Grant Integrated Services is an agency approved for the National Health Service Corps student loan repayment program.
The Therapist I position provides therapy services to individuals with emotional, behavioral, and other mental disorders assuring individualized quality mental health services which contribute to the well being of citizens of Grant County. Services may be provided in an individual and/or group setting.
Grant Integrated Services provides individual and/or group treatment services to individuals with emotional, behavioral and other mental disorders, to enhance independent choice, satisfaction and optimum participation in the community, family, and employment or education environments. This position may be required to work various hours/days of the week and is expected to work a minimum of 40 hour per week. The schedule for this position will be set by the Care Coordination Manager or designated manager and may be changed as Agency/department needs change. This position is represented by the Teamsters Local Union #760. All employees hired into this position are required to become and remain members in good standing of the Union within 30 days of beginning employment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties. Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position. Employee must comply with all County and department policies, procedures, WAC’s, or other regulatory bodies.
Provides treatment services to identified caseload, addressing the individual’s life domains and incorporating them into a written treatment plan, and assuring treatment is commensurate with clinician’s education and licensure/registration.
Completes and maintains appropriate records which meet Washington Administrative Code (WAC), Revised Codes of Washington (RCW), other regional contracts, and all other applicable Agency requirements.
Meets competency level for service coding, billing requirements, and other direct service standards as established by the Agency.
Monitors the individual’s risk to self, others, property and grave disability and refer to appropriate service.
Maintains strong working relationships with referring outside agencies, i.e. medical clinics, hospitals, convalescent centers, schools and other county agencies, as appropriate, to insure continuity of care for individuals served.
Creates individual treatment plans reflecting measurable goals, timelines and treatment outcomes, incorporating natural supports and maintains the individual’s maximum level of functioning.
Makes referrals to appropriate resources when not provided by the Agency and are basic to the needs of the individual and coordinate services between other agencies.
Provides therapeutic intake services and pre-enrollment assessments to individuals within and outside the facility as appropriate.
Provides crisis intervention; arranging for emergency medications (when prescribed); arranging for medical services; assuring food is provided; providing or arranging transportation to services, as needed; and assisting with arrangements for other services or resources as appropriate.
Documents accurately in client records within established Agency timelines.
Provides or obtains and includes in treatment plan appropriate specialist consults per Agency requirements.
Assures services are provided which support the individual’s rights and are compatible with the particular culture and primary language of the individual.
Actively participates in training and other meetings, whether in or out of office, as requested.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. These skills and abilities typically are acquired through a combination of experience and training. Experience may be substituted for education.
Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work with a strong emphasis in the clinical/therapy treatment of individuals.
Strong assessment (risk, suicidal, crisis intervention and diagnostic) and counseling skills
Demonstrated ability to respond appropriately to aggressive behaviors with least restrictive interventions
Strong written and spoken communication skills
Demonstrated time management, organizational and networking skills
Good personal computer operations experience and skills including Word and Excel
Mental Health Professional as outlined in current WAC’s and RCW’s
At least two years of related experience in the direct treatment of individuals and families with emotional/behavioral disorders
Washington State Licensure in Mental Health, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy
Training in and application of Evidence Based Practices
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Experience with a clinical computer software program
A full range of clinical knowledge including treatment of children, adults, couples and families
Mental Health Specialist (see WAC and RCW) specific to children, geriatric, developmental disability and ethnic minority
Knowledge of County and Agency policies and procedures
About Grant Integrated Services/ Grant Mental Healthcare
Grant Integrated Services is a collection of fourunique and equally important community services. *Grant Mental Healthcare- Promoting healthy communities through the provision of quality mental healthcare for over 50 years.*Prevention and Recovery Center (P.A.R.C.)- Providing professional & confidential drug and alcohol prevention, education and treatment services for over 25 years*Directions in ...Community Living (DCL)- Serving people with disabilities in Grant County. We are committed to sowing the seeds of empowerment to help people help themselves.*City View- Residential Assisted Living Facility