Behavioral Health Resources Child
and Family Services Clinicians provide a broad range of therapeutic services in
a managed care environment to children, adolescents, transitional age youth,
and their families. Therapeutic services
to be provided may include brief child and family treatment, individual and
family therapy, groups (issue specific and psycho-educational), community
support oriented case management services, in home behavioral skills
enhancement training, and coordination of individual service teams.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Mason County Children, Youth, and Family Services Clinical Supervisor
- Master's degree in psychology, social work or closely
related field with preference given to BHR accepted licensure or eligible for
supervision towards BHR accepted licensure.
- Two years of experience providing mental health services to
severely emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and families.
- Knowledge and experience with developmental and treatment
strategies towards current DSM covered diagnosis.
- Knowledge and experience with the community support
- Previous experience working as a member of a
multidisciplinary children's treatment team and working collaboratively with
other service providers.
- Therapeutic skills relevant to the definition above.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Strong organizational skills to include use of EHR software
or equivalent for scheduling, time management and all clinical documentation.
- Must pass a criminal background and Inspector General check.
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 within 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 children's multi-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
- Develop 24-hour crisis plans for assigned children and
utilize the High Risk Protocol as is appropriate.
- Maintain clients' charts 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.
- Maintain regular attendance in order to ensure continuity of
quality client care.
- Other duties as needed to fulfill the goals of the Thurston
County Children, Youth, and Family Services Department.
- Must be able to sit or stand for at least 1 hour at a time.