Intake Therapist
Comprehensive Life Resources
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Post Date: Nov 13, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Washington - Tacoma
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Description
Responsibilities:
•Provide intake assessments on a walk in basis to adults and children with chronic mental illness.
•Provide liaison with other community resources to help the client access supportive services during the transition to enrolled status.
•Provide crisis intervention to new clients
•Maintain clinical records and provide data and reports, as may be required for program monitoring and evaluation, in accordance with policies and procedures.
•Coordinate activities with other team members and other staff.
•Ensure that ethical and professional standards of practice are maintained.
•Participate in meetings and activities as required.
•In addition to the above, perform other duties as assigned.
Competencies:
•Ability to complete paperwork within required timeframes, meets content requirements, grammatically correct, and engages client participation in treatment planning and tx plans are signed by the client.
•Demonstrated ability to properly assess and diagnose clientele
•Demonstrated ability to administer the DLA-20
•Demonstrates flexibility in practice, develops strong relationships with other employees, and provides good team communication and engages family members and natural supports in treatment planning.
•Ability to receive and apply feedback, is accountable, and contributes to a positive work environment.
•Develops and maintains a self-care plan, seeks supervision when needed and recognizes signs of burnout.
•Demonstrates timely, consistent, and direct communication is provided to team members and supervisors.
•Demonstrates utilization of all resources available
•Demonstrates diagnosing, engagement skills through use of relationships and application of motivational interviewing, and crisis intervention skills through a variety of clientele.
•Ability to utilize consultation and feedback and utilizes training for professional development.
•Demonstrates ethical decision-making skills and appropriate boundaries.
•Demonstrate empathy, hopefulness, and resourcefulness in communicating with others.
•Promote whole health care as a key to people’s recovery and quality of life.


Skills
•Master’s in social or behavioral sciences or equivalent experience and education. Maintain Mental Health Professional status.
•Ability to work with mentally ill individuals
•WA State credential
•Experience in conducting clinical interviews and providing mental status exams.
•Ability to multi-task, prioritize deadlines, work independently, take initiative, and maintain confidentiality.
•Valid Washington State DL; proof of insurance.


Notes
CLR offers accessible community-based behavioral health services, guided by recovery-oriented principles and best practices, for Pierce County adults and youth.

*Medical, Dental and Vision – 100% paid premiums for *Full-Time employees
*10 Paid Holidays
*Sick Leave
*Mental Health/Wellness Leave
*403(b) Retirement Plan
*Employee Assistance Program
*Health Reimbursement Arrangement
*Flexible Spending Accounts
*Health Savings Account
*Voluntary Life Insurance