The Director of Assessment & Referral is responsible for directing the Assessment activities at the facility. As a clinician, this position provides direction to a staff of assessment counselors in the provision of psychiatric assessment services, including clinical evaluations, crisis intervention, and referrals. This position interfaces closely with the medical staff, fellow department heads and administration, treatment team/external case managers/managed care organizations, functions as a liaison with other hospital intake departments.
Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, mental health or a related field preferred.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting desirable. Working knowledge of the Addiction & Recovery field and experience in clinical interviewing, patient assessment, family motivation, treatment planning, communicating with external review organizations or comparable entities, and working effectively with people of diverse backgrounds. Preferred.
Licensure: Social work or counseling applicable license in the State of Washington.
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