Overview WE"RE GROWING - HIRING FOR CLARK, SKAMANIA, AND COWLITZ COUNTIES (WILL BE BASED OUT OF SALMON CREEK & VANCOUVER, WA) Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for Family Support Specialists who want to join our team of innovators who continually "push the envelope" and challenges traditional thinking in Behavioral Health. WHO WE ARE We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children, youth 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, restoring hope with promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. Our sites are located in Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia, Shelton, Bremerton, Aberdeen, Yelm, Vancouver, and Portland Oregon, we offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population of families. We employ over 550 caring and compassionate employees. WHAT WE VALUECompassion Diversity Excellence Justice Stewardship We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise. We serve as a catalyst for change when appropriate, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health. We behave with Humility, Passion for our Mission, and Compassionately and Respectfully in our Interactions. We value learning and offer alternatives and we stand strong to help child-serving systems understand our alternative paradigm while strengthening partnerships. We do not compromise our values. Responsibilities JOB SUMMARY: We provide family, strength-based mental health services 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 and promise, 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. Other duties as assigned. Our job description provides a detailed list of duties which is shared with candidates who are selected to interview. Qualifications WHAT WE ARE SEEKING IN A CANDIDATE INCLUDES + 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. + Age 21 years or older per DSHS requirement + Ability to drive to our family homes within the community (24/7, as needed) with reliable transportation, valid driver's license, and current automobile insurance with an acceptable driving record per CCS policy. + Ability to visually assess safety within family homes. + Schedules will accommodate client family needs to include some evenings and weekends. + Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment. + Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge an skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations. + Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services. WHAT WE OFFER + Opportunity to participate on a team providing innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions in the community supporting youth and families. + Full-time employment, working hours to meet family's needs with "Availability Pay" of $75.00 per pay period. + Competitive compensation package with a starting base wage of $23.98 - $24.70 per hour DOE. + Medical, dental, & vision insurance, retirement plans with generous paid time off. + Extensive training (ex: De-Escalation, Safety, WISe, BRS, CPR & First Aide, and First Response). + Fully implemented Health Record system (CareLogic) with in-depth training. + Supplemental Cancer, Hospitalization, and Critical Illness Insurance. ABOUT VANCOUVER Vancouver, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, on the north bank of the Columbia River with sweeping views of Mt. Hood is as naturally beautiful as it is diverse. Vancouver, 10 miles from Portland, offers quality, affordable cost of living. Enjoy all the area has to offer: + Positioned between Mount St. Helens, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Pacific Coast, Vancouver boasts a vast array of activities, scenic landscapes, and historic attractions. Enjoy performing and visual in downtown art galleries, or music festivals and concerts. + Explore the region with some of the most scenic trails, lakes, and rivers with millions of square acres of dedicated outdoor space with 191 area parks in Vancouver. Take a scenic drive through the hills of north Clark County, stop off at one of many wineries; or head to Moulton Falls to enjoy a scenic backdrop for a picnic. + Perhaps, you are a hardcore mountain biker looking to get some fresh air, a fisherman who enjoys landing the perfect salmon, a hiker of lush forests, a birdwatcher looking for a red-tailed hawk, or seeking to snowshoe at Mt. Helens - Vancouver USA is the place for you! If you are passionate about providing strength-based mental health services for children, youth and their family, we would love to hear from you! Please visit our Careers Page at https://ccsww.org/careers/ . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter, at email@example.com 253-325-2864. Note for Internal Candidates: reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors. Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position. Job LocationsUS-WA-Vancouver Posted Date1 month ago(2/5/2021 9:00 PM) Job ID2020-4327 # of Openings19 CategoryBehavioral Health MinUSD $23.98/Hr.