Wraparound Child and Family Specialist

Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values
to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic
drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years.
We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities
challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions.
Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on
the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of
best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs;
and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are
committed to treating the whole person?and come from all fields.
operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living
the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and
becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we
touch. As ?One Phoenix House? we believe in having fun along the way ?
embracing ?progress not perfection? as our journey continues.
Phoenix House of
Lake View Terrace is currently seeking a Child and Family Specialist. The Child
and Family Specialist provide one-on-one support and behavioral interventions
to resolve issues identified in the Plan of Care. Assist client with learning
and practicingcommunication
skills, anger management, problem solving, stress management,and additional pro-social behaviors; becoming
involved in academic, social, recreational, and/or employment activities; and
learning to cooperate and engage both peers and adults across all settings.
Create fun and reinforcing environments to teach skills and model behavior,
provide transportation, and give updates to the Child and Family Team regarding
the clients? progress.Responsible for a caseload of ten to twelve
slots.Upholds regulations established by
the Department of Mental Health and Department of Children and Family Services
in Los Angeles County. Aligning services with the vision and shared values of
Phoenix House.
+ Provides
provide one-on-one support and behavioral interventions to clients and/or
their families using a team and community-based approach. Plans and
implements individual and group activities that encourage the child?s social
and emotional growth.
+ Participates
in Child and Family Team Meetings in support of client?s needs.
+ Provides
crisis intervention as needed (including evenings, nights and weekends).
Participate in the development of appropriate crisis plans.
+ Attend
regularly scheduled staff meetings, community meetings and other meetings
as assigned. Interface with DCFS, DMH, court systems, schools and other
community liaisons.
+ Responsible
for timely and accurate completion of client notes, charts, reports, and
other documentation related to the treatment and progress of clients in
the program per contractual and
program standards. Documentation
may include web-based, electronic and/or paper documents.
+ Maintains
an appropriate caseload (10-12 clients) in order to reach the weekly
expectation of client contact and billable hours in accordance with
Phoenix House Policy and Procedures.
+ Participates
in case supervision on a weekly basis; discusses current caseload,
documentation, and productivity; and accepts/implements feedback and
direction into direct services with clients. Maintains regular
consultation with the Child and Family Team through weekly participation
in Internal Team Meeting; and as needed.
+ Maintain
the dignity and personal rights as highlighted in our aforementioned
regulatory agencies by deploying clear and skilled crisis communication,
evasion techniques when program participants display hostile or volatile
behaviors which may cause bodily harm to self.
+ AA degree with six (6) years of related work experience;
or, Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of related work experience: or,
Master?s degree and two (2) years of related experience- Required.
+ Previous work experience providing behavior/crisis
intervention with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families
+ Experience with DMH documentation
and billing,- Preferred
+ Ability and willingness to report to work on time and ready
for work on each scheduled day.
+ Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to make
decisions independently and communicate effectively when dealing with clients,
families, other staff members, department heads, visitors, external agencies
and community members
+ Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
with appropriate documentation skills to complete reports, utilize data and
communicate ideas constructively
+ Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate
boundaries with client/patients of Phoenix House
+ Strong crisis management, conflict resolution and
de-escalation skills.
+ Must show aptitude for working as part of a team
Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks,
fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification
of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.
We at Phoenix
House appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization.
Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of
opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation
or executive order, including veterans and individuals with
EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

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