Wraparound Facilitator (behavioral Health Specialist Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Posted
Oct 05, 2019
Closes
Oct 19, 2019
Ref
19-02187
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board seeks an energetic, highly organized, self-motivated wraparound facilitator. A wraparound facilitator is focused on developing and leading an intensive, individualized plan of care and safety plan for children and youth. The goal of the Youth and Family Team is to effectively and successfully meet the emotional and behavioral needs of the youth and family in order to eliminate the need for more restrictive placements. The duties of the facilitator include:
  • Works with children and youth that are at risk of placement in a residential treatment facility or are currently placed outside his/her home and are transitioning back to the community setting.
  • Works intensely with the family, community partners and informal supports. The facilitator works in the community and will meet with families in their home on a weekly basis to identify and develop a collaborative Youth and Family Team tasked with creating, implementing and monitoring a sustainable strength-based individualized Plan of Care and Safety Plan.
  • Partners with the family to lead the Youth and Family Team and will introduce the team to the principles and practice of wraparound services to include the use of a team-based planning process.
  • Utilizes/manages funds provided by the Children's Services Act (CSA) office.
  • Monitors the progression, efficacy and on-going needs of the youth/family as identified in the Plan of Care and will be responsible for the development and distribution of all documentation relevant to the activities of the Youth and Family Team;
  • Answers telephones, view information from a computer screen and use a keyboard to enter data.
Note: Flexible scheduling may be needed to meet the needs of the population we serve. Travel throughout Fairfax County and surrounding areas is necessary.

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Makes behavioral health diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, International Classification of Diseases or other diagnostic tools as required;
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with a variety of substance use, developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses;
  • Develops client and/or family centered therapeutic treatment plans, with consideration given to the nature and severity of the behavioral health problem, family, cultural and employment related circumstances, legal involvement, individual and family histories, physical condition, and other pertinent factors;
  • Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
  • Adapts and modifies treatment interventions as indicated;
  • Provides case management, outreach and engagement services as needed;
  • Maintains all electronic health records according to federal, state and department regulations, ensuring that records of clients on their caseload are complete, accurate and comprehensive;
  • Advocates on behalf of clients regarding rights and needed services;
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community groups and public and private agencies;
  • Provides ongoing risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides entry, navigation and/or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned persons;
  • Prepares and administers behavioral health educational curricula;
  • Testifies in court to regarding client's services, progress and recommendations as required.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of behavioral health services and social development of the individual;
  • Knowledge of evidence based behavioral health treatment methods;
  • Knowledge of psychological, physiological and psychiatric terminology, theories and practices;
  • Knowledge of assessment processes, methods of gathering social history and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of existing public and private agencies and community resources;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plan;
  • Ability to perform behavioral health and risk assessments and apply evidence based/informed treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to manage a caseload;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with clients;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private
  • organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field, plus one year of clinical experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment. The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement.
  • MANDT Certifications within six months of appointment and annually thereafter;
  • First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment;
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another state) and maintained throughout employment with CSB.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or related field.
  • Experience in leading/facilitating community meetings.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Visual acuity to read data on a computer monitor, ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computers. Must be able to independently drive vehicle to work at various locations across CSB regional area. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend & write as needed to complete job duties. Ability to observe client behavior/appearance & be able to converse with clients, co-workers and other youth serving agency staff. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; includes written exercise

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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