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:
- 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.