisors and program directors to ensure the best possible training for supervisees and service delivery for
- Efficiency and time management
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
- Knowledge of or ability to learn Medi-Cal reimbursement procedures and billing
- Bilingual and multilingual skills are a plus, but not required.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
- Ability to move about as needed throughout the
- It requires the ability to sit up to 8 hours per day with intermittent occasional moving about our
- Ability to sit at a computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods.
- Finger, hand, and wrist
- Ability to complete tasks in an environment where interruptions are the norm and background noise is
- Ability to move throughout buildings and between buildings, including stairs or elevator. Areas are wheelchair
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS REQUIRED:
- Demonstrated knowledge of response to assaultive behavior.
- Demonstrated use of Universal Precautions.
- Demonstrated safe driving record with DMV and attendance at vehicle orientation.