Full time position with full time benefits (Tukwila). The Clinician, Lead is responsible for providing consultation to program staff and other organizations regarding children’s mental health services that are relevant to cultural and ethnic minorities and early intervention. The Clinician, Lead is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention and supportive consultation to child, adolescent and adult family members presenting a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems. The Clinician, Lead shall assist in consulting hourly staff and interns/volunteers, and review intakes, and treatment plans. The Clinician, Lead is responsible for providing treatment services to consumers who have emotional, mental and/or behavioral problems; and function as senior clinician regarding the treatment of severely traumatized adults/children. Delivery of therapeutic services to adult, child and adolescent family members will be emphasized as well as ongoing consultation and communication with collateral agencies (e.g., schools, caseworkers and other agencies). The individual in this position will be required to work with Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education, inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities and other child serving agencies in developing holistic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.
- Provide consultation to staff and organizations regarding culturally relevant adult/children mental health services.
- Assist in chart reviews as well as reviewing intakes and treatment plans.
- Provide comprehensive mental health assessments, individual/family and group psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents and their families.
- Provide intake evaluations and individual and group psychotherapy to families, children and adolescents.
- Provide individual and family treatment to troubled children and adolescents.
- Identify and assess client problems from various frames of reference.
- Develop and implement treatment plans.
- Prepare necessary written reports, summaries and progress notes as dictated by agency policy to be part of clinical records.
- Provide all required case management services.
- Perform collateral liaison duties with other community agencies as they relate to individual clinical cases.
- Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
- Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
- Develop working relationships with potential referral sources.
- Complete all documentation in timely manner.
- Meet agency productivity standards.
- Handle client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
- Perform MHP reviews of documentation on a regular basis when required by Program Manager.
- Assist Program Manager with training of other staff, as necessary.
- May perform some responsibilities of the Program Manager when required.
- Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
- Provide supervision of interns, students and volunteers as necessary.
- Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
- Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
- Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
- Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
- Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
- Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
- Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
- Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH
- Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH
- This position provides consultation to hourly staff and interns/volunteers.
- Skill and experience in working with
- a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children;
- the presenting problems of the entire family unit;
- individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
- communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the child and/or the family; and
- early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment. Ability to work well independently is necessary.
- A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
- A willingness to work some early evening hours is necessary.
- Knowledge of community mental health systems, the public schools, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and resources within Seattle is highly desirable.
- A Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.
- A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.
- Experience in the treatment of severe trauma, physical and sexual abuse and neglect is preferred.
- Direct clinical experience with minority and low-income families is required. Because of the nature of the target population she/he should have experience with ethnic/cultural diversity.
- Must obtain active WA credential within the first 60 days of hire.
- Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, insurable driving record, and reliable transportation.
- Must pass a criminal background check.
Salary = DOQ
Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Dennis Marceron or Alexis Owens, Job #17-170, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to DennismA@smh.org or AlexisO@smh.org