Adult and Child Center wraps children and families in a full continuum of services to strengthen families, ensure the safety of each child, and help them become self-reliant. The Wrap Facilitator coordinates needed services for children and families, providing intensive case management, care coordination, and services to children/adolescents and their families. This individual works on a team with other Wrap Facilitators, therapists, and Skills providers while collaborating with external partners (including: the Department of Mental Health and Addictions (DMHA), families, outpatient providers, Department of Child Services (DCS), Division of Aging, schools, wrap provider agencies, primary care physicians, community resource organizations, and Juvenile Probation).
The Wrap Facilitator works in partnership with seriously emotionally disabled children, their families, and referral sources to facilitate high fidelity wrap services, with the goals of the child maintaining safely in the home, school and community. The Wrap Facilitator utilizes a holistic, strengths based, and family driven treatment approach to facilitate collaboration between the youth/family and all parties involved in the client's treatment, to ensure the youth/family's success and longer-term stability.
Wrap Facilitation is a dynamic position that encourages the team to utilize out-of-the box thinking in developing creative solutions. The wraparound model supports long-term stability for youth and families through a strengths-based, family-driven, team-supported, and culturally competent process. The holistic wrap model focuses on identifying the underlying needs of a youth/family through strengths-based discovery, and is often successful for families who have had limited success with traditional outpatient treatment.
For more information on how Wrap Facilitators support children and families please click this link: http://adultandchild.org/wrapfacilitator/
Please note: The SED experience requirement excludes “incidental experience” with an SED child or population. This means that if the work of the provider may have been with a child with SED, but the defined work role was not intended to address this directly, the experience does not qualify towards the requirement. Examples of “incidental experience” would include: I) Owner of a day care for children who throughout his/her years of experience have had children classified as severely emotionally disturbed. II) A bus driver with children on his/her route who have been classified as severely emotionally disturbed. III) The facilitator of a youth group or bible school class with some children in the group having been classified as severely emotionally disturbed. IV) A family therapist with some of the children/youth having been classified as severely emotionally disturbed. V) A classroom teacher with some children in the class having been classified as having a severe emotional disturbance. VI) Staff whose work with children has been with the developmentally disabled population only. VII) An individual whose work has been with children from ages 0-5.
Keywords: wraparound, case manager, social worker, severe emotional disturbance