Mental Health Therapist - Youth Haven
Are you interested in providing support to youth who experience homelessness, housing instability and youth in the foster care system? If so you might be the right person to join our team. The Mental Health Therapist at Youth Haven, a licensed group home providing emergency shelter services for youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability and for youth in the foster care system, provides clinical services including mental health assessments, short and long-term therapy, case management, and crisis intervention. The mental health therapist is responsible for providing clinical counseling services to youth and families, maintains strong boundaries, and has knowledge of childhood trauma and the foster care system. The therapist is a key member of the behavioral health team and is crucial in providing support to our community.
- Master s Level Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Services, or related field
- Active Washington State license in mental health field (LSWAIC, LICSW, LMHCA, LMHC, LMFTA, or LMFT)
- 1-2 years in working with children, youth, and/or families
- 21 years of age or older.
- Must satisfactorily pass criminal background check, including fingerprints.
- Must satisfactorily pass tuberculosis (TB) test.
- Must successfully complete the following health certification requirements within 30 days of employment: CPR, First Aid, , and Bloodborne Pathogens training.
- Complete a de-escalation and restraint training within the first 45 days of employment
- Must have a reliable vehicle, a valid Washington State driver's license, auto liability insurance, and a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or approved medical/religious exemption request).
- Generous time off including 15 vacation days per year, paid sick leave, 11 paid holidays, 2 social justice leave days per year for full-time employees
- Health insurance package including medical, dental, vision, 24/7 access to telehealth, long term disability and life insurance
- Retirement plan with match
- Administer mental health assessments, provide individual and family counseling sessions and, crisis interventions.
- Develop and provide treatment interventions, group curriculums, etc.
- Maintain direct service hours at 60% of total weekly work hours.
- Provide clinical groups focused on a variety of topics.
- Attend weekly/bi-weekly individual meetings with supervisor to review cases.
- Communicate changes in caseload to Clinical Supervisor and admin team on a weekly basis.
- Participate in staff case consultations and department meetings.
- Maintain awareness of other Friends of Youth departments and internal resources.
- Improve knowledge about current best practices for various diagnoses and mental health concerns through research.
- Maintain case records in an accurate and timely manner per all WAC, COA, PHP and King County requirements.
- Provide case consultation, linkage to and coordination of services with collateral contacts and advocacy for assigned clients.
- Gather information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.
Friends of Youth is committed to equity and creating a diverse and inclusive work environment as an equal opportunity employer. We welcome, honor, and celebrate our clients, colleagues, and communities diverse identities and cultures.