Lead Clinician III (Family Therapist)

2 weeks ago
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Behavioral Health
USD $58,266.00/Yr.


CCS’s Family Behavioral Health System is looking for Clinicians who want to join our team of innovators who continually "push the envelope" and challenges traditional thinking in Behavioral Health.


We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children and families in their own home and community.  Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity.


The Lead Clinician will be responsible for participating and providing professional development for clinicians working in Bremerton Children’s Administration contracts on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis.  In addition to the lead responsibilities, which will be performed under the close direction of Clinical Supervisor or, when not available, Site Director, 50% of this role will also be required to provide direct service under the combined in-homes service contract. 


50% Lead Clinician:

  • Provide active clinical training of staff that includes working in client’s homes and/or the community.
  • Ensure that all clinicians are trained in essential clinical practices: team facilitation, collaborative problem solving, positive behavior support plans, motivational interviewing and trauma informed practices.
  • Be available for clinical consultation on a 24-hour/7-day-a-week basis, carrying a working cell phone in order to be accessible for team members.
  • Monitor safety and risk issues taking timely and appropriate action to prevent incidents.
  • Provide clinical orientation and training to newly hired staff, both in the facility and in the field.
  • In collaboration with Quality Assurance team ensure that the clinical file is complete and that documentation is complete and accurately reflects the work done by assigned staff.
  • Assists all staff in meeting productivity and documentation standards using collaborative problem solving strategies to improve processes and performance, ensuring complete and accurate documentation for all consumers
  • Provide back-up coverage for Clinician I and Clinician III when necessary for staff vacancies, illnesses or vacations.
  • Develop a strong, thriving, positive and effective team that is built on collaborative and respectful relationships.
  • Contributes in a dynamic way to the development, cohesion, and productivity of their clinical team, supporting teamwork through strong and honest communication and a commitment to
  • Communicates the mission and goals of CCS Family Behavioral Health to clinical team, supporting and focusing their team toward innovative and creative contributions to achieving those


50% Clinician III:
  • Provide collaborative and strength based therapeutic behavioral health services and supports to a caseload of 5-7 families. This includes: assessing for immediate safety and stabilization needs, treatment plan development, safety and crisis planning, child and family team meeting facilitation, on-going assessment and evaluation of current treatment planning strategies, goals, and outcomes.
  • Facilitate the child and family team to: Identify and prioritize goals and needs. Communicate and translate information in a way that everyone can hear especially the family’s position.  Brainstorm and negotiate strategies that build on child and family strengths.
  • Consult with clinical supervisor, mental health specialists and others as needed and incorporate recommendations.
  • Provide and/or arrange necessary crisis response and stabilization services, completing and communicating the safety/crisis plan with family and others.
  • Contact potential team members, including other system partners, to gather their perspective on the family’s strengths and needs and solicit participation and commitment to a team process.
  • Prepare the family for next steps in the intervention (e.g., team development, planning process, natural supports, etc.).
  • Introduce and complete paperwork appropriate to the situation and adhering to contract timeframes.
  • Analyze and align the family’s position and agency mission using methods of respect, communication and conflict resolution.
  • Provide and/or facilitate the provision of a range of therapeutic responses that support the overall plan (including individual and family therapies). Modify and adjust to individual techniques for each situation without changing the direction of the plan.
  • Utilize parent/family expertise in problem solving around specific needs and assisting with community resources access that include both formal and informal sources.


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychological, behavioral sciences or
  • One year experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.)
  • 21 years or older
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile
  • Agency Affiliated License (HIV/AIDS training required) or applied for within 1stmonth of employment
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract)
  • First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employment
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months or ability or test within first six months of
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working as a member of a
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing


Preferred Qualifications

  • Mental Health Specialist per WAC requirements
  • Child Mental Health Specialist per WAC Requirements.
  • Knowledge of Wraparound principles and practice.


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