Joint Planning Team - Facilitator

Summary of Responsibilities:


Under the general direction of the Joint Planning Team Coach/Facilitator, this person provides services to youth and families who meet the criteria for the Joint Planning Committee. Responsibilities are carried out in accord with all existing policies, procedures, and regulations, as well as with the mission and values of the company.


Essential Functions:


Gather prior treatment information

Request and/or complete authorizations for services

Complete registration and monitoring forms

Assessment activities, such as completing a strength, needs and culture discovery; gathering of information

Link youth and family to services by identifying and access community resources and providers

Monitor coordinated services, as well as the effectiveness of the Individualized Care Plan

Provide communication to all Joint Planning Team members, including youth, family, and professionals, via e-mail, telephone, face-to-face and/or other means of communication

Assist families in completing and updating service plans, monthly and biannually

Assist families in completing referrals

Provide support to consumers, including crisis intervention

Meet billing standards once funding by Medical Assistance is established

Participate in interagency planning

Attend court hearings

Complete written reports

Maintain accurate and up-to-date files, monthly

Complete case notes, daily

Complete release of information processes

Complete and document engagement efforts

Participate in discharge/transition planning

Prepare files for closure and storage

Complete required High Fidelity Wraparound training, as well as annual trainings

Achieve and maintain state-wide Youth and Family Training Institute high fidelity wraparound credential

Participate in recorded trainings as needed

Provide on-call coverage

Attend weekly supervision

Assist in completing outcomes data

Provides oral and written translation (if applicable)


Personal Characteristics


The outgoing and collaborative personality that leads to trust and engagement with others

Ability to understand the point of view of others

Ability to attend to details, to manage, and to follow-through until goals are completed

Life experience in addition to academic learning and an academic degree

Self-awareness and the ability to critique oneself honestly

Knowledge of a variety of child-serving systems

Ability to acknowledge the differences of cultures without judgment

Diverse and culturally competent acceptance of individuals, and what constitutes a family

Interest in understanding and accepting people

Willingness to be part of a team

Ability to self-disclose appropriately, and to be able to relate to the challenges that others face

Ability to seek coaching, supervision and clinical input when needed


Minimum Requirements (education, experience, etc.)


Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field

One year of experience providing services for children and families

Willingness to complete High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitator credentialing, and successful completion within one year of hire

An understanding of, and experience with difference child-serving systems, including schools, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, health, and others

Experience working with or living with children who have complex emotional needs

Solid knowledge of community resources


Required Licenses, Certificates or Knowledge:


Proficient with Windows operating system


Minimum Employment Requirements:


Pre-employment drug screening clearance

Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License

Acceptable Department of Transportation record check

Reliable transportation

Act 33, Act 34, and Act 73 clearances

Immigration and Naturalization (I-9) clearance


Working Conditions:


In-office work performing concurrent varied tasks

Daily travel throughout York/Adams Counties to providers and other human service agencies as well as occasional travel to statewide meetings.




Safety Hazards of the Job:


Working hours are spent predominately in the community; must, therefore, have an awareness of personal/community safety.  There may be a rare occasion during which it is necessary to have physical interaction with a consumer exhibiting aggressive behavior.

SAM, Inc. York/Adams Counties is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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