Position Overview: The Children's Villages uses Functional Family-Child Welfare (FFT-CW) as a treatment modality within its General Preventive Programs. FFT-CW is a strength-based, short-term, high quality intervention program. At its core is a focus and assessment of risk and protective factors that impact the families and their environment. Specific attention is paid towards interfamilial and extra familial factors, and how they present within and influence the therapeutic process. The FFT-CW model fits well with the Children's Village mission statement, CV values, current focus towards community based services and families staying together.
Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:
Knowledge of company's and specific departmental safety policies with an annual review of all Worker's comp accidents that occur in the department.
Observes and promptly corrects unsafe work conditions and or an employee's unsafe work habits.
Manages all aspects of Safety in their area including performing accurate, thorough and timely accident investigations and regular safety inspections to ensure all safe practices, equipment and or environment are in use or present.
Sets a good safety example for the department and the agency.
Direct supervision of 1 FFT-CW High Risk Team (not to exceed 4-5 FFT Therapists)
Provide weekly home-based FFT-CW services to a caseload of 3-5 families.
Provide clinical direction to therapists during weekly individual and group supervision and during weekly consultation
Supervise Casework contacts with youth, families, community and public/private entities to connect families to needed resources and social support networks.
Ensure families and family members are seen according Preventive Contact Standards
Supervise staff in maintaining clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance.
Review and ensure the integrity and timely submission of progress notes, FASPs, Connections and Promis Documentation according to agency and stakeholders policies.
Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants such as ACS within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout service period.
Networks within community to assure linkages and the building of community resources (i.e., employment and internship opportunities)
Assess risk and safety in accordance with ACS Preventive Standards and ensure safety plans are implemented as necessary
Monitor and ensure the scheduling and conducting of Family Team Conferences
Provide on-the-job training to new Therapists, and in service training to team.
Maintenance of FFT High Risk team: maintenance of FFT-CW database, checking e mail/phone messages daily, providing coverage to families as needed, chart audits, reviewing cases, ensure confidentiality adherence, interfacing with larger agency, communication with superior regarding team performance and outcomes.
Provide direction regarding clinical treatment using methods compatible with FFT-CW practices.
Participate in all FFT-CW training, supervision and consultation activities.
Participate in Quarterly Case Reviews to discuss service planning and delivery to assist with case progression.
Flexible and available to assist with crisis situations on an as needed basis
Facilitate and participate in Family Team Conferences
Evenings and Weekends availability required
Phd. or Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or a related subject area, and three years direct clinical experience with adolescents or family systems – including at least one year of previous supervisory experience. Two years of being an MST practitioner may be substituted for supervisory experience.
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