Individual Resiliency Training Therapist

GENERAL FUNCTION:

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

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 & 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 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.