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Youth CCS Mental Health Professional

Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Youth CCS Mental Health ProfessionalJob Code: 2021-SPECIALI-061Location: Division of Specialized ServicesDepartment: CCS Ancillary ServicesFT/PT Status: Full TimeJob Responsibilities: Youth CCS Mental Health Professional Wisconsin Community Services (WCS) Specialized Services Program - CCS Position Summary: This position is responsible for clinical oversight of a team of CCS Care Coordinators and Ancillary Providers. Working under the Wraparound and Youth CCS systems of care, which includes a unique set of values that emphasizes individualized, strength-based, trauma-informed, family-driven, community-based, and culturally sensitive care. Essential Functions: Provide clinical supervision and management to CCS staff. This includes individual, group and side by side supervision in accordance with DHS 36. Assist staff in identifying services from the CCS service array appropriate to address barriers to recovery. Monitor and approve staff documentation to ensure good clinical practice and maximize billing. This includes but is not limited to Provider Notes, CCS Assessment Summaries, and Plans of Care. Oversee CCS discharges in collaboration with Care Coordinators and Milwaukee County Wraparound Administration via review of Discharge Summaries and ensure that discharges are completed according to DHS 36. Ensure accountability for timely annual functional screen evaluations which determine ongoing eligibility for Youth CCS enrollees. Assist with completion of annual functional screen evaluations as needed. Attend safety plan meetings, team meetings, and/or other face to face visits for high-risk youth, as requested by Care Coordinators, to provide clinical assessment and support. Keep Wraparound Milwaukee/Youth CCS Administrators informed of emergency or critical incidents in collaboration with Program Manager and Assistant Program Director. Attend all required trainings and in-services as requested by Milwaukee County and Wisconsin Community Services. Assist and support CCS staff during crisis situations/provides coverage during times of staff shortage. Engage in quality assurance and quality improvement activities as identified by Wisconsin Community Services and Wraparound Milwaukee/Youth CCS. Represent the Agency in the community and at County initiatives as needed. Appropriately document all contact with clients and team members. This includes Provider Notes in Synthesis and submitting monthly consultation/supervision logs to Wraparound Milwaukee. Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily tasks. Other Duties and Responsibilities: Participate in staffing's, weekly/monthly meetings, and consultations, as needed. Other job-related duties as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position. Job Qualifications: Minimal Qualifications: Master's Degree in a Behavioral Science or related field (psychology, educational psychology, social work, counseling, marriage, and family, etc.) and licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker is required. Supervisory experience preferred. No convictions or license revocations that would fail a caregiver background check. Valid driver's license, automobile, and sufficient insurance to meet agency requirements. Working knowledge of computer applications preferred (Windows and Microsoft Word). Ability to display cultural competence by responding respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and other diversity factors in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the worth of everyone. Other Job Information (if applicable): Work Relationship and Scope: Reports directly to the Assistant Program Director. Has contact with a wide variety of individuals including children and family members, other program staff, including other collateral contacts, neighbors, funders, Wraparound Milwaukee Administration, Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DMCPS), Milwaukee County Department of Youth & Family Services (DYFS), Court officials, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) staff and administrators, staff of youth serving agencies and the general public. Personal Attributes: Follow agency and Code of Conduct and adhere to established policies and procedures of the agency Milwaukee County/Wraparound. Dress in a respectful manner (refer to Wraparound Policy #040 - Dress Code) and always maintain a respectful demeanor and presentation. Must not post any client identifying information on any web-based social networking sites (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and use discretion with the information they may be posting on self. Conduct self in an ethical manner; maintain professional and respectful relationships with program staff, other WCS staff, youth/families, and all external persons and agencies involved with service provision; sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability issues; demonstrate commitment to agency values and mission. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A very high degree of clinical knowledge and skills and the ability to clearly communicate these to others; ability to cope with emergency situations with a highly impaired population; the ability to maintain and promote positive working relationships within WCS; excellent assessment and interviewing skills; good understanding of mental health, substance use, and co-occurring needs and the effects on the people being served by the CCS program and their families; ability to support staff in difficult situations; effective use of time and resources; k nowledge of positive child/youth development; patience and understanding of traumatic life situations; the ability to interact with escalating youth and/or parents in a calm and professional manner; ability to follow oral and written instructions; perform basic computer functions; uses time efficiently and effectively; ability to multi-task; sensitivity towards cultural, ethnic and disability issues. Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily in a busy office environment. Some of the work is done sitting at desk using a computer; requires outreach in the community and families' homes; much of the outreach is done in urban neighborhoods and time may be spent driving; hours average 40 per week; flexible work schedule include some hours outside the normal work schedule. Wisconsin Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability, status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.PM21 PI158122945

Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Youth CCS Mental Health Professional, Healthcare , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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