Mental Health Clinician

Website LCSNWSpokane Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Health. Justice. Hope.

Who we are looking for: The ideal candidate will be mission-driven with a desire to make a difference for people and communities served by LCS Northwest.   The ideal candidate will
be sensitive and respectful of all people.  Must be comfortable working in client homes and community locations.

The Role Includes:  Providing intake, assessment, therapy, and case management services for children, youth and their families in their home or in a community setting by performing the following duties:

-Maintain crisis intervention and de-escalation knowledge and utilize skills appropriately as needed

-Provide approximately 16-18 direct service hours to clients per week

-Complete all clinical paperwork to agency standards and within the expected time frame

-Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity in the delivery of client services as it relates to
the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the populations he or she serves.  Must enjoy working with a diverse clientele population including refugee clients and families

-Conduct individual intake assessments after Mental Health Professional (MHP) status is achieved

-Formulate treatment plans and goals in conjunction with client(s).  Periodically review treatment plan, discuss progress toward goal(s) with the client and modify treatment plan when necessary.  Use appropriate referrals and access community services when appropriate and necessary

-Assign diagnosis using the DSM 5

-Assist with the promotion of client’s optimal level of functioning in the community

-Gather records and consults with medical doctors, other service providers, school personnel, CPS, law enforcement, attorneys, and other specialists involved with the client

-Plan and administer therapeutic interventions that are culturally competent, consistent with that theoretical base, and are within the ethical standards of the profession (NASW
or Code of Ethics)

-Model and encourage direct, professional communication among staff members and facilitate development of a positive staff support network


Qualifications:  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.

Master’s degree in related field required, plus two years experience with children and families preferred, Register with Department of Health as Licensed, Associate License or Agency Affiliated Counselor.  Current Driver’s License and auto insurance if position requires driving for Agency business.  Cleared through the Washington State Patrol or FBI to work with vulnerable populations.


The Perks: We offer a full benefits package with options for medical and dental insurance.  Vacation includes up to 2 weeks in the first year, with an increase up to 3 weeks in the second year (based on hours worked).  Up to 2 ½ weeks of Sick leave for you or to take care of your immediate family (based on hours worked). 10 Paid Holidays plus 2 Floating Holidays each year.  A 403(b) Retirement plan, with employer matching after meeting eligibility requirements.  Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help and support you.  Mileage and expense reimbursement is also provided.

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