DBT Intensive Outpatient 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:

The DBT IOP Therapist will provide comprehensive and culturally responsive mental health services for emotionally disturbed children and their families utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  Provide crisis intervention and case management services to caseload clients and families.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provide individual, group, and family therapy, which address the needs of the client within the context of the individual's home and community.

  • Encourage and utilize individual and family strengths and capabilities.

  • Develop initial psychosocial assessments, problems lists, and treatment plans.

  • Adhere to research protocol and follow manualized treatment plan.

  • Provide required case management services and inter-agency collaboration.

  • Provide 24-hour crisis services to clients.

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

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

  • Develop working relationships with potential referral services.

  • Maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries with clients, families, co-workers and community resources.

  • Maintain all necessary credentials per agency and licensing requirements.

  • Take the lead on managing groups such that non-licensed staff and interns adhere to protocol.

  • Attend staff meetings as required.

  • 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.

  • Perform related work as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to the Vision and Mission of the agency.

  • Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, cultural and spiritual practices.

  • 21 or more years of age.

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

  • Minimum of two years of experience working with children and youth.

  • Knowledge and understanding of family centered practice principles.

  • Skills in clinical assessment and treatment that is goal-oriented and solution-focused.

  • Knowledge of community mental health systems, Seattle Public Schools, DCFS and resources within the Seattle area is highly desirable.

  • Registered Counselor with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).  Licensure as a Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage and Family Counselor preferred.

  • Meet the requirements of a Mental Health Professional as defined by Washington Administrative Code.        

  • Valid state driver's license and liability insurance.

  • Knowledge and understanding of case management practices.

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

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain both client and employee confidentiality.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Skilled at verbal de-escalation.

  • Must provide own transportation.

SUPERVISOR: Intensive Outpatient Program Manager