Function as a member of the Adult Outpatient unit while demonstrating the clinical and organizational skill and experience to plan, develop, coordinate, and provide scheduling for program clients; providing direct services to clients served by the AOP teams; to provide crisis intervention services in various agency settings, including the lobby; to liaise with the AOP Supervisor's Team in order to provide the most efficient and effective services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge and SkillsGood fund of knowledge on mental health diagnoses, community mental health populations, service delivery, and, in particular, the provision of group treatment services. Skilled in crisis resolution, including problem solving, de-escalation, and adaptive coping skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Basic keyboarding and computer skills are a must.
AbilitiesFlexibility and the ability to adapt to constantly changing demands on a day-by-day and week-by-week basis. Ability to maintain calm in the face of adversity and to move fluidly from one situation to another, adapting while dealing with each on its own merits.
Physical AbilitiesWhile performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to walk, sit, use hands and fingers, reach with arms, talk, and listen. Requires the engagement in work of a moderately active nature. Must have near visual acuity to read and write printed materials. Requires the ability to move about in an office environment and other areas of the campus and community. Requires the ability to lift, carry, push, and move supplies of light weight (under 30 pounds) on an intermittent basis. Work requires driving an automobile.
Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree required. Psychology, social services, or a related field preferred; minimum of one-year experience working with clients with mental illness required. Prefer experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, vocational services, or substance abuse treatment. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.
Licenses and CertificatesMust be eligible for an Agency Affiliated Counselor credential from the State of Washington.
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