• Children's Mental Health Therapist

    Job ID 2018-1030
    Job Locations
    US-WA-Port Angeles
    Category
    Clinical
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Name
    Peninsula Behavioral Health - Port Angeles
    Location : Address
    118 East 8th Street
    Salary
    DOE/DOQ
  • Overview

    Provides assessments and strength-based treatment services to high need children, adolescents, and families, on-site and in the community.

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provides on-site therapeutic services based on strength-based, individualized values, and principles.
    • Provides community support services to children and families as needed.
    • Provides intake assessments, including psychosocial and developmental histories, and diagnostic formulations.
    • Develops individualized treatment plans, based on assessment of strengths and needs in life domains, with active participation of youth and family.
    • Provides individual, group, and family treatment, including home-based family preservation services, if needed, along with timely crisis intervention services.
    • Provides case management and case coordination services within Agency and with other child systems.
    • Facilitates Individual/Family Support Team settings.

    SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Participates in peer reviews to ensure that services are provided in compliance with State, SBHO, 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 Quality Assurance guidelines.
    • Maintains confidentiality of Agency and client information.
    • Maintains professional competencies through a program of professional development and in-service training.
    • Provides information and education in the community, representing self, and the Agency in a positive and professional manner.
    • Performs other tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

    PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

    • Maintains accurate, timely chart information in compliance with SBHO 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.
    • Coordinates and prioritizes work assignments so that tasks are completed on time and in a quality manner.

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSE(S), CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

     

    Education: Master’s degree in related field.

     

    Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with clients with mental illness

     

    Licensure: Independent Washington Licensure; i.e. LMHC, LMFT, etc.

     

    Other: Reliable, insured transportation. Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report.

     

    PREFERRED ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS/EXPERIENCE:

     

    Experience: Experience working with individuals with serious, persistent mental illness.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    Essential:

    • Ability to multitask and effectively manage a caseload of individuals with diverse needs.
    • Knowledge of the classification of mental disorders contained in the current DSM.
    • Knowledge of how mental health symptoms may present differently in children as compared to adults.
    • Ability to utilize Mini-Mental Status Examinations and other measures to assess cognition and symptoms.
    • Understanding of the impact of health-related problems on psychiatric illness and knowledge of medical issues that may mimic psychiatric symptoms.
    • Ability to educate clients about signs, symptoms, and recovery from mental illness.
    • Understanding of current knowledge on recovery.
    • Knowledge of social service delivery systems, particularly as related to children and adolescents.
    • Ability to coordinate care with multiple service providers.
    • Basic knowledge of psychotropic medications and side effects.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Capability to use sound judgment in problem-solving and clinical intervention.
    • Practice of respectful communication with clients to enhance report and positive outcomes.
    • Ability to plan and prioritize work and meet the Agency’s performance quality assurance and productivity standards.

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