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Sr. Mental Health Clinician - Program for Assertive Community Treatment

Company: Frontier Behavioral Health
Location: Spokane
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Frontier Behavioral Health's presence in Spokane is more than 100 years strong, allowing our non-profit organization to understand the varied needs of our clients and the larger community. Our programs are designed to provide evidence-based treatment to adults, youth and seniors who are dealing with a wide range of behavioral health issues. As a Trauma-Informed Care Organization, we firmly believe in recovery and that our clients can lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, and we consider it an honor and a privilege to assist them in their journey. If you want to have a positive impact in the lives of others come join us! PACT is an intensive and highly integrated approach for community mental health service delivery. The multidisciplinary team shares a caseload of individuals who experience symptoms of the most serious forms of mental illness, predominantly but not exclusively the schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Many individuals also experience substance abuse, victimization and trauma, psychiatric hospitalizations, arrests and incarceration, homelessness, and additional significant challenges. The symptoms and complications of mental illnesses lead to serious functioning difficulties in several areas of life, often including work, social relationships, residential independence, money management, and physical health and wellness. The Senior Clinician is a member of the Program for Assertive Community Treatment Team (PACT), a multidisciplinary team that meets fidelity standards for the evidence-based practice of Assertive Community Treatment. The Senior Clinician works closely with, a prescriber, nurses, clinicians, co-occurring specialist, peer support specialist, housing specialist and vocational rehabilitation specialist to serve a shared caseload of individuals who experience symptoms of a thought disorder and whose level of need exceeds what traditional outpatient services offer. The team provides case management, individual and group therapy, initial and ongoing assessments; employment and housing assistance, family support and education, substance abuse services and other services and supports critical to an individual's ability to live successfully in the community. The Senior Clinician assists with training of new employees, provides guidance to team members and assists the supervisor as needed. *ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES includes but are not limited to the following: *
* Meet minimum direct service percent time as defined by management. * Develop individual treatment plans based on the consumers' strength, needs, hopes, and desires. Plans are modified as needed through an ongoing assessment and goal setting process. * Provide pro-active assistance to consumers to participate in and continue treatment, live independently, and recover from their disability. * 80% of direct services must be provided within community settings such a person's own home and neighborhood, local restaurants, parks, and nearby stores. * Coordinate care management of consumer's substance and mental health needs including monitoring of individual plans of care and achievement of plan of care goals. * Work with PACT team members to collaboratively provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services required by each consumer to live in the community. * Provide on-site and back-up coverage as part of the PACT team to ensure consumers have access to team members 24/7. * Assist consumers to participate in community employment. * Work with consumers and their family members/significant others to become collaborative partners in the treatment process. * Include consumers' natural support systems in treatment, educating them and including them as part of the PACT services. * Provide health education, access, and coordination of health care services. * Help consumers become less socially isolated and more integrated into the community by encouraging participation in community activities and membership in organization of their choice. * Assist in development and delivery of staff and/or consumer education in the form of group classes or trainings. * Coordinate with external evaluator as appropriate. * Perform FBH charting requirements, correspondence, and other paperwork in a complete and timely manner. * Participate in the on-call rotation and provide on-call services to consumers. * Provide outreach assessments of referrals for diagnostic eligibility, complete initial enrollment paperwork, open client's charts in CCP and engage in discharge planning from inpatient settings and transitioning onto the PACT Team. * Provide support and education to team members on CCP. * Provide support and guidance with crisis situations and case consultation. * Act as Team Leader in Team Leader's absence. * Assist teammates in completing Critical Incident Reports. *_QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE: _*
* Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field from accredited college or university. * Two years of experience working with psychiatrically impaired populations. * Must apply for Agency Affiliation within 30 days of hire. * Must have reliable transportation, insurance and an active drivers' license and be willing to use personal vehicle in the course of work. *PREFERRED: *
* Previous supervisory experience. * Licensure in the State of Washington. *_WHY CHOOSE FRONTIER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH?_*
* At Frontier Behavioral Health, we value our employees and recognize the importance of EVERY employee's contribution to our mission.
* Our behavioral health services make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve and contribute to the health, safety, and quality of life for everyone in Spokane County.
* At FBH we have a variety of client services, including outpatient, inpatient, community outreach, crisis services, partnerships with schools, law enforcement and more. Our evidence-based, culturally appropriate, trauma informed behavioral health services address the diverse needs of those we serve. *_WE BELIEVE IN WORK LIFE BALANCE: _*
* *Paid Time Off - Employees accrue up to 26 days of PTO in the first year of employment!*
* *Plus 9 Paid Federal Holidays!*
* Sick Leave - Extended Sick Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Time.
* Some positions qualify for a Compressed Workweek option resulting in up to additional 26 days off per year. *_OUR BENEFITS AND PERKS ARE AMAZING!_**BENEFITS: *
* Medical, Dental and Vision
* Retirement - We offer an impressive 403b plan including standard 3% employer contribution plus an additional 3% employer match.
* Flexible Spending Accounts
* Life Insurance - Company paid coverage that starts the first of the month following 6 months from your date of hire.
* Short/Long-Term Disability - Company paid coverage that starts the first of the month following 6 months from your date of hire. *PERKS: *
* *Signing Bonus!*
* Federal and State Loan Forgiveness Program for qualifying Programs.
* Reimbursement of License/Certification application fee that is required for the position.
* No-cost licensure supervision for those pursuing clinical licensure.
* Free Employee Assistance Program
* Staff Discounts at various FBH partners throughout Spokane!_Benefits described above are based on employees who hold .5 FTE positions or greater and/or some benefits vary based on FTE._ Job Type: Full-time Pay: $30.30 per hour Benefits:
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Medical specialties:
* Psychiatry
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday Work Location: One location

Keywords: Frontier Behavioral Health, Spokane , Sr. Mental Health Clinician - Program for Assertive Community Treatment, Healthcare , Spokane, Washington

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