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MultiCare Health System Brief Therapist in Lakewood, Washington

Job DetailsJob ID: 96470Location:Lakewood, WAEntity: Behavioral Health -Greater LakesCategory: Behavioral HealthSpecialty: Not ApplicableDepartment: Admin BHSEmployment Type: Full-Time RegularFTE: 1Primary Shift: DayWork Schedule: DaySign on Bonus of $5,000 available for external candidates.Company DescriptionJoin our dynamic team of Brief Therapist Team as we apply solution-focused techniques to address symptoms of depression or anxiety, and trauma-recovery in our clients.Our Therapist help clients create a personalized journey towards recovery and wellness. Our Brief teams provide individualized, person-centered clinical therapy services for a maximum of 6 months. Applicants with knowledge of and experience utilizing Brief Therapy techniques are preferred.This position has Supervision towards Licensure. .Knowledge and Skills NeededTherapists at Greater Lakes Mental Health Care need a working knowledge and understanding of mental disorders.* A thorough understanding of and commitment to the recovery model, including familiarity with the DSM-V and competency in accurate diagnoses.* Our therapists also need the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a managed care environment. Knowledge of the major components of a mental status examination and competency in performing on-going assessments.* Ability to implement a continuum of care for consumers based on consumer need and a level of functioning ability to develop and implement recovery plans.* A basic knowledge of psychotropic medications along with the ability to recognize side-effects.* Sound clinical skills and a high degree of professionalism.* A basic awareness of substance abuse/dependence issues.* A thorough knowledge of community resources and the ability to develop appropriate links for consumers.* Well-developed skills in managing time, priorities, and paperwork.Responsibilities* Use effective clinical therapy skills to assure appropriate client-centered care.* Complete all clinical and administrative documentation in a timely, accurate manner.* Completes initial clinical assessments and intakes (if applicable).* Completes thorough risk assessments.* Recognizes clinical indicators of a crisis and refers as necessary to immediate crisis resources, both within and external.* Ensures compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and all agency policies.Qualifications* Thorough knowledge of clinical pathology and a broad range of psychosocial assessment and treatment approaches for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness* Proficiency using the current DSM manual and in making accurate diagnoses* Knowledge of community resources* Knowledge of and experience in using CBT, Solution Focused and Brief Therapy Techniques* Knowledge of recovery-oriented and trauma informed values* 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* Therapist 1- Must have a Bachelors 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 Masters degree in a mental health related field, which included a clinical internship.* Therapist 2 - Masters degree in a mental health related field and must be a recognized Mental Health Professional as defined in WAC 388-865-0150/RCW 71.05.020.MultiCare is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, n