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Integrated Mental Health Therapist II, III or Licensed

Posted on June 7, 2022
OPEIU Local 8
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
 - $ 
 per year
Lacey, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled

Position Summary:

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Department in Lacey is seeking a Full-Time Integrated MH Therapist or Licensed Therapist. The IMHT functions as a core member of the Clinical Care Team. The IMHT works within a medical setting to provide diagnostic assessments, referrals for psychiatric services, and case management, in coordination with other teams or parties involved in treatment.

The IMHT or Licensed Therapist will have an understanding of chronic conditions that can include substance use disorders and behavioral health concerns that contribute to a patient’s inability to adequately address their medical needs, and an understanding of chronic medical conditions that can, in turn, lead to depression and other mental health concerns. The IMHT or Licensed Therapist educates staff on the process for mental health service referrals and on psycho educational topics (suicide risk assessment, behavior modification, etc.) as directed by BH protocols. The IMHT or Licensed Therapist maintains documentation of mental health services, and follows through in patient charts with strong emphasis on communication with the care team located in the medical clinic.

In addition, the IMHT or Licensed Therapist must meet the criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP). Must also hold and maintain an active WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor License (may be pending for up to 60 days if applied for within 7 days of being offered employment) or mental health Associate License (includes Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, and Clinical Social Worker).

About the employer: Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services.

About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.


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