Job DescriptionThis position provides direct clinical services to clients in the FMHC/FFACT program with at least 75% of services occurring in the community. Provides counseling, case management and advocacy to FFACT clients, with the goal of reducing recidivism into the Jail, as well as when appropriate, working to reduce reliance on ER's and use of both medical and psychiatric inpatient hospitals. Assists clients with developing and using natural supports, with obtaining and maintaining stable living situations, obtaining necessary medical care and with the development of healthy and positive coping skills. Attends court with clients on a weekly basis and as necessary responds immediately to crisis situations with FFACT clients. Responsible for rotating on-call shifts as assigned. Responsibilities1.Provides effective clinical case management services to improve FFACT clients' ability to live successfully in the community.2.Completes clinical documentation in a timely, accurate manner.3.Completes progress notes on time for each service providing a clear, concise description of the client's progress towards treatment goals, being sure to document any risk concerns.4.Practices effective caseload management in ways that meets productivity expectations.5.Completes administrative documentation in a timely and accurate manner.Secondary Functions
Provides back-up or outreach accompaniment to team members whose consumers may be in crisis.
Attends and participates in all community meetings, interacting in a collaborative, professional and constructive manner.
Attends all Program and Agency mandated trainings and meetings.Job ScopeClinicians work semi-independently managing a caseload of consumers in a highly competent and professional manner. Work involves a significant variety of non-routine tasks of moderate complexity which are guided by formal policies and general procedures. While this position has limited direct budgetary accountability, errors in work can have significant impact on customer service, clinical outcomes, and liability implications. Communication / Customer ContactsThis position involves a high frequency of communication, in various forms, verbal and written, with clients, other staff, and community partners. Must be able to successfully navigate different systems and partners, with the goal of promoting success for FFACT clients. Must also abide by all confidentiality laws and pertinent codes of conduct. Knowledge & Skills A knowledge and understanding of mental disorders; familiarity with the DSM-V and competency in accurate diagnoses; knowledge of the major components of a mental status examination and competency in performing on-going assessments; ability to implement a continuum of care for consumers based on consumer need and level of functioning; ability to develop and implement treatment plans; a basic knowledge of psychotropic medications with the ability to recognize side-effects; sound clinical skills and a high degree of professionalism; a basic awareness of substance abuse/dependence issues; a thorough knowledge of community resources and the ability to develop appropriate links for consumers; well-developed skills in managing time, priorities, and paperwork; a sensitive perception of the needs of individuals with disabilities; a keen understanding of the importance of clear, professional boundaries, and maintenance of such; possession of proven teamwork skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; and demonstration of good, common sense. The ability to work effectively in a team environment and to collaborate effectively with external partners is an absolute must.Education and/or ExperienceB.A. in a mental health related field plus two years of experience in working with the severely and persistently mentally ill population, or an M.A. in a mental health related field (preferred) plus some experience in working with the severely and persistently mentally ill population; and must be at minimum a credentialed Agency Affiliated Counselor in the State of Washington, obtaining or transferring this credential within 60 days of hire. Other combinations of education and experience that provide the required familiarity and skill in case management to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness will be considered.Job Conditions Must be able to drive a car; possess a good driving record; provide proof of auto insurance; be able to work both in and out of the office and go into consumers' residences, which may require climbing stairs and walking on uneven terrain. Must be able to speak and hear at normal conversational levels. Must pass the background check in order to see program clients in the Pierce County Jail.
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Day Work Schedule: Day
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.