Mental Health Therapist - Individual Resiliency Training Specialist



GENERAL FUNCTION:

Work in collaboration with referral sources, community service providers, and adjunctive service providers to assess, develop and facilitate individualized treatment services and ensure continuity of care as part of the New Journeys team.


RESPONSIBLE TO:  Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in psychology, social work ,or closely related field with BHR accepted licensure or eligible for supervision towards BHR accepted licensure.
  • Preference given to individuals who qualify as a Mental Health Professional and/or as a Mental Health Specialist.
  • Two years experience providing mental health services to severely emotionally disturbed adults, children, adolescents and families.
  • Knowledge and experience with developmental and treatment strategies towards current DSM covered diagnosis.
  • Knowledge and experience with the community support model.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to include use of EHR software or equivalent for scheduling, time management and all clinical documentation.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • As an Individual Resiliency Training Specialist with the New Journeys Program, provide a comprehensive intervention program for people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis. Treatment is provided by a team of mental health professionals who focus on helping people work toward personal goals and RECOVERY! Individual Resiliency Training (IRT) Specialist will help clients achieve personal goals by teaching them about their disorder and its treatment; processing the experience of psychosis; reducing self-stigmatizing beliefs; and helping them learn social and resiliency skills. The IRT will utilize the Navigate modular-based intervention approach, as well as CBT for psychosis therapy.
  • Work in treatment collaboration with BHR clinicians, leadership, and referral sources to assess, develop, and facilitate individual client treatment services and ensure consistency of care with other involved providers.
  • Develop 24-hour crisis plans for assigned clients and use the High Risk Protocol as is appropriate.
  • Maintain client charts in accordance with WAC and agency standards. Adhere to agency policy pertaining to documentation and chart maintenance.
  • Participate in clinical supervision and psychiatric consultation on a regular and scheduled basis.
  • Attend mandatory meetings as assigned.
  • Adhere to agency Performance Standard Expectations.
  • Maintain contact with Utilization Review team regarding authorizations and funding for services.
  • Practice successful client engagement skills and strategically address clients with a frequent and predictable no-show pattern. Close clients when appropriate.
  • Intakes as needed.
  • Other duties as required and as are consistent with the goal of the position.