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JCDT Clinical Transition Specialist

Community Youth Services Olympia, WA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
The Clinical Transition Specialist will provide assessment and connection to services for adjudicated and at-risk youth who are demonstrating a need for mental health treatment and are involved in the Thurston and Mason counties juvenile court systems. The services will include assessment, brief intervention, case management, coordination with probation, staff and family support, and referral and linkage to community services. This position also provides trainings and consultation to Juvenile Justice staff. This position works primarily from within the detention centers in Olympia and Shelton, but also goes into home and community settings to assist in transitioning into services within the community. Starting salary is $4,561 per month. Full-time, Exempt. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field plus two years experience providing home, community and school based services, Credentialed in Washington State as a Child Mental Health Specialist preferred, Requires one of the following licensures: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Licensed Psychologist Licensed Social Worker Licensed Mental Counselor Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapis Associate Licensed Social Worker Associate Experience conducting Mental Health Assessements and Risk Assessments Experience writing clinical documentation such as Mental Health Assessments, case notes, as well as service plans, and crisis plans. Experience with and understanding of multiple systems related to children and families including: Juvenile Justice, mental health, community and natural supports for families, schools, the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS), etc, Experience and/or knowledge of cultural issues related to marginalized youth and young adults. Must be willing to learn and implement Evidence-based approaches and align with the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI) Must possess a high level of self-initiation, efficiency, organization skills and the ability to meet mandatory deadlines, Proficiency with or ability to learn and navigate Electronic Health Record systems. Proficiency with or Microsoft Office with the technical skills to efficiently use MS Word and Outlook, the internet and the intranet is also required, Ability to work a nontraditional schedule that may include evenings and weekends appointments, AGENCY QUALIFICATIONS: The ability to pass an extensive background check with no history of conviction or perpetration of child abuse or physical harm to a child or children or an individual aged 18 years and above who is or may be unable to take care of themselves, or is unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation by reason of age, illness, trauma or disability, or any other reason. Professional and personal conduct that maintains a personal and professional background so that criminal history remains free from unlawful conduct. Certain crimes may disqualify employees to have unrestricted access to children or vulnerable populations in accordance with Department of Social Health and Services policy and Washington State law. Professional or personal conduct that causes this clearance to be suspended or denied will result in suspension and/or termination of employment. (Pursuant to RCW 43.43.832, 43.43.832(7), 43.43.834, 43.20A.710 and WAC 388-06.). A valid Washington State Driver License with a minimum of five years’ driving experience and a three-year good driving record evidenced on a Washington driver’s abstract. The ability to pass and maintain a clean driving records check at employment and annually. Professional or personal conduct that results in a restricted or denied driving status could result in termination of employment. (Candidates relocating to the area must provide current proof of three-year driving record from current state; and have ten days from date of employment to provide a copy of a Washington Driver’s License and Washington driver’s abstract.) Proof of personal auto insurance levels provided on your insurance declaration page. Coverage must be current, and copies provided to HR at renewal. Coverages at or above $100,000 combined single limit is required for positions that require driving and is recommended and preferred for positions that have occasional driving. A sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural differences in the organization's employment and service population. Must possess or obtain within 30 days of employment CPR/1st Aid/Bloodborne Pathogen certification. Some positions require CPR before a first shift. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team. CYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, age, marital or nursing mother status, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. MAJOR RESPONIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS: Program Responsibilities Assesses and screens youth for access to mental health services who have been identified as at risk for mental health challenges. Completes Needs and Strengths Assessments with each client as well as Brief Mental Health Assessments and Risk Assessments. Provides brief mental health intervention for youth who are incarcerated. Provides referrals and linkages, in coordination with probation, to community services for youth and their families to support transition out of detention facilities. Collaborates with Thurston and Mason Counties Juvenile Court and detention staff to identify the support, consultation and training needs of detention employees, court staff and family members. Testifies and/or provides information to Thurston and Mason Juvenile Courts. Determines eligibility for Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization enrollment. Maintains a screening log that identifies referrals, verifies (TMBHO) enrollment status. Meets with CYS Clinical Director for weekly supervision and collaborates on program development. Provides regular and ongoing communication and collaboration with Thurston and Mason County Juvenile Court and detention staff. Maintains individual charts and records that are compliant with agency, Division of Behavioral Health Resources (DBHR), and TMBHO requirements. About the Agency: CYS has been a successful and established non-profit in downtown Olympia for more than 40 years, providing a full continuum of care to meet the needs of at-risk youth and their families in our community. Our 20+ programs help youth with: housing, placement stabilization, family preservation, foster care, education, job training, employment, independent living skills, delinquent behaviors, shelter, and basic needs. About 4,000 youth – and their families – seek our services annually in their transition to become independent, successful adult members of society. Community Youth Services is the largest child welfare agency serving southwest Washington, employing over 140 staff and supporting 120 volunteers. CYS provides a staff driven culture where we view our staff as our greatest asset in providing quality services, which shows in our 95% staff retention rate. For new full-time employees: 3.6 weeks of vacation leave 10 paid Holidays 12 days of sick leave Merit increases of 2.8% annually within pay grade Cost of Living increases annually when possible Free benefits that include: Health insurance Health Savings Account (HSA) – CYS contributes $100 per month Dental insurance Vision insurance Life insurance Teledoc Employee Assistance Program After one year of employment: Retirement: 100% vested with no time minimums. 3% CYS contribution toward your 403(b) whether or not you invest yourself. Additional 100% CYS match of your retirement contributions up to 2% of your compensation. Eligible to apply for tuition assistance program. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Community Youth Services


Olympia, WA
98506 USA