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Intensive In-Home Specialist (Children & Youth)

Arnold, Missouri
Job Type
19 May 2023
Community Treatment, Inc.
Intensive In-Home Specialist
Full COVID 19 vaccination required. Exemption accommodation upon request.
Salary: $37,900.00 - $45,600
Department: Children & Youth Services
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Amount of Travel Required: significant amount within Jefferson County
Work Schedule: Flexible Hybrid Schedule
COMTREA Benefits Overview: Loan Repayment opportunities available for applicable positions. Learn more at Paid Holidays & Time Off. Clinical Licensure Supervision Available. Professional Development Funds, HSA, and Insurance options after 60 days of employment. We strive to offer a flexible Work/Life Balance.
Position Summary
Provide intensive in-home community support services to children/youth with a serious emotional disturbance and their families; as defined in Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR) Program Manual. Intensive services provided may include (1) evaluation services, (2) community support; (3) crisis intervention; (4) consultation and (5) psychosocial rehabilitation. In addition, IHS will monitor and arrange medication administration and/or medication services, therapy, and psychiatric services for client and family as needed. IHS will provide services for up to ninety (90) days, as deemed appropriate by treatment team for each in-home intervention.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed and may be modified, interpreted, and/or applied in any way, as necessary. Maintaining regular and punctual attendance is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Provide services to a minimum of twenty families per year with the goal of maintaining the child or youth in the home following the intervention with a commitment to children's safety and family stability.
Arrange for follow-up services at the end of the Intensive intervention by providing for therapy, family support provider, case management and/or targeted case management services as deemed appropriate by Treatment Team.
Assist families with parenting skills.
Provide resources in appropriate areas to meet the need of the child/youth and family.
Be available for each child/youth and families served for crisis situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using a brief intervention protocol during the intervention or arrange back-up services.
Provide or arrange for community services for the child/youth and family as needed.
Provide for Behavioral Aid/Family Assistant as deemed appropriate by Treatment Team.
Provide for respite services if deemed appropriate by Treatment Team.
Provide or arrange for transportation for medical appointments, therapy and respite if needed.
Provide services to culturally diverse children and families.
Assist with "concrete services" when appropriate, through "wrap-around funds."
Document all work performed including CPR Psychosocial Evaluations, Treatment Plans, Quarterly Reviews, Staffing Reports, Discharge/Transfer Summaries in an accurate and timely manner.
Attend bi-monthly or more clinical supervision with AVP Supervisor.
Staff every new potential case with AVP Supervisor.
Provide referrals, advocacy, information and education to meet individual needs of clients.
Conduct activities according to COMTREA's Code of Conduct and Policies.
Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications
Competency Statement(s)
Knowledge - Appraise familiarity with techniques and procedures needed to complete the work.
Productivity - Asses the amount of work completed in relation to expectations.
Teamwork - Assess the ability to work with others, when appropriate, to attain organizational goals and objectives.
Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
Judgment - The ability of the individual to form sound opinions or make decisions by evaluating available information.
Decision Making- Being able to evaluate information and decide on an appropriate course of action.
Problem Solving-Effectively thinking through an issue and developing a solution to a problem.
Relationship Building- Working effectively with different types of people while building rapport and trust.
Work Experience
Required Experience: 1 to 2 years
Experience: 2 years of experience working with children and families. Knowledge of the following: child development and child and family therapy theories. Knowledge of and ability of the following: to teach, model and monitor parenting skills, model and monitor anger management skills, model and monitor good communication skills, to access community resources.
Computer Skills: Basic Computer Skills.
Certifications & Licenses: CPR certification preferred at hire, otherwise must be obtained within 30 days of employment, and maintained throughout;
Valid driver's license. Maintain and provide proof of adequate comprehensive automobile insurance. Vehicle in good working condition.
Other Requirements: Ability to communicate effectively with child, family, agency staff and other community services and resources. Ability to document and complete all paperwork in an accurate and timely manner. Ability to work evenings and take calls on weekends, in addition to normal working hours.
Degree Level Required: Graduate
Master's Degree Required, Field of Study: Counseling, Social Work or a closely related field.

Work Environment
Office and Community.
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  • Job Reference: 1010171787-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Community Treatment Inc. (COMTREA)
  • Location: Arnold, Missouri
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent