CCSWW

CMH Outpatient Therapist - Whatcom Co.

US-WA-Bellingham
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-2476
# of Openings
2
Category
Social Services/Direct Client Services
Min
USD $3,656.25/Mo.

Overview

CCS provides community mental health services to Medicaid eligible children and their families in Whatcom Co. After an initial assessment and determination of need for ongoing help, core mental health services available at CCS include individual and/or family counseling/therapy, medication evaluation/management and coordination with primary care physicians, and case management. 

 

Incumbent provides direct clinical services and case management to meet the therapeutic needs of children/teens and families, as part of an agency clinical team.   Incumbent is responsible for maintaining required clinical documentation and billing information related to caseload, participating in required CQI activities, collaborating with community colleagues and treatment/support teams as appropriate, and engaging in supervision activities with supervisor. Incumbent is available for some early evening appointments.

 

F/T, 37.5 hours per week. 

 

Pay is $3,656.25 - $3,839.87 per month DOE, plus excellent holiday / vacation / sick pay and health benefits!

 

Internal candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on experience and also agency internal equity factors.

 

Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assessment and Care Planning:

  • Conduct diagnostic assessment identifying client and family strengths and needs.

Direct Clinical Service:

  • Develop, implement, and update client treatment plans as required, using appropriate therapeutic modalities to build on strengths and collaborating with client/family and natural and community supports.
  • Provide ongoing safety/crisis planning for clients and families.
  • Provide responsive crisis management.
  • Provide outreach services (e.g. in home, school, community) as appropriate to client need, treatment plan and safety considerations.

Case Management:

  • Identify and arrange for appropriate collaboration with other pertinent resources.
  • Appear in court, case meetings, school meetings, and others as required.
  • Consult as required with contracted minority mental health specialists and document consultations in client record.

 Record Keeping and CQI:

  • Complete all paperwork according to agency policy, to include treatment plans, progress notes and appropriately coded event/service tickets, service level assessments, regular treatment plan reviews, transition summaries, and other documentation or correspondence required.
  • Participate as required in periodic utilization review process and other CQI activities.

Supervision and Training:

  • Consult with designated supervisor(s), peers, psychiatrist and others in community as appropriate for quality of care.
  • Seek consultation to manage/treat crisis situations.
  • Participate in training and professional development as required by agency and program.
  • Seek out additional training and support as needed, in consultation with supervisor.
  • Participate as integral part of agency clinical team to deliver individualized and tailored services to clients and function as peer support system to clinical colleague

 Community Relations:

  • Attend appropriate community based networking meetings as appropriate and requested. Attend appropriate community based networking meetings as appropriate and requested.

Other work related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

MINIMUM:

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field.
  • Willing/able to obtain WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor Certification.
  • Experience working with children and families in a clinical setting.
  • Strengths-based orientation.
  • Washington State Driver’s License and current automobile insurance.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Criminal History Background Checks are required prior to employment.

 PREFERRED:

  • Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMFT, LMHC, or LSW).
  • One year experience counseling children and families in mental health setting.
  • Meets or is approaching Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) status or currently has Child Mental Health Specialist Status.
  • Second language proficiency.
  • Knowledge and experience in principles and provision of individualized and tailored care.

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