The Children and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS) are part of a new state initiative to meet the behavioral and emotional health challenges of children and youth covered by Medicaid and their families. CFTSS are an array of clinical and rehabilitative services provided in the home and other community settings and are intended to identify behavioral health needs early and intervene to keep children on their developmental trajectory and avoid the need for higher end services and institutional placement. CFTSS can be delivered individually or in a coordinated comprehensive manner according to a treatment plan.
Provide clinical and rehabilitative services in the home and other community-based settings in accordance with an individualized treatment plan, based on a child and family’s specific needs. Clinical services include comprehensive evaluation assessments; development of treatment plans; individual, family and group psychotherapy and crisis intervention.
• Conduct comprehensive evaluation assessments to establish a diagnosis, where needed, and identify service needs.
• Develop detailed treatment plans that specify amount, duration and scope of services, developed in collaboration with the child and family. Perform ongoing review of progress towards goal and update according to required timeframes.
• Provide individual, family and group psychotherapy.
• Provide crisis intervention services that are immediate and designed to diffuse or resolve the precipitating stress --in-person or by telephone and with follow-up.
• Provide intensive individual, family, relationship based and supportive counseling focused on problematic behavior to promote socialization.
• Provide crisis avoidance and management counseling to prevent or reduce an active crisis and promote stability after the episode.
• Provide rehabilitative psychoeducation, strengths based service planning and supports to minimize negative behavioral health symptoms/emotional disturbances to further community participation.
• Availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (services may be provided during weekday daytime hours in addition) and to maintain a consistent schedule in agreement with family and approved by supervisor.
• Complete required documentation for Medicaid billing within prescribed timeframes.
• Complete required and recommended trainings.
• Communicate regularly with NAC staff and respond to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
• Participate in supervision as scheduled.
• Must have an LCSW, LMSW, LMFT or LMHC and be knowledgeable about trauma-informed care.
• At least one year of applicable experience in children’s mental health or related area, working with children and families.
• Must follow safety precautions needed to protect child population.
• Must be willing to work in clients’ homes and communities.
• Must have quick and easy access to a computer and printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence.
• Knowledge of and adherence to cultural competency guidelines.