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Intake Therapist/Assessor

Company: Comprehensive Mental Health Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Comprehensive Life Resources (CLR) is a private, not-for-profit community mental health agency providing a continuum of behavioral health and community support services. We are committed to a recovery-focused, whole health approach and philosophy that considers and embraces the whole person.CLR is looking for an Intake Assessor to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team serving individuals with complex wellness needs. This position will provide assessments to individuals seeking mental health and substance abuses disorder services. A qualified candidate will have a Masters degree in social services and experience working in behavioral health. CDP/CDP/T Preferred.Function: Provide intake assessments to adults and children with chronic mental illness. Provide intake assessment for adults with substance use disorder. Serves as a member of an organization that welcomes, engages, and serves individuals with complex wellness needs.Responsibilities:* Provide intake assessments to adults and children with chronic mental illness.* Provide intake assessments to adults with substance use disorder.* Provide liaison with other community resources to help the client access supportive services during the transition to enrolled status.* Maintain clinical records and provide data and reports, as may be required for program monitoring and evaluation, in accordance with policies and procedures.* Coordinate activities with other team members and other staff.* Ensure that ethical and professional standards of practice are maintained.* Participate in meetings and activities as required.* In addition to the above, perform other duties as assigned.Competencies:* Ability to complete paperwork within required timeframes, meets content requirements, grammatically correct, and engages client participation in treatment planning and tx plans are signed by the client.* Demonstrates flexibility in practice, develops strong relationships with other employees, and provides good team communication and engages family members and natural supports in treatment planning.* Ability to receive and apply feedback, is accountable, and contributes to a positive work environment.* Develops and maintains a self-care plan, seeks supervision when needed and recognizes signs of burnout.* Demonstrates timely, consistent, and direct communication is provided to team members and supervisors.* Demonstrates utilization of all resources available* Demonstrates diagnosing, engagement skills through use of relationships and application of motivational interviewing, and crisis intervention skills through a variety of clientele.* Ability to utilize consultation and feedback and utilizes training for professional development.* Demonstrates ethical decision-making skills and appropriate boundaries.* Ability to meet productivity requirements and consumers are discharged with improved symptoms as evidenced by client report and DLA 20 scores, PHQ-9 and PSC-17.* Demonstrate empathy, hopefulness, and resourcefulness in communicating with others.* Promote whole health care as a key to people's recovery and quality of life.Qualifications:* Master's degree in social or behavioral sciences or equivalent experience and education. Meet criteria to maintain Mental Health Professional status.* Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) or trainee (CDPT) certificate from the Washington State DOH. Meet criteria to maintain certification status.* Demonstrated ability to work with mentally ill individuals in the community.* WA State credential/license.* Skilled in MS Word and Outlook.* Strong analytical, interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills.* Experience in conducting clinical interviews and providing mental status examinations.* Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize deadlines, work independently, take initiative, and maintain confidentiality.* Valid Washington State driver's license; proof of insurance.Equipment/Machines Used: Basic office equipment to include, computer, fax, scanner, printer, tablet, copier and telephone.Physical Requirements: Physical ability to be stationary and traverse in an office environment. Physical mobility to travel within the community. Occasional moving items up to 25 lbs.Working Conditions: Usual office conditions, computer use, and outside interactions.Environmental Conditions: Office environment; outside weather while working in the community.Comprehensive Life Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women, ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, Vietnam Era Veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.

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