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Facilitator/Clinician (Pathways to Well-Being)

Modesto, CA, USA Req #594
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,200 people at 22 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties.  We serve more than 20,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings.  Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probations officers and other agencies.

JOB SUMMARY: This position has primary responsibility for providing wraparound, mental health, and case management services for the Pathway to Well Being Program. Services may include engagement, assessment, Child and Family Team formation and implementation, development of the Plan of Care and budget, and case management services to adolescents and their families referred to the Pathway to Well Being Program. The Facilitator convenes the Child and Family Team with the Child and Family Specialist and Parent Partner and requests and coordinates the delivery of wraparound services from Pathway to Well Being staff. He/She documents services, bills for mental health services, and completes tracking and outcomes information and reports.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education / Experience
Facilitator I, Associate Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Therapy, Nursing or equivalent
Facilitator II, Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Therapy, Nursing or equivalent
Facilitator III,  Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Therapy, Nursing or equivalent


License or Certification
Valid CaliforniaDriver's License


POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS
Assaultive adolescents
Blood and Body Fluid Contact  (Category I)
Operation of vehicle.


Physical Requirements
Ability to visually and audibly assess adolescent's behavior and needs
Ability to sit for periods greater than 2 hours
Ability to travel by automobile


Qualifications Required
Ability to drive to and from client’s homes in personal vehicle
Ability to perform clear and concise documentation
Ability to make appropriate linkages to community resources, especially
related to the Mental Health, Education, Medical, and Social Services fields
Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents, parents, foster parents, caregivers, schools, other staff, physicians, county agencies, other health care and social services providers and the public.
Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment.
Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly assess the mental status, behavior and needs of potential admissions to the program.
Demonstrated knowledge of the language and cultural needs of the community being served


CORE COMPETENCIES

Quality Patient Care 
Demonstrated ability to engage clients and families. 
Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment as appropriate for Scope of practice. 
Demonstrated understanding of age related development and other issues for the population(s) served (i.e. early childhood (0-5), child/adolescent (6-15), transition age youth (16-24), adult (25-64), and older adult (65+).


Compliance/Ethics 
Demonstrated understanding of company’s Compliance Program and Code of Ethics.
Demonstrated understanding of laws and regulation affecting behavioral health clinical care.

Clinical Documentation/EMR 
Ability to perform clear and concise documentation including through the use of the EMR where applicable.


Community or Facility Safety and Risk  
Ability to drive to and from client’s homes in personal vehicle, if applicable. 
Demonstrated understanding of how to behave in a safe manner while seeing clients in the community or facility as applicable.  
Demonstrated ability to recognize dangerous behavior by client and intervene as appropriate.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Convenes Child and Family Team Meetings; assists family in selection of team
Develops, implements, and modifies CF Plan with CFT.
Coordinates the services of the Child and Family Specialist and Parent Partner, per POC.
Identifies services needed from Pathway to Well Being, communicates needs, and integrates the delivery of services by Pathway to Well Being staff with the services provided to children and families by other resources, agencies and providers.
Provides mental health, case management, crisis intervention, and/or therapeutic behavioral services if so indicated in the Plan Of Care and outlined in the Service Plan
Coordinates/completes MH paperwork and assessments in addition to required Pathway to Wellbeing forms and documents.
Documents Client’s and Family’s behaviors and responses in Pathway to Well Being records.
Interviews referred youngsters and significant others to assess and evaluate their Appropriateness and need for services.
Works with referred adolescents, their families, representatives of referring agencies, and other relevant parties (in-house and external) developing the capacity to meet needs and obtain long term self-sufficiency.
Acts as liaison with various external agencies (such as Department of Family and Children Services, Department of Mental Health, Probation Department, Dependency Court, and police) to facilitate youngsters’ adjustment in daily living routines.
Assists in preparing youngsters for lasting and successful housing, vocational,
educational, and treatment experiences. Services include a “whatever it takes” approach and includes counseling, shadowing, training, modeling and other interventions deemed necessary.
Maintains on-going relations with other County agencies, health care facilities, network agencies,
placement centers, schools, and other resources necessary for the continuum of care for adolescents in the community.
Must be available for on-rotation, 24/7 on-call services to assist in crisis intervention and to provide support for problem resolution.
Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents, parents, foster parents, caregivers, schools, other staff, physicians, county agencies, other health care and social services providers and the public.
Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment.
Demonstrated leadership, organization and management skills.
Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly assess the mental status, behavior and needs of potential admissions to the program.
Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of county agencies preferred. 


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Pathways Supervisor or his/her designee as needed.

We offer:

  • MFTI and ACSW’s receive supervision for BBS hours

  • Competitive compensation

  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits

  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth

  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay

  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve

  • Family-oriented environment

  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development

  • Flexible work schedule and environment

  • Mileage reimbursement

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Modesto, CA, USA