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ACT- Mental Health Professional in Longview, Washington, US at Community Integrated Health Services

Date Posted: 1/1/2019

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Job Description

Position Overview               

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your therapeutic skills to provide outpatient mental health treatment, as well as supportive counseling, case management, outreach, skill teaching, family support, coordination/advocacy for services, education, and crisis support? Great Rivers Behavioral Health Agency (BHA) is excited to announce the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Mental Health Professional/Therapist (MHP) position where you will have the ability to join a dynamic team as we model the way towards integrated healthcare. All Team Members are eligible for competitive benefits, while working for an organization that promotes learning and development opportunities, flexible scheduling, and a supportive work/life balance.

ACT Overview                     

The goal of the flexible Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program is to provide services is to assist individuals in obtaining the support, skills, and services necessary to improve their level of functioning within their Cowlitz County and Grays Harbor County and to decrease the need for hospitalization. The services are delivered in a variety of settings including and not limited to in the home, community based settings, or office depending on the needs of the individual. ACT Team Members must demonstrate a commitment to the provision of compassionate, recovery and patient-centered care supportive of the patient’s own goals and motivation toward positive health outcomes.

Summary of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies potential health problems through assessment of participants’ physical and mental status, daily living skills, coping patterns, strengths and supports.
  • Consultation with relevant community agencies, the coordination of multi-agency services, and participation in multi-agency support team on behalf of consumers. Provides education and training to other individuals and/or agencies as necessary.
  • Develops with the individual in service an assessment and comprehensive treatment plan that identifies the unique needs of each individual and may provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Participates in crisis intervention services with participants.
  • Development and implementation of behavior plans for individuals in services with behavior problems due to personality disorders or cognitive deficits with clients and caregivers.
  • Assures that participants understand their rights to confidentiality and the limits of confidentiality, to include participant’s rights as recipients of mental health services and substance use treatment services.
  • Provide individual supportive therapy, i.e. problem solving, role-playing, modeling and support, social skill development, and assertiveness training to increase client social and interpersonal activities in community settings.
  • Provide ongoing measurement of individual in service outcomes and evaluation of intervention effectiveness. Address barriers and potential health problems that impede the development of skills necessary for independent functioning in the community.
  • Assists/coordinates the attendance of appropriate ACT Team Members, planning, and organizational meetings.
  • Completes and ensures the maintenance of all required clinical and administrative documentation.
  • Represents the agency in coordinating service plans with other community providers. Provides training and supervision activities that is appropriate to enhancing relevant knowledge and skills of ACT Team Members.
  • Participates in, and leads as necessary, quality improvement and assurance process for cases.
  • Participates in a unit team and provides team coverage.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the supervisor.

Education Requirements: Graduate Degree

Salary Range: $45,000 to $65,000 annually


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in counseling, nursing, and/or social services related field.
  • Counselor registration in Washington State.
  • Two (2) years of experience providing direct treatment to the mentally ill and ability to meet the qualifications of a MHP.
  • Proficient in computer use and applications commonly used or applied in this field/trade/position for the development of reports, documents, presentations and access/utilize databases for care management and Microsoft Office software.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Pass and maintain a clear background record as required for healthcare organization under state and federal contracts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional licensure as a LMHC/A, LMFT/A, or LICSW/A.