Mental Health Case Manager
WORK WITH CHILDSTRIVE TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
ChildStrive began as a dream shared by a small group of parents who wanted a better future for their children with special needs. Every day, ChildStrive team members continue to grow that dream through dynamic, research-based programs that improve the lives of children and families in our community.
At ChildStrive, we believe that hiring staff that reflects our multi-ethnic and multi-racial clients increases resiliency, equity, and capacity in our community. We are committed to creating a welcoming workplace for all individuals and to offer opportunities for mentorship. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups, veterans, multi-lingual individuals to apply for our open positions.
We invite highly skilled, dedicated professionals to join our team of therapists, educators, nurses, counselors and administrative support. We have a current opportunity for an Early Childhood-focused Mental Health Case Manager.
Mental Health Case Manager
Location: Everett Schedule: 1.0FTE Salary: $56,000-$60,000
Our Outreach Mental Health team serves families with many social stressors during a critical period of their child’s brain development. Our target population is Latinx families who are pregnant or have at least one child under the age of 8. As part of this team, the Case Manager will work in tandem with Mukilteo School District Liaison, and the ECEAP program Family Support staff to identify families within Mukilteo School District who could benefit from support groups or family counseling. They will provide triage, psychoeducation, and lower-acuity mental health supports. They will build on relationships with other agencies to be able to refer clients to higher levels of care in a smooth and timely manner.
· At minimum, a Bachelors in Mental Health, Social Work, or Human Services, or a similar degree from another country
· Bilingual in Spanish and English
· COVID 19 Vaccination
· Use of a car or otherwise navigate the Casino Road area of Mukilteo/South Everett
· Proficiency in basic computer skills
· Be reliable and timely in all required documentation
· Ability to get up and down stairs, bend down and lift up to 50 lbs.
· Pass a DCYF Background Clearance allowing you to work with small children
· Provide in-home or telehealth-based meetings with parents. Use strengths-based and proven practices to promote resilience in individuals and families.
· Administer psychosocial screenings, and use standardized tools to screen for developmental delays in children.
· Provide anticipatory guidance about typical developmental windows, particularly with regard to social/emotional development. Make referrals to Early Supports when warranted, and provide support to caregivers in going through the Evaluation process.
· Conduct a brief mental health needs assessment for family members and refer out as appropriate for substance abuse, crisis, shelter services, or medical care.
· Assist the mental health therapist to run parenting support groups, and complete training to eventually facilitate such groups independently.
· Team with Mukilteo School District staff and families around IEP and transition to kindergarten, to support the psychological needs of a child in the context of their learning and neurodevelopment
· Coordinate with Connect Casino Road to encourage enrollment in Family Academies, ECEAP preschool, and other local supports to families.
· Provide linkage and navigation for vulnerable families to community resources around basic needs.
· Collaborate respectfully with DCYF, CASA/GAL, DDD, Early Supports teams, home visitors, and educators to deepen the professional regard across systems, and be a positive ambassador for the mission and values of Mukilteo School District and ChildStrive.
· Document all of the above in a confidential case file, and maintain the privacy of all parties involved.
· Participate in ongoing reflective supervision through ChildStrive, approximately one hour per week. Attend a monthly reflective consultation group.
· Complete ChildStrive’s RESTORE orientation, training in our electronic medical record, and any other required trainings.
· Maintain proficiency in suicide assessment, Mandated Reporter regulations, and HIPAA with guidance from the supervisor.
In addition to our supportive workplace environment you’ll enjoy excellent benefits that may include:
· Competitive wages
· Matching 403(b) contributions
· Healthcare package
· Paid Time Off
· Flexible Schedule
· Continuing education
· Professional Development
To be considered for this position email your resume and cover letter to:
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
Founded in 1963, ChildStrive is a growing non-profit agency serving children and families in Snohomish and north King Counties. We are pioneers and respected leaders in providing family centered parenting support and early intervention services to pregnant women and young children birth through 3 years old.
ChildStrive partners with families to support young children’s success in daily life and in the community.
Our vision is that all children will succeed in school and in life.
We serve our community through four programs:
Early Intervention serves families with children birth to three years of age who have a developmental delay or identified disability;
Nurse Family Partnership serves first time pregnant women through pregnancy and until their child turns two years of age;
Parents as Teachers serves families who are pregnant or have a young child who are living with trauma or chronic hardships, including housing instability or poverty.
Community Outreach serves families who are vulnerable due to homelessness, substance abuse, and isolation. The Outreach program partners with the Tulalip Tribes, Homeward House, recovery centers, and local shelters to provide counseling and early childhood consultation.
ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) is a high quality preschool and family development program for underserved families in partnership with Snohomish County and the State of Washington.
At ChildStrive our workplace is a direct reflection of our work with the families we serve.
We ask our families about their hopes and dreams and we recognize that the hope of dreams of our staff extend beyond their work life.
We build family capacity through strength based coaching, reflection, and information sharing. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, we systematically support our staff to reach their full potential. You’ll work alongside talented professionals and have built-in opportunities for continuing education, reflective supervision, pursuing your passions and sharing your knowledge.
We collaborate with families and our community partners in meaningful, effective ways; relationships are at the core of our work. You’ll find a trusted “home” on your transdisciplinary work team and experience the results of deep, authentic collaboration across the agency.
We continually adapt and improve to best meet our families’ needs, and maintain accountability in the process. Whether working with a challenging family, or improving agency wide effectiveness, you’ll roll up your sleeves to solve problems and have the freedom to implement solutions. Our “intent based leadership” philosophy means that every employee takes responsibility for ChildStrive’s success and how we accomplish our mission.
ChildStrive participates in the E-Verify program and is an equal opportunity employer
EEOC/AA - All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion or natural origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or other veterans’ status, or mental or physical handicap.