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Overview

Synergy Family Services – Human Resources

Mental Health Specialist

Many children, youth, and parents who are served by wraparound benefit from working with a provider trained in effective evidence-based, and promising practices to support their personal change efforts. When working as a member of the child and family team (CFT) and aligned with the values and practices of wraparound, the wraparound clinician participates in the identification of underlying therapeutic needs of family members which can drive non-functional behaviors, interpersonal challenges, unresolved trauma history and the associated functional strengths. Collaborating with the team process while addressing specific therapeutic goals enables positive contribution to and reinforcement of other goals across multiple life domains.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Participate in assessment of family members needs and strengths when behavioral health needs have been identified, utilizing the CANS for prioritization, and tracking of progress;
  • Participates on child and family teams (CFT)
  • Engages the parent, youth and/or child in the treatment process, consistent with their identified goals and vision for a better future;
  • Supports youth and parents to prepare and engage with the team planning process without compromising the right to hold confidentialities about the therapeutic relationship;
  • De-escalates crisis and participates in developing safety plans;
  • Participate as a member of the CFT, helping to develop the individualized route from plan sharing professional knowledge of diagnosis and behavioral while maintaining the confidentialities of the treatment process;
  • Tracks progress on clearly articulated goals/objectives with measurable affects in functional areas of the youth and caregivers’ lives;
  • Forges respectful, effective partnerships with youth, caregivers and other CFT members and colleagues;
  • Completes required documentation;
  • Participates in the recognition of success.

Minimum Requirements

  • Working towards getting a psychology degree with previous experience working in the field
  • Clear, concise writing skills
  • Comfortable as a teacher and learner
  • Demonstrates cultural humility and curiosity; understand issues of implicit bias, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Seeks to understand the role of tribes and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as applicable to wraparound
  • Demonstrated knowledge of systematic issues that lead to race schism, discrimination, and over representation of communities of color in all systems
  • Engaging & Non-judgmental
  • Optimistic and strength based
  • Proactive communication
  • Ability to engage people from different cultures, ages and backgrounds
  • Self-aware and able to use supervision and self-care constructively
  • Tact, judgment, self-regulation
  • Teaming in collaboration
  • Trauma informed, and trauma model innovations
  • Understands root cause of behavior
  • Knowledge about medical documentation requirements and/or willingness to learn

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: High School
Minimum Hourly Wage: 23.00
Maximum Hourly Wage: 31.00