School and Community Based Child and Family Therapist

GENERAL FUNCTION:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 model. 
  • 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 providers.
  • 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to sit or stand for at least 1 hour at a time.