Mental Health Professional - PACT Team

General Summary of Duties: The Mental Health Processional functions as a member of the PACT multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illness. To provide education, consultation to families, and crisis intervention services to clients assigned to the team, with most services delivered in the clients residence or other community settings.

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • Provide treatment coordination services for an assigned group of clients, including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team (ITT).
  • Assume primary responsibility for collaboratively developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT. Use recovery-based concepts and language in both written and verbal communications.
  • Provide individual therapy and symptom management. Utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, stages of change theory, Trauma-Informed Care approaches, and stage-wise treatment strategies to intervene and motivate clients for change.
  • Educate and support clients families and advocate for clients rights and preferences. Consult with families and community agencies such as DSHS, court systems, housing authorities, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Participate in writing PACT Comprehensive Assessment, which includes psychiatric history (e.g. onset, course, and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g. self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
  • Document client progress in a timely way to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and scheduled treatment planning review meetings for an assigned group of clients.
  • Participate in providing information to clients on substance use issues such as the effect on mental and physical health and daily functioning. Participate in planning to reduce use or abstain from the use of substances, and help teach replacement behaviors. Establish linkages with outside inpatient, outpatient, and support group entities (e.g. AA, NA) to allow collaboration in treatment.
  • Support clients participating in activities that will help them achieve vocational or career goals.
  • Provide and coordinate outreach and crisis intervention services to clients in the community, and routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others while in potentially unsafe neighborhoods, homes, while around people with unknown potential for aggression, and while in the proximity of potentially unsafe and/or unclean structures and equipment. Consult with DCR's and law enforcement officials when appropriate.
  • Assist team in providing psychiatric rehabilitation services to the client. Support clients in building skills for independent living in the community including, but not limited to, shopping, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, budgeting, socialization, and accessing transportation.
  • Monitor assigned clients for LRA compliance. Facilitate LRA extensions with PACT supervisor. Consult with supervisor and DCRs when revocation appears appropriate to support the health and safety of the client and the community.
  • Maintain proficiency in current trends in mental health, including health care reform and information technology. Maintain knowledge of PACT standards and Evidence-Based Practices. Maintain a Trauma-Informed Care work environment.
  • 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
  • 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: Masters Degree in Psychology, social services, or behavioral health field or must meet waiver criteria of RCW 71.24.260.
EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)
Two years of postgraduate, documented, supervised clinical experience with the chronically mentally ill, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse, substance-related disorders, and emotionally disturbed clients.
LICENSURE: Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration. Must meet and maintain the definition of a Mental Health Professional as defined in WAC 388-877-0500. Must maintain a Washington State Department of Health license in good standing.

Preferred Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE : Experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, vocational services, substance abuse treatment, and experience in a therapeutic residential treatment setting.
Experience with the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and co-occurring substance use disorders

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.