Child & Family Therapist


Yakima, WA

What you'll be doing

The child and family therapist will have responsibility for providing strength-based clinical mental health services to young children and families in an outpatient community mental health clinic. Responsibilities will include clinical services to a diverse population including medicaid, private pay, and insurance clientele: intakes, diagnosis, child and family therapy, case management, and mental health treatment services to identified children and families in the most appropriate environment. Provide intake assessments with caregivers and children, observations of parent-child interactions, diagnosis, statement of medical necessity, and ongoing brief and community support services, including case management, to identified children, and families in a culturally competent manner within the most appropriate environment. Develop clinical treatment plans which focus on client strengths, culture, needs, and goals within the briefest time frame for successful achievement using evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy. Facilitate multidisciplinary meetings with parents, sources of referrals and allied service providers; every 90-days to review treatment plans and progress or concerns in services. Maintain communication with assigned social workers and referral sources regarding progress and concerns. Complete all required documentation: case notes, monthly progress reports to referral source based on home visits and childs progress in the therapeutic setting, and request for reauthorizations within required timeframes.

What your background should be

Applicant must have two years experience working with at-risk children and families in a professional setting. Mental health professional (mhp) designation or eligible for such. Operate from a strengths-based perspective with clear child/family voice. Strong child and family assessment and behavior management skills and knowledge. Ability to conduct visits in the childs natural environment and develop behavior stabilization plans. Possess good verbal and written communication skills and excellent documentation skills. Ability to provide service in a culturally competent manner. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Ability to work in a collaborative manner with referral sources. Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner within the community. Knowledge of child abuse and neglect issues, parenting skills training, mental health and community resources. Basic computer proficiency and working knowledge of microsoft office suite.

Required Schooling / Training

Masters degree in social work preferred or other behavioral sciences required.

Who is the client company

This is a non-profit organization with a myriad of vital services in communities through its network of agencies provides help and creates hope for thousands of people each year regardless of religious, social or economic backgrounds.
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