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Child Intervention Team (CIT) Coordinator

Posted: 06/06/2021

Clinton County Family and Children First Council

 

CIT Coordinator Position Description

 

The purpose of the Child Intervention Team (CIT) Coordinator is to accept referrals from providers or families who are seeking assistance to avoid placement of a child out of his/her home and to stabilize family situations; and/or for placement when needed. The CIT Coordinator is responsible for implementing a Service Coordination Plan for the children and families they support and providing recommendations to the Family and Children First Child Intervention Team.

 

Job duties include:

  • Provides guidance and support to families and children in difficult circumstances. 

  • Utilizes a combination of engagement, motivation, problem-solving and mediation techniques to increase successful outcomes.

  • Reviews CIT referrals, meets with families to complete Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths(CANS) assessment, reviews the purpose and process of CIT with families, assists families with identifying support systems within their current network.  

  • Schedules, invites and facilitates meetings with partner systems (Board of DD, JFS, Juvenile Court, Mental Health, and School District) to identify and initiate services. 

  • Regular and routine follow-up (face to face and phone calls) with families to get updates and review progress. 

  • Collects and analyzes progress reports from service providers.  Attends meetings for children in out-of-home placements.  Completes follow-up with service providers to collect information needed for partner systems to make fiscally responsible decisions about services to be funded and funding levels.

  • Develops and monitors Individual Family Plans.  Ensures ongoing case management services either directly or through the designated “lead agency”.

  • Seeks new services to meet client needs and assist in their development. 

  • Negotiates rates and service agreements for wraparound and placement services. 

  • Establishes and maintains case records, maintains and tracks information in the FidelityEHR system as required by OFCFC and the FCFC Council. Presents oral and written reports summarizing program information and trends. 

  • Create funding contracts for shared costs of placements and other services.

  •  Provide fiscal management of funds by the state for wraparound services 

  • Provide monthly  FCSS Expense Tracking Tool report to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field. Excellent communication skills, Excellent time management skills, Ability to effectively deal with people in difficult circumstances, Experience with budgeting and bookkeeping. Must have a valid Ohio’s driver’s license. Must pass local/FBI/BCI background checks and drug screen. 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment certification. Experience with case management and linking services and supports.  Knowledge of community resources/services in Clinton County, Knowledge about the partner systems (Board of DD, JFS, Juvenile Court, Mental Health, and School District); Experience working with families. 

This position is a contract position averaging 25 hours per week. Salary range is $32,000 to $34,000.00 annually based on education, qualifications, and prior experience. This position is not benefit eligible. 


Please submit resume and cover letter to Nicole Rodman at Nicole.Rodman@jfs.ohio.gov by June 25, 2021 at 4:30PM

Clinton County Family and Children First Council