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Mental Health Therapist III or Licensed

Company: Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Location: Olympia
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position:Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organizationLicensed Mental Health Therapist or MHT III - Posting #26111Hourly Rate: $31.32 (Mental Health Therapist III)
Annual Salary: $71,384.77 (Licensed Mental Health Therapist)

Position Summary:Full-time Licensed Mental Health Therapist or MH Therapist III position available for our Behavioral Health Clinic in Tumwater, WA. We are looking for an experienced mental health clinician to provide mental health assessments in the Thurston County region to increase access to behavioral health services.
Mental Health Therapist III - Education and/or Experience:

  • Must hold a Masters degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, or social work which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics.
  • Four or more years experience in the field. Must meet criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP). Must hold and maintain an active Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor License (may be pending for up to 60 days if applied for within 7 days of being offered employment) or mental health Associate License (includes Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, and Clinical Social Worker).Licensed Mental Health Therapist - Education and/or Experience:
    • Must hold and maintain an active Washington State Mental Health Counselor License, Marriage and Family Therapist License, or Independent Clinical Social Worker License.
    • Must hold a Masters degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, or social work which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics.
    • Four or more years of clinical experience in the field.
    • Responsible for his/her individual continuing education hours and licensing fees. The Licensed Mental Health provider must possess an active, approved license from the Washington State Department of Health at all times. Must meet criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP).ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Administrative:
      The LMHT maintains a caseload in compliance with agency caseload and productivity requirements.Assists in ensuring agency compliance with WAC's, RCW's, and other pertinent laws, regulations, and contracts.Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures as directed by the Program Manager.Educates staff regarding the process for health service referrals and regarding "psychoeducational topics (suicide risk assessment, behavior modification, evidence based practices, etc.) as directed by the Program Director and/or Clinical Supervisor.Maintains documentation of health services, and follows through on patient charts, including but not limited to: intake, assessment, treatment plan, crisis plan, authorization paper work, clinical encounters, 180 reviews, etc.Clinical Duties:
      Provides diagnostic assessments for each patient during the program. Documents outcomes, justifies diagnoses, and communicates with the primary care provider, chemical dependency counselor and other individuals involved in the clients clinical care. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.Demonstrates clinical competencies and proper use of approved diagnostic tools to justify clinical diagnosis and practices. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.Possesses a clear understanding and proper use of the clinical practice guidelines. Has the ability to identify and categorize each patients age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for infant, adolescent, or geriatric patients.Refers patients to psychiatric services as appropriate. Gathers record materials and background information as needed by the community health center (See Policies and Procedures). Coordinates care with the psychiatric service provider to insure accuracy of presentation and that identified needs are addressed. Provides monitoring regarding the effects of medications, and feedback to the psychiatrist regarding effects/side effects.Provides consultation to Sea Mar staff regarding health and behavioral issues and develops treatment plans with staff to address emotional needs and behavioral problems identified for patients.Provides individual counseling in coordination with other systems as needed.Provides suicide risk assessment and develops treatment plans to address suicidal ideations or gestures. Uses case management as needed to provide follow through and build community support as follow through. Provides other crisis stabilization as needed.Gathers information regarding past health services to be used in the individuals treatment plan development. Provides referrals to patients prior to or following admission, and exchange information with outside service providers.Education and/or Experience:
      Must hold a Masters degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, or social work which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics.Four or more years of clinical experience in the field.Responsible for his/her individual continuing education hours and licensing fees. The Licensed Mental Health provider must possess an active, approved license from the Washington State Department of Health at all times. Must meet criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP). Must hold and maintain an active Washington State Mental Health Counselor License, Marriage and Family Therapist License, or Independent Clinical Social Worker License.Bilingual/Bicultural is preferred.What We Offer:Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, its a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, Full-time employees working 30 hours more, receive an excellent benefit package of:
      • Medical
      • Dental
      • Vision
      • Prescription coverage
      • Life Insurance
      • Long Term Disability
      • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
      • Paid-time-off starting at 27 days per year + 10 paid Holidays.We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment. How to Apply:To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Lynn Thayrich, BH Program Manager, at . Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity EmployerPosted 02/15/2024External candidates considered after 02/20/2024This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).Please visit our website to find out more about us at www.seamar.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Powered by JazzHR

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