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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Integrated Mental Health Therapist II, III or Licensed in Vancouver - Fourth Plain, 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

Integrated Mental Health Therapist II, III or Licensed: Posting #22405

Salary Range: $55,120.00 - $67,953.60 (Higher salary depends on Licensure)

Position Summary:

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Department in Vancouver - Fourth Plain is seeking a Full-Time Integrated MH Therapist or Licensed Therapist. The IMHT functions as a core member of the Clinical Care Team. The IMHT works within a medical setting to provide diagnostic assessments, referrals for psychiatric services, and case management, in coordination with other teams or parties involved in treatment.

Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by start date.

The IMHT or Licensed Therapist will have an understanding of chronic conditions that can include substance use disorders and behavioral health concerns that contribute to a patient’s inability to adequately address their medical needs, and an understanding of chronic medical conditions that can, in turn, lead to depression and other mental health concerns. The IMHT or Licensed Therapist educates staff on the process for mental health service referrals and on psycho educational topics (suicide risk assessment, behavior modification, etc.) as directed by BH protocols. The IMHT or Licensed Therapist maintains documentation of mental health services, and follows through in patient charts with strong emphasis on communication with the care team located in the medical clinic.

In addition, the IMHT or Licensed Therapist must meet the criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP). Must also hold and maintain an active WA 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).

Please note that the wages for this position depends on what level the applicant is hired. Below you will find the qualifications for the Integrated MH Therapist II, III or Licensed position.

INTEGRATED MH THERAPIST II:

T he IMHT II provides brief, strength based, and solution-focused services to adults, children, and families, and will assist with emotional and behavioral stabilization, including but not limited to suicide prevention, de-escalation of patients and/or referral for crisis services when needed. The IMHT II also provides motivational-based wellness coaching, works with patients to create self-management goals, and helps patients increase their level of motivation to meet goals.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 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

  • Must have one to three (1-3) years of experience in the field. Experience could be obtained before or after completion of a Master’s degree.

    INTEGRATED MH THERAPIST III:

The IMHT III provides brief, strength based, and solution-focused services to adults, children, and families, and will assist with emotional and behavioral stabilization, including but not limited to suicide prevention, de-escalation of patients and/or referral for crisis services when needed. The IMHT III also provides motivational-based wellness coaching, works with patients to create self-management goals, and helps patients increase their level of motivation to meet goals.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 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

  • Must have three (3) or more years of experience in the field. Experience could be obtained before or after completion of a Master’s degree.

    INTEGRATED MH THERAPIST LICENSED :

The Licensed IMHT provides brief, strength based, and solution-focused services to adults, children, and families, and will assist with emotional and behavioral stabilization, including but not limited to suicide prevention, de-escalation of patients and/or referral for crisis services when needed. The IMHT Licensed also provides motivational-based wellness coaching, works with patients to create self-management goals, and helps patients increase their level of motivation to meet goals. The IMHT Licensed educates staff on the process for mental health service referrals and on psycho educational topics (suicide risk assessment, behavior modification, etc.) as directed by BH protocols

Education and/or Experience:

  • 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.

  • Must have three (3) or more years of experience in the field. Experience could be obtained before or after completion of a Master’s degree.

    What We Offer:

    S ea 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 Johnathan Detwiler, Program Manager at JohnathanDetwiler@seamarchc.org (AshleyLesley@seamarchc.org)

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 09/21/2021

External candidates considered after 09/24/2021

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

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