Navos is currently seeking a talented and compassionate Mental Health Professional to join the PACT (Program of Assertive Community Treatment) team. This position will serve as a member of an evidenced based multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing on-going medical, mental health, and case management services to adults with severe mental illnesses.
- Provide service coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team; assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implanting, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the with the client and the individual treatment team; provide individual supportive therapy, psychotherapy, and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as clients’ needs change; educate and support clients’ families, and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences.
- Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status and diagnosis, physical and dental health; use of drugs and alcohol; education and employment’ social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management), and family structure and relationships.
- Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ mental illness symptoms and clients’ response to treatment. Make appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status or behavior which puts clients at risk. Provide symptom education to enable clients to identify their mental illness symptoms.
- Provide direct clinical services including individual supportive therapy and psychotherapy to client on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in the community settings to teach behavioral symptom management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms.
- Coordinate with outside inpatient services to detoxify clients and establish linkage to outpatient treatment, self-help programs (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous), outpatient services, and residential facilities. Participate in providing rehabilitation services.
- Acts as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
- Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
- Perform shift management in coordination with other PACT shift managers, including on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime hours and serve as a backup to evening and weekend staff, according to established policies and procedures.
- Provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services, with some interventions directed or performed by staff with specialty training and skills (e.g., vocational specialists).
- Support a system-wide understanding of trauma prevalence, impact and trauma informed care.
- Foster healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for consumers and employees; Value consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy.
- Demonstrate a commitment to cultural competence.
- Promote a safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care and family-driven services that are trauma specific and promote recovery and wellness.
- Follow organization infection control policies and procedures. At risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requirements & Qualifications:
- Must have a Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social services or related field.
- Must have status as a Washington State Mental Health Professional, and have either current Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration or be licensed/certified.
- Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license w/ proof of vehicle insurance.
- Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office suite.
- Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
- Skills and competence to establish supportive, trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.
Benefits & Perks
- Located in beautiful Burien, WA
- Excellent medical, dental & vision
- 401k package
- 22 days Paid Time Off and 8 paid holidays in your first year!
- Free onsite parking
- Mileage reimbursement
- Onsite cafe
- Meditation room
- Chance to be a part of an evidence based therapeutic program
- Daily PACT team meetings to review client progress and needs
Physical Requirements: Patient care delivery may involve lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, and stooping requiring upper and lower body strength. Lifting up to 25 lbs may be required without assistance. Patient care may also involve climbing stairs occasionally to deliver medication.
Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of an updated background investigation.
Navos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.