WISe Team Family Therapist (Licensed Mental Health Clinician)

Website LCSNWSpokane Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Health. Justice. Hope.

SUMMARY:

Provide individual and family therapy, case management, and service linkage to seriously emotionally disturbed children.  To empower parents and foster resiliency through support, education and advocacy:

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide intensive therapy services for WISe clients and families consisting of individual and group therapy, family counseling, crisis intervention, and case management services using best practice standards. Integrate theoretical orientations, evidence based practices, and clinical skills into an effective therapeutic process for clients and families.
Participate in Child and Family team meetings to ensure access, voice and choice within the wraparound process and to support the family’s connection to the CFT members. Support additional meetings as needed including Task Force Meetings, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) conferences, Spokane County Court proceedings and Family Team Decision Making (FTDM) meetings with Washington State Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS).
Complete required treatment plans following LCSNW guidelines and policies for content, format and timeliness.  Support recovery principles by incorporating the child and their family’s strengths, barriers and needs into the plan components. Formulate measurable, achievable goals/objectives that are written in clear and understandable language and includes client’s own voice.
Complete all required progress notes according to LCSNW guidelines, policies and procedures regarding format, content and timeliness. Ensure that progress notes accurately depict treatment modalities and interventions provided within the clinician’s scope of practice and according to the treatment plan.
Assist Care Coordinator with creating the Plan of Care for each family in WISe that describes the family, the team, and the work to be undertaken to meet the family’s needs.
Complete a CANS screening and assessment on WISe referred children/youth.  Reassess the child/youth using the CANS every three months.  Use the CANS outcomes as part of the Plan of Care.  Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
Provide and coordinate outreach and crisis intervention services to families in the community, and routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others while in potentially unsafe neighborhoods and homes.  Consult with DMHP’s and law enforcement officials when appropriate. Participate as scheduled in the WISe crisis coverage and services 24hours/7 days a week.
Educate and support clients’ families. Consult with families and community agencies such as DSHS, schools, court systems, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
Assist and support clients and families in finding and effectively using a primary care physician and a dentist and to develop health self-management skills.  Work with team to coordinate psychiatric care with medical care.
Participate in the assessment of the client’s psychiatric and medical history (e.g. onset, course, and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g. self-care, diet and nutrition, etc.) and family structure and relationships.  Assign diagnosis using the DSM-V
Participate in providing information to clients on substance use issues such as the effect on mental and physical health and daily functioning.  Participate in planning to reduce use or abstain from the use of substances, and help teach replacement behaviors.
Monitor assigned clients for LRA compliance.  Facilitate LRA extensions with the CRT and all court-involved personnel to ensure LRA’s are continued uninterrupted, as appropriate.  Assist CRT in determining when revocation is appropriate.
Facilitate or serve as a co-leader for groups conducted by the agency in response to the client’s needs.
Work in a cooperative and collaborative manner as a team member.  Assist in building positive working relationships with staff of all agency departments.
Pursue professional growth by seeking out learning opportunities and integrating new learning into daily work practices.  Maintain a working knowledge of current trends in community mental health, including health care reform and automation of job tasks using computer technology.  Participate in all required trainings, meetings and staffings.  Attend consultations provided by the agency.
Meet or exceed productivity standards.
Write letters and reports and provides legal testimony when required.
Maintain a working knowledge of resources available in the community.
Notify supervisor when you will be out of the agency due to illness, vacation, training, or other identified issue.  The supervisor, prior to your leaving, must approve vacation time.
Turn in weekly client schedule to the front desk for scheduling purposes.
Turn in time card to the WISe team the day after the designated pay period.
Models and encourages direct, professional communication among staff members and facilitate development of a positive staff support network.
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.
Complete necessary documentation to sign up for all applicable insurance credentialing panels once WA Department of licensure if achieved.
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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Master’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of applicable experience.  MHP and CMHS preferred.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, write and maintain clinical documents.  Ability to write legal recommendations and assessments and compose professional letters.  Ability to verbalize and present clinical cases in a group setting and communicate with clients face-to-face, on the phone, and in writing.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or concerns from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the mental health community.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to analyze, interpret, and clinically frame treatment services to clients.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret and remember a wide range of information and instructions and deal with abstract and concrete variables.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, or Licensed Social Worker with Department of Health. Background check cleared to work with vulnerable populations.  Current Driver’s license and auto insurance.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment described are representative of those that must be met/may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Position will work primarily in the home/community setting of the families, will require some flexible hours including some evening/weekend availability, and participation in an on-call rotation.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

BENEFITS:
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 a matching program after meeting eligibility requirements.  Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help and support you with free and confidential counseling, financial, and support services.  Mileage and expense reimbursement is also provided.

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