Juvenile Court Parental Care Coordinator
Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, in collaboration with the county mental health board, the county Child Protective Services (CPS), and the juvenile court system, has an immediate need for a highly skilled full-time mental health individual to join our team. The successful candidate must have excellent communication, networking, and innovative problem-solving skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and strong group facilitation and coordination skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Works alongside the juvenile court to complete established mental health and substance use screens for court-involved individuals and parents/guardians.
- Establishes an initial face-to-face contact with parents/guardians involved in juvenile court for comprehensive, ongoing assessments of their family system to identify needs, strengths, growth areas, resources, referrals, resources, stressors, and sources of support to be used in case planning with CPS and juvenile court.
- Develops and implements group treatment with the intent of furthering reunification on topics related to behavioral health that is trauma-informed, substance abuse, parenting, life skills, and other related topics that may be tailored to whole-group or individual case plans. This includes standards for admission, participation, and completion of the group.
- Provides accountability, support, and intentional guidance for parents/guardians involved in juvenile court with case plans. This includes advocating for the vital interests of the parents/guardians/families of the client and family and empowering them to identify areas of need, seek out, and negotiate for appropriate resources as they move towards greater success.
- Communicates with the juvenile court promptly, collecting all necessary paperwork from the court, CPS, treatment providers, and other partnering agencies for the parents/guardians involved.
- Collaborate with Ashland County Juvenile Community Enrichment Services to identify any missed resources such as behavioral health assessments and parenting classes, referrals, and reports to develop, implement, and review the child and family care plan.
- Coordinates with other professionals and agencies and engages in Consumer advocacy; monitors service delivery and engages in follow-up as needed.
- Maintains compliance with all applicable practice standards and guidelines.
- Always maintains client confidentiality and adherence to HIPAA requirements.
Judgment: Ability to make sound decisions by drawing on professional expertise with minimal negative effects on employee relations and agency goals and results. Capable of providing on-the-spot guidance and de-escalation. Willingness to take responsibility for these decisions.
Interpersonal Relationships: Demonstrates a willingness to cooperate, work and communicate with coworkers, supervisors, CPS, juvenile courts, or outside contacts.
Communication: Effectiveness of expression in individual and group situations. Ability to convey ideas clearly and concisely.
Coordination: Ability to work with others as a team and express individual viewpoints while considering and learning from the input of others. Must be flexible.
Planning and Organization: Establishes an appropriate course of action for self and co-workers to accomplish goals; makes proper personnel assignments and appropriate use of resources. Set realistic target dates.
Adherence to Policies and Procedures: Appropriately interprets and applies agency policies and procedures to job responsibilities.
Orientation Toward Results: Ability to initiate projects, anticipate changes or needs, set new priorities, follow through, and meet deadlines.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, or similar is preferred; a high school diploma or GED is required.
Licenses or other required certifications: One or more of the competencies and/or licensures is preferred: social worker (LSW) or chemical dependency counselor assistant (CDCA).
Experience: Strong clinical skills with experience in corrections or community mental health services.
Specialized knowledge, skills, or abilities: Demonstrated knowledge about mental illness, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, and de-escalation. Must have a strong commitment to client rights. Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to drive a car legally. Must pass background and driving record checks.
What makes Appleseed a great place to work?
- Here are some responses from our very own employees:
- Staff work to make the agency a positive, progressive, and supportive environment. Personally and professionally, we put our best foot forward for our clients and for each other
- Our staff are amazing. Flexibility with our schedules. Family environment. Knowing we are doing something that makes a difference.
- The people and atmosphere
- Making a difference in other people’s lives and great coworkers! The ability to do what excites you as long as it helps others with mental health progress.
- The team approach to client care.
- Competitive compensation
- Medical /dental /vision
- Health Savings Account
- Employee Wellness App
- Life insurance
- Ability to earn monthly and yearly bonuses
- Flexible Schedule
- Minimum 2 weeks accrued paid vacation
- 3 personal days
- 8 accrued sick days
- 8 paid holidays
- 403b w/ Retirement match
- In House Pharmacy
- Mileage Reimbursement
- Continuing education opportunities & professional development dollars
- Annual pay increases with performance
If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please apply at /surveys/resume. We look forward to hearing from you. Please get in touch with Alyssa McQuate (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to providing all people equal employment and advancement opportunities. Employment decisions are based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.