$53,601 - $65,374.40
About the Company
The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos.
About the Position
The successful candidate will possess the following skills, abilities and experience:
The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Therapist provide a full range of direct and indirect services to children (from infancy to five year olds) and their families. Services include: Child Parent Psychotherapy, family therapy, individual child therapy, ongoing case management, assessment, treatment planning and advocacy. The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist maintains primary case responsibility and authority for assigned caseload, working with a family through all phases of treatment using a relational, attachment based, trauma informed, culturally responsive therapy approach. When necessary, the therapist provides comprehensive community support activities and collaborates with childcare, school staff, and other service providers significant to the family’s wellbeing. The IECMH therapist may also work within the Supporting Early Connections Program providing therapeutic services to young children with child welfare involvement and their caregivers, and acting as a liaison with partnering systems, such as dependency court and DCYF.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Commit to centering clinical work on principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
2. Maintain primary responsibility for assigned cases, including arranging, monitoring, and coordinating needed services in the mental health system and the community.
3. Assess/diagnosis client functioning on an ongoing basis that places clients in the most appropriate treatment course in the most timely manner.
4. Assist in developing problem-focused, goal-oriented treatment plans which address the specific needs of the client within a case-management framework and specific anticipated clinical outcomes.
5. Provide comprehensive community support activities to assigned caseload, including assistance in identifying and utilizing community resources, liaison with other agencies and organizations, referral to appropriate community programs, completion of all necessary reports.
6. Function as a client advocate in relation to the mental health system, community agencies, and the client’s support system, as needed.
7. Maintain client records in keeping with Agency, County and State guidelines.
8. Demonstrate respect for client rights and maintains privacy per agency policy; demonstrates knowledge of and commitment to the principle of Resiliency as it applies to mental health.
9. Evaluate treatment effectiveness and revises treatment plans as needed, no less than every 120 days.
10. Demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span assesses data reflective of the client's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each client's requirements relative to their developmental needs.
11. Attend and participates in multidisciplinary team meetings.
12. Assist in discharge planning, prepares summaries of treatment for release to referral and referring agencies.
13. Attend regular clinical and administrative staff meeting; give and receive assistance in effective therapy, case management/service coordination.
14. Maintain an environment that respects cultural, economic, ethnic, and lifestyle differences of clients and co-workers.
15. Maintain productivity standards of direct service as established for the position.
16. Foster healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for clients and employees; value client voice, choice and self-advocacy.
17. Promote a safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care and family-driven services that are trauma specific and promote recovery and wellness.
18. Other duties as assigned.
19. Follow organization infection control policies and procedures. At risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.
Personal Traits & Qualifications
Possess the knowledge, values, attitude and skills to create a trauma-informed, safe, trusting healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences of the individuals, families, staff and communities we serve with safety and healing. Must be able to provide ongoing coordination of case management services, therapy, assessment, treatment planning, resource identification and development, advocacy, service monitoring and follow-up, collateral supports and clinical services as appropriate to assigned caseload. Must be able to provide such services with respect, tact and sensitivity. Must be able to manage documentation requirements as set by agency and contracts. Must be able to work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary team approach, according respect to others based on knowledge and experience as well as discipline. Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing is essential. Must be curious and driven to continued learning, and contribute to the shared learning environment in the IECMH team.
Education and/or Experience:
• Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences from an accredited college or University
• At least two years related experience working with young children and families.
Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:
• Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from an accredited college or University or equivalent combination of related work and volunteer experience with infants and toddlers and their caregivers.
• Current Counselor Agency Affiliated Registration or License in the State of Washington.
• Bilingual (Spanish and English) speakers preferred.
• A Reliable Vehicle with Proof of Automobile Insurance and a current Washington State Driver's License is required.
• Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office suite.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee must be able to lift at least twenty-five pounds; be able to sit for long periods of time; some bending, stooping may be required.
MultiCare is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or age. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V