Intake Therapist

GENERAL FUNCTION:

To provide comprehensive and consistently high quality intakes for Grays Harbor County services. To provide medically necessary individual and group therapeutic services as a part of the adult counseling team.

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or other related field, or Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 4 years experience. 
  • Preference given to individuals who qualify as a mental health professional and/or as a mental health specialist. 
  • Must be eligible for registration as a counselor by the State of Washington and obtain registration prior to employment.
  • Must pass a criminal background and Inspector General check

TYPICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Intake Specialist Duties:

  • Will provide comprehensive intakes for adult counseling, adult case management, children's case management and children's therapeutic services.  This will include completing all necessary paperwork to get each client tiered for services.
  • Will provide transitional services for each intake until the chart is transferred to a primary case manager.  Will attend weekly sub-team triage meetings to assure a proper transfer of each case.
  • Will provide at least (12) two hour dedicated intake slots each week to the Grays Harbor County team.
  • If there are intake slots that are under utilized, will provide occasional intake services to Thurston County CMHS on an as needed basis with manager's approval.
  • If necessary to provide access to those individuals who cannot get into the office for an intake, the coordinator will provide service in the community.

Therapist Duties:

  • Provide individual, group and psycho-educational services to qualified community clients.  Caseload size will be 10-15 clients.
  • Will establish and maintain charts on each client in accordance with BHR standards.  This will include documenting all pertinent data including but not limited to hospitalizations, crisis situations, health and safety issues and service outcomes.
  • Will meet on a weekly or as needed basis with clinical supervisor to consult about cases and will thoroughly document this consultation in accordance with BHR standards.
  • Will participate in all required training's and provide documentation of this training to the human resources department.  Will also seek out and attend training's/workshops that enhance and support the professional, clinical requirements and needs of the position.  Will put together an annual training plan.
  • Will attend and participate in all required clinical and program meetings on an ongoing basis.  This would include psychiatric consultations, staff meetings, quarterly division and BHR staff meetings.
  • Will also, on an as needed basis, provide consultation and education to community providers and other BHR programs.
  • Will perform other duties as required consistent with the goals of the position.