Employment at VYFS

In 2017, Vashon Youth and Family Services celebrated 40 years of helping the Vashon Island community. Join our team and be a part of this vibrant tradition. To apply, please peruse our open positions and read through the job descriptions and included instructions. All postings will require a completed VYFS Employment Application. Contact Mariela Franco at mfranco@vyfs.org if you have additional questions about the application process.

If no positions are listed below, we currently have no open positions.  


Mental Health Case Manager/Therapist - 10-16 hours

Summary of responsibilities:

·         Participate in weekly team meetings/consult, weekly supervision and monthly staff meetings

·         Perform duties related to working with children and families identified as high risk, to identify needs and goals to achieve empowerment and improved quality of life for both behavioral and physical health issues

·         Assess child’s and family’s current functional level and, in collaboration with the child and family, develops and monitors an Individual Service Plan and quality of care

·         Collaborates with both medical and behavioral providers to ensure optimal care for children and families

·         Available to consult by telephone with children and families for behavioral issues, and their providers to identify needs, set goals and implement action steps towards achieving goals. Empower children and families to help them improve their quality of life and ensure an integrated approach to address complex issues

·         Provides ongoing coordination of case management services, assessment, treatment planning, resource identification and development, environmental assistance, advocacy, collateral supports and clinical services as appropriate to assigned caseload

·         Create and support a trauma-informed, safe, trusting healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences of the children, families, staff and communities we serve with safety and healing

·         Hold client confidentiality as a high value, understand and follow all applicable rules of confidentiality, including HIPPA, HITEC and subsequent local and national legislation protecting client privacy, seek additional training and clarification when needed

·         Maintain caseload and paperwork expectations, completing required documentation no later than weekly following child and family interactions

REQUIREMENTS:

Essential Functions:

·         Delivers such services with respect, tact and cultural sensitivity.

·         Training and expertise, or a demonstrated willingness to receive training and develop expertise in at least one Evidence-Based Practice modality of intervention appropriate for delivering therapy to children, youth, adults and families.

·         Manages the stress of serving difficult/agitated consumers in a safe and dignified manner as dictated by facility policies and procedures.

·         Works cooperatively in a multidisciplinary team approach, according respect to others based on knowledge and experience as well as discipline. 

·         Computer literacy, ability to learn new technology and adapt to change

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree in Social Services/Sciences or related field, plus two years' experience in counseling preferred. Associates Degree Required.
• Maintain Chemical Dependency Professional certification per WAC (Washington Administrative Code) and possess the CDP credential.
• Must be knowledgeable in ASAM criteria for levels I.0 outpatient treatment and II.I intense outpatient.
• Drug-free and out of treatment for a minimum of three years immediately prior to employment and no misuse of alcohol or drugs while employed as a Chemical Dependency Professional.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Experience with motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy.

To apply send resume and cover letter to Mariela at mfranco@vyfs.org, or stop by our main office to fill out an application (20110 Vashon Highway SW).

Posted 2/20/19 - Position open until filled



Mental Health Case Manager/Therapist - 35-40 hours

Summary of responsibilities:

·         Participate in weekly team meetings/consult, weekly supervision and monthly staff meetings

·         Perform duties related to working with children and families identified as high risk, to identify needs and goals to achieve empowerment and improved quality of life for both behavioral and physical health issues

·         Assess child’s and family’s current functional level and, in collaboration with the child and family, develops and monitors an Individual Service Plan and quality of care

·         Collaborates with both medical and behavioral providers to ensure optimal care for children and families

·         Available to consult by telephone with children and families for behavioral issues, and their providers to identify needs, set goals and implement action steps towards achieving goals. Empower children and families to help them improve their quality of life and ensure an integrated approach to address complex issues

·         Provides ongoing coordination of case management services, assessment, treatment planning, resource identification and development, environmental assistance, advocacy, collateral supports and clinical services as appropriate to assigned caseload

·         Create and support a trauma-informed, safe, trusting healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences of the children, families, staff and communities we serve with safety and healing

·         Hold client confidentiality as a high value, understand and follow all applicable rules of confidentiality, including HIPPA, HITEC and subsequent local and national legislation protecting client privacy, seek additional training and clarification when needed

·         Maintain caseload and paperwork expectations, completing required documentation no later than weekly following child and family interactions

REQUIREMENTS:

Education, Experience, and Certification:

·         Experience with child and family strongly preferred

·         Fluent in Spanish in a clinical context, strongly preferred

·         Master’s Degree in related field required by start date, LMHCA, LMHC, LISCW or LMFT, LICSWA and LMFTA.

·         Experience working with seriously and persistently mentally ill adult populations

·         Experience in community mental health setting

·         Additional certification requirements: Work towards one or more of: Infant mental health specialist, Child mental health specialist, Geriatric mental health, developmentally delayed mental health specialist

·         Current Washington State Mental Health Professional credential

·         Valid Washington States driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Delivers such services with respect, tact and cultural sensitivity.

·         Training and expertise, or a demonstrated willingness to receive training and develop expertise in at least one Evidence-Based Practice modality of intervention appropriate for delivering therapy to children, youth, adults and families.

·         Manages the stress of serving difficult/agitated consumers in a safe and dignified manner as dictated by facility policies and procedures.

·         Works cooperatively in a multidisciplinary team approach, according respect to others based on knowledge and experience as well as discipline. 

·         Computer literacy, ability to learn new technology and adapt to change

Caseload expectations: Minimum 61% of time in direct service.

To apply send resume and cover letter to Mariela at mfranco@vyfs.org, or stop by our main office to fill out an application (20110 Vashon Highway SW).

Posted 2/20/19 - Position open until filled



Childcare Provider - On-Call  

The On-call Childcare Provider reports to the Family Place manager and cares for children who are participating in Family Place programs. Childcare providers will utilize the skills taught explained in the book Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers and in the “Discipline that Doesn’t Divide” class including redirection, looking for underlying needs in problem behavior, and supporting all emotions.

To apply send employment application to Mariela at mfranco@vyfs.org, or stop by our main office to fill out an application (20110 Vashon Highway SW).

Posted 2/20/19 - Position open until filled