FEP Program Manager

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 First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Program manager will provide comprehensive and culturally responsive mental health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services for youth experiencing first episode psychosis and their families.  This individual will provide consultation, supervision, leadership, training, management, crisis response, and support to clinicians who are part of Ryther’s FEP program and outpatient team.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

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

  • Develop initial psychosocial assessments, diagnosis formulation, crisis plans, and treatment plans.

  • Provide intensive home-based or school-based services if indicated and in accordance with the designated treatment plan.

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

  • May provide crisis services to clients and families.

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

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

  • Develop cooperative and collaborative working relationships with off-site agency staff and potential referral sources.

  • Maintain a proportionate caseload of approximately 10 therapy clients.

  • Maintain a supervision caseload as assigned.  Meet with assigned staff on a regular schedule as determined by Program Director.

  • Write performance appraisals, with input from the Program Director, for assigned staff.

  • Assist Program Director in screening, interviewing, and recommending for hire potential employees.

  • Provide supervision and consultation to help ensure high-quality OPS services, determine potential high-risk clients for CQI committee, and confirm clinicians complete all required paperwork correctly and in a timely fashion.

  • Provide group consultation related to FEP’s NAVIGATE model as assigned.

  • Provide clinical supervision regarding client cases with a focus on the use of, and fidelity to, adopted evidence-based and promising practices.  Maintain documentation of supervision meetings.

  • 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

  • Coordinate with Program Director around partnerships and contracts/MOU.  Implement contract-mandated elements into programs, treatments, and data recording.

  • Manage data tracking systems and required reporting for contracting agencies and community partners.

  • Provide program oversight for First Episode Psychosis program and staff.

  • Skillfully and safely de-escalate crises and manage conflicts among clients, families, community partners, and members of the public.

  • Able to provide competent clinical services in a variety of settings and situations with flexibility.

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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 experience working with children and youth.

  •  Knowledge and understanding of family-centered practice principles.

  •  Knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of evidence-based practices.

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

  •  Knowledge of community mental health systems, adolescent substance abuse and dependency resources, involuntary commitment, and resources within the Seattle area is highly desirable.

  • Familiarity and comfort with high-risk, difficult to reach clients, including those experiencing psychosis, are drug users, are involved in the justice system, and/or are experiencing homelessness.

  • Maintain appropriate licensure, such as a Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist, with the WA DOH.

  • 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 exercise discretion and maintain both client and employee confidentiality.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.             

  • Skilled at verbal de-escalation.

  • Must provide own transportation.

  • Highly organized and skilled at navigating client records, contract outcomes, and data tracking systems.

RYTHER

Main Office

2400 NE 95th St, Seattle, WA 98115

Main Phone

206.525.5050
800.455.5560

For Appointments
New Clients: 206.379.4642 

Current Clients: 206.799.2573
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