Licensed Clinician

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Job Code: WA-072
Department: Mental & Behavioral Health
Location: WA- Yakima
Job Type:
Part Time
Education: Masters Degree

Job Description:

Pathways of Washington by Molina is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as a Licensed Clinician/Behavioral Support Specialist part time 15-20 hours per week.

SUMMARY
A Licensed Clinician/Behavioral Support Specialist provides individualized behavior support services to both clients and the residential facility staff that work directly with the client on a day-to-day basis – where the client resides. Qualifying individuals include adults who have been discharged from state hospitals or have difficult behaviors to manage, and who also reside in assisted living facilities or adult family homes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITES
• Respond to Expanded Community Services (ECS) referrals with face-to-face appointment for Individualized Behavior Support Plan on first day of discharge from hospital or within one week on conversion into Assisted Living Facility or Adult Family Home.
• Completion of Individualized Behavior Support Plan, Safety and Crisis Plan utilizing Care Assessment and Referral information, records, and in collaboration with client, family members, DSHS and residential staff, ECS team input and any other involved team members, within 14 days of initial referral.
• See clients face-to-face in their living environment weekly or as recommended via evaluation and as recommended by supervisor and team member input for behavioral support intervention and skills training to maintain community living and avoid future hospitalization or decompensation.
• Work with residential staff members for support and training purposes at each client visit informally, and once monthly for formal training. Training topics include but are not limited to crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques, behavior support techniques, communicating and interacting with people diagnosed with mental illness, personality disorders and suicide prevention.
• Timely, accurate and completed documentation of evals, plans, updates, closure summaries and daily progress notes are turned in weekly. 
• Ongoing collaboration with client, family members, PCP, treatment, DSHS and residential staff and others involved in client care and documentation of such. 
• Provides crisis intervention consultation and other activities directly related to the interventions process.

EDUCATION/LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
                        
Master’s degree from accredited school in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations                  
• Must have a Washington licensed master’s level social worker, counselor, or other behavioral health provider with extensive geriatric and/or adult experience and/or receive Geriatric Mental Health Specialist within 1 year. 
• Be able to pass state and federal background checks. 
• License and proof of automobile insurance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
•Minimum of two years’ experience with behavioral health patients (inpatient and/or outpatient). 
•Must have direct clinical, case management experience and knowledge regarding rehabilitation philosophy. 
•Intermediate PC skills required 

Preferred Skills: