The Employment and Education Specialist will provide community-based education and employment support to eligible clients in the First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Program. Work collaboratively with the FEP team to support treatment plan goal completion. This individual will utilize psycho-education, vocational, and employment skills training to engage clients, including those who may be resistant to traditional treatment modalities, and will provide services in client homes, schools, workplaces, and other community settings.
Provide psychotherapeutic interventions to families of youth and young adults experiencing psychiatric symptoms using evidence-based approaches in line with the FEP—NAVIGATE Model. Provide culturally-relevant, trauma-informed, strengths-based, and measurement-based care for families of young people experiencing their first psychotic episode. Knowledgeable in treating psychosis, schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, substance use, and other high-risk behaviors/symptoms as part of a multidisciplinary specialty treatment team. Will conduct family, group, and multi-family treatment sessions and provides psycho-education and resources to relevant parties. Works collaboratively with the entire FEP treatment team. May provide some individual therapy on occasion.
The FEP Program manager will provide comprehensive and culturally responsive mental health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services for youth experiencing first episode psychosis and their families. This individual will provide consultation, supervision, leadership, training, management, crisis response, and support to clinicians who are part of Ryther’s First Episode Psychosis (FEP) program and outpatient team.
The WISe Parent Partner utilizes their own experiences as the parent/caregiver of a youth who has experienced significant emotional or behavioral issues and involvement in one or more child-serving systems, to deliver direct supportive services to parents/caregivers of a youth referred to or receiving wraparound services. The Parent Partner ensures that parent/caregiver/family voice and choice is understood and utilized by other wraparound team members. Connects families to supports and resources within their community, and engages youth and family in the wraparound process. Advocates for family needs within the team and community. Provides services in client homes, schools, or other convenient community locations.
The WISe Peer Partner utilizes their own experiences as a past consumer of mental health services to deliver direct supportive services to youth referred to or receiving wraparound services. The Youth Partner ensures that youth voice and choice are understood and utilized by other wraparound team members. Connects youth/families to supports and resources within their community, and engages youth and family in the wraparound process. Advocates for youth/family needs within the team and community. Provides services in client homes, schools, or other convenient community locations.
The WISe Therapist provides comprehensive therapeutic support services assisting children, youth, and families cope with complex behavior and mental health needs. In a team framework, the therapist works in close collaboration with a Wraparound Facilitator and Parent /Youth Partner to identify goals, assess needs, and coordinate access to community resources. The WISe Therapist will conduct outreach to clients and families in their homes, school, and community.