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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Integrated Mental Health Therapist Specialist II or III: Posting #19072 in Des Moines, Washington

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

Seeking a Full-time Integrated MH Therapist II or III in Kent. The Integrated Mental Health Therapist II (IMHT II) or III (IMHT III) works within a medical setting to provide diagnostic assessments, referrals for psychiatric services, and case management, in coordination with other teams or parties involved in treatment. The IMHT II or III functions as a core member of the Clinical Care Team. They have an understanding of chronic conditions that can include substance use disorders and behavioral health concerns that contribute to a patient?s inability to adequately address their medical needs, and an understanding of chronic medical conditions that can, in turn, lead to depression and other mental health concerns.

The IMHT II or III provides brief, strength based, and solution-focused services to adults, children, and families, and will assist with emotional and behavioral stabilization, including but not limited to suicide prevention, de-escalation of patients and/or referral for crisis services when needed. The IMHT II or III also provides motivational-based wellness coaching, works with patients to create self-management goals, and helps patients increase their level of motivation to meet goals. The IMHT II or III educates staff on the process for mental health service referrals and on psycho educational topics (suicide risk assessment, behavior modification, etc.) as directed by BH protocols. The IMHT II or III maintains documentation of mental health services, and follow through in patient charts with strong emphasis on communication with the care team located in the medical clinic. You will be part of a team that will work toward better health outcomes by applying evidence based practices. This is a dynamic program oriented toward health care transformation.

Education and/or Requirements:

  • The IMHT II or III Must hold a Master?s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, or social work, which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics.

  • The IMHT II must and have one to three (1-3) or years of experience in the field.

  • The IMHT III must and have three (3) or more years of experience in the field.

  • Experience could be obtained before or after completion of a Master?s degree for the IMHT II or III.

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. Employees working 30 or more hours receive an excellent benefit package; Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employment Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 24-27 days per year plus 10 paid Holidays. We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Ricardo del Fierro, Program Manager at RicardoDelFierro@seamarchc.org.

Posted on 05/14/2019

External candidates may apply after 05/17/2019

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