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Behavioral Health Counselor - LCSW or LMHC (#1181)

Salary Range:DOE
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Eligible for benefits
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Family Medicine Clinic
Available To:Public
Description:KVH is currently seeking qualified candidates for our full-time Behavioral Health Counselor position.

Klickitat Valley Health is a rural, critical-access hospital located in scenic Goldendale, Washington only two hours from Portland along the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge. The KVH care team of approximately 200 staff considers it an honor to offer high quality healthcare to our friends, family and neighbors.

Goldendale, population 3,500, is nestled among the rolling Simcoe Hills with gorgeous views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, skiing, kayaking, and windsurfing are world-class with the Columbia River and untouched wilderness just minutes away. Locals enjoy the cultural offerings of Hood River and Portland, as well as the dozens of wineries that dot the landscape throughout the Columbia River Gorge.

The Behavioral Health Counselor is one who provides professional counseling services within the mission, values and goals of the organization. The Counselor provides assessment, individual, group and family therapy; as well as diagnosis of patients experiencing serious mental and/or emotional disorders. The Counselor works with other Behavioral Health providers and Family Medicine staff to achieve coordinated care and optimal outcomes for the patient.




Duties:• Serves as a member of the treatment team, providing assessment, individual, group, and family therapy, as well as diagnosis of patients experiencing a variety of mental/emotional disorders within the infrastructure of Klickitat Valley Health Family Medicine Clinic.
• Develops, implements, and modifies client treatment plans.
• Follows KVH procedures regarding the provision of patient care and documentation.
• Completes patient program and billing records in a timely manner and in accordance with all applicable standards, regulations, or requirements that may be set forth by contract.
• Works in an integrated fashion with other disciplines, diagnosing problems, formulating treatment plans, and evaluating patient progress.
• Provides input for the formulation of Behavioral Health policies and procedures.
• Maintains knowledge of current trends in delivery of behavioral health services, regulatory requirements, and political/professional initiatives.
• Identifies staff training needs and recommends professional development as needed.
• Attends workshops, meetings, conferences and serves on committees that support scope of employment within reasonable timeframes and expectations.
• Participates in community welfare activities and serves as liaison to other agencies

Qualifications:Education:
• Master’s degree in counseling psychology or clinical social work

Licensure / Certifications:
• Current licensure to practice as Mental Health Counselor or Clinical Social Worker in the State of Washington or ability to obtain within 60 days.

Experience:
• At least two years’ of clinical experience providing behavioral health services

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
• Knowledge of ethical standards, principles and practices of social work, counseling, and human behavior.
• Knowledge of clinical assessment techniques, interviewing and other information gathering practices.
• Ability to make independent clinical judgments.
• Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, colleagues, and other community partners.
• Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence.
• Ability to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing.



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