Mental Health Worker III
Employee Type: Regular
Employment duration: Full time
Location: Behavioral Health Services - Toppenish
State/Territory: US-WA Description:
The person in this position will provide mental health services as determined in the treatment or care plan of the client. This person may provide counseling or case management services either independently or as part of a clinical team. Mental Health Worker III may participate in the treatment or care plan for clients in outpatient services, placement services, or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. Assigned clients will be multi-service cases, chronic clients in need of skills training or guidance, those with special issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault and anger management, those in need of behavioral rehabilitation in several life domains to function youth who have severe emotional, behavioral and social needs, and/or children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Master’s Degree in a relevant field required. Formal training on ABA principles and techniques preferred for those working with ASD children.
Experience: Minimum of practicum experience or two years post graduate experience in the direct treatment of mentally ill persons. No post graduate experience required if graduate degree is in Social Work. If position will work with ASD children, experience working with children with developmental delays.
Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Any one of the following licenses is acceptable for this position: Licensed Social Worker Associate Advanced (LSWAA), Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), or Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration within 60 days of hire; current Washington State driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage; and a current First Aid/CPR card, or obtained within 45 days of hire. NOTE: FBI fingerprints required if have lived in Washington State less than the last 3 consecutive years.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: In designated bi-lingual positions, must demonstrate ability to translate at level 11 on the ALTA language proficiency test. Knowledge of the State special education regulations; familiarity with the theories of human growth: physical, emotional and cognitive developmental stages; ability to utilize the DSM IV and multi-axial diagnostic process; ability to represent the Agency in contact with both State and County agencies; knowledge of Federal, State and County social services regulations and systems; knowledge of State mental health and special education requirements; familiarity with the psychological principals in learning and their application to treatment stages; familiarity with advanced evaluative techniques of personality, academic behavior, and cognitive domains; and the ability to synthesize and formulate the assessment data into a comprehensive treatment summary. If working with ASD children, knowledge of ABA principles. About Us
The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) is the largest community health center in the Pacific Northwest. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care and offering them affordable health care options. YVFWC provides comprehensive medical, dental and social services in 15 Pacific Northwest communities. Our medical and dental services are complemented by behavioral health services, nutrition services, drug and alcohol treatment, an HIV/AIDS clinic, community health services, the Northwest Community Action Center (which provides employment, training, mentoring and other case management and referral services), and a mobile medical and dental unit.
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