Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Nonexempt
Part-time work also available
Location: South King County
$47,000 - $59,700 annually (Grade 7)
Dependent on education and years of experience
SIGN-ON BONUS: $1,200
1/3 immediately; 2/3 after one (1) year
Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are upholding this by recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and all other historically marginalized and excluded communities other protected status as provided by law. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!
We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. The following are the values guide our work:
- TEAMWORK: Relationships come first.
- EQUITY: There’s infinite value in every human.
- EXCELLENCE: Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
- DEDICATION: Do more. Do better.
- RESPECT: Meet people where they are.
- REFLECTION: Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.
Childhaven is a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. We are building a continuum of care model that is growing to respond to the changing needs of families by combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of community partners. Going forward, we are embarking on a new and ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation.
You are a passionate and dedicated individual who shares our vision: To help ensure that all children are safe and healthy; thriving physically, socially emotionally and educationally; and well nurtured by family and by their community.
You too are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo. You are equal parts learner, leader and mentor and see around the corners of a challenge, replaying the question of “What if…” with a reply of “Why not…” If this sounds like you, then we want to meet, get to know you, and talk more about the positive impact we could have together.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Childhaven has an exciting opportunity to join the Flourish WISe (Wraparound with Intensive Services) Team as our next Wraparound Facilitator. WISe/Wraparound is a team-based planning and service process designed to create better outcomes for trauma-affected children, to build child and family stability and support children’s success in their homes and communities. Members of this team will work closely together to collaboratively develop and implement an individualized plan of care, monitor the efficacy of the plan, and work towards success over time.
The Wraparound Facilitator coordinates and facilitates the strengths-based and family-driven Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) process for trauma-impacted children and families. This position is the care coordinator and facilitator of the multidisciplinary Child and Family Team, and is responsible for leading the team through the phases and activities of WISe. The Facilitator contributes knowledge and skills to ensure the team process honors each member’s role, responsibility, and perspective. Work is guided by infant/early childhood intervention models and provided in a team framework, in close collaboration with Childhaven’s Wraparound Parent Partners, Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Therapists, and Teachers. Emphasis is on partnering actively with families, natural supports, and other community service providers to promote safe, stable, and healthy families.
Reporting to the WISe Program Manager, this position requires flexible work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours to accommodate family needs. Services are performed in greater Seattle or Auburn/south King County areas.
- Prepare for and facilitate Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings, including agenda, visual aids, tools, and resources. Schedule times and locations convenient for family and team members.
- Assist families in identifying their children’s strengths and needs in order to develop their Individualized family vision. Complete weekly check-in calls with families and maintain complete documentation of the child’s case records.
- Participate in ongoing, job-related professional development opportunities, in-service trainings, and continuing education (e.g., Child Abuse Awareness, HIPAA, antiracism, etc.).
- Regularly assess own performance for improvement.
- Guide and serve as central point of communication for the Child and Family Team process.
- Encourage each team member to identify priority concerns, minimize areas of potential conflict, and follow mandates of child-serving systems, using consensus-building techniques.
- If individual team members cannot attend a team meeting, arrange participation via phone or teleconference, or gather their input in advance.
- Identify the strengths and needs of the child and family, provide team members with an overview of Child and Family Team practice, clarify roles and responsibilities.
- Work with Parent Partner to identify family support or other formal and informal resources to support child and family integration into their community and serve on CFT.
- Ensure all team members receive updated copies of the Cross-System Care Plan, documentation of progress, CFT notes within 7 days after each meeting.
- Maintain team focus on progress toward established goals and transition out of WISe.
- Ensure respect for the input, needs, and feelings of the child and family.
- Inform the child and family of their rights, obtain consents and releases of information.
- Acknowledge and celebrate successes and transitions.
- Provide or arrange crisis response and stabilization services. Complete, update, and communicate the Family Safety and Crisis Plan with family and team members.
- Participate in 24/7/365 on-call Crisis Response. Respond to client crises during assigned weeks.
- Ensure compliance with all Childhaven policies and procedures. Adhere to all related contracts, Federal, State, and local requirements, and guidelines.
- Maintain documentation of child’s case records and electronic health record (EHR) according to Childhaven policy, County and State requirements, and Wraparound fidelity guidelines. Perform reviews of documentation when required by WISe Coach or when need arises (self-audit).
- Maintain productivity standards for direct service as established for the position.
- Ensure timely collection of statistical information for funding sources and program evaluations.
- Participate in scheduled supervision, team meetings, and administrative meetings. Utilize reflective supervision to support professional growth and quality client care.
- Remain current with professional development requirements.
- Other duties as assigned.
- 2 years of related experience working or volunteering with children and families in the field of social services or early intervention, preferably in community-based services.
- Knowledge of early childhood development with a demonstrated ability to foster relationships with parents, infants, and toddlers.
- Knowledge of local and statewide family resources.
- Knowledge of social justice and racial equity concerns that affect families; experience interacting with diverse populations.
- Able to effectively communicate; has the skills and abilities to develop and maintain good public relations among clients, volunteers, other personnel, and the public.
- Able to work effectively with diverse clients and agency staff; be aware of other needs and advocate for safety.
- Warm and compassionate approach with the ability to establish rapport and provide emotional support to families.
- Exceptional people and communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Be in acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural/spiritual differences.
- Ability and desire to be flexible and responsive
- A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record with state-required minimum automobile insurance; able to use personal vehicle for the job.
- Ability to obtain and/or maintain current certifications including Pediatric/Adult CPR, first aid and AED, HIV and blood borne pathogens
- Background check, drug screen, tuberculosis test, and COVID-19 vaccination required.
We are dedicated to recruiting candidates who reflect the diversity and lived experiences of the communities we serve. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply! In addition to position specific qualifications, preferable skills include:
- Bachelor’s/Associate’s degree in related social service field.
- Prior experience in one or more of: mental health, early childhood education, foster care, child welfare, juvenile justice, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, homelessness, or poverty alleviation.
- Experience in WISe or other Wraparound models.
Childhaven has committed to equitable compensation practices, including pre-determining what roles require and the qualities needed from the individual that will fill the role. To achieve this, Childhaven uses a grade and step approach to determine the compensation of each team member based on years of relevant experience.
We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity, Excellence, Dedication, Respect, and Reflection. Here’s a bit of what we offer our staff:
- We believe in a fully transparent hiring process.
- We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account (FSA), healthcare reimbursement account, and 403(b) savings program. A full listing of benefits is available.
- Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and educational topics, advocacy, and more.
- We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them. As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and our antiracism council, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.
Childhaven values organizational culture and professional development. Team members at Childhaven have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through the following:
- Project work groups
- Clinical and/or reflective supervision
- Community advocacy and engagement
- Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equity Council (DIREC)
***HOW TO APPLY***
Please apply through our website. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please let us know.
This position will be open until filled; applicants are encouraged to apply. In addition to completing the application online, please attach a resume and cover letter when prompted.
Childhaven would like to get an accurate understanding of each applicant’s experience and interest.