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Hall Health Center on the UW Seattle Campus is an AAAHC-accredited outpatient facility with the mission of providing comprehensive health care for a diverse campus community to promote lifelong wellbeing, achievement, and resilience.
Hall Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Mental Health Triage Therapist. As part of an interdisciplinary team, the Mental Health Triage Therapist will provide outpatient mental health services to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students.
Hall Health Center embraces diversity as a core value and has a commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds. This individual should have demonstrated commitment to supporting and empowering individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities in order to promote student retention.
Briefly assess and triage UW students who present with mental health concerns. Assist in addressing immediate needs including provision of therapeutic support and connecting students to on- and off-campus resources. Maintain a caseload of short-term therapy clients. Consult with and provide support to other mental health and medical care providers at Hall Health Center, UW faculty and staff, and professionals in the community. While this position is oriented to triage and crisis intervention services, a small individual therapy caseload may be maintained in addition to the ability to offer group therapy as needed.
A strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to relate empathically, effectively, and consistently with a diverse student population and a commitment to working collaboratively within a team-based approach. Please highlight experience or expertise in working with specific populations or providing services in another language.
This position is designated as 65% direct clinical service (i.e., face-to-face time with clients) and 35% administrative support (e.g., charting, meetings, phone calls). These duties are divided into the following clinical roles:
Triage and Brief Intervention (33%)
Provide timely and therapeutically appropriate response to requests for mental health services
Perform brief assessment for students seeking help with mental health concerns in order to determine appropriate resources and level of care
Provide brief therapeutic support for students with urgent need and/or while arrangements are made for treatment on- or off-campus
Connect students with appropriate follow-up care (e.g., scheduling appointments for MHC services, referring to other Hall Health clinic services, making arrangements for ER transfer, etc.)
Help student patients coordinate care within Hall Health, the UW Medicine system and among community providers
Crisis Intervention and Support (33%)
Provide crisis intervention services, including risk assessments, safety planning, and brief stabilization services to UW students during acute crisis episodes
Assist students in connecting with ongoing treatment and needed resources in a timely manner for post-crisis care and follow-up
Facilitate transfers for voluntary and involuntary inpatient treatment services
Provide individual psychotherapy within a short-term model
Design and facilitate therapy groups as needed/appropriate
Support Responsibilities (for all roles)
Collaborate and coordinate with psychiatric, medical and other service providers on- and off-campus to facilitate comprehensive care and continuity
Document clinical care and assessment information in patients' electronic medical records
Network and build strong relationships with other Hall Health units and providers, as well as with campus partners and off-campus providers to enhance coordination of mental health services to students
Provide information about MH services to the Hall Health and campus community
Consult with and assist Hall Health providers and campus partners regarding students in crisis
Provide consultation to family members, friends, UW faculty and staff regarding students of concern
Participate in case consultation groups on a weekly basis with other mental health providers at Hall Health
Participate in related responsibilities as requested
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Master's or doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, or social work and eligible for licensure in WA State as LMHC, LICSW, LMFT or licensed psychologist
Minimum 3-5 years experience in direct clinical practice with at least 1 year providing crisis intervention and/or mental health triage and assessment
Experience in caring for a diverse, college-aged population
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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