Mental Health Therapist
Company: Friends of Youth
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Mental Health Therapist - Youth Haven Are you interested in
providing support to youth who experience homelessness, housing
instability and youth in the foster care system? If so you might be
the right person to join our team. The Mental Health Therapist at
Youth Haven, a licensed group home providing emergency shelter
services for youth experiencing homelessness and housing
instability and for youth in the foster care system, provides
clinical services including mental health assessments, short and
long-term therapy, case management, and crisis intervention. The
mental health therapist is responsible for providing clinical
counseling services to youth and families, maintains strong
boundaries, and has knowledge of childhood trauma and the foster
care system. The therapist is a key member of the behavioral health
team and is crucial in providing support to our community.We
- Master's Level Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social
Services, or related field
- Active Washington State license in mental health field (LSWAIC,
LICSW, LMHCA, LMHC, LMFTA, or LMFT)
- 1-2 years in working with children, youth, and/or families
- 21 years of age or older.
- Must satisfactorily pass criminal background check, including
- Must satisfactorily pass tuberculosis (TB) test.
- Must successfully complete the following health certification
requirements within 30 days of employment: CPR, First Aid, , and
Bloodborne Pathogens training.
- Complete a de-escalation and restraint training within the
first 45 days of employment
- Must have a reliable vehicle, a valid Washington State driver's
license, auto liability insurance, and a safe driving record as
defined by Friends of Youth.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or approved medical/religious
exemption request). We offer:
- Generous time off including 15 vacation days per year, paid
sick leave, 11 paid holidays, 2 social justice leave days per year
for full-time employees
- Health insurance package including medical, dental, vision,
24/7 access to telehealth, long term disability and life
- Retirement plan with matchEssential Duties:
- Administer mental health assessments, provide individual and
family counseling sessions and, crisis interventions.
- Develop and provide treatment interventions, group curriculums,
- Maintain direct service hours at 60% of total weekly work
- Provide clinical groups focused on a variety of topics.
- Attend weekly/bi-weekly individual meetings with supervisor to
- Communicate changes in caseload to Clinical Supervisor and
admin team on a weekly basis.
- Participate in staff case consultations and department
- Maintain awareness of other Friends of Youth departments and
- Improve knowledge about current best practices for various
diagnoses and mental health concerns through research.
- Maintain case records in an accurate and timely manner per all
WAC, COA, PHP and King County requirements.
- Provide case consultation, linkage to and coordination of
services with collateral contacts and advocacy for assigned
- Gather information about community mental health needs and
resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy. Friends
of Youth is committed to equity and creating a diverse and
inclusive work environment as an equal opportunity employer. We
welcome, honor, and celebrate our clients, colleagues, and
communities' diverse identities and cultures. PI200521864
Keywords: Friends of Youth, Seattle , Mental Health Therapist, Other , Seattle, Washington
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