Mental Health Therapist - IDDT
Company: Sequoia Mental Health Services
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
Keywords: Sequoia Mental Health Services, Beaverton , Mental Health Therapist - IDDT, Other , Beaverton, Oregon
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