Pathways of Washington is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as a Licensed Clinician/Behavioral Support Specialist part time 20 hours per week.
SUMMARY A Licensed Clinician/Behavioral Support Specialist provides individualized behavior support services to both clients and the residential facility staff that work directly with the client on a day-to-day basis – where the client resides. Qualifying individuals include adults who have been discharged from state hospitals or have difficult behaviors to manage, and who also reside in assisted living facilities or adult family homes.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES • Respond to Expanded Community Services (ECS) referrals with face-to-face appointment for Individualized Behavior Support Plan on first day of discharge from hospital or within one week on conversion into Assisted Living Facility or Adult Family Home. • Completion of Individualized Behavior Support Plan, Safety and Crisis Plan utilizing Care Assessment and Referral information, records, and in collaboration with client, family members, DSHS and residential staff, ECS team input and any other involved team members, within 14 days of initial referral. • See clients face-to-face in their living environment weekly or as recommended via evaluation and as recommended by supervisor and team member input for behavioral support intervention and skills training to maintain community living and avoid future hospitalization or decompensation. • Work with residential staff members for support and training purposes at each client visit informally, and once monthly for formal training. Training topics include but are not limited to crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques, behavior support techniques, communicating and interacting with people diagnosed with mental illness, personality disorders and suicide prevention. • Timely, accurate and completed documentation of evals, plans, updates, closure summaries and daily progress notes are turned in weekly. • Ongoing collaboration with client, family members, PCP, treatment, DSHS and residential staff and others involved in client care and documentation of such. • Provides crisis intervention consultation and other activities directly related to the interventions process.
EDUCATION/LICENSING REQUIREMENTS Master’s degree from accredited school in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field Certificates, Licenses, Registrations • Must have a Washington licensed master’s level social worker, counselor, or other behavioral health provider with extensive geriatric and/or adult experience and/or receive Geriatric Mental Health Specialist within 1 year. • Be able to pass state and federal background checks. • License and proof of automobile insurance
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE •Minimum of two years’ experience with behavioral health patients (inpatient and/or outpatient). •Must have direct clinical, case management experience and knowledge regarding rehabilitation philosophy. •Intermediate PC skills required
Internal Number: 788228
About Pathways of Washington
Pathways, previously Providence Human Services is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. Clients and partners of Providence Human Services can expect the same great service and offerings through Pathways, and we look forward to continuing to work together.
At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 8,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based social services and non-emergency transportation services in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Canada. We proudly serve more than 54,000 unique clients and nearly 17 million individuals who qualify for services under our contracts.
Pathways was founded in 1997 in response to increasing government initiatives to privatize human services. We describe ourselves as the “Human Services Company Without Walls” because we neither own nor operate any type of institution. Rather, we specialize in providing direct services and case management to children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and medical health needs, as wel...l as those supervised by government subsidized programs, in their homes or through community-based resources. Our programs are designed to be multi-jurisdictional; capable of serving numerous clients under government funded programs.
Pathways offers a full spectrum of social service and behavioral health solutions, including Youth & Family Services, Adult Services, Correctional Services and Prevention Services. Within each area, clients have access to a broad range of social and behavioral services to meet their needs.
Pathways provides a focused approach to managing the medical, behavioral and social needs of potentially high-cost healthcare consumers with chronic conditions and complex social challenges. Healthcare providers today are incentivized more than ever before to deliver the highest-quality, patient-centered care that results in optimal outcomes, reduced re-admissions and lower costs. Achieving the most efficient and effective model for accountable care benefits significantly from collaborating with the right service partners.