Community Action Team (CAT)
Program Description: CAT provides intensive community and home-based treatment in the family’s natural environment so that children can remain safely in the home and out of placement. Crisis intervention services are available 24-hours/day, as needed.
Services are provided to families with youth, ages 11 – 21 years of age with a mental health or co-occurring substance abuse diagnosis, for whom less intensive services have been inadequate, and one or more youth are at-risk for an out-of-home placement. A child may have experienced multiple hospitalizations, involvement with the Juvenile Justice system, or poor academic performance or school suspensions. The focus of the Community Action Team is to provide the intervention and support services necessary to successfully maintain each child in his or her home. All interventions, care, and support services are provided in a context that is child-centered, family-focused, strength based, culturally competent and responsive to each child’s psychosocial, developmental, and treatment care needs.
Bachelor degree in behavioral health field with at least two (2) years of experience in a behavioral health setting. Minimum 1 year experience working with children with a mental health or substance abuse diagnosis and providing in-home-care management services to children who are at risk for out-of-home placement.
Must possess a clean driving record and pass background screening.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as part of an integrated multi-discipline team providing intensive services working with children and families in their homes to help them achieve and sustain a safe and stable home environment. Provide information and coaching to families on child development and management, health nutrition, home management, and problem-solving skills. Ensure proper support for academic and life-skill achievement. Facilitate the coordination and collaboration of care.