Clinic Based Therapist

ABOUT RYTHER:
Helping children, youth, young adults, and their families find their path to healing and hope is at the core of our work. We can only achieve this by striving for excellence and providing an array of services that are needed and wanted by the community we serve. We are continuing to expand our service array and locations where we provide services, with therapists in more schools and social service agencies. As we expand our services to serve more than 800 children, youth, and young adults each month – regardless of payer, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, or place of origin – we do so with the intention that we would want our own families to use these services should they need them. The staff at Ryther are committed to creating and maintaining a culture that is informed and reflective of trauma recovery and racial equity and social justice principles.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

Provide behavioral health screening, crisis planning, short term treatment and referrals to clients within a medical clinic setting. Work collaboratively with the team within the clinic (medical doctors, social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.) and with the client/family to effectively plan treatment.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Work effectively with a diverse, low-income, medically and socially complex patient population.

  • Work collaboratively with clinic teams to develop a new integrated behavioral health intervention.

  • Partner with clinicians to develop, test and deploy screening for common pediatric behavioral and mental health concerns.

  • Work with identified families and children to enroll and engage in a treatment intervention. This will involve tenacious and creative outreach to clients who may have little previous experience with mental health services.

  • Discuss goals of treatment and expected time commitment as well as participation by guardian and/or client.

  • Provide clinic based services in accordance with the treatment plan.

  • Provide short term behavioral health services to clients and families. This includes engagement, therapy (skills based and problem solving), and prevention plans for future behavioral health concerns. Treatment may be provided in-person (in the clinic setting) or via telehealth. Some visits will require use of an interpreter.

  • Use validated scored metrics to monitor baseline of symptoms and progression with therapy.

  • Attend supervision, training, consultation, and staff meetings as required, both at Ryther and clinic.

  • Write treatment notes, managed care documentation, reports, and summaries as necessary.

  • Maintain case records in accordance with licensing, accreditation, and agency requirements.

  • Maintain all necessary credentials per agency and licensing requirements.       

  • Demonstrate a high degree of skill in communication and positive interaction with all Ryther employees, prospective employees, external agencies/companies and the community at large.

  • All other duties as assigned.

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ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain both client and employee confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, contract requirements, or other applicable laws and regulations.

  • 21 or more years of age.

  • Master's degree in Psychology, social work, counseling, or related field.

  • At least 2 years of experience working with children and youth in a community mental health setting.

  • Registered Counselor with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Full licensure or Associate license in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy is appropriate.

  • Must provide own transportation.

  • Ability to use Electronic Health Record to document client interactions.

  • Ability to cooperate as a member of an inter-disciplinary treatment team.

 

AGENCY COMMITTMENTS:

  • Commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency.

  • Accept and positively engage with people with a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, cultural and spiritual practices and ability statuses.

  • Effectively manage own work while working within a team environment.

  • Adapt and respond effectively to change.

SUPERVISOR: OPS Manager