Posted in Management 3 days ago.
Job ID: 96648
Location: Lakewood, WA
Entity: Behavioral Health -Greater Lakes
Category: Behavioral Health
Specialty: Not Applicable
Department: Admin BHS
Employment Type: Part Time - Regular
Primary Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Variable day shift
Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare is a full-service community mental health center, providing behavioral healthcare to the citizens of Pierce County for 50 years. We are conveniently located near the intersection of Bridgeport and Gravelly Lake Drive at 9330 59th Ave SW in Lakewood, WA. Greater Lakes serves over 10,000 individuals each year with a team of over 300 staff. Our modern professional clinic provides a comfortable setting for counseling and medication services.
Position Summary & Mission
The Forensic PATH program's overall goal is to divert individuals from the criminal justice system and instead help them get the services they need.
The Forensic PATH team will conduct outreach in partnership with existing PATH programs, local homeless continuum of care organizations to link individuals to housing services, treatment and resources. All effort shall be made to engage and build rapport with those individuals identified. Using a person-centered approach.
- Securing funding
- Educational/vocational support
- Housing assistance
- Crisis stabilization
- Assistance with medical, community and natural resources.
This position requires the following physical and mental agility
Climbing - Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, hills, logs and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Walking - long distances in the woods up to 3 - 5 miles roundtrip.
Problem Solving - Applicants must be able to utilize problem solving skills in often stressful and potential volatile situations.
Emotional Awareness - Applicants must be able to maintain professional emotional responses to potentially hostile and verbally abusive clients.
The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions is provided with rain gear and boots.
The worker is subject to the following hazards which could include a variety of conditions, such as used needles, drug and alcohol paraphernalia, weapons, human waste and blood borne pathogens, exposure to variable weather extremes.
1.Provides outreach and screening to individuals who are in areas where homeless are known to congregate, including places not meant for human habitation and to specific areas identified by community partners.
2.Provides effective case management services to assure appropriate client-centered care.
3.Coordinates and maintains effective working relationships with contracting organizations and/or other community providers to include other Trueblood Settlement programs: Forensic HARPS, Outpatient Competency Restoration Programs and Forensic Navigators.
4.Assures that all administrative and clinical documentation, written and online, is completed in a thorough, accurate, timely and appropriate manner.
5.Completes all State required training and assists with tracking data elements and the completion of monthly and quarterly reports.
High school diploma/GED and 2 years of relevant experience. Associates degree preferred.
Experience working with chronically homeless individuals with mental illness preferred.
Must be eligible for a Washington State Department of Health Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration credential.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Knowledge of community resources
Unrestricted driver's license and clean driving record
Reliable transportation and valid automobile insurance