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Residential Treatment Facility Team Facilitator

Northern Rivers has an exciting new opportunity on our Parsons Campus in Albany, NY!

We are looking for our new Residential Treatment Facility Team Facilitator

The RTF (Residential Treatment Facility) Team Facilitator, which is part of a 3 year grant, is responsible for working closely with youth, family, and all team members to ensure that treatment planning is family and youth driven. This position will facilitate and expedite the process for coordination of services before, during, and after the RTF admission. This role provides the services and supports that empower families to be decision-makers and leaders in their family planning per the Wraparound Model.

This position works with youth and their families to identify and articulate their primary needs, their vision, and any natural supports they want to help them achieve their goals. The Facilitator helps the family engage and coordinate the team of people who are providing services in support of the family. The Facilitator also helps the family to identify their strengths, and ensures the team’s plan and process addresses the family’s identified priority needs.

This opportunity includes the following duties and responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned. Employees are expected to be aware and alert while working.

 Create a family driven plan of care in collaboration with youth and family. Approach work with a client-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed lens to empower families to be decision-makers and leaders in their treatment planning
 Develop an individualized specific plan with the family to identify what they would like to achieve from the RTF experience
 Work to develop a multidisciplinary team of formal and informal that collaborate on the goals and needs of the family
 Ensure that family plans are developed in collaboration with the youth, family, and other team members, i.e. community and natural supports, social workers, school personnel, and others who may provide support to the family in a formal or informal manner
 Ensure the family plan is being followed and progress is being made
 Facilitate and lead the family team, ensuring that the family and youth are the drivers for care
 Organize, schedule, and facilitate a minimum of one family team meeting per month
 Engage family members in the assessment process utilizing the CANS and other assessment tools to work with the family to identify strengths and needs
 Complete intake risk screen upon admission and the CANS-NY assessment tool every 90 days
 Monitor patterns to recognize and address any concerns in the flow of the treatment process
 Contact service providers, family, and supports between meetings to ensure the plan is remains on track – identifying and reducing barriers to the plan along the way
 Develop the permanency plan and a concurrent plan as soon as the referral is accepted
 Explore progress of transfer of learning, practice time for the family, and any barriers
 Plan for transition with the family and the Transition Coordinator early in the treatment process
 Complete state given wraparound training


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a human services field and three to four years of related

Driver’s license is required.

If you’ve got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services. We’re a family of human service agencies united in our passion to help the children, adults, and families of the Capital Region and beyond. Northern Rivers and member organizations Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center are powered by a 1,400-strong workforce. We’re developing innovative new treatments to help clients achieve success, believe in themselves, and follow their dreams. We provide more than 70 programs and services to more than 14,000 people each year in 36 counties throughout New York state. Join us and change lives, including yours.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Northern Rivers Family of Services will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.