WISe Team Therapist

Job: WISe Team Therapist

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Location: Bremerton, WA

Deadline: 12/31/2016


Sponsor: Kitsap Mental Health Services


PURPOSE: Provide individual and family therapy, case management, and service linkage to seriously emotionally disturbed children. To empower parents and foster resiliency through support, education and advocacy.


  • Provide intensive therapy services for WISe clients and families consisting of individual and group therapy, family counseling, crisis intervention, and case management services using best practice standards. Integrate theoretical orientations, evidence based practices, and clinical skills into an effective therapeutic process for clients and families.
  • Participate in Child and Family team meetings to ensure access, voice and choice within the wraparound process and to support the family’s connection to the CFT members. Support additional meetings as needed including Kitsap Shared Resources, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) conferences, Kitsap County Court proceedings and Family Team Decision Making (FTDM) meetings with Washington State Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS).
  • Complete required treatment plans following KMHS guidelines and policies for content, format and timeliness. Support recovery principles by incorporating the child and their family’s strengths, barriers and needs into the plan components. Formulate measurable, achievable goals/objectives that are written in clear and understandable language and includes client’s own voice.
  • Complete all required progress notes according to KMHS guidelines, policies and procedures regarding format, content and timeliness. Ensure that progress notes accurately depict treatment modalities and interventions provided within the clinician’s scope of practice and according to the treatment plan.
  • Assist Care Coordinator with creating the Plan of Care for each family in WISe that describes the family, the team, and the work to be undertaken to meet the family’s needs. Complete all action steps assigned during the CFT meetings.
  • Complete a CANS screening and assessment on WISe referred children/youth. Reassess the child/youth using the CANS every three months. Use the CANS outcomes as part of the Plan of Care. Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
  • Provide and coordinate outreach and crisis intervention services to families in the community, and routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others while in potentially unsafe neighborhoods and homes. Consult with DMHP's and law enforcement officials when appropriate. Participate as scheduled in the WISe crisis coverage and services 24hours/7 days a week.

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in counseling/psychology or related field required. Two years working with children and families preferred. Experience in wraparound preferred. Child Mental Health Specialist and certification preferred. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report.

November 22, 2016