Mental Health Professional - Intake Specialist

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Puyallup, WA

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

RSN Intakes BHS

Not Applicable

Employment Type:



**Salary Range $27.58-$33.63**

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Position Summary:
The MHP is a clinical position responsible for the delivery of counseling and case management services to an identified client population. This position maintains a client caseload, following established treatment guidelines and agency policies and procedures. Provides therapeutic intervention in a variety of treatment modalities individually matched to the needs of each client. Provides referrals to other services and programs in the community, as needed. Actively advocates on behalf of the client.

Minimum Requirements:
Previous experience providing mental health counseling services preferred

Designated as a Mental Health Professional as defined in the WAC 388-865-0238 for Behavioral Health organizations required:
(1) A psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse or social worker as defined in chapters 71.05 and 71.34 RCW;
(2) A person who is licensed by the department of health as a mental health counselor, mental health counselor associate, marriage and family therapist, or marriage and family therapist associate;
(3) A person with a master's degree or further advanced degree in counseling or one of the behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university. Such person shall have, in addition, at least two years of experience in direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance, such experience gained under the supervision of a mental health professional;
(4) A person who meets the waiver criteria of RCW 71.24.260, which was granted prior to 1986
Must obtain Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor registration upon hire unless a higher clinical credential is held
Current Washington State Driver’s License; and proof of a safe driving record (which meets established MHS Standards) obtained by a motor vehicle report from the appropriate state. May also require reliable vehicle for client transport

Salary Range $27.58-$33.63

The Intake Specialist - MHP is responsible for providing clinical assessments to determine medical necessity for children and adults seeking mental health services at MultiCare Behavioral Health (MBH). Contributes to the success of MBH’s “open access” process, ensuring that individuals receive a behavioral health assessment at the time of request. Refers consumers to the most appropriate resources, both internal and external to MBH. This position’s complexity is moderate. Responsibilities are well-defined with established procedures and criteria. Intake specialists must be able to exercise good clinical judgment in assessing a wide array of individuals as well as be able to determine the most appropriate course of treatment. The position has little direct budgetary accountability. Errors in work could result in inappropriate approval or denial of services.

Two years experience in the direct treatment of children or adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Previous assessment/diagnostic experience preferred. Previous experience working with a wide variety of social service systems.

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