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Behavioral Counselor - WRAP Connections, Escondido

Company: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Location: Escondido
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

General Information
Job Title: Behavioral Counselor - WRAP Connections
Title: Behavior Counselor (Community Based Position)
Responsible to: Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor/Clinical Manager/ Program Director/Senior Director/Housing Program Manager

Location: 504 West Mission Avenue Suite 106
Escondido, CA, 92025 United States

Employee Type: FT Non-Exempt
Job Category: Direct Care - Community Based

Job Summary:
The Behavior Counselor works within the Wraparound philosophy to support behavior strategies and provide direct support behavioral intervention and rehab services to participants and caregivers referred to the Wraparound program. Behavior Counselor will work with participants and caregivers in their residence or community; document services; collaborate with other social services, educational or mental health professionals; and actively participate in supervision. The Behavior Counselor is active in supporting and implementing Wraparound philosophy and its individualized, strengths-based, culturally responsive, family-centered approach to behavioral, evidence-based intervention.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
1) Acts as a skills coach and trainer in promoting Wraparound strategies implementation, assessing behavior and providing team agreed upon direct support for participants using strength-based interventions as directed by the Wraparound Client Plan and Wrap Plan; 2) Teaches participants and/or caregivers use of effective tools for coping with challenging behaviors; 3) Educates, trains, and works with caregivers to support follow-through and generalization of interventions; 4) Collaborates with other Wraparound team members to provide continuity and comprehensiveness of care; 5) Works in collaboration with participants and families to resolve crisis situations; 6) Provides treatment with dignity and show therapeutic understanding with all participants including people who differ in race, ethnicity, gender, and economic background, country of origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and education.
Documentation/Administrative Duti es : 1) Completes same day documentation of mental health progress notes, reports and other documentation of all services rendered in accordance with agency policy and quality standards for the position. 2) Maintains participant records in an orderly and timely manner including effective use of identified Electronic Health Record systems. 3) Comprehends and meets all charting and billing deadlines. 4) Adheres to administrative and productivity goals. 5) Participates in internal and community-based quality assurance as assigned. 6) Verifies all aspects of documentation meet or exceed county, state and federal guidelines. 7) Meets all HIPAA standards in providing PHI to others. 8) Completes other documentation as directed by their supervisor.
Competencies: 1) Demonstrates knowledge of child/adolescent/young adult development and emotional disorders as relevant to program's target population. 2) Demonstrates knowledge of individual and family assessments, diagnosis, differential treatment approaches and interventions including intensive case management services. 3) Demonstrates knowledge of documentation standards and capacity to meet documentation expectations. 4) Provides developmentally appropriate treatment services consistent with program model and involving multiple systems planning and coordination.
Professional Conduct: 1) Maintains professional boundaries and adheres to all professional ethical standards including abuse reporting, maintenance of participant and business confidentiality and all agency and program policies including Boundary Code of Ethics, Core Competencies, Code of Conduct, Employee Handbook and state and federal regulations. 2) Exhibits clear knowledge and understanding of overall agency operations as stated in agency policies and procedures.
Professional Development : 1) Participates in weekly supervision. 2) Participates in trainings and provides training as assigned. 2) Participates in quality improvement activities as assigned. 3) Participates in Agency committees as assigned.
Other Duties and Responsibilities: 1) Other related duties as assigned. 2) May be required to work flexible hours, nights and weekends. 3) Will drive on Agency related business.

Q ualifications:
1. B.A. Degree or five (5) years' experience in a mental health related field.
2. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults.
3. Demonstrated ability to assess, triage and organize work.
4. Theoretical understanding or experience in behavioral approaches to treatment.
5. Experience with or knowledge of designing, supervising, monitoring, changing, and discontinuing individualized behavioral interventions.
6. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities.
7. Clean driving record; current CA Driver's License or ability to obtain within 10 days after hire.
8. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.

1. Coaching, Training, and/or Applied Behavioral Analysis experience .
2. Fluency in English and Spanish
3. Experience with individuals with mental health diagnoses and/or developmental disabilities.

Benefits include
Fred Finch offers a competitive salary and benefits package which may includes:
Extensive on the job and overall professional training/Supervision toward licensure, hybrid work position with flexibility
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan
Employer paid life insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
9 paid holidays
21 days of Paid Time Off (initially)

Keywords: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services, Escondido , Behavioral Counselor - WRAP Connections, Escondido, Other , Escondido, California

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