- Attends weekly cottage meetings and
regularly meets with the social workers to determine the treatment and needs of
each child for case management services; coordinates case management services
to ensure the needed services are provided.
- Schedules all Treatment Planning Review
Meetings; ensures that all adjunctive program reports are received by the
treatment plan review date in order to ensure that communication regarding the
child/families treatment is being represented at that meeting, and that
necessary documentation is completed; inputs assigned reports into the client
- Ensures that client visitation
schedules are prepared on a weekly basis and routed to the appropriate
treatment team members.
- Makes necessary contacts with treatment
team members (e.g., attorneys, CSW, family members, agency volunteers, CASA
Workers, auxiliary treatment programs, school personnel, etc.) as assigned by
the Residential Unit Clinician; documents all contacts in the child's Case
- Makes regular and timely phone contact
to treatment team members regarding the notification of Significant Incident
- Provides court ordered monitoring of
visits between the children and family member(s); transports children to other
sites in order to facilitate family visits; provides feedback regarding the
visitation to the unit clinician; completes all necessary documentation of the
visit in the Case Activity Note.
- Completes all Needs and Services Plans
accurately and in compliance with DCFS timelines, ensuring that all
contributing departments complete their assigned sections of the NSP by the
- Assists in the regular scheduling of
psychiatric consultation appointments for each child; initiates and tracks to
completion the necessary documents to obtain Psychotropic Medication
- Assists the clinician when
hospitalizations occur in ensuring needed communications with DCFS, DMH,
family, etc., are completed, and properly documented.
- Documents all Mental Health services accurately, completely
and in a timely manner; maintains appropriate progress notes and other
records; complies with productivity
standards and billable hours in accordance with regulations and Five Acres
- Supports Agency philosophies, policies,
- Exercises good judgment in the performance
of duties and responsibilities.
- Maintains confidentiality regarding
children, families and operations of the agency.
- Develops and maintains professional
skills by participating in supervision, staff development/in-service programs;
researches and reads professional journals and reports; discusses activities
- Maintains professional relationship with clients at all
These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this job. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.
To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have:
- Completion of a Bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences preferred, especially one related to children.
- Knowledge of Department of Mental Health (DMH) documentation
- Effective communication skills both oral and written; bi-lingual skills in Spanish/English are preferred.
- Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment, work varied hours including evenings, nights, and weekends, and effectively as part of a team.
to pass and utilize the Pro Act physical restraint system
- Must have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet the Agency's safe driver guidelines.
to the different cultures represented among the clients, families and
understanding of age appropriate behavior for children/adolescents
- Knowledge of
emergency procedures of the Agency
- Ability to model
positive behaviors and Agency values
- Ability to work
effectively as part of a team
- Strong problem
The incumbent must be able to perform
this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or
LOCATION: Altadena, CA