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Bilingual Family and School Support Specialist

Job Description
Tennyson Center For Children
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Denver Metro
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Health & Mental Health
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Responsible for providing intensive support, consultation, counseling and crisis intervention services to children and families, in their home, school, and community settings. The services this position would provide specifically will typically for CBS long-term clients (3-12 months) and primarily focus on safety planning, home stabilization, community resourcing, home structure and routine, and behavioral interventions for both the individual and the family. Community based staff direct hours with families are approximately 50% of the workload with time allotted for driving, meetings and documentation. We also understand the tools necessary to carry out these duties and Tennyson as an agency provides an agency vehicle, cell phone and laptop to perform the position.


Tennyson Center is in a unique position as we are launching our new strategic plan, which is available on our website, and increasing our collaboration with community partners and providers. We’re looking for skilled mental health professionals who not only believe in change but want to BE part of the change. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of having an impact on our community- our health system, provider partners, and most of all, children and families!

Areas of Responsibility
  • Provide support, counseling, and interventions in the child’s home, school and/or other community locations that is focused on building children’s and caregiver’s competencies
  • Form a positive therapeutic alliance with children and families. Provide behavior management consultation, parent or life-skills training, and general support based on empowerment, strength-based and solution-focused frameworks.
  • Maintain working knowledge of community resources; ranging from food and clothing to job training & recreational programs, provide assistance and support to families enabling them to access community resources
  • Provide behavior management consultation and regular on-going support to school classrooms. This includes individual support to students, behavioral consultation to teachers and school staff, classroom groups, crisis intervention, or specific services requested to assist students and families.
  • Provide clinical feedback to clinicians in order to assist with the development of the treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Conduct sessions with clients and families based on the goals and objectives outlined in the treatment plan
  • Form positive work alliances with representatives of community agencies including schools, mental health, social services, probation and others.
  • Maintain open communication with internal treatment team members in order to ensure congruency in treatments provided. Participate in any necessary case meetings including, IEP, re-entry or school transition meetings, case staffings or other requested meetings.
  • Meet weekly productivity goals
  • Complete documentation of individual and family sessions, case management contacts, and other required forms of paperwork within required timeframes of Medicaid standards and other contracted referral sources.
  • Participate in team meetings, as well as individual and group supervision.
  • Assist clinicians complete intake assessments.
  • Provide transportation for children & families when therapeutically indicated.
  • Attend scheduled internal trainings and participate in continuing education and professional development to develop increasing levels of expertise, areas of specialization, and professional goals.
  • Maintain general understanding of educational paperwork and IEP law.
  • Maintain the highest standard of cultural competency in all dealings with clients and staff.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to implement agency policies, procedures, SPB’s, collateral policies, and COA’s guidelines.
  • Support the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action goals of the agency to better reflect the population of children and families served by TCC.
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • B.A. in Human Services or related field preferred.
  • Prior experience (2-3 years preferred) with EBD children and their families.
  • Training and demonstrated skills in crisis intervention.
  • Strong theoretical background/understanding of clinical issues and family systems.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, have strong communication/coordination skills, and make clinically sound decisions.
  • Must be flexible to schedule appointments when families are available; the majority of appointments will occur in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Must be fluent reading/writing/speaking Spanish
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