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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Mental Health Therapist II, III or Licensed in Puyallup, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Mental Health Therapist II, III or Licensed – Posting #22531

Position Summary:

Sea Mar is seeking a Mental Health Therapist for our Behavioral Health Department in Puyallup. The qualified Mental Health Therapist will either be hired as level II, III or Licensed. The wage depends on the level hired. Applicant must have a Master's Degree n a behavioral health field and be able to be registered or licensed with the Washington State Department of Health.

Below are the requirements for each description. These descriptions do not suggest or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee, other duties as assigned.

Starting Wage is $51,604.80 - $67,953.60

Licensed Mental Health Therapist: This individual provides diagnostic assessments, referrals for psychiatric services, and case management in coordination with other teams or parties involved in treatment. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing care to chronically ill patients, patients who are part of the Intensive outpatient program, or patients who are considered high utilizers. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist is responsible for working with CDMHP’s, inpatient facilities, including Western State Hospital, and ensuring proper protocols are followed for hospitalization authorization and during discharge planning. In addition, the Licensed Mental Health Therapist provides individual counseling, crisis stabilization, suicide risk assessment and treatment plans, and leads groups. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist provides therapy to managed care patients that are pre-authorized to receive mental health treatment. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist provides clinical supervision to other clinicians who are perusing the Licensing requirements. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist assists the Program Manager and clinical supervisor to conduct clinical chart reviews. In addition, this person supports the agency efforts to ensure compliance with WACs, RCWs, and clinical contracts.

Education and/or Experience for a Licensed Therapist:

  • Must hold a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, or social work which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics.

  • Four or more years of clinical experience in the field.

  • Responsible for his/her individual continuing education hours and licensing fees. The Licensed Mental Health provider must possess an active, approved license from the Washington State Department of Health at all times. Must meet criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP).

  • Must hold and maintain an active Washington State Mental Health Counselor License, Marriage and Family Therapist License, or Independent Clinical Social Worker License.

Additional Requirements:

  • This position must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR within 90 days of hire date and is required to maintain current BLS CPR throughout employment.

  • Must take a TB test annually and at time of hire.

Mental Health Therapist III: The Mental Health Therapist provides diagnostic assessments, referrals for psychiatric services, case management in coordination with other teams or parties involved in treatment. In addition, the Mental Health Therapist provides individual counseling, crisis stabilization, suicide risk assessment and treatment plans, and leads groups. Assistance to the Program Manager in program development, policy and procedure development, compliance with WACs and RCWs, and other administrative tasks performed are as directed.

Education and/or Experience for MHT III:

  • Must hold a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, or social work which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics.

  • Four or more years’ experience in the field. Must meet criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP). Must hold and maintain an active Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor License (may be pending for up to 60 days if applied for within 7 days of being offered employment) or mental health Associate License (includes Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, and Clinical Social Worker).

Additional Requirements:

  • Minority mental health therapist as required by WAC.

  • Must have and maintain a current TB test

  • This position must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR within 90 days of hire date and is required to maintain current BLS CPR throughout employment.

Mental Health Therapist II: The Mental Health Therapist provides diagnostic assessments, referrals for psychiatric services, case management in coordination with other teams or parties involved in treatment. In addition, the Mental Health Therapist provides individual counseling, crisis stabilization, suicide risk assessment and treatment plans, and leads groups. Assistance to the Director in program development, policy and procedure development, compliance with WACS and RCWS, and other administrative tasks performed are as directed .

Education and/or Experience for MHT II:

  • Must hold a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, or social work which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics.

  • Up to three (3) years’ experience in the field.

  • Minority mental health therapist as required by WAC.

  • Must meet criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP). Must hold and maintain an active Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor License (may be pending for up to 60 days if applied for within 7 days of being offered employment) or mental health Associate License (includes Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, and Clinical Social Worker).

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have and maintain a current TB test.

  • This position must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR within 90 days of hire date and is required to maintain current BLS CPR throughout employment.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 27 days per year + 10 paid Holidays. We offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Rivers Carpenter, Program Manager at RiversCarpenter@seamarchc.org (SusanDrake@seamarchc.org)

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 10/12/2021

External candidates considered after 10/15/2021

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

Please visit our website to learn more about us at www.seamar.org. You may also apply thru our Career page at https://www.seamar.org/jobs-general.html

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