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Employer: Sedgwick County
Department: COMCARE
Job Title: COMCARE - Juvenile Justice Specialist | Children’s Services
Salary: $15.13 Hourly

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with some early evening hours

Location of work:

350 S. Broadway | Wichita, KS and other community locations

Job Objectives:
Provide goal directed, medically necessary services and support to clients with severe emotional disturbances and juvenile justice adjudication issues and their families.

Essential Job Functions:
Direct Service Provision:
• Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment, Targeted Case Management, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health Attendant Care
• Drive personal vehicle and/or occasionally drive a county owned vehicle for business purposes (ex. Transport clients to appointments), as required; documenting and reporting mileage according to agency procedures, so that services can be provided in a timely manner; comply with agency vehicle policy at all times.

Administrative Duties:
• Develop treatment plans with client and parent/guardian, review treatment plans every 90 days or more frequently as needed, maintain clinical records and documentation
• Administer measurement tools such as the CBCL.
• Complete progress note within 48 hours after delivery of service.
• Complete AIMS monthly.
• Assist with SED waiver documentation and forms.
• Maintain contacts in the community.

Professional Development:
• Complete required state trainings within a given time frame.
• Participate in continuing education regarding mental health.

Job Standards:
• Bachelor’s degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education.
• Experience working with the Juvenile Justice Authority population preferred.
• Possess demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance, and the ability to react effectively in a wide variety of human service situations.
• Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry and motor vehicle screens.
• Must complete basic case manager training; intermediate case manager training within first 6 months, may require overnight stay.
• Must have and maintain at all times a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance.
• Possess the awareness and judgment to intervene appropriately when dealing with escalating emotional situations.
• Possess the ability to negotiate several flights of stairs at a time and move effectively in varied settings throughout the community.
• Possess the mobility and judgment to execute personal protective measures.
• Able to calmly and effectively deal with agitated individuals or high risk situations.
• Demonstrate autonomous critical thinking skills.
• Demonstrate good professional judgment and decision-making skills.
• Self-motivated.
• Able to work with minimal direct supervision.
• Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment.
• Able to handle competing urgent priorities.
• Possess basic or intermediate computer skills: able to learn complex software related to an electronic medical record.

Testing/Screening Requested:
• Background checks including but not limited to KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry
• Motor vehicle screens • Urine drug screen.

• Computer
• Complex Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
• General office equipment
• Personal cell phone

Work Environment:
• Office in a team setting and community settings including client's homes, workplace, school, and other agencies.


*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20004945

Open Date: 3/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/31/2017 11:59:59 PM