Behavioral Health Therapist II/III

Cascade AIDS Project | Vancouver, WA

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Posted Date 12/04/2023
Description

Level: Experienced

Job Location: SW Washington Office - Vancouver, WA

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $64,563.00 - $68,723.00 Salary/year

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Job Shift: Day

Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Black, Indigenous, and all other People of Color (BIPOC), women, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people living with HIV or other disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as a Federally Qualified Health Center (Look-A-Like) that provides the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare. CAP’s mission is to promote well-being and advance equity by providing inclusive health and wellness services for LGBTQ+ people, people affected by HIV, and all those seeking compassionate care. Our House provides integrated health and housing services to people with HIV. Guided by compassion, we provide 24-hour specialized care, supportive services, and independent housing support services. To learn more about us at www.capnw.org, www.prismhealth.org, and www.ourhouseofportland.org.

CAP is excited to announce that we are hiring an experienced Behavioral Health Therapist. The SW WA Behavioral Health Therapist (BHT) is responsible for providing evaluations, including initial intake assessments, formulating mental health and substance use diagnoses, and identifying appropriate treatment services for LGBTQ+ clients; people affected and infected with HIV/AIDS; and the community at large. In conjunction with the Clinical Supervisor, Director of SW Washington, Director of Behavioral Health, Director of Healthcare Operations, and clinic staff, this position works to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care is delivered to the client/patient population in SW Washington. The individual will operate in accordance with the established professional standards and guidelines of their accreditation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Client evaluations, including initial intake interviews, formulating mental health and substance abuse diagnoses, and identifying appropriate treatment services; notify client, significant others, care givers, and/or care providers of diagnoses and initial treatment recommendations in a timely manner; complete written narrative of evaluation, obtain necessary authorizations for disclosure.
  • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials; determine risk and safety factors for clients.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy using evidence-based practices.
  • Provide all necessary documentation in the EHR of care provided to patient within 48 hours of meeting with client.
  • Collaborate with care team to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
  • Conduct individual or group therapy sessions, coordinating care with LMP.
  • Consult with peer clinicians, Medical Director, and primary care providers as needed.
  • In consultation with LMP, the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, modifying plans and diagnoses as necessary.
  • Provide support around mental health topics to Prism Health staff to create an environment which is best able to respond to the needs of a patient.
  • Anticipate and identify problems that affect patient care and use appropriate problem-solving processes to correct and eliminate problems.
  • Participate in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor. Attend informational and clinical meetings which may include all staff and team meetings, consultation with other staff, and required trainings.
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with the local mental health community to enhance patient access to services including specialists and consultant care.
  • Continually update own knowledge of LGBTQ+ health disparities through reading, conference attendance, lectures, and other educational opportunities
  • Demonstrate unconditional positive regard to clients and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating unconditional positive regard to all CAP employees, interns, etc. with an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity.
  • Check email and voicemail throughout the workday, responding as needed within appropriate timeframe.
  • Meet performance standards for direct service; documentation, including progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, status reports, and authorization requests; proficiency in clinical model and evidence-based practices; quality of care, including engagement and retention; and teamwork as defined in the performance review.
  • Travel between sites or in the community.
  • May need to work evenings and/or weekends, depending on job assignment.
  • Adhere to Federal HIPAA rules and regulations.

OPERATIONS

  • In partnership with the Medical Director, the Director of Behavioral Health, the Clinic Manager, and clinicians, work to design and implement a comprehensive behavioral health program which meets the mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • All aspects of practice management are performed using the designated electronic health record software program. The position requires 100% compliance with using health information technology.
  • Protect the safety and integrity of patient related information, particularly in regard to electronic health records, by not sharing personal passwords or using passwords not issued to the designated employee.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of clinic policies and procedures, clinical protocols, continuous quality improvement standards and program monitoring.
  • Participates and engages in equity-based trainings, workshops, and team discussions, continuously grow, and develop cultural competency, exhibiting an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity.
  • Support the implementation of CAP’s organizational equity initiatives.
  • Participates and engages in equity-based trainings, workshops, and team discussions.
  • Work with operations staff to ensure proper productivity and scheduling.
  • Participate in collaborative/special projects as assigned.

This full-time position reports to the Director of SW Washington and will work at the Behavioral Health clinic in Vancouver, WA. Travel throughout the area as well as evening and weekend work are occasionally required. There are two tiers to the behavioral health therapist role in SW Washington. Classification of BHT II, or III is dependent on credentialing and scope of practice (or work).

NOTE: This is a non-management, union-represented position. The compensation, benefits, and conditions of work for this position are collectively bargained.

COMPENSATION: BHT II - $64,563, BHT III - $68,723

Successful candidates will have:

  • 1 or more years’ experience in providing behavioral health services.
  • Current Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC)
  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish
  • Experience working with OCHIN Epic electronic health record (EHR)
  • Experience working in human/social services.
  • Insurance coding experience
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures, from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities, including HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.
  • Demonstrate unconditional positive regard to clients and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service.
  • Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical discussions for how CAP can better serve the communities that we serve.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BHT II: Registered as an associate with licensing board in the State of Washington (CSWA, PCA, MFTA).. *Licensure supervision is available for Professional Counselor Associates (PCA), Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (MFTA), and Clinical Social Work Associates (CSWA)*
  • BHT III: Unrestricted license to practice in the State of Washington. (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, PsyD)
  • Master's degree in counseling, social work, or related area of specialization.
  • Provide high quality outpatient mental health treatment for; LGBTQ+ clients and their families; clients who have HIV/AIDS and their families; and the community at large.
  • Knowledgeable in Evidence Based Practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), etc.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals involved in caring for shared clients by participating in a weekly team staffing.
  • Complete comprehensive, client focused assessments, treatment plans and treatment evaluations with all clients
  • Provide crisis intervention.
  • Development and facilitation of support groups and therapy groups
  • Demonstrate unconditional positive regard to clients and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service.
  • Maintain client records as directed by agency policies and procedures.
  • Document work with clients in electronic health record accurately and within two business days of service provision
  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours a year of HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ specific training to keep informed about current research and psychotherapy interventions.
  • Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical discussions for how CAP can better serve the communities that we serve.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Provide high quality outpatient mental health treatment for; LGBTQ+ clients and their families; clients who have HIV/AIDS and their families; and the community at large.
  • Utilize skills in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other best practice interventions.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals involved in caring for shared clients by participating in team staff meetings.
  • Complete comprehensive, client focused assessments, treatment plans and treatment evaluations with all clients.
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop client safety plans; provide crisis intervention.
  • Development and facilitation of support groups and therapy groups.
  • Demonstrate unconditional positive regard to clients and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service.
  • Maintain client records as directed by agency policies and procedures.
  • Document work with clients in electronic health record accurately and within two business days of service provision.
  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours a year of HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ specific training to keep informed about current research and psychotherapy interventions.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

Any non-temporary full-time or part-time employee (working .5FTE or greater) is considered eligible for the benefits. The benefits listed below are for 1.0 FTE or 40 hrs a week employee.


Vacation + Leave + Other

  • 16 days of paid vacation (128 hours) each year for the first two years of employment
  • 21 days of paid vacation (168 hours) each year of employment beginning in year three
  • 12 days of paid health leave per year
  • 12.4 paid holidays per year
  • Longevity bonus – two weeks of paid leave on the fourth anniversary, must be used within two years after the date awarded. Additional longevity bonuses are awarded at eight-year and 12-year anniversaries
  • Continue Education Reimbursement
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement (if not assigned a company phone)
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Program

Retirement

  • 401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions up to 3% of salary, this benefit includes on-call and per diem staff

Health Coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
  • Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)
  • Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave

  • Life Insurance ($100,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Long-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

Loan Forgiveness Programs – Employees are eligible to apply to the following programs

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (licensed and unlicensed providers)
  • Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI) Program

#Urgentjobs

CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID-19 at no cost to the employee.

Salary64,563.00 - 68,723.00 Annual
Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Healthcare | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary
$60,403.00 - $68,723.00 Salary/year -
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