• Bilingual Treatment Family Liaison

    Job Locations US-WA-South King County
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/8/2018 3:06 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1768
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Direct Care
  • Overview

    The Juvenile Justice Assessment Team (JJAT) seeks to increase behavioral health screening and assessments for youth ages 12 to 20 that enter the juvenile justice system. JJAT aims to divert youth with behavioral needs and diagnoses from further involvement into the juvenile justice system and decrease any incidences or severity of chemical dependency, mental health, and/or emotional disorders in young people.

    The Treatment Family Liaison is a position within JJAT that provides peer support to family members of youth referred from the court for JJAT services. The Treatment Family Liaison is responsible for coordinating parent support activities and resources and providing individual support to family members that supports engagement in JJAT services. The Treatment Family Liaison will support the families of court-involved youth to be active members in their child’s care to maximize progress toward plan goals and objectives.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide young people and families non-judgmental, unconditional, and culturally responsive support
    • Act as a bridge between the family and system representatives on the team including court hearings, probation appointments, detention visits, etc.
    • Link youth with pro-social activities in their community - mentorship, athletics, arts, employment, etc.
    • Encourage youth and family voice and ensure it is heard
    • Develop an individualized action plan that includes recommendations from screening and assessment
    • Attend the JJAT meetings as needed
    • Complete progress notes and other paperwork, and complete service tracking documentation as indicated
    • Maintain a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
    • All other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Qualifications

    • BA/BS in Social Services/Social Work/Psychology/Counseling preferred
    • Strong local connectedness to King County community desired
    • Bilingual Spanish/English abilities required
    • Experience working with or raising children who have received services, which can include Special Education, Mental Health Services, Human Services such as CPS or Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice or Probation
    • Valid Washington driver’s license, clean record, and insurability under Seneca’s automobile policy
    • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirements

    Schedule

    • Full time
    • Must have a flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekend days.

    Benefits

    • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
    • 4 weeks of flexible Paid Time Off
    • We provide a 403(b) retirement plan
    • Scholarship opportunities!

    Employment opportunities are, and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes and abilities. It is the policy of Seneca Family of Agencies to grant equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran status, age, religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Seneca is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome candidates that will promote and value diversity and exercise teamwork and collaboration.

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