Intake Specialist

GENERAL FUNCTION:

To provide comprehensive and consistently high-quality intakes to determine eligibility for outpatient services. To provide medically necessary Brief Therapy services as a part of the Children, Youth, and Family Services counseling 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
  • Preference given to candidates who are licensed in their respective field and/or meet eligibility criteria to be a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) 
  • Able to pass a criminal background and Inspector General check.

TYPICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide comprehensive intakes for Children, Youth, and Family Services to determine eligibility for outpatient mental health services.  This will include completing all necessary paperwork to obtain BHO Authorization for services.
  • If there are intake slots that are under utilized, provide intake services for Adult Services with manager's approval.
  • If necessary to remove barriers to service, provide intake services in the community with manager's approval.
  • Provide individual, group, and family services to qualified community clients.  Brief Services are authorized for 3 months at a time. 
  • 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:

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