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WISe Mental Health Professional in Chehalis, WA at Community Integrated Health Services

Date Posted: 12/21/2018

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Job Description

Position Overview               

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be a part of dynamic team providing individualized wraparound services in the community? Great Rivers Behavioral Health Agency (BHA) is excited to announce the WISe Mental Health Specialist position where you will have the ability to use your therapeutic skills to provide evidenced based outpatient therapy and the oversight of clinical services to children, youth, and their families with complex behavioral health needs.  Individual, family, and group therapy are provided to treat a broad array of behavioral health disorders. Clinical services are provided with a context of multi-agency collaboration with an emphasis on effective, outcome-oriented treatment.  Natural and formal supports are actively involved in treatment through a Wraparound process. 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.

Summary of 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 WISe 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 WISe 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 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.
  • Must complete the WISe and CANS training within 60-days of hire date.
  • 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.
  • State of Washington mental health specialty in child, and/or disability (developmental disability/serious physical handicap or sensory impairment) populations preferred.

Benefits Package currently includes:  Health package (medical, dental, orthodontia, life, long term disability, vision, and prescription coverage); paid observed holidays; Personal Time Off (PTO); employee assistance program; and PERS retirement program through the State of Washington Department of Retirement Systems.  Voluntary benefits include:  additional life and accident insurance; short term disability; flexible spending accounts; and deferred compensation.