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WISe Facilitator

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Wraparound Facilitator utilizes effective interpersonal skills to lead child and family teams in the development, implementation, and monitoring of individualized Wraparound Care Plans. Facilitator promotes active engagement of all child and family team members to support youth and family voice and choice throughout the process. Facilitator coordinates collaboration between multiple systems and providers, maximizing involvement of natural, community, and professional supports, and providing necessary resources. Wraparound staff practice in accordance with the principles of High-Fidelity Wraparound care. All services are provided on a community outreach basis and require sound judgment and demonstrated ability to operate autonomously.

RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Adhere to the National Wraparound Model in the delivery of all Wraparound services.

  • Engage and orient youth, families, and professionals in the WISe Facilitator role and Wraparound process.

  • Work with families where one or more child has complex needs that require the involvement of multiple child-serving systems (mental health, developmental disabilities, child welfare, juvenile justice, chemical dependency, special education).

  • Facilitate child and family Wraparound team meetings in homes and/or community settings until services are no longer deemed necessary by providers and/or family.

  • Assist in developing cross-system team plans that are strength-based, individualized, follow the principles of High Fidelity Wraparound, and address the specific needs of the consumer.

  • Assume responsibility for assisting families in forming an effective support team contributing to the formation of an integrated Care Plan.

  • Accompany families in attending provider meetings that take place at schools, DSHS, juvenile court or other provider systems.

  • Meet with family members between Wraparound meetings to complete intermediate tasks or goals as needed.

  • Develop meaningful working relationships with external service providers including school personnel, probation officers, DCYS social workers, DDA case workers, mental health clinicians, and others.

  • Form effective working relationships with family members and all community providers, balancing differences in culture, agendas and priorities, and expectations. Maintain professional partnerships with all community providers.

  • Assist team in developing, implementing, and monitoring plans that are culturally relevant to each family and include time-limited, outcome-oriented goals.

  • As appropriate, provide short-term intensive care coordination and collaboration with hospitals, CLIP facilities, CCORS, or other crisis providers.

  • Assist families and youth in identifying a range of short and long-term resources to meet their needs. Help link youth and family to needed supports and services identified.

  • Monitor and evaluate plans to assure completeness, appropriateness, and compliance with program protocols and contract requirements.

  • Appropriately incorporate use of Flex Funds into team planning, including adherence to policy and appropriate documentation.

  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of King County community resources.

  • Serve as knowledgeable resource to families and professionals regarding Children’s Long-term Inpatient Psychiatric (CLIP) facilities in the state of Washington, including application procedure and processes.

  • Provide and/or arrange necessary crisis response and stabilization services, completing and communicating the safety/crisis plan with family and others.

  • Contact potential team members, including other system partners, to gather their perspective on the family’s strengths and needs and solicit participation and commitment to a team process.

  • Prepare the family for next steps in the intervention (e.g., team development, planning process, natural supports, etc.).

  • Complete all documentation activities in keeping with Wraparound fidelity guidelines, King County requirements, agency Policies, and State and Federal requirements.

  • Arrange and negotiate a process for ongoing formal and informal services and supports.

  • Create and practice a plan for aftercare supports and response post Ryther involvement.

  • Participate in supervision with the WISe Program Manager.

  • Attend the Community Resource Team meetings as needed.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of skill in communication and positive interaction with all Ryther employees, prospective employees, external agencies/companies, and the community at large.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
 

  • Commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency.

  • Accredited Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral science and one year relevant experience, preferably in social services case management of children and families.

  • Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, cultural, and spiritual practices.

  • 21 years of age.

  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions including but not limited to:

    • · lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.,

    • · standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time,

    • · kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and

    • · running for brief periods of time.

  • Ability to use the senses of sight and hearing to effectively supervise clients.

  • Knowledge of local human service resources and service providers for children, youth and families and have familiarity working with child serving systems.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Effective computer skills, including but not limited to, Microsoft Office and Electronic Health Records.

  • Able to accurately input and track data while meeting deadline requirements.

  • Able to multi-task effectively.

  • Able to problem solve effectively and work collaboratively with other team members.

  • Have access to reliable transportation and able to transport clients in the community.

  • Undergo and pass background check upon initial employment and any subsequent checks requested by the agency.

  • Comply with agency policies and procedures.

  • Maintain all necessary credentials per agency and licensing requirements.

  • Maintain case records in accordance with licensing, accreditation, and agency requirements.

  • Obtain CANS certification within 30 days of hire.

  • Serve and maintain caseload of 10-12 families per month as assigned by program manager.

  • Understanding of and commitment to Wraparound principles.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of family – professional partnerships.

  • Experience in team leadership and meeting facilitation.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of professionals and a diverse client population.

  • Working knowledge of community resources and King County systems of care.

  • Experience with crisis planning.

  • Understanding of Trauma-Informed Care principles and service provision.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based work environment.

  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a constantly changing environment.

  • Capacity to have flexible schedule including working evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Time management skills including setting appropriate priorities and meeting deadlines.

  • Valid Washington state driver's license and automobile liability insurance.

  • Ability to maintain awareness of culturally relevant issues while interaction with children, families, co-workers, and community members.

  • Ability to work with a strengths - based model.

  • Understanding of family systems and family centered practice principles.

  • Understanding of child development, child psychology, and basic understanding of psycho-pharmacology.

  • Awareness of the public mental health system.

  • Understanding of DSM V diagnosis and assessment.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Wraparound model.

  • Ability to operate as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain customer and employee confidentiality.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Flexibility and ability to work a varied schedule including evenings and weekends.

  • The ability to accommodate a moderate level of stress.

  • The ability to address and resolve conflict in a professional manner

PAY: $47,000 - $52,000

BENEFITS
Full and part-time employees at Ryther enjoy a variety of competitive benefits including: 
 

  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Coverage (We pay your medical deductible!)

  • Multiple Retirement Plan Options (403b tax deferred)

  • Generous Paid Leave Program (3 weeks paid vacation, 10 accrued sick days, 5 personal days, and paid holidays)

  • Life Insurance Coverage

  • Professional development funds

  • Ryther is a recognized and accredited non-profit (501c3) which qualifies for the federal public student loan forgiveness program

SUPERVISOR: WISe Program Manager

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