Youth Homes
  • 01-Feb-2018 to 28-Feb-2018 (MST)
  • Hamilton, MT, USA
  • 12.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

The Family Support Specialist works as a member of a team supporting a youth in their family, group home or other living situation. The Family Support Specialist works one on one with the youth in coordination with a treatment plan overseen by the Family Care Program Manager or Treatment Coordinator. The specialist primarily provides and meets the standard for community based psychiatric and rehabilitative services (CBPRS) or similar services required by contract.

Nature and Scope of this Position:

  • Position is supervised by the Family Care Program Manager.
  • Position works closely with Therapists and Treatment Coordinators.
  • The roles of the Position are defined in the youth's individual treatment plan.

Examples of Tasks:

  • Responsibilities are directed by a Treatment Coordinator or Therapist to provide supplemental in-home treatment and support to children and families involved in the Therapeutic Foster Care Program, Home Support Services or a consumer with the Mental Health Center.
  • The Family Support Specialist provides CBPRS or other similar contracted services.
  • Meets all standards of the service.
  • Specialist ensures that the services provided meet the requirements and required documentation of CBPRS ore other contracted services.
  • The Family Support Specialist will be required to provide services to the child and family as part of the Treatment Team.
  • Interventions will be related to the Treatment Plan, and Interventions may take place in the home and/or community.
  • The Family Support Specialist must maintain a log of all contact with a summary of the activities and progress of the client.
  • Provides legal and program documentation as appropriate.
  • Maintains a contact log with dated entries for all contact.
  • Supervises in-home implementation and utilization of approved relational developmental approaches.
  • Provides direct one-to-one contact with the child.
  • Assists in the training of families in specific skills, techniques, and interventions required for dealing successfully with a child who experiences emotional disturbance
  • Does relationship building with and mentoring of the youth.
  • Supervises a child in care.
  • Provides crisis intervention.

Duties

Examples of Tasks:

  • Responsibilities are directed by a Treatment Coordinator or Therapist to provide supplemental in-home treatment and support to children and families involved in the Therapeutic Foster Care Program, Home Support Services or a consumer with the Mental Health Center.
  • The Family Support Specialist provides CBPRS or other similar contracted services.
  • Meets all standards of the service.
  • Specialist ensures that the services provided meet the requirements and required documentation of CBPRS ore other contracted services.
  • The Family Support Specialist will be required to provide services to the child and family as part of the Treatment Team.
  • Interventions will be related to the Treatment Plan, and
  • Interventions may take place in the home and/or community.
  • The Family Support Specialist must maintain a log of all contact with a summary of the activities and progress of the client.
  • Provides legal and program documentation as appropriate.
  • Maintains a contact log with dated entries for all contact.
  • Supervises in-home implementation and utilization of approved relational developmental approaches.
  • Provides direct one-to-one contact with the child.
  • Assists in the training of families in specific skills, techniques, and interventions required for dealing successfully with a child who experiences emotional disturbance
  • Does relationship building with and mentoring of the youth.
  • Supervises a child in care.
  • Provides crisis intervention.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree, preferably in social work, psychology, sociology or a related field or an equivalent of experience working with youth.
  • Some experience working with youth as a volunteer or paid employee.
  • Have an understanding of the child protective, youth court and mental health systems in Montana.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs as needed.
  • Ability to climb stairs as needed.

Wages and Benefits:

  • Base salary at Grade 7 of Partnership for Children's Salary Schedule.
  • Position may be full time or part time and on an as needed basis.
  • Employees hired as a full time equivalency will receive pro-rated benefits when a .75 FTE.
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