Mental Health Specialist

CORE Health   Longview, WA   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on July 30, 2020

Do you want to work for a developing agency strongly devoted to the transformation and growth of its community? Based out of Southwest Washington, CORE Health is the perfect destination for motivated individuals looking for a change of environment. Longview offers all the peace and quiet of a small town without sacrificing the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. 

CORE Health is dedicated to helping members of our community through a variety of means. We offer supportive housing, integrated behavioral health services, and more at our main location and throughout the community. We strive to create and maintain an environment that is warm and welcoming, values diversity and difference, provides safety, and promotes holistic health by supporting individuals and families along their journey to recovery.  Individual, family, and group therapy are provided to treat a broad array of behavioral health disorders with an emphasis on effective, outcome-oriented treatment.

This position focuses on delivering evidenced-based outpatient behavioral health therapy. Team members enjoy a warm, welcoming work environment and are supported regularly through clinical supervision with experienced and knowledgeable clinicians. If helping to serve and help develop the community through mental health practices sounds like your thing then CORE Health is the perfect place for you, apply today !

Location: Longview, Centralia WA

 

Typical Work

 

- Identifies potential health problems through assessment of participants’ physical and mental

status, daily living skills, coping patterns, strengths and supports.

 

-Consultation with relevant community agencies, the coordination of multi-agency services, and

participation in multi-agency support team on behalf of consumers. Provides education and

training to other individuals and/or agencies as necessary.

 

- Develops with the individual in service an assessment and comprehensive treatment plan that

identifies the unique needs of each individual and may provide individual, couples, family, and

group therapy. Participates in crisis intervention services with participants.

 

- Development and implementation of behavior plans for individuals in services with behavior

problems due to personality disorders or cognitive deficits with clients and caregivers.

 

- Assures that participants understand their rights to confidentiality and the limits of

confidentiality, to include participant’s rights as recipients of mental health services and

substance use treatment services.

 

- Provide individual supportive therapy, i.e. problem solving, role-playing, modeling and

support, social skill development, and assertiveness training to increase client social and

interpersonal activities in community settings.

 

- Provide ongoing measurement of individual in service outcomes and evaluation of

intervention effectiveness. Address barriers and potential health problems that impede the

development of skills necessary for independent functioning in the community.

 

- Completes and ensures the maintenance of all required clinical and administrative

documentation.

 

- Represents the agency in coordinating service plans with other community providers.

- Participates in, and leads as necessary, quality improvement and assurance process for cases.

- Participates in a unit team and provides team coverage.

- Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

 

Preferred

 

- Master’s Degree in counseling, nursing, and/or social services related field.

 

- Licensed for mental health services by the WA State Department of Health

 

- Two (2) years of experience providing direct treatment to persons experiencing behavioral or

mental health issues.

 

- Proficient in computer use and applications commonly used or applied in this

field/trade/position for the development of reports, documents, presentations and

access/utilize databases for care management and Microsoft Office software.

 

- Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

- Pass and maintain a clear background record as required for healthcare organization under

state and federal contracts.

 

Minimum

 

- Counselor registration in Washington State or able to obtain within 6 months.

 

- Recent graduates are not subject to the required two years experience. Recent

graduates shall receive a higher level of supervision until they either A) meet the WAC

Mental Health Professional definition, or B) receive a MHP waiver

 

- Proficient in computer use and applications commonly used or applied in this

field/trade/position for the development of reports, documents, presentations and

access/utilize databases for care management and Microsoft Office software.

 

- Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

 

- Pass and maintain a clear background record as required for healthcare organization under

state and federal contracts.

Hourly Range Depending on experience

- $20 - $30

Benefits/Compensation

- Medical 

- Dental 

- Vision

- Emoplyeer Retirment Match 


CORE Health

748 14th Ave
Longview , WA