Mental Health Therapist – WISe Program

Website Valley Cities

Pay Range: $24.38 – $27.52 per hour

Position Summary:

Wraparound is a team-based planning process for families and youth with complex emotional and behavioral needs. The Valley Cities Wraparound team implements a high-fidelity model, honoring the phases, principles, and guidelines outlined by the National Wraparound Initiative.

The WISe Clinician will be responsible for providing intakes and ongoing mental health services for a caseload of up to 15 youth. Through a collaborative process with the client, family, and Wraparound team members, the Clinician will provide crisis services as needed and help clients identify their goals, needs, and resources in order to prepare for engagement in therapy. These services will be provided on an outreach basis, in a variety of community locations including the client’s home and school.

Essential Job Functions: (This is not the job description in its entirety)

  • Provides therapeutic intervention to caseload of up to 15 youth and families. This may include individual therapy, family therapy, psychoeducation, and facilitation of therapeutic groups
  • Orients and educates clients and their families by meeting them in and out of the office; explains the role of the WISe clinician; develops the recovery plan; assists clients in accessing crisis services when needed, including acute hospitalization when necessary
  • Participates in WISe Child & Family Team Meetings for each client, contributing to the development of the Cross-System Care Plan and Team Safety Plan
  • Attends meetings related to the client’s involvement in other child-serving systems, including school, juvenile justice, child welfare, primary care, or other related systems. Serves as an advocate for the youth in these meetings
  • Form effective working relationships with family members and all community providers, balancing differences in culture, agendas and priorities, and expectations. Maintain professional partnerships with all community providers.
  • Performs real world problem solving with the client, which will often require the clinician to work in the community to engage clients in services. This may include but is not limited to clients’ homes, hospitals, schools, and shelters

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MHP status required, Licensure with State of Washington preferred.
  • MA Degree in the Behavioral Science field with no less than 4 years of part or full time paid clinical experience.
    Training in and experience delivering Evidenced Based Practices to youth, preferred.
  • Ability to transport clients. Reliable transportation for extensive South King County travel.
  • Pass required background checks.
  • Availability for a flexible work schedule, including evening and early morning appointments.

Work Environment:

Work is performed inside and outside in varying temperatures. Employee may occasionally be required to push or lift to 25 pounds. May be exposed to office supply odors or vapors. Employee is sitting, most of the time. Employee is also required to stand, walk, type, bend, write, read, interpret and explain complex issues and speak on the telephone.

Additional Information:

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Our caring, professional staff is Valley Cities’ most important asset – the very heart and center of who we are. Every day, we strive to ensure that your experience working at Valley Cities reflects the importance of your role as we carry out our mission.

We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans and does not unlawfully discriminate under federal, state, or local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status

As a health care entity, the COVID 19 vaccination is required. New hire must provide proof of vaccination upon hire.

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