Behavioral Health Resources
Adult and Child Therapists provide a broad range of therapeutic services in a
managed care environment to adults, children, adolescents, transitional age
youth and their families. Therapeutic services to be provided may include brief
adult, child and family treatment, groups (issue specific and
psycho-educational) community support oriented case management services, in
home behavioral skills enhancement training, coordination of individual service
teams and intakes.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Manager
- 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
- 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
- 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 & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 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.
- Provide a broad range of
medically necessary therapeutic services, including intakes with the framework
of a community support model. Services may be provided in agency sites, school,
homes and other appropriately deemed community settings.
- Work collaboratively with
adult and children?s disciplinary team. Manage individual and shared client
caseloads per agency guidelines, develop services appropriate to a community
based service model and participate in the management of program resources
within a managed care framework.
- 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?s chart 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
- Adhere to agency Performance
- 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.