Provide an array of services to assist individuals and families cope with complicated mental health situations in the most effective way possible, thereby achieving a better quality of life. Through a collaborative process with the clients and other team members, the Clinician will provide crisis services as needed and help clients identify their goals, needs, and resources to prepare for engagement in therapy. Clinician services will be provided to clients in and out of the office setting by utilizing communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes.
Essential Job Functions:
- Orients and educates clients and their families by meeting them in and out of the office; explaining the role of the clinical case manager; collaborating on the recovery plan; providing educational information in conjunction with direct service providers related to treatments, procedures, medications, and continuing service requirements.
- Provides Crisis Management Services.
- Participates in QI activities and participates in committees as assigned.
- Assists with billing requirements as needed.
- Performs real world problem solving with the client, which may require the clinician to work in the office as well as in the community field to engage clients in services. This may include but is not limited to clients’ homes, hospitals, schools, and shelters.
- Achieve 60% productivity (24 hours) billable services per full FTE.
- Advocates for the client with community, family, providers, landlords, DPS, etc.
- Adds to the interdisciplinary recovery plan and other clinician tools by participating in meetings; coordinating information and service requirements with other service providers; resolving issues that could affect smooth care progression; fostering peer support; providing education to others regarding the care coordination/management process.
- BA/BS degree in human services field and 2 years of relevant experience.
- Obtain Agency Affiliated Counselor registration within 1 weeks of hire
- Must have ability to transport clients
- Experience in Clinical work a plus
- Must demonstrate ability and skill in the following areas -
- computer use; electronic health record experience a plus
- Reliable transportation
- Leadership skills
- Facilitation skills
- Time management skills
- Set appropriate priorities
- Meet deadlines
- Build working relationships
- Knowledge and understanding of regulations and laws affecting VCCC
- Resolve conflict
- Build and facilitate effective teams
- Understanding of Recovery model
- Pass required background checks/fingerprint check
- TB test upon hiring
- Dependable transportation
- Excellent Communication skills, teamwork, and attitude
- Multicultural/diversity awareness and working with a variety of people
- Ability to adapt and be flexible in a constant changing environment
- Self-disciplined and directed
- Stress management skills
- Good work ethics
- Positive attitude
Work is performed inside and outside in varying temperatures. Employee may occasionally be required to push or lift to 75 pounds, twisting and stooping requiring upper and lower body strength. Employee may be exposed to office supply odors or vapors. Employee is sitting, most of the time. Employee is also required to stand, walk, type, bend, write, read, interpret, and explain complex issues, work on a computer, and speak on the telephone.
Valley Cities Behavioral Health CareValley Cities is a community behavioral health center established by the people of South King County in 1965. Today, we operate comprehensive outpatient clinics in Auburn, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Meridian (Northgate), Midway (Des Moines), Rainier Beach, and Renton.