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Adult Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

Company: Peninsula Behavioral Health, WA
Location: Port Angeles
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Pay range $47,500 to $65,000 DOE/DOQ
  • Please do not apply if you are not relocating to Port Angeles, Washington State.


JOB PURPOSE: Provides clinical assessments, crisis intervention, case management and psychotherapy to adults in consultation with a multidisciplinary team. Manage a caseload of adult clients and provide services in accordance with funding guidelines and requirements. Signing bonus offered!


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides intake assessments including psychosocial histories, identification of co-occurring disorders, history of treatment, identification of strengths and supports, risk assessment, and diagnostic formulations.
  • Develops individualized treatment plans with documentation of problems, needs, desired outcomes, and therapeutic goals which are measurable, observable, and achievable.
  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy as appropriate for caseload, implements evidence-based practices as clinically indicated.
  • Provide case management and crisis response as needed to promote stability, recovery and community reintegration.
  • Participates in case consultation with other staff as needed.
  • Participates in client-centered care coordination with internal and external partners, including primary care providers.
  • Maintains familiarity with and handles client information in accordance with Federal Regulations (42 CFR, Part 2), the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 71.05.390 and RCW 71.24), and other applicable laws pertaining to confidentiality of client and staff information.
  • Maintains physical security of confidential materials and assigned Agency property.


SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs relevant clinical and administrative tasks according to agency policies.
  • Participates in team meetings and program development.
  • Provides information and education to community members.
  • Maintains high standards of professional conduct in interaction with clients, staff, and other community members.
  • Maintains professional competency through a program of professional development, clinical supervision, peer consultation and in-service training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in adapting to changing work demands.
  • Attends Performance Improvement Meetings on a regular scheduled basis.


PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Meets attendance and punctuality standards necessary for effective client care.
  • Maintains accurate, timely chart information in compliance with State, funding source, and agency quality assurance guidelines.
  • Meets agency productivity expectations of 55% consistently.
  • Coordinates and prioritizes work assignments so that tasks are completed on time.
  • Available to work one evening shift per week (until 7pm) as needed.


REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSE(S), CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

Education: Masters degree in counseling, social work or related field.

Experience: Counseling experience working with adults with serious, persistent mental illness.

Licensure: Eligible for licensure in Washington State as an Agency Affiliated Counselor

PREFERRED ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS / EXPERIENCE:

Experience: 2 years post graduate counseling experience working with adults with serious, persistent mental illness.

Licensure: Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Associate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Essential:

  • Knowledge of the classification of mental disorders contained in the current DSM.
  • Ability to educate clients about signs, symptoms, and recovery from mental illness.
  • Awareness of the impact of trauma on human development and psychopathology.
  • Acquaintance with treatment methods used with victims of trauma.
  • Knowledge of family systems.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Capability to use sound judgment in problem solving and clinical intervention.
  • Basic knowledge of psychotropic medications and side effects.
  • Practice of respectful communication with clients to enhance rapport and positive outcomes.


NATURE & SCOPE:

Physical Demands:

  • Moderate physical effort occasionally lifting up to ten pounds.
  • Must be able to tolerate working in an office setting for the required number of hours in a work day.

Cognitive Skills:

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to enter data into a computerized electronic medical record.
  • Ability to effectively apply counseling theories and skills within a clinical environment.

Working Environment:

  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
  • Occasionally exposed to patients exhibiting assaultive behaviors
  • Works in a clean, well lighted, ventilated office.

Working Demands:

  • Frequent pressure due to schedule demands
  • Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations
  • Will be required to work some evenings.

Principal Challenges:

  • Working collaboratively with interdisciplinary staff.
  • Working collaboratively with clients, family members, and other community members.
  • Ensuring compliance with agency and funding standards for documentation and delivery of services.
  • Working with a wide variety of clients with serious, persistent mental illness.

Keywords: Peninsula Behavioral Health, WA, Everett , Adult Outpatient Mental Health Therapist, Other , Port Angeles, Washington

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