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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is looking for a Temporary Mental Health Practitioner.
This individual will provide mental health triage, crisis intervention, and counseling services to detained youth with developmental, neurological, psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral disorders that may impair a youth's ability to function or cope, thereby placing the youth or others at risk while in secure detention. The primary job functions include the following:
Provide crisis intervention, risk assessment and safety planning, and mental health evaluation to youths housed in King County's juvenile detention. Collaborate and act as liaison with detention, court, probation, family, and community providers. Develop treatment plans in conjunction with the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention's staff. Evaluate youth who are at risk of self-harm.
Requirements: A Master's Degree in behavioral sciences, such as psychology, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, vocational or educational counseling, or social work AND two years of experience as a Mental Health Practitioner or equivalent. Eligibility for recognition by the State of Washington as a Mental Health Professional under the community mental health regulations may be required.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/ certification/registration.
Desired: Experience with multi-system involved youth with severe behavioral issues and/or developmental disabilities; experience with King County PHP, Washington State Mental Health and Chemical Dependency WACS and JCAHO standards
Conditions of Employment: Some on-call, evening, and weekend work is required. A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
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