Clinician – Lead MHP/CDP(T) Bellevue, WA

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posted on March 29, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). The Integrated Treatment Lead works with a variety of clients with behavioral health disorders and assist them in becoming as healthy and engaged as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles.  The Integrated Treatment Lead provides education, consultation and guidance geared toward increasing awareness and building capacity to service those with co-occurring disorders in Adult Recovery Services Programs. The goal being the provision of comprehensive integrated treatment that addresses mental and substance use disorders simultaneously which improves treatment outcomes and the quality of life for those who need these services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  • Provides assessment, direct services and/or internal and external organization referrals for clients.
  • Develops client assessments and treatment plans and maintains accurate and timely clinical records according to organization policy.
  • Prepares and Reviews necessary reports, summaries and progress notes, and incorporates into clinical records.
  • Performs consultation and liaison duties with other agencies and resources on behalf of the client.
  • Assists client to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services.
  • Monitors medication regimes and treatment compliance.
  • Monitors utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Develop plans to address poor utilization of services with Supervisor.
  • Narrow the knowledge gap between MH and SUD service providers by helping team members gain skills needed to become co-capable and/or co-credentialed. Specific skills sets include:
    • Early detection, identification and treatment of co-occurring disorders.
    • Recognition of stages of changes and utilization of motivational interviewing to encourage movement towards recovery
    • Understanding how the six dimensions of ASAM criteria are used to create holistic, biopsychosocial assessments that guide treatment planning processes across all services and levels of care.
    • Development of integrated mental health and substance use treatment plans
    • How to make appropriate referrals to partner providers that will fit client need.
    • How to effectively advocate for client needs when coordinating care with treatment providers specializing in SUD or MH services.
  • Participates in team member meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS

Establishes and maintains positive, ethical, and professional working relationships with clinical team members, clients, and outside organizations. Relates to a wide variety of people including members of ethnic and sexual minority populations and is respectful of individual and cultural differences.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Required Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field (MSW, MS, MA).
  • At least 2 years of directly related clinical experience to the program as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

  • Has an advanced level of understanding of the concepts of individual and Group therapy evidenced-based practices to provide services.
  • Possesses and routinely demonstrates a strong working knowledge of the mental and/or behavioral health and support resources of King County and has a working knowledge with state and local health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical services mandates.
  • Understands recovery concepts in behavioral health; synthesizes and applies, as appropriate to their work at Sound.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly, and to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, while simultaneously managing crises.
  • Ability to demonstrate the capacity to appreciate and work well with the complex and diverse population.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) designation.
  • Required -Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Washington State licensure LICSW or LMHC, preferred.

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to