Nov 02, 2019

Wraparound Facilitator

  • Merakey
  • 824 Elmwood Park Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70123, USA
Administration Education Health Care Installation - Maint - Repair Nonprofit - Social Services Nurse Other Professional Services

Job Description

National Child and Family Services (NCFS) is seeking a Wraparound Facilitator to join our Children Service's Division in our Harahan, LA location.


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee .


  • The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
  • Highly competitive compensation plans
  • Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
  • Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees


Position summary or overview. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Serves as the primary contact person for the family and collaboratively supports the development of the Individualized Plan of Care
  • Initiates contact with the family within (3) calendar days of receipt of referral
  • Conducts face-to-face with the family within (7) business days of assignment to discuss:
    • Wraparound goals
    • Wraparound process
    • Role of the referring agency
    • Expectations of Family/Caregiver
    • Expectations of child
    • Development of the Child/Youth and Family Team (CFT)
    • Client/Family/Caregiver safety issues
      • Creation of a crisis plan
      • Stability of housing, childcare, and respite needs
      • Works with Independent Evaluator (Licensed Mental Health Professional) to ensure that the comprehensive assessment is completed and the results are incorporated into the CFT process
      • Creates, convenes, coordinates and facilitates a Child and Family Team for each enrolled child/youth and family
      • Formalizes, monitors and modifies the Plan of Care developed by the CFT
      • Assures that families have a choice, sustained access to, and ownership of their Plan of Care and associated resources
      • In partnership with the family, develops an individualized Plan of Care that adheres to National Wraparound Initiative standards and treatment planning requirements consistent with 42 CFR 438.208(c)(3)
      • Submits the Plan of Care to the Statewide Management Organization (SMO) for review prior to the end of the initial 30-day authorization period
      • Works directly with the child/youth and family to implement elements of the Plan of Care
  • Convenes, coordinates and communicates with the identified collateral contacts to implement the Plan of Care


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services field, such as Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work
    • Note: Any applicant with a degree in Social Work must be in possession of active license/registration as required by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Minimum of two (2) years of full-time experience working in relevant family, children/youth or community service capacity
  • Must pass a Louisiana criminal history background check and motor vehicle screens
  • Must have access to a reliable, insured motor vehicle, with current, valid Driver's License
  • Must possess and understanding of child and adolescent development

Applicant must possess the appropriate credentialing/license/registration from professional boards that are necessary to perform assigned duties. All applicants with a degree in Social Work are expected to comply with Louisiana Social Work Practice Act, Title 37: ยง2709 - No individual shall practice social work in the state unless the individual holds a current, valid license, certificate, or registration issued by the board in accordance with this Chapter.

Rate of pay: $21.15/ hour


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