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Mental Health Specialist – OC

Telecare

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Telecare Pierce County Evaulation and Treatment Center is a 16 bed inpatient psychiatric unit. An interdisciplinary team will provide progressive recovery-based services to adults who have mental illness. Position Description: The Mental Health Specialist is the treatment team member who is responsible for providing care to meet the physical and psychological needs of clients through providing direct and indirect services, using Psychiatric Rehabilitation concepts and Recovery Philosophy. Establish and maintain and co-facilitate a therapeutic relationship with Clients and will act as a role model in maintaining a hopeful and positive attitude in problem solving and coping with individuals in the acute phase of mental illness Participate in the development and implementation of Client care plans. Attend and participate in meetings and groups Facilitate rehabilitation therapy groups and activities. Chart and observe Clients behavior Document Clients activities of daily living, response to interventions, and significant behavior changes Assist in outings and other events Qualifications: Two years experience with psychiatric clients in an inpatient psychiatric setting is required Knowledge of basic psychiatric and nursing skills, including nursing interventions is essential Certification as a CNA or its equivalent is acceptable documentation of nursing skills knowledge High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required Effective written and verbal communication skills regarding psychiatric behavior and treatment documentation Knowledge of emotional and social needs of mentally and emotionally disturbed individuals Ability to use problem-solving techniques and interview clients to determine client needs Must have a strong understanding of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Concepts and Recovery philosophy Applicants must be at least eighteen 18 years of age and may be fingerprinted and receive clearance from the Washington State Patrol Identification and Criminal History Section Telecare Corporation is fully committed to a strong equal opportunity program . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability status, creed, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or other basis protected by applicable antidiscrimination laws. EOE AA M/F/V/Disability TMJ Job Location Tacoma, Washington, United States Position Type Part-Time

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