Telecare Corporation Designated Mental Health Professional - Inpatient Behavioral Health Program in Tumwater, Washington

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 90 programs and over 3,000 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery. As part of the Telecare family, Thurston Mason Crisis Triage is a 10-bed inpatient secure facility for adults, ages 18 and older, diagnosed with a serious mental illness, who are experiencing a mental health emergency. Employment Status: Short Hour Shift: AM Days: Saturday, Sunday POSITION SUMMARY The Designated Mental Health Professional (DMHP) is a treatment team member who is responsible for providing care to meet the physical and psychological needs in crisis and emergency situations. Provides mobile crisis intervention, clinical assessments, and stabilization services to adults, children, and families. Provides involuntary treatment services according to RCW 71.05 and 71.34 (Involuntary Treatment Act) to residents by providing direct and indirect services in a manner consistent with Rehabilitation and Recovery principles. QUALIFICATIONS Required: Master's Degree or further advanced degree in counseling or one of the social sciences Meets WA state qualifications to be a Mental Health Professional. Qualifies as an Agency Affiliated Counselor or be licensed in the state by the WA Department of Health as a Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychologist or BSN/RN At least two years post master's or post licensure experience in direct treatment of mentally ill or emotionally disturbed persons Valid WA State Driver's license, proof of insurance and availability of a vehicle is required Must be CPR, ProAct or CPI and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply Preferred: Two (2) year experience providing crisis intervention services Must have belief in individual's ability to recover from disabling mental illness Knowledge of basic psychiatric rehabilitation interventions is essential Good communication skills and a desire to work with mentally impaired adults are crucial Incumbents must be at least eighteen (18) years of age Must be proficient in reading, speaking and writing English ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Demonstrate the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders If employed at Inpatient program, must assist with restraint of clients in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training If employed at Outpatient program, must evade clients in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training Provides mobile crisis intervention and stabilization services Provides crisis case management and brief therapy Performs ITA investigations, evaluations, and associated DMHP tasks, including the monitoring and petitioning for LRA's Provides screening and triage services by telephone and face-to-face Develops individualized