Family Systems Trauma (FST) Care Coordinator

Brevard County, Florida
$45,000/year + benefits
Oct 21, 2022
Dec 20, 2022
Customer Service
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary: This position provides Care Coordination/Case Management in the Family Systems Trauma (FST) Model and assists the FST Therapists in supporting the family. The FST Model was developed for a target population of children, adolescents, and their families in the juvenile justice system and or crossover youth in both child welfare and juvenile justice between the ages of 9 and 18 exhibiting SED (severely emotionally disturbed) and/or oppositional or conduct behavior disorders. The Care Coordinator will conduct assessments, assist in developing the Treatment Plan and serve as the liaison with the youth and family to address issues related to implementation of the Treatment Plan. The FST Care Coordinator will link and facilitate service recipients with appropriate services and resources through referrals to reach each desired goal while advocating for necessary services.

Technical/Functional Expectations:

  1. Case Management-Essential Function: Meets frequently with youth and families served. Coordinates, refers, and links families to appropriate services, monitors progress, collaborates with treatment team, and attends multidisciplinary staffing to support positive family development. Provides community referrals and linkages to ensure family stabilization. This includes mentoring, support and advocacy to caregivers and children. Links, and monitors/follows up on family’s adherence to recommendations and monitors participation. Ensures a well-coordinated continuum of resources and supports that includes linkages with community programs, and natural supports throughout Brevard County
  2. Crisis Interventions - Essential Function: Provide crisis intervention linkages, referrals through consultation to ensure family support and stabilization.
  3. Care Planning Resources – Essential Function: Access 3rd party, Medicaid and community resources and ensures inclusion in care planning to maximize resources.
  4. Solution-Focused, collaborative communication – Essential Function: This is required to build trust and rapport and to engage families and other members of the team in support of the family to identify the needs and to drive to positive outcomes for the family.
  5. Other duties as required: Job performance requires fulfilling other incidental or related duties as assigned, assisting, and training others, and performing duties of higher rated positions from time to time for developmental purposes.

Behavioral Competencies:

  1. Facilitation: Able to use judgment and provide a processes to ease group resolution of issues; clarify points of view and terminology to gain group acceptance; facilitate the actions, decisions, or opinions of others in a positive direction.
  2. Develop Relationships: Able to relate with others while building credibility and rapport; give personal support and reassurance; put others at ease; build cooperative relationships.
  3. Responsiveness: Able to take action to meet the needs of others; respond to solve problems; minimize delays or problems with little or no supervision.
  4. Verbal Communication: Able to clearly express ideas, information, or concerns with the spoken word; present verbal information in a straightforward manner; ask questions in order to open channels of communication; listen to understand perspective of others.
  5. Problem Solving: Able to exercise judgment in building realistic solutions to problems; understand the real issues behind problems; use common sense and take practical action to solve problems.
  6. Integrity: Able to demonstrate consistency of words and actions; protect confidential information; do what is right even when no one is watching; demonstrate sound business ethics; consistently comply with organizational values.
  7. Sensitivity: Work effectively with and show sensitivity to cultural differences and various socio-economic backgrounds of others.
  8. Ethics: Adhere to and model principles and values of Agency and System of Care by being strength-based, solution-focused, maintains highest level of integrity and ethical standards and work collaboratively with employees, partners, stakeholders and clients in all interactions.

Business Experience:

  1. Valid Driver's License-Essential: This position requires a valid driver’s license to travel throughout the County.
  2. 2+ years Family Team Conferencing/Wraparound Experience: This position requires Family Centered Care Planning and Wraparound facilitation training and experience for at risk families.
  3. Computer skills (Microsoft and Web based application): This position uses Microsoft and a web-based application for daily entry of case activity and the utilization management of service authorizations.
  4. 2+ years of Team Facilitation Skills: This position works collaboratively with both informal and formal professional supports and must demonstrate the ability to effectively partner with collaterals and service providers.
  5. 2 years of Case Management/Service Coordination Experience: This position will be authorizing services, managing a budget and will act a coordinator of other services pending family needs.
  6. Organization and Planning Skills: Organization and planning skills are essential to manage a complex case load and to ensure the timely delivery of services through a wide range of sources.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree required.
  2. Master’s Degree in Human Services Related field preferred.
  3. 2 to 5 years related experience required.
  4. 5 to 8 years related experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Lifting ten pounds
  2. Carrying ten pounds
  3. Reaching
  4. Sitting
  5. Standing
  6. Reading
  7. Listening
  8. Typing
  9. Writing
  10. Speaking

Brevard Family Partnership Family of Agencies are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. These employers also maintain Drug-Free Workplaces. Requests for Auxiliary Aids for Hearing Impaired or Limited English Proficiency Candidates may be made with a minimum of five (5) days notice to C Hernandez at (321) 752-4650.

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