Bilingual Family Interventionist

My Health My Resources of Tarrant County
Job Description

I) Job Purpose

To provide individualized, trauma-informed, culturally, and linguistically competent services based on evidence-based practices for youth ages 3-17 and their families.

II) Essential Functions

A. General requirements of Family Interventionist Service Provider

- Make contact with the youth and family to encourage and maintain involvement at a frequency based on the strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of the individual as identified on the Recovery Plan and agreed upon by the youth, family, and multidisciplinary team.

- Deliver evidenced-based treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral, and substance use disorders and/or conditions. This includes (but not limited to) mental illness, emotional disturbances, substance use, and co-occurring disorders.

- Direct care services will be provided to youth and families face-to-face

  • Face-to-face contact with youth and family no less than 2 times per month
  • Contact in residential (home) setting not less than 2 times per month
  • Services are provided in locations that meet the needs and preferences of the individuals. Such locations may include residences, schools, correctional settings, shelters, day habilitation centers, hospitals, medical facilities, and/or other service sites.

- Maintain current health records, which includes (but not limited to):

  • Registration
  • Fee Assessment, & Assignment of Benefits
  • Documentation to satisfy requirements of HIPAA and other federal and state privacy laws, including privacy rights
  • Consent(s) to comply with privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Assessments, which include (but not limited to):
    • Agency-required & waiver-required assessments
    • Child And Adolescent Needs And Strengths (CANS)
    • Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
    • Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
    • NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
    • Multidisciplinary Assessment

- Recovery Planning

- Treatment preferences including advanced directives

- Documentation of all direct, indirect, and attempted contacts with individuals involved in behavioral health services (utilizing collaborative documentation when individual is present and as appropriate)

- Communications and records provided by outside providers


B. Provide clinical services with youth and families

- An emphasis on building positive relationships with individuals

- Evaluation of the environment

- Empower individuals to manage their own behavior


C. Develop Comprehensive Recovery Plan

- Utilizing the completed assessment and treatment team input, facilitate the development of a person- and family-centered, recovery plan, which includes:

  • Identifying strengths, values, and needs (including cultural and developmental needs)
  • Identifying expressed preferences and outcomes, supports, interdisciplinary treatment team involvement, and crisis planning
  • Review and update assessment and recovery plan at least every 90 days


D. Coordination of Care and Services

- Assess, provide referrals, and follow-up on all case management needs including (but not limited to):

  • Financial
  • Legal
  • Social
  • Educational
  • Medical

- Coordinate and monitor access to programs and/or services, which may include (but not limited to):

  • Skills Training
  • Individual, Family, and/or Group Therapy
  • Support Services
  • Youth Center Specialized Programs
  • Psychiatric & Pharmacological Services
  • Substance Use Services
  • Crisis Prevention, Management, and Post-vention Services


E. Coordination With Outside Providers

- Track transitions of care between treatment settings including outpatient, emergency, inpatient, and residential

- Maintain sufficient communication with assigned individuals and families to be aware of admissions and discharges to these alternate care settings

- Assist in coordinating admission when appropriate, maintain contact throughout the stay, assist in planning for discharge and transition back to outpatient care, and follow up after discharge.

- For individuals admitted to care due to potential risk of harm to self or others, follow-up within 24 hours of discharge to provide postvention crisis services

- Develop a safety plan for assigned individuals in conjunction with the individual and identified supports

- Safety plans will be developed within 14 calendar days of admission and will be reviewed and updated as circumstances change, but not less than once every 90 days

- Maintain communication with care providers and facilitate transfer of medical records between providers as needed


F. Work as a member of Behavioral Health team

- Attend all scheduled staff meetings

- Attend supervision meetings with manager as needed, at minimum once every 30 days

- Attend supervision meetings and trainings as scheduled as required for credentialing

- Maintain positive, professional attitude in interactions with other team members 100% of the time

- Provide input and engage in problem solving with other team members


G. Exhibit a willingness to assume additional duties

- Seek the guidance of supervisor or appointed expert when needing assistance with an unfamiliar assignment

- Perform other related job duties or responsibilities as requested or required, whether or not specifically mentioned in the job description

- Utilize resources and trainings to enhance professional abilities and personal growth


III) Knowledge of Laws, Regulations and Policies/Procedures

  • MHMR Tarrant Standards, Policies, and Procedures
  • Federal and State privacy laws including HIPAA
  • Contracts and grants for funded-programs
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice TCOOMMI Standards, Requirements, and Procedures
  • Tarrant County and Local Criminal Justice Divisions, Programs, and Services
  • Texas Department of Labor Regulations
  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
  • Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC)
  • Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TCADA)
  • Tarrant County Medical Education and Research Foundation (TCMERF)
  • Texas Laws Related to Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Standards
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Standards (DFPS)
  • Texas Administrative Code (TAC)
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Standards
  • Home and Community-based Services (HSC) Guidelines
  • Medicaid Rehabilitative Services Rules/Regulations
  • Third Party Payer Requirements and Procedures
  • Life Safety Codes
  • Emergency Preparedness and All Hazard Plan including: Agency, Local, State, and Federal
  • Community Standards
  • DSM-V and DSM- IV-TR; ICD-10 and ICD-9

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate effective organizational, time management, and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, demonstrating the ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to engage individuals in services, while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
  • Ability to work in a non-judgmental manner with individuals and coworkers whose belief systems may be based on values different from those of the Family Interventionist
  • Articulate clearly and concisely both in verbal and written modes
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Ability to accept direction and make constructive use of professional and clinical supervision
  • Ability to apply DSM-V and ICD-10 diagnostic criteria to special populations
  • Adhere to code of ethics for licensure and credentialing


IV) Internal & External Customer Service

This position requires extensive internal and external contacts with individuals served, family members, significant others, inter-agency staff, service providers, and practitioners. The Family Interventionist accomplishes communication with exceptional written and verbal skills, by answering phone calls and emails within one business day, and by conducting themselves professionally in all interactions. Other contacts may include, but are not limited to: schools and school districts, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, local, state and federal court staff, John Peter Smith Hospital, Family Services, Social Security Administration, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Regulatory and Protective Services, other area hospitals, local Police Department(s), United Way Agencies, local housing authority and/or local Transportation Authority.


V) Travel

This position requires occasionally overnight state wide travel, up to 15% annually.
This position requires local travel of up to 100% in personal vehicle.


Minimum Requirements:

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Defined Education

Health or Human Services

Acceptable Degrees (review Behavioral Health column, including substitutions: Click Here)

Required Experience

1 year

Defined Experience

Direct Care

Bilingual (English/Spanish)


Education for experience

Required License

Valid Texas driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Must provide license (if applicable) and official documentation of all educational attainment i.e. Transcript/Degree/Certificate

Required Supervisory Experience

0 year(s)

Testing Requirements

Pre-employment tests including drug and TB Screening, Physical Exam including balance and lift test.

Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA) Protection

Lifting Requirements

25 Pounds

Benefit Information

As a full-time employee, you are eligible to participate in MHMR’s employee health benefits program. Health benefits eligibility date is the 1st of the month following completion of sixty (60) days of employment. Your eligibility for other benefits, including the 401(a) (including employer match) and tuition reimbursement will take place per company policy.

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