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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Crisis Mental Health Therapist III in Vancouver - Town Plaza, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers (this location formerly known as Community Services NW), 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. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Crisis Licensed Mental Health Therapist ? Posting #21051

Salary: $62,878.40

Position Summary:

Sea Mar Behavioral Health?s diverse and quickly expanding program is seeking a full-time Crisis Licensed Therapist for its Vancouver Behavioral Health Program located in Vancouver Town Plaza (formerly known as Community Services NW). This position is with Sea Mar?s PAC Team.

The candidate will be part of a team that does community based behavioral health appointments for a high acuity population.

The Crisis Licensed Mental Health Therapist provides the majority of their services in the community to high acuity population. They are part of the PACT, FEP, AMCI, CST, GRACE and LEAD Teams or similar treatment model. Additionally, they provide diagnostic assessments, referrals for psychiatric services, and case management in coordination with other teams or parties involved in treatment. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing care to chronically ill patients, patients who are part of the Intensive outpatient program, or patients who are considered high utilizers. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist is responsible for working with CDMHP?s, inpatient facilities, including Western State Hospital, and ensuring proper protocols are followed for hospitalization authorization and during discharge planning.

In addition, the Licensed Mental Health Therapist provides individual counseling, crisis stabilization, suicide risk assessment and treatment plans, and leads groups. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist provides therapy to managed care patients that are pre-authorized to receive mental health treatment. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist provides clinical supervision to other clinicians who are perusing the Licensing requirements. The Licensed Mental Health Therapist assists the Program Manager and clinical supervisor to conduct clinical chart reviews.

In addition, this person supports the agency efforts to ensure compliance with WACs, RCWs, and clinical contracts. This job description does not suggest or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. This person will be required to follow other instructions and to perform other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must hold a Master?s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, or social work which includes course-work in psychological diagnostics.

  • Four or more years of clinical experience in the field.

  • Responsible for his/her individual continuing education hours and licensing fees.

  • The Licensed Mental Health provider must possess an active, approved license from the Washington State Department of Health at all times.

  • Must meet criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP).

  • Must hold and maintain an active Washington State Mental Health Counselor License, Marriage and Family Therapist License, or Independent Clinical Social Worker License.

    What We Offer:

    Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it?s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 27 days per year + 10 paid Holidays. We offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Laura Nichols at (

    Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 12/22/2020

External candidates considered after 12/28/2020

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).