Geriatric Mental Health Counselor/Case Mgr - Highwest
MultiCare Health System
Location: Burien, Washington
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 105904
$5,000 sign-on bonus available for external candidatesAbout the CompanyThe 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 PositionThe Geriatric Mental Health Counselor/Case Manager provides direct care and supervision for older adults with emotional and behavioral disorders in a therapeutic residential treatment environment. This position works in a milieu setting, providing conflict resolution, symptom management and teaching independent living skills. The Counselor/Case Manager will possess an understanding of appropriate interactions with older adults and enjoy working with a challenging mental health population. Job SummaryTo 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. Provides residential services to older adult clients living in the community, including monitoring facility and residents, and providing for the safety of residents. Follows and supports individualized treatment plans as developed by case managers. Secures needed resources. Educates clients about mental illness. Re-teaches independent living skills. Monitors for decompensation. Provides crisis services. Coordinate care with outside providers and takes residents to appointmentsPrepare and serve meals and plan social outingsIn a timely manner, completes all paperwork and reporting required by Navos, King County and Washington State. Supports a system-wide understanding of trauma prevalence, impact and trauma informed care. Fosters healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for consumers and employees; Value consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy. Demonstrates a commitment to cultural competence. Promotes a safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care and family-driven services that are trauma specific and promote recovery and wellness. Follows organization infection control policies and procedures. At risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens. Other duties as assigned. Position RequirementsBachelor's in one of the Behavioral Sciences required. Significant experience may be substituted depending on type and nature. At least two years related experience in Social Services working with the mentally ill older adults. (Residential experience preferred.) DSHS Long-Term Care Worker training or ability to obtain upon hire required. Washington State agency affiliated counselor registration required prior to beginning direct care responsibilities. Current CPR, First Aid, and food handlers permit to be acquired within first 30 days of employment. Current Washington State Driver's License with proof of automobile insurance; ability to use own car in provision of services. Personal Traits & QualificationsPossess 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. Committed to the multidisciplinary team approach with a strength- based focus to care. Ability to supervise team members in a collaborative manner. Ability to interact with clients in a sensitive , tactful and respectful manner. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of individual and group therapy and experience providing them. Effective written and verbal communication skills required. Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities Personal Traits & QualificationsPossess 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. Physical Requirements The job may involve lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting and stooping requiring upper and lower body strength. Lifting up to 15 lbs. may be required without assistance. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Navos believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.#LI-JG1
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Day Work Schedule: Tues - Sat 10am - 6:30pm
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.