Community Mental Health organization serving the Snoqualmie Valley.
Mental Health Clinician
Careers with Sound!!
If you want to be part of dynamic team within a comprehensive outpatient program. We offer a stimulating and supportive working environment, excellent and abundant supervision, and opportunities for professional growth.
We are looking to employ clinicians to help clients address unhealthy and debilitating behaviors as well as overcome phobias, addictions, and traumas using the Reaching Recovery model.
The clinician's responsibilities include helping clients understand their behaviors, teaching clients how to change their responses to unfavorable situations, and assisting clients in developing healthier coping mechanisms. You should also be able to create personalized exercises and homework assignments to help clients adjust their thought patterns.
To be successful as a clinician here at Sound, you should demonstrate compassion, patience, and understanding when treating clients. You will need to believe and advocate for Diversity, Equity, Justice and Inclusion for and of our clients. Ultimately, an outstanding clinician should be able to effectively communicate with clients to establish trust and accurately assess progress.
Other keywords: therapists, therapy, counselors, counseling, social work, case managers, MSW, MHP, MFT, associates
The clinician in this Job is responsible for providing a range of intensive outpatient services to a small cohort group of the following population: older adolescents aged 18 to 25 and adult mental health clients. Intensive case management services with outreach and engagement services are required. Interventions may be time limited or longer term, and will be part of an outcome-oriented treatment plan developed with in a managed care framework, which includes periodic reviews for appropriateness of services and intensity.
The individual in this role will participate actively in the treatment planning and review process, including supporting documentation of the clinical services performed. You would be required to work with primary care physicians, DCFS, and inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other adult servicing agencies to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for clients with significant mental health problems in the community. Case management includes coordination and consultation with other service providers and community resources, and referrals to facilitate meeting the clients' needs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
Provides direct services and/or internal and external organization referrals for clients.
Develops treatment plans and maintains accurate and timely clinical records according to organization policy.
Performs outreaches/services to community locations to engage clients in care.
To comply with County and State standards there will be service intensity expectations.
Prepares necessary reports, summaries and progress notes, and incorporates into clinical records.
Performs consultations 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.
Participates in team member meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
Participates in ongoing program development and assessment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Understands the principles of individual therapy, group therapy and/or case management approach to providing services.
Possesses strong working knowledge of the mental and/or behavioral health and support resources of King County, and is familiar 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.
Able to demonstrate the capacity to appreciate and work well with the complex and diverse population.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field, with a strong emphasis on working with families and community agencies required.
A minimum of one year of clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment plans, preferred.
Washington State driver's license and insurable driving record required.
Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
Must pass a criminal background check.
Perks at Sound!
All Team Members at Sound working 40 hours per week will be eligible for the following benefits:
100% Paid Medical & Dental Insurance
Full time Team Member and child(ren) coverage until child's 26th birthday
Spouse/Domestic Partner coverage available (team member pays full cost)
Paid Life Insurance
2x annual salary + additional $25,000
Long Term Disability Insurance (60% monthly salary)
100% premiums paid by Sound
18 Days of Paid Rest and Relaxation (Vacation) - beginning first year
12 Days of Paid Sick Leave
9 Days of Paid Holidays
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
for health care (limited) and dependent day care costs (pre-tax)
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
Sound retirement plan:
401(k) plan (organization contribution) – Sound contributes 3% to team members plan even if you don’t.
Team members are 100% vested; team members may contribute to their own plan
Sick Leave Conversion Program - for perfect attendance quarterly
Free in-house professional training and $400 annually + 3 paid days off-site training
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Free Supervision Hours - Washington State Licensure
Service Award - at 5,10,15,20 & 25 years of service
Job Posted 11/22/23