Mental Health Therapist Associate, Inpatient

Job Description:

Mental Health Therapist Associate

Provides mental health services to children, adolescents, and families with serious developmental, emotional, and behavioral problems in a manner which is cost effective and results in improvements in the child and family's functioning in multiple life domains.. The Mental Health Therapist Associate also functions as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing mental health services. Under the supervision of an attending Psychologist or Psychiatrist, the Mental Health Therapist Assistant is responsible for the assessment of children, adolescents and families with serious developmental, emotional and behavioral problems, as well as the implementation of treatment plans and evaluating of the need for ongoing mental health services. As per state licensing requirements, the Mental Health Therapist Associate will function under the requirements of the Associate License.

Mental Health Therapist

Provides mental health services to children, adolescents, and families with serious developmental, emotional, and behavioral problems in a manner which is cost effective and results in improvements in the child and family's functioning in multiple life domains. Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing mental health services, The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for the assessment of children, adolescents and families with serious developmental, emotional and behavioral problems, as well as the implementation of treatment plans and evaluating of the need for ongoing mental health services.

Requirements:

Mental Health Therapist Associate

Required Education/Experience:

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field.
  • Minimum of practicum experiences during training focused on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families with serious developmental, emotional and behavioral problems.
  • Actively working to obtain 3000 hours of supervised experience toward independent licensure in the State of Washington.

Required Credentials: This job requires 1 of 3 current licenses:

  • Licensed in Washington State as a Mental Health Counselor Associate
  • Licensed in Washington State as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
  • Licensed in Washington State as an Independent Clinical Social Work Associate

Preferred:

  • Minority Mental Health Specialist designation.
  • Experience with multi-system involved children with severe behavioral problems and/or developmental disabilities.
  • Experience with the King County MHP and Washington State Mental Health WACs.
  • Experience providing comprehensive intake evaluations with multi-axial diagnoses.
  • Experience with evidence based practice.

Mental Health Therapist

Required Education/Experience:

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field
  • Minimum two years experience in providing direct treatment services to children and families..

Required Credentials:

  • Currently licensed as a Mental Health Professional in Washington State in appropriate field according to degree (e.g., LICSW, LMFT, LMHT)

Preferred:

  • Minority Mental Health Specialist designation
  • Experience with multi-system involved children with severe behavioral problems and/or developmental disabilities
  • Experience with the King County MHP and Washington State Mental Health WACs
  • Experience providing comprehensive intake evaluations with multi-axial diagnoses

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