Mental Health Care Coordinator - New Journeys

Mental Health Care Coordinator - 20hrs/wk.

General Summary of Duties: The Care Coordinator functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients. A Care Coordinator also provides education, consultation to families, and crisis intervention services to clients assigned to the team. Provide substance abuse services, education, and consultation to families, and crisis intervention services to clients assigned to the team, with a minimum of 75% of all services delivered in the community via assertive outreach.

New Journeys is a team-based, multi-disciplinary, recovery-oriented model serving Transition Age Youth (TAY) and adults, between the ages of 15-40 years that have a diagnosis meeting the criteria for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) or Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) and experiencing the first episode of psychosis. Treatment is highly individualized, serving a maximum of 20-30 clients at any one time per the New Journeys model used throughout Washington State.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • Participate in completing comprehensive psychosocial assessments as well as writing and revising treatment plans in coordination with the team.
  • Provide coordination with clients, families, and community agencies such as DSHS, court systems, housing authorities, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Assist and support clients in finding and effectively using a primary care physician and a dentist and develop health self-management skills. Work with the team to coordinate psychiatric care with medical care.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Participate in providing information to clients on substance use issues such as mental and physical health and daily functioning. Coordinate treatment with internal and external substance use treatment providers.
  • Assist clients with gaining resources and education to support their autonomy and basic needs.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

Our recruitment processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any aspect which makes someone unique.

Benefits:
  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking
  • Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions along with flexible hours for professional advancement


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree in Psychology, social services, or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Entry level (no prior related work experience)

LICENSURE: Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration. Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

Experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, vocational services, or substance abuse treatment.

The capacity to work well with children and families.