Full-Time Clinical Therapist Associate (Outpatient Clinic) Clinical Therapist Associate Job Description: Blue Mountain Health Cooperative offers a unique opportunity in the Walla Walla valley for those seeking licensure to practice in our clinics and specialized programs under the supervision of WA State Approved Supervisors. You will be given the ability to follow a caseload or special program at our outpatient clinic while being overseen by licensed supervisor(s) who will help you hone your skills and enable you to become adept within your clinical practice. Salary: 45% commission per client session, $25 per hour for mandatory meetings Reports to: -Executive Director or Clinical Supervisor. Minimum Qualification Requirements: -Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, or marriage and family therapy -Active, unrestricted associate license (LMHCA, LSWAIC, LMFTA) in the State of Washington. -A copy must be provided to Blue Mountain Health Cooperative. Other Qualification Preferences: -Prior experience in case management, social services, or a similar field. -Competency with working with diverse clientele population. -Knowledge of trauma-informed practices. Benefits: -BMHC is a qualifying Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) location for those working 30+ hours per week. -Weekly supervision with Approved Supervisor -Clinical and non-clinical hours to count toward licensure -QSEHRA for medical expenses Hours: Work hours and schedule may vary depending on patient need, volunteer need, and BMHC’s needs. Hours may include some nights and/or weekends. It is expected that the associate therapist will schedule 28 visits per week for full time status. Associate Therapist Duties and Responsibilities: -Perform on-site outpatient clinical counseling services to patients of BMHC as scheduled, and in accordance with company policies. -Timely complete written records for each patient including, but not limited to: intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, contact notes, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by BMHC or third parties in conjunction with the treatment of the patient within 48 hours of patient contact. -Keep patient files accurate and up to date. -Attend mandatory staff meetings, supervision meetings and training as directed by BMHC. -Conduct and regulate counseling services in a professional manner so as to maintain and increase the good will and reputation of Blue Mountain Health Cooperative. -Assist in the creation of a robust learning environment by being a willing and active participant in healthy team culture. -Other duties which may by assigned by BMHC.
Student Clinician (Walk-In Clinic) Educational Benefits to be Derived by Students in this job: Student clinicians will gain practical work experience in the area of counseling, behavioral health, and social human services. This intern position supports the promotion of individual growth in the clients and guests of Blue Mountain Health Cooperative through, Outreach, Assessment, Connection, Case Management, and Accountability. Responsibilities:
Assist in client intake process
Coordinate and provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, and client-centered.
Diagnose and treat mental health disorders.
Creates individualized treatment plans according to patient needs and circumstances.
Conducts ongoing assessments of client progress
Refers client to outside specialists or agencies when necessary.
Maintains thorough records of client meetings and progress notes.
Conduct client consultations and collaborates with other agency professionals
Writes case notes, client assessments, and treatment plans.
Identifies agency resources, services, and systems
Follows all safety protocols and maintains client confidentiality.
Student of Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field of study
Strong interpersonal skills
Exceptional communication and listening skills
Ability to build rapport quickly
Ability to communicate with compassion and empathy
Strong ability to manage time and prioritize tasks.
Tuesday-Thursday 930am-6pm (flexible)
$15/hour when not receiving practicum/internship credit
Field-Based Mental Health Counselor(Walla Walla) (CLOSED) This mental health position will be partly co-located at Blue Mountain Heart to Heart SSP in Walla Walla, and partly meeting clients in the field. Energetic, team players with a passion for trauma-informed therapies will love this position. More details follow. Duties:
Meet clients where they are (e.g., bus transfer station, shelter program, SSP site)
Assess clients through detailed conversations, interviews, and observations to determine the appropriate testing or examination
Diagnose the client’s mental and emotional disorders
Create effective treatment plans that include counseling, medication, or other services
Work with your client; develop goals that align with case managers’ goals for that client
Regularly discuss the treatment plan with your clients to identify changing needs
Educate appropriate coping mechanisms to help clients through tough situations or ongoing trauma
Record the client’s progress and change treatment plans when needed
Regularly confer with Blue Mountain Heart to Heart's in-house and other partnering clinical and case management staff to ensure all services are brought to bear for the clients’ interests
Timely reporting to work
Clear written and oral communication with supervisor, coworkers, clients, and contract holders
On-time, accurate, and complete paperwork support for clients, and its contract holders
“No surprises” communication
Trauma-informed practices and communication with coworkers and clients
Active engagement at work to enhance program delivery and provide quality services
Degree in social work, counseling, or other licensed field of mental health practice (associate licensed professionals accepted)
Able to make professional evaluations, decisions, and recommendation for treatment planning and implementation
Active practitioner license, active driver’s license
3 years of experience in counseling or mental health services
Working knowledge of legal guidelines stipulating psychiatric admission requirements
Able to work independently and as a positive member of a team
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with mentally or emotionally disabled persons and their families
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Comfortable treating both routine and serious mental health illness
Strong computer literacy skills
Compensation and Benefits $25/ hour DOE
This position qualifies for public student loan forgiveness (PSLF).
This position qualifies for an HRA
This position qualifies for WA State Approved Supervision toward licensure
BMHC Outpatient Clinic Administrative Coordination Duties:POSITION CURRENTLY CLOSED
Assist with calls/ returning calls
Schedule new client intakes, reschedules, and cancelations
Check admin email and outpatient office faxes email
Process incoming and outgoing mail
Download/save/follow up with Referrals
Verification of insurance benefits
Cleaning Office and Restocking (trash, surfaces, restock tea, candy Kleenex, play therapy snacks, cups, vacuum, water plants, open windows, clean glass w/ Windex)
Notify executive director of Low Supplies (Kleenex, tea, snacks, candy, cups, ink etc.)
Communicate with biller any insurance issues
Other duties as assigned
Highschool diploma or GED
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Able to work independently and in a team
Attentive to detail
Able to manage time efficiently
Able to problem solve
Experience in similar position preferred
Hours: Monday 930-4 (6 hrs) Tuesday 930-4 (6 hrs) Wednesday- 930-4 (6 hrs) Thursday- 930-4 (6 hrs) Friday- 930-4 (6 hrs) Total- 30 hours/ week Compensation: $15-17/ hour DOE This position qualifies for public student loan forgiveness (PSLF).