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MultiCare Health System Assessor / Brief Therapist 2 in Lakewood, Washington

Job DetailsJob ID: 99239Location: Lakewood, WAEntity: Behavioral Health -Greater LakesCategory: Behavioral HealthSpecialty: Not ApplicableDepartment: Admin BHSEmployment Type: Full-Time RegularPrimary Shift: DayWork Schedule: Day shift Monday - FridayCompany 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.Position Summary & MissionWe are looking for a friendly and upbeat clinician who is willing to provide the introduction to Greater Lakes services to our clients through assessments. The Assessor position provides assessments, dependent on agency needs. This position is independently collaborative with a very social and engaged team.The Assessor team believes in the power of creating a meaningful and engaged workplace. They regularly have team lunches and potlucks together and work at creating an inspirational work environment for the whole team.Assessors perform diagnostic and functional assessments of individuals seeking services. They complete face-to-face clinical assessment of all scheduled and walk-in individuals seeking services at Greater Lakes and other locations as needed, within a one-hour time period. The Assessor team is the first face that our clients meet in their journey towards recovery.This role will assess for severity of clinical presentation and make appropriate decisions about clinical placement within the agency and/or referral to community providers and/or resources, following all post-intake and placement protocols. Establishes preliminary DSM-5 diagnosis as required for managed care purposes.Why work for Greater Lakes?If you are working toward licensure, we assist with licensure supervision at no cost to the employee!Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare offers a 5% wage premium to individuals fluent in a second language. The second language must be representative of the populations we serve. Examples: Spanish, American Sign Language, most Asian languages.ResponsibilitiesCompletes initial clinical assessments and intakesRecognizes clinical indicators of a crisis situation and refers as necessary to immediate crisis resources, both within and external.Establishes preliminary diagnosis as required for managed care purposesCompletes thorough risk assessmentsManages all required paperwork and records and prepares documentation (forms, reports, etc.) when neededEnsures compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and all company policiesQualificationsQualified as a Mental Health Professional with a Master's degree in a mental health related field and two years clinical mental health experience supervised by an MHP.Must be very familiar with the DSM -V and skilled in completing accurate diagnoses.Knowledge of impact of medical issues and co-occurring disorders on functioningThrough knowledge of clinical pathology and a broad range of psychosocial assessment and treatment approaches for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.Excellent computer and Microsoft Office skills.Knowledge of community resourcesExperience working with the publicly-funded mental health system preferredKnowledge and experience working with the WA State Access to Care Criteria for adults preferredKnowledge of and experience in using Motivational Interviewing preferred<