Intake Specialist - Therapist

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Provide comprehensive and consistently high-quality intakes for Grays Harbor County services to determine eligibility for outpatient services. Furthermore, provide medically necessary individual and group therapeutic services as a part of the Grays Harbor Outpatient Clinical team.

 

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or other related field. 
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) or eligible for MHP at time of hire.
  • Eligible for registration as a counselor by the state of Washington and obtain registration prior to employment.
  • Strong organizational skills to include use of Electronic Health Record software or equivalent for scheduling, time management, and all clinical documentation.
  • Preference given to candidates with experience diagnosing utilizing the current version of the DSM.
  • Able to pass a criminal background and Inspector General check.

TYPICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide comprehensive intakes for adult counseling, adult case management, children's case management and children's therapeutic services to determine eligibility for outpatient mental health services.  This will include completing all necessary paperwork to obtain BHO/MCO Authorization for services.
  • Will provide transitional services for each intake until the chart is transferred to a primary case manager. Will attend weekly team meetings.
  • Will provide intake services each week to Grays Harbor Outpatient team.
  • If necessary to remove barriers to service, provide intake services in the community.
  • Provide individual, group, and psycho-educational services to qualified community clients.
  • 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.
  • Maintain client's chart in accordance with WAC and agency standards. Adhere to agency policy pertaining to documentation and chart maintenance.
  • Participate in all required trainings and provide documentation of trainings to the human resources department.  Seek out and attend trainings/workshops that enhance and support the professional and clinical requirements and needs of the position. 
  • Participate in clinical supervision and psychiatric consultation on a regular and scheduled basis.
  • Attend and participate in all additional required clinical and program meetings on an ongoing basis. 
  • Perform other duties as required consistent with the goals of the position.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

ยท  Ability to sit or stand for at least 2 hours at a time.