Family & Children Services
  • Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  • $345,360 - $43,680
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, PTO


Summary:

Provide comprehensive, home-based treatment services partnering therapeutic and case management services for the entire family, offering flexible scheduling and a variety of treatment services for families to strengthen their abilities and create lasting change.  Serving families with one or more children (up to age 18), who are diagnosed as having a serious emotional disturbance (SED) and families having multiple service needs.  Services are youth and family-centered and build on the youth and family strengths to increase personal and community supports, promote healthy family functioning, support and preserve families, and reduce the need for out-of-home placement.  Services are provided in-home/community through flexible scheduling and with 24-hour on-call support.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities associated with this job will change from time to time in accordance with the agency's program and business needs. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those described below:

 

  • Provide interventions that focus on stabilizing the family; teaching and modeling effective strategies and coping skills; decreasing isolation; identifying, increasing, and utilizing natural strengths, supports, and resources; preparing for crisis situations; providing increased support during times of relapse and improving overall functioning.
  • Offer a variety of clinical interventions including best practice and evidence-based models. 
  • Case Management Linkage and Referral to Community Supports.
  • Development of Individualized Safety/Crisis Plans with Families.
  • Support community involvement in meaningful community activities and provide services directly or through referral to enhance independence.
  • Assist families with the identification of, as well as building and sustaining positive natural supports in their lives.
  • Provide services during after-school and evening hours as well as possible weekend appointments when requested. 
  • Provide accurate monitoring and documentation of all case related activities to fulfill program obligations and requirements. 
  • Pursue broadened professional development to enhance level of competency and meet training requirements of funder.

 

This position will be knowledgeable about and actively support 1) culturally competent, recovery-based practices; 2) person-centered planning as a shared decision making process with the individual, who defines his/her own life goals and is assisted in developing a unique path toward those goals; and 3) a trauma informed culture to aid individuals in their recovery process.

 

Adhere to Agency and program philosophies, policies and procedures to assure consistent and ethical professional standards and required service outcomes. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

LPC, LLPC, LMSW, LLMSW required .  Individual with specialized training and one year of experience in the examination, evaluation and treatment of minors and their families.  Must be trained in CAFAS or ability to be trained as a reliable rater of CAFAS.  Lived experience with behavioral health issues is desired.

 

 

 

 

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