Aug 05, 2022

Flexible Integrated Treatment (FIT) Behavioral Specialist

  • Stanford Sierra Youth & Families
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • $19.00 - $21.70 hourly
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description



The Behavioral Specialist I coordinates with the FIT treatment team to provide community based, comprehensive, strength-based, culturally competent, trauma informed, flexible, effective, mental health services and supports to eligible at-risk children, youth, and families. The Behavioral Specialist I provides services and supports to youth and families that are delivered primarily in the youth’s home, school, and community, as determined by the child and family team and documented in the youth’s individualized treatment plan. Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency.



Education & Experience

·Minimum experience is a Bachelor's degree plus 1 year of experience working with children or families with complex needs. Preferred education emphasis in human services, counseling, guidance, social work, etc. OR

·AA degree plus 2 years of experience working with children or families with complex needs. Preferred education emphasis in human services, counseling, guidance, social work, etc.


Skills & Requirements

·Prepared to work independently with flexible hours that may include evenings, weekends and holidays

·Proven documentation skills and intermediate level computer skills including all MS Office programs

·Bilingual skills are a plus

·Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the families

·Verbal and written ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, community partners, consumers and all levels of management

·Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects and assignments effectively

·Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment within program/department and agency wide

·Ability to work in a mobile, fast paced environment

·Ability to use a laptop computer

·Fulfillment of TB test, background check clearance, and any other mandatory State/Federal requirements

·Valid California driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, can maintain a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier, if applicable to position

·Must provide and operate a registered, properly insured automobile, if applicable to position



Position Specific

·Provides services to assigned children, youth, and families in the home, office, school, or other community based settings.

·Possesses specific cultural competence to work with and outreach to culturally diverse populations and communities

·Accountable for independent time management

·Forms positive, constructive relationships with children and their families

·Develops and maintains positive relationships with supervisors, colleagues, and community partners

·Communicates effectively with all members of the Child and Family Team

·Identifies strengths, skills, and positive qualities in children and families

·Utilizes Family Centered Practice principles

·Provides Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS) and/or individual rehabilitation to youth as identified in youth’s treatment plan

·Utilizes natural resources and supports to implement behavior interventions and strategies

·Provides collateral support to caregivers and significant support persons as identified in youth’s treatment plan

·Develops and facilitates rehabilitative and/or skill building groups

·Identifies temporary and sustainable resources and services within family and community environments

·Participates in the development and updates to individualized safety plans in coordination with youth’s child family team

·Provides other Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and/or case management functions as necessary, securing formal and informal resources and supports, and keeping team members informed of progress and challenges presented

·Participates in Child Family Team (CFT), multi-disciplinary team, hospital, crisis, psychiatric, court, school, and provider meetings as needed to support youth and family

·Writes clear, accurate and timely progress notes consistent with each contact/visit

·Provides and documents all Medi-Cal eligible billable and non-billable services, including but not limited to collateral, rehabilitation, In Home Based Services (IHBS) case management, Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), plan development, group session, and crisis intervention within required timelines and that reflects standards that meet or surpass agency, county, state and federal Medi-Cal/Medicaid standards

·Adheres to all confidentiality requirements

·Responsible for meeting all outcomes as documented in Employee Development Plan

·Seeks out clinical information and advice as needed, accepts constructive criticism and reasonable recommendations from supervisors

·Attends all staff meetings, consumer meetings, and consultation meetings as scheduled

·Participates in the family support on-call rotation

·Provides or arrange for safe transportation for youth and families to services as needed

·Participates in utilization, accreditation, peer review process as assigned