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Wraparound Mental Health Clinician

· Greater Seattle Area, Washington
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $24 - $26/ hour + benefits

WRAPAROUND MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN

The Wraparound Clinician provides direct therapeutic interventions to children, youth and families in their homes and other community locations.  Work is provided in a team framework, in close collaboration with a Wraparound Facilitator, Parent Partner and Youth Partner to lead our work with children, youth and families.  Emphasis is on partnering actively with families, natural supports and other community service providers to promote safe, stable and healthy families. 

PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: Snoqualmie, WA

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Counseling Services
1. Provide individual, couple, family and group counseling, intake and assessment, crisis intervention, drop-in and follow up services.  Services are provided in the office, at local schools, at homes, in the community and/or by phone, or at other locations as assigned by Program Manager.
2. Participate actively with the child and family team meetings, including active participation in the development of the cross system care plan.
3. Utilize parent/family expertise in problem solving around specific needs.

B. Outreach
1. Provide ongoing outreach to children, youth, parents, schools and communities to ensure awareness of community needs and service availability.
2. Develop and maintain positive relations with community referral sources.

C. Case Management
1. Provide case consultation, linkage to and coordination of services with collateral contacts and advocacy for assigned clients.
2. Utilize agency programs/services in efforts to provide a continuum of care.

D. Documentation and Evaluation
1. Provide necessary agency and program statistical information and information necessary for program/services evaluation.
2. Maintain case records in an accurate and timely manner per all WAC, COA, PHP and King County requirements.
3. Meet with supervisor on a regular basis and attend required meetings, consultations and trainings.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

A. Education and Experience
1. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy or a related field.
2. Mental Health Professional (as defined by WAC 388-877).
3. Current Washington State DOH counselor registration or license.
4. Prior experience in Wraparound program is preferred.

B. Additional Requirements
1. Must satisfactorily pass criminal background check.
2. Must satisfactorily pass tuberculosis (TB) test.
3. Must successfully complete the following health certification requirements within 30 days of employment: CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens training.
4. Must have reliable transportation and a valid Washington State driver's license (or be able to obtain one by date of employment).
5. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s) on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with the requirements of Friends of Youth.

C. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Engages with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
2. Demonstrates a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.
3. Knowledge of treatment approaches for individual and family counseling, crisis intervention and brief therapy.
4. Knowledge of group process.
5. Ability to develop and monitor goal-directed treatment relationships.
6. Ability to work in a community setting.
7. Ability to develop community resources and market services.
8. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
9. Ability to read, write and speak in English.
10. Knowledge of relevant WAC and COA standards and participation in the Performance Quality Improvement process.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT:

Friends of Youth is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

ABOUT FRIENDS OF YOUTH:

Founded in 1951, Friends of Youth provides a comprehensive range of shelter, housing, counseling and prevention services for youth and young adults and their families in King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. Friends of Youth is the primary provider of services for homeless youth and young adults in East King County. Services include street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, supported permanent housing, employment and mental health support. 

To learn more about Friends of Youth, please visit our website.

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  • Location
    Greater Seattle Area, Washington
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Compensation
    $24 - $26/ hour + benefits