Mental Health Therapist 1 or 2 - Adult Outpatient Services
MultiCare Health System
Location: Lakewood, Washington
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 97981
Sign on Bonus of $5,000 available for external candidates.Company DescriptionGreater Lakes Mental Healthcare Main Building is a full-service community mental health center, providing behavioral healthcare to the citizens of Pierce County for 50 years. We are located near the intersection of Bridgeport and Gravelly Lake Drive at 9330 59th Ave SW in Lakewood, WA. Greater Lakes serves over 10,000 individuals each year with a team of over 300 staff. Our modern professional clinic provides a comfortable setting for counseling and medication services. Greater Lakes serves over 10,000 individuals each year with a team of over 350 staff. Our modern professional clinic provides a comfortable setting for your counseling and medication services. Position Summary & Mission Our Team is looking for a friendly and professional Therapist I or II for the Adult Outpatient department at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare. The Therapist I will assist adults at Greater Lakes' outpatient services in their journey toward their personal recovery and wellness. Our average caseload for a Therapist I is 60 clients. The Therapist I would provide individualized, person-centered clinical case management and therapy. Including the following:
Leading group sessions
Assistance with medical, community and natural resources. The Therapist I will also partner with clients, their families, and significant others in obtaining, maintaining, and using appropriate mental health/community resources. Additional goals would be providing counseling to help clients re-establish self-identity, sense of purpose and meaning in their lives, by developing plans for work, school, and/or volunteering, and making community connections. Greater Lakes assists with providing licensure supervision at no cost to the employee. Individuals proficient in a second language are encouraged to apply and receive a 5% bonus. Responsibilities
Use effective clinical case management skills to assure appropriate client-centered care.
Complete all clinical and administrative documentation in a timely, accurate manner.
Manage all clinical and documentation functions in ways that meet department productivity goals.
Provides individualized, person-centered clinical case management services including therapy, assessments, child and family teams, psycho-education, groups, educational and/or vocational support, outreach, crisis stabilization, and assistance with medical, community, and natural supports
Provides one-on-one counseling and community resource information Qualifications
Therapist 1- Must have a Bachelor's degree in a mental health related discipline from an accredited college or university and at least two years post bachelors experience in the direct treatment of mental health issues or a Master's degree in a mental health related field, which included a clinical internship.
Therapist II - Master's degree in a mental health related field plus two years of mental health experience under the direction of a Mental Health Professional (MHP) and must be a recognized Mental Health Professional as defined in WAC 388-865-0150/RCW 71.05.020.
Familiarity with the DSM-V and ability to apply diagnostic criteria.
Knowledge of community resources
Knowledge of and experience in using Motivational Interviewing preferred
Experience working with the publicly-funded mental health system preferred
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Excellent computer and Microsoft Office skills
Strong knowledge of major mental illnesses, including assessment, symptoms, and treatments#LI-JG1
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.