Under the supervision of the SB163 Wraparound Program Manager, and working as equal partners with a Licensed Clinician and Parent Partner, this position facilitates a family-centered, strength-based, culturally sensitive, needs-driven planning process for creating individualized services and supports for children, youth, and their families. The Wraparound Facilitator will facilitate and participate in Katie A. Child and Family Team (CFT) Meetings. Ensure the provision of Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) that is responsible for facilitating assessment, care planning, and coordination of service, including urgent services, for children/youth who meet the Katie A. subclass criteria. The Facilitator will ensure the provision of Intensive Home-Based Services (IHBS), as required by the Katie A. settlement decision. The Wraparound Facilitator assures access to natural, professional, and community-based options, activities, and opportunities. This position includes coordinating services, facilitation, and documentation. The Wraparound process provides children with family-based service alternatives allowing children to return to or continue living in a family setting rather than in an RCL 10-14 group home.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Facilitation of and participation in Katie A. Child and Family Team (CFT) Meetings.
- Providing Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) that is responsible for facilitating assessment, care planning, and coordination of service, including urgent services, for children/youth who meet the Katie A. subclass criteria.
- Ensuring the provision of Intensive Home-Based Services (IHBS), as required by the Katie A. settlement decision.
- Incorporating Strengthening Families Approach and the Five Protective Factors Framework, Trauma-Informed Service Delivery, Nurtured Heart Approach and Safety Organized Practice throughout the Wraparound process.
- Ensuring children who are placed in the SB163 Wraparound Program receive access to mental health services, including assessment and individualized treatment that creates a coherent and all-inclusive approach to service planning and delivery.
- Provide progress reports no less than every ninety (90) days for those children/youth who meet the Katie A-subclass criteria.
- Duties will include resource development, providing mental health services, convening and engaging child and family teams including formal and informal supports/resources, scheduling and hosting Wraparound planning meetings for individual children and families, facilitating an ongoing planning process: and documenting, submitting, and explaining plans of care to the Interagency Placement Services Unit (ISPU). These duties will be performed county-wide.
- Responsible for identifying an inventory of family strengths, conducting a comprehensive needs assessment, and developing an individualized plan.
- Development of a Connection Map.
- Facilitating the completion of assessments.
- Ensuring families have a high level of decision-making power at every level of the process.
- Participation in the completion of Safety Plan based upon a comprehensive Functional Assessment utilizing Safety Organized Practice (SOP) Safety Mapping and Safety Circles.
- To embrace the Wraparound philosophy that can be characterized by doing “whatever it takes”, individualized plans, strengths-based, and not creating dependence on the team.
- Assisting the family in meeting case plan goals/requirements pursuant to the family’s court-ordered case plan/terms and conditions.
- Active involvement in the creation of highly individualized planning processes aimed at helping children and families achieve important outcomes by helping them meet their unmet needs both within and outside of formal system services, while they remain in their community and homes, whenever possible.
- Adherence to the Best Practice Principles inherent in the Wraparound “family-centered model which include:
- Ensuring the provision of community-based services and supports.
- Making a commitment to the provision of least restrictive services.
- Ensuring family-centeredness by partnering with families.
- Embracing consumer-driven services by ensuring access and voice for parents and children in the design, delivery, and evaluation of services.
- Building on family and child strengths in developing a response.
- Ensuring comprehensive life-domain needs assessment and planning.
- Individualizing services and supports to the unique needs of each child and family.
- Ensuring the provision of culturally relevant/competent services by tailoring response to family culture, values, norms, strengths, and preferences.
- Building on the use of naturally occurring community and family supports and resources.
- Ensuring flexibility in location, time, planning, service response, and funding.
- Making a commitment to unconditional service planning and provision. The child and family are not dropped from the program when problems are encountered. The service plan is changed to meet the needs of the new situation.
- Ensuring service planning is child and family team-based, and inclusive of natural/informal support persons.
- Establishing community-wide involvement in service design and system evolution, including parents, mental health, juvenile justice, education, social welfare, and cultural stakeholders in the community.
- Ensuring measurable accountability and outcomes-driven individualized service plans.
- To ensure children and families will receive formal and informal support and services in the community where they live: enabling them to live, learn and grow safely, competently, and productively in their families, neighborhoods, and natural environment.
- Maintaining cost-effectiveness and achieving the desired goal with minimum expenditures.
- The ability to demonstrate acceptance and understanding of cultural mores and their possible influence on the client’s issues and/or behavior. Appreciate and understand the differences and use this knowledge to develop individualized supports and services.
- Ensuring that parents or other persons who are the primary or natural caregivers for children participate in all aspects of the development and implementation of the plan of support and services, to the degree they are able and to the extent permitted by any outstanding orders of the court.
- Ensuring the flexible, creative approach to treatment planning based on the assessment of needs, resources, and family strengths by utilizing formal and informal supports and services to meet the unique needs of each child and family.
- Coordinate, select, and convene Wraparound Teams, which serve as a Child and Family Team.
- Providing intensive case management.
- Develop and facilitate all service activities in a manner consistent with Wraparound philosophy.
- Adhere to a “no reject/no eject” policy.
- Work in collaboration with major Wraparound stakeholders including, the Department of Employment and Social Services, Probation, Behavioral Health, and Adoptions.
- Coordinate with County agency staff, the courts, community members, families, and the schools
- Ensuring the provision of Wraparound services to clients 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
- Ensuring services are determined through the formal and/or informal assessment of family needs.
- Conduct and document an assessment of the strengths of all the family members and other individuals involved with the family team. Developing a plan that emphasized the strengths of the family rather than their problems and deficits. Evaluating and utilizing family strengths in the individualized planning process.
- Ensuring that familial and/or community-based options, activities, or opportunities (e.g. churches, scouting organizations, parks, and recreation, etc.) are incorporated into each individualized child and family plan, as well as, traditional social service options determined by professionals (e.g. counseling, psychological evaluations, parenting classes, anger management classes, alcohol/drug services, Public Health, respite and Crisis Intervention, etc.)
- Deliver SB163/Wraparound services throughout the County of Butte.
- Attend training to support ongoing skill development and the incorporation of “promising practices” into the Wraparound services delivery.
- Ensure child/family teams, including all professional and non-professional participants have a voice in all aspects of the Wraparound process.
- Assist in the collection of data as required by the Wraparound Program.
- The ability to work flexible and non-traditional hours.
- Ensuring implementation of the Butte County Wraparound Plan.
- Updated and accurate documentation in Individual Child/Family Files.
- Relaying in an accurate and timely fashion to Supervisor updated information on family’s progress.
- The individual will serve as a role model and advocate for children and families involved in the wraparound process.
- Attend weekly staff meetings, team meetings, and training as scheduled.
- In collaboration with the family, provide the following services to the family: needs/strengths assessment, plan development, linkages and consultation, assistance in accessing services, crisis assistance planning, periodic review of needs and progress. Services will be family-centered and strength-based, directed at establishing a trusting relationship; will assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship; and will assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment by enhancing the family support system and increasing the family’s ability to problem-solve and advocate for themselves and their children.
- Develop and maintain accurate client records, including intake, assessment, and service plans.
- Work professionally and collaboratively with the medical records office.
- Document medical billing that is in compliance with Youth for Change documentation standards.
- Be responsible for follow-through of agency policies.
- Maintain good relationships with co-workers, families, and all community partners.
- Adhere to the Wraparound philosophy and 10 principles.
- Utilize Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Skills.
- Regular attendance and other duties and special projects as assigned.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences or;
BA degree in health or human services-related field from accredited college or university.
At least three (3) years of experience with ED children, adolescents, and families.