Mental Health Therapist
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Facility Location: Port Angeles, WA State. Relocation Assistance will be provided as well as a sign on bonus.
Reports to: Department Supervisor
Pay Range: $62,500 to $87,000 per year (DOE/DOQ) plus $5,000 signing bonus
Hours per Week: 40 hours
Work Days: Monday to Friday (NOT a remote position)
JOB PURPOSE: Works as a part of the outpatient clinical team to provide effective behavioral health services, including diagnostic evaluation, evidence based psychotherapy, treatment planning, and crisis intervention. The Mental Health Therapist ensures that services are provided in a manner that is timely, necessary, and congruent with the age, strengths, and cultural framework of the individual.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides an array of therapy services including individual and/or family and group psychotherapy if needed with emphasis on skill development to improve the functioning of client.
- Provides comprehensive bio-psycho-social clinical assessments to identify mental health diagnosis and medical necessity.
- Develops individualized treatment plans, documenting problems, needs, and measurable outcomes.
- Provides ongoing assessment of a client's cognitive, emotional, physical, social and vocational strengths and needs.
- Completes various documentation related to clients treatment in the agency's Electronic Health Record within the established time frames.
- 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:
- Participates in peer reviews to ensure that services are provided in compliance with State, SBH-ASO, and other contractual arrangements.
- Participates in case reviews, staff meetings, and individual supervision as requested by Supervisor.
- Maintains cordial and effective working relationships with community and governmental agencies, other professionals, consumers, and their families.
- Maintains practice of consistently high standards of professional conduct in the performance of assigned duties and in interactions with clients, staff, and other community professionals.
- Maintains timely and accurate chart information, in compliance with Washington State Law and Agency's Quality Assurance guidelines.
- Maintains confidentiality of Agency and client information.
- Maintains professional competencies through a program of professional development and in-services training.
- Provides information and education in the community, representing self, and the Agency in a positive and professional manner.
- Attends Performance Improvement Meetings on a regular scheduled basis.
- Performs other tasks as assigned by Supervisor.
- Maintains accurate, timely chart information in compliance with SBH-ASO and state funding sources and agency quality assurance guidelines.
- Meet agency productivity expectations on a consistent basis.
- Meet agency expectations for documentation of services.
- Meets all contract obligations.
- Coordinate and prioritize work assignments so that tasks are completed on time and in a quality manner.
- Available to work one evening shift per week (until 7pm) as needed.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSE(S), CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Masters' Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field
Experience: Experience working with individuals with serious, persistent mental illness
If working with children: Previous experience working with children, adolescents and families providing behavioral health services
Licensure: Eligible for credentialing in Washington State as an Agency Affiliated Counselor (assistance provided)
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check
- Must be able to provide vaccination records for HepB, MMR, Tdap and recent flu shot
PREFERRED ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS / EXPERIENCE:
Licensure: Washington State independent clinical license (LICSW, LMHC, or LMFT), Associate license, or eligibility to apply
Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience working with individuals affected by mental and behavioral health challenges. Experience with co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, or substance abuse treatment.
*Peninsula Behavioral Health does not discriminate because of a person's presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity including transgender status, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions, age (40 ), honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, state employee or health care whistleblower status.
Peninsula Behavioral Health started small; however, today, we are recognized as Clallam’s primary resource for behavioral health. PBH offers mental health care, co-occurring, and substance use disorder counseling, in addition to integrated primary care. Last year our staff of 150+ provided care to over 3,000 neighbors, including almost 900 children.
Peninsula Behavioral Health has the expertise and resources to treat residents who need care. Our clinical team includes mental health and substance use disorder experts, MDs, nurse practitioners (ARNPs), social workers, counselors, case managers, and peer mentors. Additionally, PBH provides robust ongoing training in evidence-based practices for staff. Our team is equipped to meaningfully support people struggling with a wide variety of issues, from childhood trauma to schizophrenia to acute crises to episodic depression.
PBH recruits, trains, and develops the highest quality professional team. As a result, our staff has earned their reputation as dedicated, caring professionals within the community. Our team has the resources and expertise needed to help vulnerable people.
We believe that everyone deserves access to quality behavioral health care. PBH is primarily funded through a combination of State and Federal dollars. In addition, we depend on the generous support of individuals and community partners to bridge the gaps for underinsured patients. We are proud to make behavioral healthcare and therapy in Clallam County accessible.
Peninsula Behavioral Health
118 E 8th St Port AngelesDetroit, MI
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