Unity Care Group TIP Facilitator in Auburn, California

About Unity Care

Our mission is to provide quality youth and family programs for the purpose of creating healthier communities through lifelong partnerships. Headquartered in San Jose, with incredible weather, culture and sports, and the SF Bay and ocean just minutes away. Unity Care offers a wide range of services benefiting at-risk and foster youth and their families throughout Northern California. Its signature program, established in 1993, focuses on serving the housing needs of youth in foster care and beyond. The organization provides more than two dozen community-based, education and behavioral health programs, transforming the lives of over 6,000 youth and families annually. We are proud to have one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse workforce in the Bay Area. We have a friendly, servant-leader culture with significant growth opportunities.

OVERVIEW:

The Transition Facilitator implements the core functions of the TIP Model to 15 youth and young adults ages 14-24 with mental health challenges in Western Placer County. The Facilitator ensures the continuity of planning, services and supports by working directly with young people and his/her support team in order to help facilitate the young person s future through the identification and attainment of the youth s goals.

DIRECT REPORTS:

None

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

Master's Degree in Behavioral or Social Sciences field

Minimum of 1-3 years experience working with individuals with emotional/behavioral difficulties

Knowledge/skills/abilities in the unique needs of transition age youth

Preferred

Bachelor'sDegree in Behavioral or Social Sciences field

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):

Carry a caseload of 15 youth and young adults, ages14-24 who struggle with mental health and/or behavioral challenges.

Facilitate support team meetings at the convenience of the team utilizing the TIP Model philosophy.

Engage young people as well as their support teams in the process of planning for the individual s future utilizing culture and age-appropriate, individualized services and resources built on the team s strengths across various life domains to include: employment/career, educational opportunities, living situation, personal effectiveness and wellbeing, and community-life functioning

Develop and model skills such as: problem solving, decision-making, goal setting, advocacy, assertiveness, interdependence while simultaneously allowing individuals to experience natural consequences.

Coach/teach life skills (such as: symptom management) which coincide with the youth s individualized goals

Help to ensure a safety net by involving formal and informal supports who will be able to continue assist/guide the individual beyond involvement in the program.

Complete necessary documentation to include: assessments, intake, generating reports, session write-ups, tracking outcomes, data entry into computerized charting system and keeping paper-based charts.

Provide needed transportation to enable a youth to participate in his/her support team meetings as needed.

Collaborate and coordinate within Unity Care and other community and county resources in order to better serve assigned caseload.

Provide oversight and direction to interns/volunteers/mentors that assist with casework.

Attend staff meetings and trainings as identified by supervisor/contracting agency.

Other duties as assigned.

Compensation

We maintain a collaborative learning environment where people are challenged, grow, and have fun. We offer highly competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package, including generous time off, health and dental benefits, and 403b contribution. Unity Care is an Equal Employee Opportunity employer.

Please send a resume and cover letter to: vhamberry@unitycare.org