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MultiCare Health System

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist

MultiCare Health System - Seattle, WA

About the Company

The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos. 

About the Position

The successful candidate will possess the following skills, abilities and experience:

The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist provide a full range of direct and indirect services to children (from infancy to five year olds) and their families. Services include: Child Parent Psychotherapy, family therapy, individual child therapy, ongoing case management, assessment, treatment planning and advocacy. The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist maintains primary case responsibility and authority for assigned caseload, working with a family through all phases of treatment using a relational, attachment based, trauma informed, culturally aware therapy approach. When necessary, the therapist provides comprehensive community support activities and collaborates with childcare, school staff, and other service providers significant to the family’s wellbeing. The therapist may also work within the Supporting Early Connections Program providing therapeutic services to infants, toddlers, and young children in dependency and their caregivers and acting as a liaison with partnering systems, such as dependency court and DSHS. The therapist also participates in the afterhours on call and outreach service rotation for children tiered within Navos Mental Health

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Maintain primary responsibility and authority for assigned cases, including arranging, monitoring, and coordinating needed services in the mental health system and the community.

Assess/diagnosis client functioning on an ongoing basis that places clients in the most appropriate treatment course in the most timely manner.

Assist in developing problem-focused, goal-oriented treatment plans which address the specific needs of the consumer within a case-management framework and specific anticipated clinical outcomes.

Provide comprehensive community support activities to assigned caseload, including assistance in identifying and utilizing community resources, liaison with other agencies and organizations, referral to appropriate community programs, completion of all necessary reports.

Function as a consumer advocate in relation to the mental health system, community agencies, and the consumer’s support system, as needed.

Maintain consumer records in keeping with Agency, County and State guidelines.

Demonstrate respect for consumer rights and maintains privacy per agency policy; demonstrates knowledge of and commitment to the principle of Resiliency as it applies to mental health.

Evaluate treatment effectiveness and revises treatment plans as needed, no less than every 120 days.

Demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span assesses data reflective of the consumer's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each consumer's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.

Attend and participates in Multidisciplinary Team Meetings.

Assist in discharge planning, prepares summaries of treatment for release to referral and referring agencies.

Attend regular clinical and administrative staff meeting; give and receive assistance in effective therapy, case management/service coordination.

Maintain an environment that respects cultural, economic, ethnic, and lifestyle differences of consumers and co-workers.

Maintain productivity standards of direct service as established for the position.

Share on-call responsibilities for families and customers served. Supports a system-wide understanding of trauma prevalence, impact and trauma informed care.

Foster healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for consumers and employees; Value consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy.

Promote a safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care and family-driven services that are trauma specific and promote recovery and wellness.

Other duties as assigned.

Follow organization infection control policies and procedures. At risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.

Personal Traits & Qualifications

Possess the knowledge, values, attitude and skills to create a trauma-informed, safe, trusting healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences of the individuals, families, staff and communities we serve with safety and healing. Must be able to provide ongoing coordination of case management services, therapy, assessment, treatment planning, resource identification and development, advocacy, service monitoring and follow-up, collateral supports and clinical services as appropriate to assigned caseload. Must be able to provide such services with respect, tact and sensitivity. Must be able to manage documentation requirements as set by agency and contracts. Must be able to work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary team approach, according respect to others based on knowledge and experience as well as discipline. Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing is essential.

Education and/or Experience:

Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences from an accredited college or University

At least two years related experience working with young children and families.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

Certificate in Infant Mental Health from an accredited college or University or equivalent combination of related work and volunteer experience with infants and toddlers and their caregivers.

Current Counselor Agency Affiliated Registration or License in the State of Washington.

Mental Health Professional and Ethnic Minority Specialist status preferred.

A Reliable Vehicle with Proof of Automobile Insurance and a current Washington State Driver's License is required.

Computer Skills

Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office suite.

Additional Information

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee must be able to lift at least twenty-five pounds; be able to sit for long periods of time; some bending, stooping may be required.

MultiCare is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or age. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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MultiCare Health System


Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist MultiCare Health System - Seattle, WA, United States


Location: Seattle, WA