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RST- Mental Health Therapist in Hoquiam, Washington, US at Community Integrated Health Services

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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Job Description

Position Overview               

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be a part of dynamic team providing individualized services in the community? Great Rivers Behavioral Health Agency (BHA) is excited to announce the Regional Stabilization Team (RST) Mental Health Therapist position where you will assess and review ongoing service needs of individuals who do not meet medical necessity to be in a psychiatric hospital setting and whose services cannot be fully met by the service provider in the community. Indirect services include development and ongoing implementation of standardized clinical tools including identification and use of Mental Status Exams, risk assessments, planning and coordination with assigned Behavioral Health Agency. Responsible for clinical review to insure quality control and agency standards. Direct services include assessment for persons experiencing acute/urgent emotional or mental problems.  Emphasis is on outreach to the community as member of a team with the goal of diverting hospitalizations when possible, clinical oversight of Crisis staff, field supervisions, etc. The Regional Stabilization Team (RST) will be serving the five Great River’s Provider Network counties: Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Wahkiakum, and Willapa County.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Crisis Triage Services including: screening, monitoring of status, engagement in hospital or community of Care and overseeing Continuity of Care.
  • Identifies potential health problems through assessment of participants’ physical and mental status, daily living skills, coping patterns, strengths and supports.
  • Clinical paperwork including documentation of all contacts, problems, interventions, and dispositions of the case, including all referrals and termination summaries.
  • Identify methods of improving quality by reviewing clinical records of clients that have been seen by clinicians in the department and measuring data against standards identified by the agency. 
  • Consultation with relevant community and state agencies, the coordination of multi-agency services, and participation in multi-agency support team on behalf of participants. Provides education and training to other individuals and/or agencies as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Work with CIHS Program Director in establishing protocols and procedures to ensure standards are being met, and to help assist with implementing clinical protocols.
  • Provide case consultation with community services, mental health therapists, and family, as appropriate, and with consumer's written consent.
  • Constructively identify program needs and work with Director to enhance and develop programs to assure service coverage and continuity of care.
  • Be available to provide regional community stabilization services in the community, as appropriate. Be continuously available during periods of coverage, including insuring that his/her location is known at all times and also how he/she can be contacted.
  • Participates in, and leads as necessary, quality improvement and assurance process for cases.
  • Provide consultation, education and training for CIHS staff and other agencies or individuals as deemed appropriate by the CIHS Director.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the supervisor.

Education Requirements: Graduate Degree

Salary Range: $55,000 to $75,000 annually


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in counseling 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.