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Peninsula Behavioral Health Front Street Clinic Therapist in Port Angeles, Washington

Provides clinical treatment services to adults in a small mental health practice setting, including clinical assessments, psychotherapy, and family therapy. Manage a caseload of adult clients, consult with an interdisciplinary team, and provide services which promote recovery, growth and whole-person well-being in accordance with private insurance and Medicare funding requirements. SIGNING BONUS: $5,000.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides intake assessments including psychosocial histories, identification of co-occurring disorders, history of treatment, identification of strengths and supports, risk assessment, and diagnostic formulations.

  • Develops individualized treatment plans with documentation of problems, needs, desired outcomes, and therapeutic goals which are measurable, observable, and realistically achievable.

  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy as appropriate for caseload, implements evidence-based practices as clinically indicated.

  • Participates in case consultation with other staff as needed.

  • Participates in client-centered care coordination with internal and external partners as needed, including primary care providers.

  • Maintains familiarity with and handles client information in accordance with Federal Regulations (42 CFR, Part 2), the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 71.05.390 and RCW 71.24), and other applicable laws pertaining to confidentiality of client and staff information.

  • Maintains physical security of confidential materials and assigned Agency property.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs relevant clinical and administrative tasks according to agency policies.

  • Participates in team meetings and program development.

  • Provides information and education to community members.

  • Maintains high standards of professional conduct in interaction with clients, staff, and other community members.

  • Maintains professional competency through a program of professional development, clinical supervision, peer consultation and in-service training.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in adapting to changing work demands.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Meets attendance and punctuality standards necessary for effective client care.

  • Maintains accurate, timely chart information in compliance with State, funding source, and agency quality assurance guidelines.

  • Meets agency productivity expectations of 55% consistently.

  • Coordinates and prioritizes work assignments so that tasks are completed on time.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSE(S), CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

Education: Masters degree in counseling, social work or related field.

Experience: 2 years post-graduate counseling experience working with adults with mental illness.

Licensure: Licensed in Washington state (or eligible within one month of hire) as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Essential:

  • Knowledge of the classification of mental disorders contained in the current DSM.

  • Ability to educate clients about signs, symptoms, and recovery from mental illness.

  • Awareness of the impact of trauma on human development and psychopathology.

  • Acquaintance with treatment methods used with victims of trauma.

  • Knowledge of family systems.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Capability to use sound judgment in problem solving and clinical intervention.

  • Basic knowledge of psychotropic medications and side effects.

  • Practice of respectful communication with clients to enhance rapport and positive outcomes.

USD $51,667.20/Yr.

USD $61,900.80/Yr.

Job ID: 2020-1154

External Company Name: Peninsula Behavioral Health

External Company URL: http://peninsulabehavioral.org

Street: 621 East Front Street

Salary: DOE/DOQ

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