Peer Specialist – Gossett Place Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Peer Specialists

posted on November 14, 2017

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Part Time with Part Time benefits (Seattle). Peers who work alongside professional staff provide living proof that recovery is possible. Peers providing a living example of hope for others living with mental illness. Peers’ personal experiences can be a valuable asset to the clinical team. When they add their first-person knowledge and their stories of recovery top the service mix, services are enhanced and extended, as well as infused with hope and self-determination. Peer specialists provide flexible services that are customized to the needs of the individual and that allow the peer to act as a role model of recovery.  Peer specialists assist professionals in the delivery of conventional mental health services and a complementary service model built on principles of mutuality, empowerment, and informality. The Peer Specialist works with adult clients who have a mental illness and chemical dependency are who are homeless. Supports and provides direct therapeutic services with supervision of therapist/case manager.  Also provides services to adults who require additional supervision in lieu of hospitalization; or to maintain success at home, in school or in social activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for assisting therapist/case manager in assessment, development and implementing individual therapeutic and behavioral programs for consumers, i.e.:
    • crisis intervention,
    • individual and/or group treatment with staff supervision,
    • co-supervision of clients in school or homes,
    • socialization and recreational experiences,
    • culturally relevant experiences,
    • assistance in implementing behavior modification programs,
    • advocacy in treatment and support,
    • attendance of TTA supervision and staffing meetings,
    • assist in developing treatment plans,
    • complete required paperwork,
    • crisis stabilization (including suicide watch, monitoring risk).
  • Provide case management and clinical services to clients in coordination with therapist/case manager.
  • Provide WRAP facilitation to clients, as appropriate
  • Advocate for clients, coordinate and refer for services with other community agencies.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
  • Complete all documentation in timely manner.
  • Meet agency productivity standards.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH

Skills:

  • It is essential that the applicant has an ability and desire to learn and work with:
    • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults,
    • the presenting problems of the entire family unit,
    • effective communication with collateral agencies having contact with the consumer, and
    • ethnic minority and low-income families as well as knowledge and awareness of cultural relevancy and issues.
  • The complexity of multiple problems often presented necessitates an eclectic treatment model.
  • The ability to understand family systems and to implement behavior management approaches is essential.
  • A thorough knowledge of human development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is recommended.
  • Knowledge of cultural relevancy and experience working with low-income families as well as the ability to work well under supervision and on a team is required.

Qualifications:

  • A paraprofessional who is a consumer of mental health services (or a parent of a child receiving mental health services) who receives training and supervision by a mental health professional, and provides support to peers all according to the King County Standards for Peer Support Services.
  • Related experience required.  AA degree
  • State Certified Peer Specialist Training Program credential is preferred.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-220, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISe Lead Family Partner- WRAP Seattle, WA ***Sign On Bonus***

Peer Specialists

posted on November 10, 2017

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Tukwila or Bellevue). Identify ongoing training needs for Parent/Youth Partners and work with the Parent Partner to ensure that the initial 1:1 with the caregivers/guardians occurs within one week of the initial engagement, but prior to the strengths, needs and cultural discovery process.  Ensure that the Parent Partners have a good understanding of the Children and Adolescent Needs Scale (CANS) and how this is utilized throughout the WISe Wraparound process.  This includes introducing the CANS in a strength-based, family friendly way, and having outcome-based discussions.  The Lead Family Partner is responsible for ensuring the Parent Partners understand the six phases of the WISe Wraparound process, and what the tasks or roles are within the six phases.  Check in with families around outcomes and ensure that all tasks are being completed (whether it is individual tasks, or tasks to be completed with the caregiver/guardian).  Provide education around locating natural supports.  Demonstrate and encourage a strength-based office culture and maintain effective working relationships with the team. An effective Lead Family Partner will model and reinforce the WISe Wraparound principles.  This means that true strength-based respect for the families and youth must be demonstrated at all times, regardless of whether they are with the client/family or not.  In order to do this, the Lead Family Partner must create this culture within the work place; which essentially starts at the point of training.  Demonstrate and encourage a strength-based office culture, and maintain effective working relationships with the team

Essential Functions:

  • Provide consultation for Parent/Youth Partners to monitor for accurate and timely. Problem solve barriers experienced in WISe WDT meetings and/or with other providers to identify ongoing training needs.
  • Provide training opportunities for youth and family partners to observe the lead family partner at Child and Family Team meetings and/or 1:1 meetings with youth and caregivers.
  • Assist in the assignment of youth and families to facilitators.
  • Actively engage parents/caregivers with support, education and empowerment, including direct contact with parents/caregivers from intake through case closure. Function as liaison between the treatment teams and families on the team.
  • Encourage parents/caregivers of youth to engage with members of the team in ways that develop mutual understanding and positive exchange.
  • Assist with identifying natural and informal supports for clients and families.
  • Assist in the development of the individualized goals based on the strengths of the family.
  • Empower and support self-advocacy, ensuring that parent voice and choice are paramount in all services provided and at all WISe WDT meetings.
  • Strategize with treatment teams on how to engage parents/caregivers in a solution-driven, non-adversarial way.
  • Mentor parents/caregivers and act as a bridge between the family and the treatment teams in the best interests of the child/youth/consumers.
  • Educate, empower, and connect parents/caregivers to formal and informal resources and supports at agency, local, statewide, and national levels.
  • Model family and professional partnership skills of effective communication and collaboration at team meetings in a strengths-based and family-centered way.
  • Support consumer families to engage with the treatment teams by strengthening the families’ voice at the team meetings when needed, or facilitating appropriate problem solving resolutions when the team has difficulties navigating the gaps between the needs of the family and the therapeutic interest of the child/youth consumers.
  • Actively participate in appropriately identified treatment teams, providing support to the parents/caregivers and families and consultation to all team members.
  • Refer and link families to formal and informal resources and supports.
  • Support selected parents/caregivers to further understand and negotiate systems and system resources.
  • Support parent/caregiver requests for mentorship for their own growth as Parent Partners and Advocates. Advocate within multi-system settings, on behalf of Children/Youth and Families, from the parent perspective.
  • Ensure that resources to address cultural and language barriers are provided.
  • Assist with organizing a means by which parents/caregivers can exchange information, create resources, receive support, tell their own stories, collect ideas, and develop natural supports. This includes the development of any action plans pursuant to the needs and wishes of any formal or informal parents group.
  • Work jointly with the Family Resource and Support Team and representatives and other child/youth/family serving agencies to include, but not limited to, DSHS, DJR, MH, DASA, PH, EDUC.
  • Maintain client confidentiality as set forth in the Oath of Confidentiality.
  • Participate in supervision. Meet weekly or bi-monthly with the coach to help inform the team coaching plan and address system challenges.
  • Attend national, state and local forums, workgroups, and events to connect with other systems and enhance understanding of best practices.
  • Attend Family Resource and Support Team events, including retreats and picnics.
  • Assist with continual process improvement.
  • Practice and model non-adversarial advocacy skills, including how to advocate for policy changes at the county and state level.
  • Provide direct advocacy, day to day support, and team involvement to parents/caregivers.
  • Attend national, state and local forums, workgroups, and events to connect with other systems and enhance understanding of best practices.
  • Connect other families to opportunities for local, state, and national legislative action/advocacy efforts.
  • Understand and apply recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Desire to empower others to be self-sufficient.
  • Ability to assist others in recognizing their own strengths and help them develop in their areas of expertise. Ability to deal effectively with staff and clients essential.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to service and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor. Willingness to diligently and accurately report time and expenses.

Qualifications:

  • GED or high school equivalent required, or actively pursuing.
  • Washington State Peer Counselor Certification or the ability/availability to begin the certification process.
  • Experience with system advocacy for own family or others, and willingness to partner.
  • Must be a parent or caregiver of a child/youth who is or has been involved in the systems of care.
  • Must have experience with severely emotionally disturbed children/youth.
  • Must have a parent’s perspective and the intimate knowledge of the expectations and range of experiences of parents and caregivers of children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Lead Family Peer will complete a CANS certification within one month of hire. Must complete the six modules of the WISe Wraparound process within one month of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have a Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record, as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-217, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISe Lead Facilitator – WRAP Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Peer Specialists

posted on November 10, 2017

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Tukwila or Bellevue). The Lead Facilitator’s major responsibilities will include the following:  Training and guiding the facilitators with assembling a WISe Wraparound Delivery Team (WDT) for each child or youth served which are represented by guardians/caregivers, mental health professionals, and natural supports and informal supports.  The Lead facilitator will show the importance of working with the Parent Partners in order to ensure a high level of parent participation and voice, and will support the facilitators with guiding the family and child through the “Phases and Activities of the Wraparound Process.”  This includes strengths, needs, and cultural discovery, the identification of informal and formal supports and the building of a child and family WDT and providing opportunities for facilitators to observe the lead facilitating Child and Family Team meetings or other engagement activities.  The Lead Facilitator will demonstrate and encourage a strength-based office culture, maintaining effective working relationships with the team.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide opportunities for facilitators to observe the lead facilitating Child and Family Team meetings or other engagement activities.
  • Provide an advanced level of facilitation and coordination in the implementation of the wraparound process in order to pass the information and skill on to the facilitators.
  • Ensure that facilitators are addressing immediate safety concerns during the initial meeting.
  • Ensure that all paperwork reflects the WISe Wraparound model from NWI and the King County contract.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop family centered teams, and the importance of discovering the individualized needs of the youth and family.
  • Understand how and why WISe Wraparound develops individualized family care plans that address the needs and priorities of the family across multiple life domains in a way that maximizes the involvement of natural team members and community members.
  • Ensure that care plans are time-limited, with measurable objectives that can be monitored and evaluated regularly by the WISe WDT.
  • Mirror for the facilitators how to development an integrated, individualized and strength-based care plan that is tailor-made to fit the unique needs of the child and family.
  • Encourage the WISe facilitators to work as a team by sharing information, brainstorming, and ensuring uniformity of the services and fidelity to the NWI model.
    • Monitor for accurate and timely documentation.
    • Problem solve barriers experienced in child and family team meetings and/or other providers.
    • Identify ongoing training needs.
  • Have working knowledge of the CANS assessment tool and how to document outcomes on the care plan.
  • Work with facilitators around understanding the fidelity in the wraparound process.
  • Ensure that all WISe Wraparound Care Plans, strengths assessments, safety plans, and agendas reflect or highlight all actionable needs and functional strengths that have been prioritized on the CANS assessment.
  • Provide consultation for facilitators to monitor for accurate and timely documentation and problem solve barriers experienced in child and family team meetings and/or other providers in order to identify on-going training needs.
  • Must have escellent knowledge of the Ten Principles, and how they frame the WISe wraparound process.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, group consult and supervision.
  • Meet weekly or bi-monthly with the Coach to help inform the team coaching plan and address system changes.
  • Maintain client confidentiality as set forth in the Oath of Confidentiality.
  • Understand, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.
  • Provide direct facilitation function for two to five youth and families per month per lead.
  • Attend Community Resource Team meetings on a monthly basis.
  • Complete all CANS assessments, screenings, and discharges as indicated.
  • Perform other lead facilitator duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of strength-based, family-centered wraparound process.
  • In-depth understanding of facilitation techniques and conflict management techniques.
  • Leadership, consensus building, negotiating and problem-solving skills required.
  • Able to work effectively as a team player.
  • Ability to maintain standards of ethics, integrity, honesty, and confidentiality.
  • Creative, critical, and proactive thinking.
  • Focused on understanding and meeting the needs of family and youth.
  • Ability to maintain relationships in a respectful and collaborative manner.
  • Commitment to service and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years working in the mental/behavioral healthcare field.
  • Experience using the Wraparound care approach and demonstrated understanding of Fidelity Wraparound, including its principals and process elements preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the Washington State and King County publicly funded mental health system.
  • Working knowledge of systems of care values and principles, resiliency and/or recovery models, and evidence-based practices.
  • Lead Facilitators will complete a CANS certification within one month of hire. Must complete the six modules of the WISe Wraparound process within one month of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have a Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record, as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-216, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISe Youth Partner-WRAP Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Peer Specialists

posted on November 10, 2017

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Tukwila or Bellevue). The role of the Youth Partner is to provide a bridge between the client and systems involved such as school, and/or mental health therapists. The Youth Partner will work in a team setting as the client’s advocate.  The Youth Partner is expected to serve as a role model and able to provide reliable information and emotional support to clients involved in the Wraparound process.  The Youth Partner should feel comfortable with sharing their story. The WISe Wraparound Youth Partner is an essential part of the multi-system team.  This position, much like the Parent Partner, brings his or her personal experiences to connect, validate, inspire, advocate, and provide support to the youth.  This position provides a bridge between the systems that are involved with the youth.  A Youth Partner is required to share their story in a professional manner.  This includes respecting their differences and maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct advocacy and day to day support.
  • Promote development of self-determination, and self-empowerment with the youth.
  • Work with clients around the Wraparound Process and how to include their voice.
  • Attend meetings as requested by the client.
  • Must show willingness to learn.
  • Educate and support clients in navigating systems such as restrictive mental health facilities.
  • Follow supervisory instruction and maintain professional boundaries with both consumers and staff.
  • Use personal experiences to build empathy and rapport.
  • Work with their clients around self-advocacy, including learning how to verbalize their needs in positive ways. Discuss with their clients what their needs are during meets, building comfort rules and skills needed in order to be heard and respected during every phase of the WISe Wraparound process.
  • Help the client develop agendas prior to every meeting.
  • Share their life experience, as appropriate. This is in hopes the youth can identify with the Youth Partner.  Because the Youth Partner is to be no older then 24, this allows for the client to understand that the Youth Partner “gets it” and can truly understand.
  • Engage youth in the WISe Wraparound process.
  • Act as a bridge between the youth and the family and system representatives on the team.
  • Support and advocate for the client around ensuring that the WISe WDT and care plan remains a process that includes the client, and the team speaks directly to the client as opposed to speaking about the client.
  • Ensure the youth voice is heard.
  • Assist in the development of the individualized WISe Wraparound care plan.
  • Attend the Community Resource Team as needed.
  • Fluent in both the language of the youth culture as well as the language of the provider culture.
  • Assist the client around action plans as related to their goals and needs and discuss barriers.
  • Work closely with the client in order to ensure that the client’s needs and goals are represented in the care plan.
  • Able to provide emotional support and encouragement.
  • Be validating, provide information, and provide emotional support and encouragement.
  • Understand dual relationships and role conflicts.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Know when to seek consultation and supervision within the scope of their training.
  • Articulate own recovery and resilience stories in ways that are relevant to the obstacles faced by consumers of mental health services.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of strength-based family-centered wraparound process.
  • In-depth understanding of facilitation techniques and conflict management techniques.
  • Leadership, consensus building, negotiating and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a team player.
  • Maintain standards of ethics, integrity, honesty and confidentiality.
  • Creative, critical and proactive thinking.
  • Detailed recordkeeping, planning and time management.
  • Focused on understanding and meeting the needs of family and youth.
  • Ability to maintain relationships in a respectful and collaborative manner.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to service and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor.

Qualifications:

  • This is a peer position for eligible candidates that are youth, 18 years or older, who are either a current consumer of mental health services or has been a consumer.
  • Must have been a consumer, or is currently a consumer, of the systems of care and have firsthand knowledge of the expectations and experiences.
  • This position will receive training and supervision by a fidelity wrap around coach and provide support to peers all according to the King County Standards for the Peer Support Services.Must have experience with severely emotionally disturbed children/youth.
  • The Coach must complete a CANS certification within one month of hire. Must complete the six modules of the WISe Wraparound process within one month of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-215, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISe Parent Peer-WRAP Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Peer Specialists

posted on November 10, 2017

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Tukwila or Bellevue). The Parent Partner will provide direct advocacy, day to day support and team involvement to parents/caregivers. Promote development of self-determination, independence, skill building, self-empowerment, and self-advocacy in parent/caregivers. Educate and assist parents/caregivers in navigating systems such as IEP’s, juvenile justice, DDD, DSHS and other community resources.  Provide resources, referrals and linkages that will enable strength building.  Attend meetings as requested by families. Attend national, state and local forums, workgroups, and events to connect with other systems and enhance understanding of best practices.  Actively participate in supervision, staff meetings, and training.  This position will include providing mobile service throughout King County, as well as flexible work hours, including some nights and weekends.  The Parent Partner will understand, support, and accommodate the diverse perspectives and needs of different cultures and communities in the county.

Essential Functions:

  • Actively engage parents/caregivers with support, education and empowerment which will include direct contact with parents/caregivers from intake through case closure. Function as liaison between the treatment teams and families on the team.
  • Encourage parents/caregivers of youth to engage with members of the team in ways that develop mutual understanding and positive exchange.
  • Help identify natural and informal supports for clients and families.
  • Assist in the development of the individualized goals based on the strengths of the family.
  • Empower and support self-advocacy, ensuring that parent voice and choice is paramount in all services provided and at all WISe WDT meetings;
  • Strategize with treatment teams on how to engage parents/caregivers in a solution-driven, non-adversarial way.
  • Mentor parents/caregivers and act as a bridge between the family and the treatment teams in the best interests of the child/youth/consumers.
  • Educate, empower and connect parents/caregivers to formal and informal resources and supports at agency, local, statewide, and national levels.
  • Model family and professional partnership skills of effective communication and collaboration at team meetings in a strengths-based and family-centered way.
  • Support consumer families to engage with the treatment teams by strengthening the families’ voice at the team meetings when needed, or facilitating appropriate problem solving resolutions when the team has difficulties navigating the gaps between the needs of the family and the therapeutic interest of the child/youth consumers.
  • Actively participate in appropriately identified treatment teams, providing support to the parents/caregivers and families and consultation to all team members.
  • Refer and link families to formal and informal resources and supports.
  • Support selected parents/caregivers to further understand and negotiate systems and system’s resources.
  • Support parent/caregiver requests for mentorship for their own growth as Parent Partners and Advocates.
  • Advocate within multi-system settings, on behalf of Children/Youth and Families, from the parent perspective.
  • Attend meetings as requested by parents/caregivers.
  • Ensure that resources to address cultural and language barriers are provided.
  • Help to organize a means by which parents/caregivers can exchange information, create resources, receive support, tell their own stories, collect ideas, and develop natural supports. This is to include the development of any action plans pursuant to the needs and wishes of any formal or informal parents group.
  • Work jointly with the Family Resource and Support Team and representatives and other child/youth/family serving agencies to include, but not limited to, DSHS, DJR, MH, DASA, PH, EDUC.
  • Submit appropriate documentation in a timely manner.
  • Maintain client confidentiality as set forth in the Oath of Confidentiality.
  • Participate in supervision.
  • Attend national, state and local forums, workgroups, and events to connect with other systems and enhance understanding of best practices.
  • Attend Family Resource and Support Team events, including retreats and picnics.
  • Assist with continual process improvement.
  • Practice and model non-adversarial advocacy skills, including how to advocate for policy changes at the county and state level.
  • Provide direct advocacy, day to day support and team involvement to parents/caregivers.
  • Attend national, state and local forums, workgroups, and events to connect with other systems and enhance understanding of best practices
  • Connect other families to opportunities for local, state and national legislative action/advocacy efforts.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Desire to empower others to be self-sufficient.
  • Create autonomy through collaboration and building of natural supports.
  • Ability to assist others in recognizing their own strengths and help them develop in their areas of expertise. Ability to deal effectively with staff and clients essential.
  • Able to deal effectively with staff and clients.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to service and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor. Willingness to diligently and accurately report time and expenses.

Qualifications:

  • GED or high school equivalent required, or actively pursuing.
  • Experience with system advocacy for own family or others, and willingness to partner.
  • Must be a parent or caregiver of a child/youth who is or has been involved in the systems of care.
  • Must have experience with severely emotionally disturbed children/youth.
  • Must have a parent’s perspective and the intimate knowledge of the expectations and range of experiences of parents and caregivers of children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Washington State Peer Counselor Certification or the ability/availability to begin the certification process within the first year of employment. Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-214, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISe Facilitator-WRAP Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Peer Specialists

posted on November 10, 2017

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Tukwila or Bellevue). The Facilitator’s major responsibilities will include assembling a WISe WDT for each child or youth served; ensuring representation and participation by guardians/caregivers, mental health professionals, and natural supports and informal supports; and convening regular meetings of the WISe WDT.  The Facilitator will work with the Parent Partners to ensure a high level of parent participation and voice, linking clients and their families to mental/behavioral healthcare and other services in the community.  Meeting with clients and families as necessary/requested, but no less then monthly; meeting with other SMH WISe Wraparound facilitators to share information and ensure uniformity of the services and fidelity to the NWI model; documenting client services; and reporting regularly to the WISe Wraparound Delivery Coach.

Essential Functions:

  • Engage youth and families in the Wraparound process.
  • Provide an advanced level of facilitation and coordination while guiding the youth and family through the implementation of the WISe Wraparound process until no longer needed by the family.
  • Leadership in guiding each family and child through the Phases and Activities of the WISe Wraparound Process including strengths, needs, and cultural discovery, the identification of informal and formal supports, and the building of a child and family WISe Wraparound Delivery Team.
  • Develop family-centered teams to meet the individualized needs of families and children.
  • Assist in the development of individualized cross system care plans to address the needs and priorities of the family across multiple life domains, maximizing the involvement of natural team members and community members.
  • The care plan must include time-limited, and measurable objectives.
  • Monitored and review care plan for progress.
  • Responsible for the development of an integrated strength-based care plan and leadership to ensure the implementation of services that are tailor-made to fit the unique needs of the child and family.
  • Provide facilitation, assessment, and case management including all related documentation, for services planned and provided.
  • Facilitation must support the strengths and vision of high needs children and their families, and includes collaboration with other team members which may include caregivers, DSHS DDA, school districts, the court system, community mental health and natural supports that are an integral part of the wraparound process.
  • Participate in County’s fidelity monitoring and program evaluation. Complete all CANS assessment and reviews in a timely manner, and as indicated in the WISe Manual.
  • Throughout the planning, implementation and monitoring phase, the Facilitator must lead the WISe WDT and family around identifying barriers and strategies to overcome the hurdles.
  • Field flexible fund requests by taking the request to the WISe WDT, ensuring the request is tied to the care plan, and that the use has a sustainable result.
  • Assist in collection of fidelity data to guide wraparound curriculum.
  • Assess family and child concerns, as well as any concerns by community resources, in an open, non-threatening, trustful manner.
  • Ensure the fidelity to the WISe wraparound process.
  • Team with families and participate as a member of the team, focusing on individual strengths and needs, and recognize the importance of the families’ vision.
  • Facilitate the development of an effective community safety plan that includes prevention, using community and natural supports.
  • Practice flexibility in regards to the scheduling needs of the family.
  • Provide community resources to families.
  • Provide care plan minutes to the team which include strengths, goals and tasks.
  • Provide services in accordance with the principles of the WISe Wraparound process.
  • Ensure WISe Wraparound Delivery Teams stay true to family voice and choice, and are individualized.
  • Complete the CANS assessments and discharges as indicated in the WISe model and discuss results in an appropriate, strength-based manner.
  • Ensure that CANs scores and progress towards the actionable needs and vision are documented throughout care plans. Scores must be monitored throughout the WISe Wraparound process.
  • Ensure that all care plans are outcome-based.
  • Develop methods to ensure individualized cultural care.
  • Engage youths and parents in team-based process.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, group consults, and supervision.
  • Submit appropriate documentation in a timely manner.
  • Maintain client confidentiality as set forth in the Oath of Confidentiality.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts as appropriate to my work at SMH.
  • Ten to twelve youth and families per month (per Facilitator).
  • Attend Community Resource Team meetings as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of strength-based, family-centered wraparound process.
  • In-depth understanding of facilitation techniques and conflict management techniques.
  • Leadership, consensus building, negotiating and problem solving skills required.
  • Able to work effectively as a team player.
  • Ability to maintain standards of ethics, integrity, honesty, and confidentiality.
  • Creative, critical, and proactive thinking.
  • Detailed recordkeeping, planning, and time management.
  • Focused on understanding and meeting the needs of family and youth.
  • Ability to maintain relationships in a respectful and collaborative manner.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in the mental/behavioral healthcare field, with a minimum of 1 to 2 years experience using the Wraparound care approach.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Fidelity Wraparound, including its principals and process elements.
  • Working knowledge of the Washington State and King County publicly funded mental health system.
  • Working knowledge of systems of care values and principles, resiliency and/or recovery models, and evidence-based practices.
  • Must be CANS certified within one month of hire. Must have completed the six modules of the WISe Wraparound process within one month of hire
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-213, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to