Wellness Coordinator

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The mission of the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) is to improve the health of children and adolescents exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We do this through three primary activities:

  • CYW uses mental health and wellness interventions to prevent and heal the chemical, physiological, and neuro-developmental effects of ACEs.
  • CYW improves the competencies and capacities of other youth-serving organizations to identify children with ACEs and make appropriate service plans and referrals.
  • CYW develops and disseminates knowledge about ACEs and its consequences to improve policies and practices that affect child health and development.

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RELEVANCE OF THE POSITION

The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) seeks an experienced, energetic Wellness Coordinator to manage client cases as part of the mental health team. The Wellness Coordinator works closely with the Bayview Child Health Center (BCHC) medical team and the CYW mental health, education advocacy and community partners to create and coordinate a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for each CYW client. The Wellness Coordinator then works with the family to implement the treatment plan, acting as a liaison between service providers and the family. In addition, the Wellness Coordinator assists families with problems of daily living (i.e. access to resources, benefits, insurance) and acts as an advocate on behalf of the family. The Wellness Coordinator will report to the Director of Mental Health.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES

1. Accept and coordinate referrals from the Bayview Child Health Center and our community and institutional partners in the areas of trauma exposure and mental health, substance use, housing, legal issues, transportation, social support, interpersonal conflict, exposure to domestic or community violence, financial support, benefits and employment.

2. With input from the mental health team, collaborate with families to create and coordinate a comprehensive, individualized or family treatment plan for each CYW client. Monitor changes in the family’s condition or circumstances, updating the individual or family treatment plan and providing appropriate interventions and linked referrals as needed to ensure that care is coordinated among the family, caregivers and service providers. Actively follow up with clients who have missed an appointment.

3. Connect clients to community and institutional resources related to employment, legal and financial services, benefits (i.e MediCal, VOC), and health insurance. Assist with problems of daily living such as access to food, shelter, and clothing.

4. Advocate on behalf of families with other service providers, conducting ongoing monitoring and follow-up with family and providers to confirm completion of referrals, service acquisition, maintenance of services and adherence to services.

5. Provide information about mental health crisis services, parenting support, and respite care and information related to childcare/daycare.

6. Attend case management and mental health team meetings to assist in coordination of care and client follow up. Attend regular case management meetings with co-located partners.

7. When necessary, provide trauma-informed home/school/clinic-based family intervention and parenting guidance.

8. Conduct routine home/school visits to engage families and to ensure follow through on child’s treatment plan.

9. Participate in community outreach, education and training efforts as needed to make the community aware of CYW services and build partnerships within the community.

10. Participate in trainings as needed to develop and consolidate the ability to deliver trauma informed care.

CRITICAL CRITERIA

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Required knowledge:

  • Familiarity with trauma and its effects on children and adults
  • Knowledge of relevant systems of care and resources in San Francisco
  • Familiarity with motivational interviewing
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

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Required skills/abilities:

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  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing, across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to meet deadlines; strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage a multi-disciplinary team of providers
  • Ability to conduct home and school based visits
  • Ability to lead team meetings regarding patient care and create high quality service plans
  • Ability to track data regarding performance and outcomes
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, service and mission-driven environment.
  • Ability to be creative and flexible in day-to-day work.

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Required licenses and/or credentials:

  • MFT or LCSW preferred; BA with at least 5 years experience in the field can substitute for MFT/LCSW

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Reports to: The Wellness Coordinator reports to the Director of Clinical Programs.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full time
  • Exempt status

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to hiring@centerforyouthwellness.org with “Wellness Coordinator” in the subject line.No phone calls please.

San Francisco, California
2013-05-10
Center for Youth Wellness
Human Resources



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