Clinician I-GH ABH


$27.61-$34.52 HR/DOE

Join our Team! We offer an excellent benefits package!
3 weeks vacation * 12 days sick leave * 13 holidays* medical * dental* vision* life insurance * LTD * AD&D * pension * 403b * catastrophic & accident ins *

This is a professional position providing therapeutic interventions to individuals with chronic mental health issues and their families with intensive behavioral health, crisis response, and community safety needs. Therapeutic responses provided by a Clinician I include: crisis intervention and extended stabilization as well as long-term, team-based behavioral health services.

The Clinician I is the primary behavior health treatment provider assigned to an individual. The Clinician I is a lead clinical support, assessing and prescribing mental health treatment, identifying strategies and services to high-risk individuals in their own home and in community locations (e.g. during crisis in emergency departments). The Clinician I position requires the skills and abilities to assess immediate safety and risk “in the moment” in crisis situations while providing direct therapeutic intervention and support for a diverse population with behavioral health needs. The Clinician I will present as a positive and compassionate therapeutic support to the individuals with whom they work at all times.

All services prescribed by the Clinician I must be allowable (billable) through Medicaid and provided as specifically identified and prescribed in the Individualized Mental Health Team Treatment Plan. All treatment services must be documented per required timeframes, in accordance with federal Medicaid requirements and entered into Carelogic, the Electronic Health Record (EHR), as well as medical EHR’s of Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s) or others per contract requirements.

Position requires 24/7 on call availability due to an unstructured work week to include irregular and unpredictable hours. Clinicians can expect to work hours that vary in times and include weekends.


Clinical Assessment & Engagement of Individual, Family, and Community

  • Utilize clinical assessment and engagement skills to meet and engage individuals with chronic mental health issues in their home, hospital, or other community setting to gather demographic, clinical/situational information, and in partnership with a designated Mental Health Professional begin behavioral health intake process.
  • Meet with client and complete relevant behavioral health clinical assessment tools.
  • Gather information from medical, behavioral health and other community providers for clients referred and engaged in services to support intake diagnosis and access to ongoing ABH services.
  • Engage client and family members, where appropriate or designated, during the initial therapeutic session, assessing for immediate safety needs and concerns. Gather and clinically summarize client history and presenting issues. Prioritize urgent safety considerations in the intake process.
  • Using an Electronic Health Record (EHR), Provider One, incorporate Medicaid eligibility determination into ongoing service authorization.
  • Complete all required Medicaid and WAC documentation for initial treatment planning and client enrollment information, ensuring appropriate Medicaid coding and entering information into an electronic health record as required by funder and WAC timeframes.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and organization to respond to urgent case assignments in the home and community as needed, including flexibility to meet client and community team members after 5 pm and on weekends.
  • Maintain knowledge of community behavioral health and other support services to ensure all clients are linked to helping resources in their local communities as soon as the service and support need is identified in the intake and referral process.
  • Listen to and analyze the client’s story, and with them, identify strengths, needs, preferences and goals for the behavioral health intervention and treatment planning process.
  • Provide and/or arrange necessary crisis response and stabilization services, completing and communicating the safety/crisis plan with client and others from day 1 of initial assignment.
  • Contact potential team members, including other system partners, to gather their perspective on the client’s strengths and needs and solicit participation and commitment to a team process.
  • Orient and prepare the client to CCS ABH services and next steps in the intervention (e.g. team development, planning process, natural supports, etc).
  • Utilize site and QI tracking processes to monitor compliance of intake response/process, case assignment and intake documentation completion requirements.
  • Throughout CCS employment and service provision to all clients served, understand and comply with all mandated reporting and HIPAA requirements outlined in WAC, CCS policy and service contracts.
  • Throughout CCS employment and service provision to all clients served, represent Adult Behavioral Health in the community by engaging in community outreach and collaboration. Develop and maintain strong and active relationships with funders, behavioral health and medical providers, community organizations, and other referral sources.

Individualized Service Planning and Implementation:

  • The Clinician I will provide intensive and strength based therapeutic behavioral health services and support to clients including: assessing for immediate safety and stabilization needs, treatment plan development, safety and crisis planning, team meeting facilitation, ongoing assessment and evaluation of current treatment planning strategies, goals, and outcomes.
  • Prescribe and implement behavioral health strategies and treatment plans for clients which model social behaviors and provide education regarding mental health diagnoses. Provide skill building support that enhances the client’s ability to function effectively and safely in the community by addressing issues such as anger management, alternatives to aggression towards others, frustration tolerance, and socialization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of behavioral health treatment competencies and their role in wellness and recovery by communicating role, responsibility and agency philosophy to assure mutual respect, confidence, and trust with the client. Meet and engage the client communicating compassion, support, respect and enthusiasm for their recovery journey.
  • Complete all Medicaid and WAC required ongoing behavioral health treatment documentation, including treatment plans, safety crisis plans, assessment updating client information, ensuring appropriate Medicaid coding and entering information into an electronic health record as required by funder and WAC timeframes.
  • Accurately complete session documentation per required timeframes, to be entered into the Electronic Health Record (EHR), PsychConsult.
  • Deliver direct therapeutic services including Evidenced Based and Promising Practices (i.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) that are customized to meet each client’s uniqueness, personality, culture, interest and treatment goals as identified by client in their Treatment Plan.
  • Deliver prescribed behavioral health services, continuing to evaluate effectiveness of the Treatment Plan and Safety Plan, and recommend changes as needed to ensure the success of the client. Modify and adjust individual techniques for each situation without changing the direction of the plan.
  • Facilitate working with client to: identify and prioritize goals and needs. Communicate and translate information in a way that client can hear and understand. Brainstorm and negotiate strategies that build on client’s, and natural supports, strengths.
  • Provide Healthcare Coordination. Work in collaboration with client’s primary care physicians and healthcare specialists to support coordination of medical and behavioral health services to client.
  • Utilize team member expertise and role in working with client including: Certified Peers, Program Administrator, Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health Professionals, and other natural supports as needed. Embrace diverse perspectives and incorporate recommendations into treatment planning and service provision.
  • Encourage, welcome and embrace client and, where appropriate, natural support expertise in problem solving around specific treatment and support needs.
  • Maintain a focus on strengths, needs and creative solutions and inspire others to follow this format in problem solving.

Transitioning Services to Natural and Other Community Supports:

  • Inspire confidence in the client, natural supports, and other team members about their strengths and ability to transition successfully.
  • Arrange and negotiate a process for ongoing formal and informal services and supports.
  • Create and practice a plan for aftercare supports and response post-CCS involvement.



  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, behavioral science or related field
  • One year experience serving clients with chronic behavioral health needs
  • 21 years or older
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance
  • Agency Affiliated License (HIV/AIDS training required) or applied for within 1st month of employment
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract)
  • First Aid/CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1st month of employment
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months or ability to test within first 6 months of employment
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working as a member of a team
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multicultural situations
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services


  • Master’s Degree in Social Services or related field

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factor.

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

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