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Mental Health Professional

Seattle, WA Full time
Posted on September 2, 2017
Navos is committed to transforming the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness and addictions by providing a broad continuum of care We believe that diversity, inclusion and equity are vital to living our values and achieving our mission. This member of the PACT multidisciplinary team has training in one of the mental health professions (e.g., nursing, social work, rehabilitation, counseling, or psychology) and clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses under the clinical supervision of the team leader and the psychiatrist. Functions and Responsibilities: 1. Provide service coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team; assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implanting, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the with the client and the individual treatment team; provide individual supportive therapy, psychotherapy, and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as clients' needs change; educate and support clients' families, and advocate for clients' rights and preferences. 2. Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status and diagnosis, physical and dental health; use of drugs and 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. 3. Provide ongoing assessment of clients' mental illness symptoms and clients' response to treatment. Make appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status or behavior which puts clients at risk. Provide symptom education to enable clients to identify their mental illness symptoms. 4. Provide direct clinical services including individual supportive therapy and psychotherapy to client on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in the community settings to teach behavioral symptom management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms. 5. Coordinate with outside inpatient services to detoxify clients and establish linkage to outpatient treatment, self-help programs (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous), outpatient services, and residential facilities. Participate in providing rehabilitation services. Position Requirements: 1. Must have an advanced degree in psychology, counseling, social services or related field. 2. Must have status as a Washington State Mental Health Professional, and have either current Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration or be licensed/certified. 3. Must have a valid Washington State driver's license. 4. Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services. Compensation: DOE with Excellent Benefits!! Navos is committed to equal employment opportunity in all employment practices for all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, marital status or veteran status. Navos serves a diverse population. Applicants who have a multicultural background and/or are bilingual are encouraged to apply.