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Child and Family Team Facilitator

Location: santa barbara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob LocationSB Location - Santa Barbara, CAPosition TypeFull TimeEducation Level4 Year DegreeJob CategoryNonprofit - Social ServicesDescriptionUnder the direction of the Wraparound Program Manager and Program Coordinator Clinician, the CFT Facilitator functions as the Lead in scheduling and facilitating Child and Family Team meetings, while providing strength based, family centered and solution focused approaches that are aligned with the Integrated Core Practice Model and wraparound model of care. Child and Family Team meetings are to include the family, extended family, caregivers, community representatives, service providers and agency staff. The Child and Family Team Facilitator carries out the mission of Casa Pacifica as it relates to individualized needs of each family and Child and Family team. The CFT facilitator complies with Casa Pacifica's mission, values, policies and best practice standards to protect children and preserve families. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrated by typical activities): Coordinate, schedule, and facilitate child and family team meetings using strength based, needs driven and solution focused approaches to develop an agreed upon action plan to support the family. Upon receiving the initial referral will make reasonable efforts to contact all identified parities within 48 hours to schedule the team based meeting during a time the CWS or Probation Officer identified, that is convenient to the family's schedule and location. Orient all participants of the CFT to the purpose of the meeting and provide appropriate logistics prior to the scheduled CFTEfficiently structure and facilitate CFT's so that all areas are addressed and meetings last no longer than 2 hoursIntegrate information from the Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) measure into the CFT processPromote child and family/professional partnerships and family decision making as a part of the CFT process.Ensure that the voices of all participants are heard during the CFT process, and that the CFT draws on the family's history.Utilize Solution Focused Practice to build trusting relationship with the family while gathering detailed information about strengths and protective capacities of a family. Use Solution focused Inquiry to use questions designed to strengthen an individuals or family's capacity to achieve their goals by identifying past and present capacities, achievements, strengths, values and traditions and visions of their future. Using the family history to provide input, develops a child and family plan that is strength based, needs driven and culturally relevant that will impact the placement decision made by CWS and the services provided to support the youthMust be able to conduct the CFT in the preferred language of the family either by speaking the family's preferred language or utilizing interpretation services. Assist in providing crisis management to families and children when plans disrupt and on-site consultation to others involved in plans.Maintain accurate documentation of all case related contact within 48 hours of the contact.Submit required forms and reports in a timely basis.Attend Case Review on time and arrived prepared to discuss critical issues in families engaged in the process. Additionally, participates in individual clinical supervision. Establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with both internal staff throughout all levels of the agency and with external resources.Ensure plan created during CFT is distributed to all participants promptly following the meeting.Provide written CFT summaries to the referring party within 48 hours following the CFT. Participate in training activities as directed.Assist in monitoring and ensuring effective linkages with community and agency service providers.Maintain a flexible work schedule as necessary to provide support for families at varying times, days, and places, including early mornings and late evenings.Maintain flexibility in providing services throughout Santa Barbara County.Maintain Confidentially amongst all team members involved in the CFT process.Participate as a part of the FURS hotline on-call rotation.May perform other duties as assigned from time to time.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The CFT Facilitator must have comprehensive knowledge of the CFT process, and must be able to organize, balance and manage complex meeting schedules. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, plus one to two years' experience working with high risk families; or have an AA plus four years of working with high risk families and have demonstrated ability to successfully work with families from diverse ethnic and cultural groups. Bilingual competency is a plus.CREDENTIALS: Community First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, preferred.OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to work successfully with families from diverse ethnic and cultural groups. Ability to effectively conduct meetings and motivate others to work collaboratively; excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational and planning skills. Facilitation and service management skills. Must be self-directed, efficient, use time management skills, and be results-oriented. Must function as a productive member of a service team, and of the Child and Family Team, and maintain clear and appropriate boundaries with clients, families, and other members of the team(s). Must be able to function independently and with minimal oversight in an effective and productive manner. Ability to use various computer software (Office XP, Windows XP) and Outlook a must. Valid California Driver's License with excellent driving record. Use of personal car at times with mileage reimbursement. Must have proof of insurance.COMPETENCIES:Analytical and Critical ThinkingCommunicationEthics and IntegrityInitiative and ProductivityJudgement and Problem SolvingTeamwork and RelationshipsCasa Pacifica offers:Competitive wagesComprehensive benefits package, including 401k with up to 5% fully vested employer matching contributions made after first year of serviceMedical, Dental & Vision Insurance optionsFlexible spending and dependent care programsExcellent training opportunitiesEducation/tuition assistance programsDiscount gym and wellness optionsGroup Discount Pet InsuranceAflac Critical Illness, Accidental & Dental supplemental plan optionsEmployee Assistance ProgramFree Confidential Crisis Line 24/7 (365 days a year)4 face to face or telephonic sessions per issueStress, Anxiety, DepressionLife transitionsGrief and LossDivorceConflict ResolutionSubstance AbuseWork-Life CounselingFree Legal and Financial consultationsIdentity Theft Recovery Services

Keywords: CASA PACIFICA CENTERS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILY, Santa Barbara , Child and Family Team Facilitator, Other , santa barbara, California

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