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Mental Health Therapist - IDDT

Company: Sequoia Mental Health Services
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description At Sequoia Mental Health Services, we believe people with mental health disabilities can live independently in the community. We provide services to achieve that life. The IDDT Counselor position carries a wide degree of latitude to implement creative interventions that expand the evidence-based practices that are the foundation of the treatment of individuals who have severe mental illness. Interventions are individually tailored to help meet client needs and motivate them toward a greater quality of life and maximum independence, based on the individuals capacity. Clients are encouraged to engage in artistic modalities, as well as hands on work with interventions such as gardening, sports, exercise and various other recreational and social activities. The Dual Diagnosis Counselor orchestrates and engages with the entire IDDT team including clients, to ensure that each person receives not only the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and medical care, but reaches beyond to inspire and enrich lives. Job Responsibilities: Delivers therapeutic services using evidence based, best practice IDDT approach with individuals, families and groups as determined by the individual through their treatment plan.
Provide ongoing assessment and treatment planning, case management, supportive psychotherapy, symptom management, medication monitoring for adults with a severe mental illness.
Use the Recovery Model philosophy to guide the interactions with clients enrolled in the intensive case management program.
Support clients recovery through activities of daily living to include coaching and hands on assistance in the areas of housing, money management, vocational/educational pursuits, socialization, recreation and scheduling/transportation to appointments Coordinate services and communication with community providers such as PCP, probation and parole, housing authority, Washington County crisis team, MHRT, etc.
Provide crisis prevention and intervention services by following crisis protocols. Responsible for a periodic rotation of 24/7 support phone.
Responsible for psychoeducation and coordination of care with family members and natural supports individually and through a family support group.
Completes accurate clinical documentation within the timelines and guidelines consistent with agency standards, rules and regulations; including diagnosis using the DSM V. Use collaborative documentation whenever possible.
Facilitates the implementation of the individualized treatment plan with the individual as the driver.
Meet with Supervisor minimum of 2 hours per month. Inform Supervisor immediately of any serious issues. Complete Incident Reports in a timely manner (within 24 hours). Adhere to all mandatory abuse reporting laws.
Communicate individuals changes in behavior, symptoms and/or functioning to Supervisor and medical professionals.
Facilitate appointments with psychiatric and medical providers.
Demonstrate understanding of ethical standards, clients rights and responsibilities and professional boundaries.
Maintain frequent and consistent communication with IDDT team members.
Coordinate with Substance Abuse treatment providers.
Attend and participate in group supervision, monthly all staff meetings, in-services and other departmental meetings Complete annual training requirements by attending seminars and other educational opportunities to develop professional skills and abilities. Education: Must meet qualifications for a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). Masterss Degree in human/social services field (social work, public or community health, psychology) CADC Candidate, minimal; CADC I, II or III perferred Required Skills: Experience with the Recovery model, Intensive Case Management, Motivational Interviewing , Trauma-informed care and Integrated dual-diagnosis treatment a plus Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situation.
Good organizational and computer skills; previous experience with electronic medical records preferred.
Effective time management skills and ability multitask Knowledge and/or experience with community based rehabilitative case management services within a mental health management care system.
Knowledge and comfort with psychopharmacology terminology.
Maintain current Oregon or Washington Drivers License and vehicle insurance as required by state law.
Ability to pass a criminal history check. Physical Requirements: Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation: Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment Stand and/or sit for long periods of time

Keywords: Sequoia Mental Health Services, Beaverton , Mental Health Therapist - IDDT, Other , Beaverton, Oregon

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