Position: Behavioral Health,Trauma Services Specialist (Regular, Full-time)
Program: Wind River Family and Community Health Care
Opening Date: January 22, 2018
Closing Date: Open until filled
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (unless otherwise advised)
Reports to: Behavioral Health Department, Wind River Family & Community Health System
The Trauma Services Specialist (TSS) will provide care management and coordination of Trauma services and forensic response team services to child and youth trauma victims and their families served through the Wind River Cares 4 Kids/Family Court Diversion Defending Childhood Initiative. The TSS will make arrangements with all necessary parties to insure timely, coordinated and compassionate trauma response team supports that may include arranging for forensic assessment (physical, psychological). The TSS will support integrated cross-departmental and cross- system trauma-informed services, policies and protocols. The TSS will work directly with WRFCHCS clinical providers, justice system, law enforcement, schools, and social agencies in the coordination of necessary appointments, care plans and meetings. The TSS will provide staff support for multidisciplinary team meetings and be a member of those teams and the Defending Childhood Wind River Cares for 4 Kids Forensic/Direct Care Service and workgroup, and provide care manage those receiving PTI based Child Healing Center services.
Additional duties include: maintaining operations protocols; maintain statistical data; assists with public awareness/education information of services; assist the Behavioral Health Department Director in arranging for necessary case staffing and with information/scheduling professional development activities/calendars (e.g. web-based trainings) related to child trauma and victimization; provide workgroup and community organizational support to the WRFCHCS Defending Childhood Initiative Family Court Diversion Initiative efforts, and perform case management duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator, Behavioral Health Director, WRFCHCS.
This position involves working with multi-problem children or families with complex needs which is often crisis oriented and unpredictable. The day to day workload will be conducted Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, evening and weekend hours may be required. The TSS shall demonstrate the highest standard of personal integrity, honesty, and truthfulness in all professional and personal dealings hall demonstrate the highest standard of personal integrity, honesty, and truthfulness in all professional and personal dealings.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Bachelor in Social Work, certification preferred or to be sought as part of employment and experience in the field of child/youth trauma
The ability and skill to compile and write reports from various documents maintained within WRFCHC.
Communication skills are required to effectively to coordinate services between WRFCHCS and entities serving the Wind River Reservation.
Must have the ability to work under stressful situations and must be highly motivated to insure that the highest possible quality of care is made available to children.
The TSS is under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, Behavioral Health Director. The supervisor sets all standards of work performance, develop deadlines and benchmarks for the work that needs to be completed. The TSS will perform the general and specific job duties of the position, maintains strict confidentiality of all client/patient information including all requirements of the Patient Protection and Accountability Act and Health Information Patient Protection Act, and established policies. The supervisor is kept informed of progress and potential issues. The work is reviewed in terms of effectiveness in meeting expected results.
Guidelines include WRFCHCS policies, procedures, and manuals, as well as federal and state regulations, which may have gaps in specificity and protocols recommended by The National Child Advocacy Center for child advocacy center. Judgment is required in applying the guidelines and making minor deviations to adapt the guidelines to specific cases.
FACTOR 4 - COMPLEXITY
The work requires knowledge of principles & practices in childhood trauma, social work and integrated systems approaches to health care delivery. Knowledge of the Peoples of the Wind River Indian Reservation, tribal government structure and systems, including its health, welfare, and law enforcement/justice system is required. Must have a working knowledge of services to child victims of crime and children/youth and families in crisis, treatment and recovery. Community organization and advocacy skills are required. Must have the necessary knowledge and education to gain a thorough understanding of the existing patient population that WRFCHCS serves. Requires the ability and business knowledge to develop calendars, schedules, data collection report, and informational/educational materials. Familiarity with laws and children and juvenile court procedures preferred. General phone skills, office equipment, word processing and computer skills are required.
How to Apply:
Complete a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to the Northern ARapaho Human Resources program, or to the WRFCHC HR Manager. Applications can be mailed to the Northern Arapaho Human Resources , P.O. Box 396, Ft. Washakie, Wy., 82514, or to WRFCHC Human Resources, P.O. Box 1310, Riverton, Wy., 82501. Applications can also be hand delivered to Northern Arapaho Human Resources at the Tribal Complex Building, located at 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, Wy., or the WRFCHC Human Resources office, located at 511 N. 12th E., Riverton, Wy.
Application form can be found on the Tribes’ website at www.northernarapaho.com, or at www.windrivercares.com. For more information please call (307) 335-3964/3970 or (307) 463-4473. Indian preference applies.