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Coordinated Services Team (CST) Coordinator
Location:River Block Building - WR
FT/PT:Full-time 38.75hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:07/11/2021
Hiring Range:$50,959.35 - $58,253.62/annually
Job Responsibilities:
Note: Wage as of 7/1/21 will be $52,510.90 to $60,006.70/annually.

Purpose of Classification

A Coordinated Services Team is a group of individuals, including family members, service providers, and informal resource persons, who work together to coordinate treatment, education, services and other resources needed by a child who is eligible and enrolled in the Coordinated Services Team Initiative.

CST Initiatives are for children who are involved in multiple systems of care such as mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, juvenile justice, special education, or developmental disabilities. The Department of Health Services supports county and tribal CST Initiatives for children who:
Have a severe emotional disorder.
Are at-risk of placement outside the home.
Are in an institution and are not receiving coordinated, community-based services.
Are in an institution, but would be able to return to community placement or their homes if services were provided.

This position serves as both the Initiative Coordinator and the Care Coordinator for the CST program.  In addition, this position provides service facilitation for clients who are dually enrolled in the CST program and the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this classification.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
1. Provide recovery-based individualized case management services to children with mental health and AODA issues.  Adhere to definition of case management as defined by Wisconsin Administrative Code DHS 36 and Medical Assistance Guidelines.  Work collaboratively with consumers and their recovery teams in assessment and in developing integrated service plans.  Provide linkage and collaborate with contracted service providers, problem solve, advocate, monitor and follow up on services delivered to the consumer.  Use strategies including strengths assessment, establishing hope and facilitating empowerment for consumers in individual and group approaches.
2. Use collaborative and teaming models, Social Work Methods, principles, and interviewing techniques with individuals/families to meet established objectives and goals.    Develop a cooperative working relationship with the family and other community systems involved with the child’s team.  Assist the child’s team to support the family/child and obtain the identified objectives. 
3. Within parameters established within DHS 36 and Medical Assistance guidelines, complete required documentation, to include but not limited to assessments, treatment plans, contact notes, functional screen eligibility, and training and supervisor logs for children who are enrolled in CST and Comprehensive Community Services (CCS).
4. Use service facilitation skills to effectively engage and create a CST team and facilitate collaborative teaming process to complete a summary of strengths and needs assessment and to create and implement collaborative case plan.
5. Review vendor monthly invoices and documentation to assure accuracy of billing, and compliance with recording requirements for children enrolled in CCS.
6. Participate and assist in bringing together parents and relevant staff from various agencies and organizations to comprise the Coordinating Committee.
7. Assure provision of service coordination to all family teams.  Guide the development of family teams, ensuring compliance with basic principles of collaborative core values and use of social work methods and principles.
8. Develop plans of care for consistency with Individual Service Plan (ISP) process (including safety/crisis plans); with all team members’ participation.
9. Manage workload to assure adequate compliance with required paperwork and establish accountability procedures.  

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this classification and may also be performed by other department members.
1. Attend department staff meetings, appropriate training and education, and supervisory conferences.  Participate in continuing professional training.  
2. Assist auditors and retrieve requested material and information.
3. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County.  Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.
4. Other duties may be assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field (Sociology, Psychology, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc) is required.  Licensure/Certification requirements are degree specific.  Two years of experience providing mental health services to youth with mental health concerns is preferred. Knowledge and experience working with co-occurring (mental illness and alcohol and other substance abuse) disorders in youth is preferred. Knowledge of recovery-based principles and services is desirable. Position requires the ability to work effectively with a variety of persons, and the ability to work and manage own time effectively.  Effective oral and written communication skills are vital.  Candidates must possess basic everyday living skills and the ability to interview and counsel.  Travel to clients’ homes is required.