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Child & Family Therapist or Mental Health Therapist III

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

This is a Contract position in Gig Harbor, WA posted April 30, 2021.

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):

Child & Family Therapist or Mental Health Therapist III – Posting #31353

Position Summary

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Sea Mar Behavioral Health in Gig Harbor is seeking a Full-time Child and Family Therapist or a Mental Health Therapist III.

Child & Family Therapist Qualifications: The Child and Family Therapist provides diagnostic assessments, referrals for psychiatric services, case management in coordination with other teams or parties involved in the treatment of children and families. In addition, the Child and Family Therapist provides evidence-based individual and family counseling, crisis stabilization, suicide risk assessment, treatment plans, and leads groups in office, school, and/or community settings.

Assistance to the Director in program development, policy and procedure development, compliance with WACS and RCWS, and other administrative tasks performed are as directed. This job description does not suggest or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The person in this position will be required to follow other instructions and to perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor. We have a Public Service Loan Repayment program available.

Experience

and/or Education:

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, or social work which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics.
  • Must meet criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP).
  • Must possess a Child Mental Health Specialist credential or be working towards credential.
  • Must hold and maintain an active Washington 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).
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.

Mental Health Therapist III Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • An understanding of the Behavioral Health Organization requirements. The ability to work effectively with all persons and groups with an open mind towards cultural differences and knowledge of cultures.
  • The ability to accurately diagnose mental health issues and develop treatment plans based upon diagnoses. The ability to NOT diagnose behavioral problems as mental illnesses unless appropriate.
  • An understanding of chemical dependency treatment and an ability to coordinate mental health services with chemical dependency treatment providers.
  • Must complete an annual clinical competency test as a mental health therapist.
  • The Mental Health Therapist must sign a permanent oath of confidentiality covering all patient related information.
  • This person must pass a background check.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred but not required.

Experience

and/or Education:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, or social work which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics.
  • Four or more years’ experience in the field. Must meet criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP). Must hold and maintain an active Washington 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).
  • Minority mental health therapist as required by WAC.
  • This position must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR within 90 days of hire date and is required to maintain current BLS CPR throughout employment.

What We Offer:

Sea 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 Julie Weigand, Program Manager at JulieWeigand@seamarchc.org

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 03/02/2021

External candidates may apply after 03/12/2021

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

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