Company DescriptionGreater Lakes Mental Healthcare is a full-service community mental health center, providing behavioral healthcare to the citizens of Pierce County for 50 years. We are conveniently 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 your counseling and medication services. Job DescriptionThe Forensics PATH program (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) is a program designed to increase outreach and assistance to persons with serious mental illness who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. This position does outreach and case management with persons experiencing homelessness. Case management services can be provided up to one year following housing only if specifically requested by the client (These individuals often have a history of chronic homelessness and may have little recent experience in independent living. This position assists in successfully transitioning from homelessness. Case Managers assist clients to secure funding, food, transportation, medical services, and other social services as needed. Connecting and referring to community mental health and substance use treatment centers is another key function. Case Managers may assist clients in learning the basic skills to live independently in an apartment once housing is secured. The PATH team is a partner in the Coordinated Entry System in Pierce County. Case Managers will complete a vulnerability assessment and enter data collected into HMIS (Homeless Management Information System). General Position Summary The Forensics PATH team will conduct outreach in partnership with existing PATH programs, local homeless continuum of care organizations to link individuals to housing services, treatment and resources. All effort shall be made to engage and build rapport with those individuals identified. Using a person-centered approach, Case Managers will assist clients to determine which services are needed such as securing funding, food, transportation, medical services, and other social services as needed. Connecting and referring to community behavioral health and substance use treatment centers is another key function. Assist clients in obtaining, maintaining, and/or using appropriate mental health, general health, and other community resources relevant to their goals. Provide counseling, outreach, crisis intervention assistance, stabilization assistance; assist and support use of medical, community and natural supports, and facilitate psycho-education groups/classes. All services are provided under the supervision of a Mental Health Professional.
Assistance with medical, community and natural resources. This position requires the following physical and mental agility: Climbing - Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, hills, logs and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles. Walking. - long distances in the woods up to 3 - 5 miles roundtrip. Mental/Emotional Problem Solving - Applicants must be able to utilize problem solving skills in often stressful and potential volatile situations. Emotional Awareness - Applicants must be able to maintain professional emotional responses to potentially hostile and verbally abusive clients. Environmental Conditions The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions is provided with rain gear and boots. The worker is subject to the following hazards which could include a variety of conditions, such as used needles, drug and alcohol paraphernalia, weapons, human waste and blood borne pathogens, exposure to variable weather extremes. Responsibilities 1. Provides outreach and screening to individuals who are in areas where homeless are known to congregate, including places not meant for human habitation and to specific areas identified by community partners. 2.Assist homeless clients, as needed and wanted, to obtain housing, medical services, mental health counseling, alcohol and drug treatment, job training, and educational services. 3.Apply effective case management skills to assure appropriate client-centered care. 4.Coordinate and maintain effective working relationships with contracting organizations and/or other community providers. 5.Assure that all administrative and clinical documentation, written and online, is completed in a thorough, accurate, timely and appropriate manner. 6.Coordinates and maintains effective working relationships with contracting organizations and/or other community providers to include other Trueblood Settlement programs: Forensic HARPS, Outpatient Competency Restoration Programs, Forensic Navigators, Heath Care Authority, Managed Care Organizations and Crisis Stabilization centers. QualificationsHigh school diploma/GED and 2 years of relevant experience. Associates degree preferred. Experience working with chronically homeless individuals with mental illness preferred. Must be eligible for a Washington State Department of Health Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration credential. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written Knowledge of community resources Unrestricted driver's license and clean driving record Reliable transportation and valid automobile insurance Peer Requirements
Self-identify as a consumer who is receiving or has received mental health services.
Demonstrate having been well-grounded in mental health recovery for at least one year.
Pass a WA State criminal background check (no recent serious convictions).
Complete specialized training approved by the State of WA and passing a written and oral State exam. The training and exam are free.
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.