Provide individual and group mental health treatment services focused on the use of evidence-based and best practices to primarily adult populations. Make use of time-limited, goal-oriented treatment plans to help clients effectively and efficiently utilize therapy services.
Essential Job Functions: Participate in supporting the mission and goals of Valley Cities, including ensuring an environment that emphasizes teamwork, professionalism, efficiency, and customer service. Prioritize recovery, wellness, and Trauma-Informed Care in work with clients and staff. Demonstrate multicultural awareness and emphasize cultural responsiveness in interactions with clients, staff, and the community. Utilize assessment tools to identify client needs, match to appropriate interventions, and provide educations to clients about treatment options. Demonstrate an ability to utilize evidence-based practices and best practices relevant to target populations, including DBT, EMDR, CBT, ACT, and MI. Make use of outcome measures to assess client needs, track client progress, and make clinical decisions. Function as a member of a clinical treatment team, coordinating mental health interventions with other team members of assigned clients. Inform care team when new needs arise for assigned clients. Provide consultation to colleagues regarding individual, couple, family, and group work as it relates to case planning. Maintain clinical documentation as required by Valley Cities policy, WAC, Medicaid, Medicare and other contracts/stakeholders. Provide brief case management interventions for clients as needed. Support assigned and unassigned clients in crisis on an as needed basis. Make every reasonable effort to engage clients who are not actively participating in therapy services. Complete mental health intakes as needed. Complete necessary reports and correspondence for external and internal purposes in a timely manner and/or as requested. Provide consultation and education to community agencies as assigned. Provide liaison functions with hospital, clinics, private practitioners, and managed care systems as assigned and with prior consultation with supervisors. Represent Valley Cities at community meetings as assigned. Attend all assigned team meetings, consultation teams, and trainings.
Education: Master’s Degree in behavioral sciences field and Washington state licensure.
Experience: Deliver effective mental health interventions to diverse client populations. Work with adults with chronic and/or acute mental health needs. Work with populations exposed to trauma, chronic poverty, chronic health conditions, homelessness and marginalization, and individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: In depth knowledge of human growth and development, individual and group behavior, emotional dysfunction including sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and principles and techniques for intervention including diagnostic, clinical, case management and other necessary therapeutic skills. Knowledge of how to make use of evidence-based and best practices. Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. Good communication skills, teamwork, and attitude. Strong time management skills. Ability to maintain professional boundaries and prioritize self-care. Knowledgeable about assessing client needs and making clinically indicated treatment recommendations.
Work is performed inside and outside in varying temperatures. Employee may occasionally be required to push or lift to 25 pounds. 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 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.