Mental Health Therapist

Behavioral Health Services   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on May 23, 2024
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Position Title: Mental Health Therapist


City: Yakima

State/Territory: US-WA

Employment Duration: Full time

Offer Relocation: No

Excempt Status: Non-exempt

ID: 13086

Description:

Join our team as a Mental Health Therapist at our Yakima Medical-Dental Clinic in Yakima, WA. and be part of a healthcare organization that believes in making a difference beyond medical care! At Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, we value inclusivity, and we are more than just a job – we are a community committed to the well-being of our migrant farmworkers.

We've transformed into a leading community health center. With 40+ clinics across Washington and Oregon, we offer a wide range of services such as medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, nutritional counseling, autism screening, and behavioral health. Our holistic model also extends assistance to shelter, energy, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling, home visits, and mobile medical/dental clinics.

Explore our short clips, "WE are Yakima" and "YVFWC - And then we grew" for a glimpse into our dedication to our communities, health, and families.

What We Offer

  • MHW III salary $85,000; MHW IV salary $100,000.
  • $5,000sign-on bonus in first paycheck and $1,000 bonus at 12 months of employment.
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance including medical, dental, vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine.
  • Profit sharing & 403(b) retirement plan available.
  • Generous PTO, 8 paid holidays, and much more!
  • Relocation allowance is available.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

  • Assesses initial client treatment needs and formulates appropriate diagnosis. Provides treatment to patients with more complex or multiple diagnoses. Performs intake session with clients and completes Integrated Biopsychosocial Assessment.
  • Formulates a mental health diagnosis by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM V) standards.
  • Develops treatment plan incorporating standard practice guidelines for each diagnosis. Provides therapy, supportive therapeutic counseling, and education to assigned individuals.
  • Applies therapeutic treatment models, such as behavior modification, cognitive behavioral therapy, and brief therapy during counseling sessions.
  • Responds to crisis situations by assessing urgency and needs and obtaining appropriate services. For example, uses standard screening instrument to assess suicidal potential.
  • Provides treatment assistance to outside organizations, such as school systems.
  • Works with individual to transition and maintain a presence in a community setting after psychiatric hospitalizations.
  • Provides clinical supervision and oversight to Mental Health Workers and therapy assistants which includes clinical chart audits, ongoing case review, and regular meetings to provide guidance and resources.
  • Develops cross system plans or collaborates with other community professionals in the treatment of individuals. Participates in various community meetings, such as schools, courts, DSHS, corrections, and other health care providers.
  • Completes encounters and associated documentation, including coding and billing.
  • Presents case studies and reports to funding sources or as requested by outside organizations.
  • Measures change and adjusts treatment as needed, using appropriate screening tools.
  • Provides cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals, families, groups or communities as assigned. Integrates cognitive behavioral interventions in multiple settings.
  • Enters documentation into the electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Responds to crisis situations, assessing urgency of patient’s needs, provides care, and obtains appropriate services as needed.
  • Assists patient and family in obtaining additional services and other resources as needed. Documents all referrals made to other resources.
  • As assigned, participates in various community meetings and serves as a liaison to numerous community agencies and organizations, including school districts, hospitals, law enforcement, Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staff, and tribal authorities.
  • Presents mental health/behavioral health findings and recommendations in verbal or written format to appropriate professionals either upon request or as part of a regular case presentation for peer review or clinical meeting.
  • Leads staff training sessions on new therapeutic techniques and practices. Provides training and education on clinical topics to team members, staff and the community, as needed.
  • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements.

Qualifications

We will hire either level III or level IV depending on the qualifications of the person hired:

Mental Health Worker III Requirements

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field.
  • Experience: Two years’ experience in the direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance that was gained under the supervision of a mental health professional preferred. One year’s full-time experience in the treatment of children under the supervision of a children’s mental health specialist preferred.
  • Licenses/Registration: One of the following licenses is acceptable for this position (must apply for within one week of hire if license is not current):
    • Licensed Social Worker Associate Advanced (LSWAA)
    • Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC)
    • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA)
    • Agency Affiliated Counselor
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 45 days of hire.

Mental Health Worker IV Requirements

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field.
  • Experience: Two years’ experience postgraduate/master’s experience in the direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance; such experience must have been gained under the supervision of a mental health professional. Washington State designation as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) may be substituted for this experience requirement. One year’s full-time experience in the treatment of children under the supervision of a children’s mental health specialist. Washington State designation as a Child Mental Health Specialist may be substituted for this experience requirement.
  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration:One of the following licenses is required for this position (must apply for within one week of hire if the license is not current):
    • Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW)
    • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
    • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid certification (or obtained within 45 days of employment)

Additional Requirements: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.

 

 

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