Mental Health Therapist - Clinical Lead

Why Work For Us?

Columbia Wellness is proud to be a company of real people committed to quality. We are focused on building a better future in mental health and behavioral healthcare. We have established a strong referral base in the community and we are invested in our clinical growth. We offer generous training opportunities, free supervision, and a large spectrum of programs in which you can work. Columbia Wellness is located in-between two major cities, Seattle and Portland. By working with us you get the best of both small town and big city life. You're close to the beach, the mountains, the quiet and the city life. If you're looking for a place to call home and build a career, join our team at Columbia Wellness.

If you want to make a difference that matters then we want to hear from you. Together we can do more.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • The DBT- Clinical Lead is responsible for the clinical success of all DBT team members, responsible for oversight of performance and development of clinical program procedures.  Clinical lead will be a child mental health specialist.
  • Establish a staffing that complies with the DBT program requirements. 
  • Comprehensive care management and coordination.
  • Serve as main contact in situations of 24 hour support.
  • Be the central point of communication for members of the DBT program.
  • Establish and sustain an effective team culture by inviting DBT members to propose, discuss, and accept ground rules for working together.
  • Ensure all DBT members receive appropriate documents.
  • Maintain team focus on scope of work for the DBT team and progress/movement toward transition.
  • Referral to community and social support services.
  • The oversight of those therapeutic and case-management services, which may be provided by counselors, counselor-techs, and Peer Counselors for those clients assigned to the DBT program.
  • Provide individual and group supervision.
  • Ensure DBT consultation team meets weekly.
  • Ensure clinical outcome measures.
  • Effective use of technology and software including but not limited to: computers, phones, email, EMR, etc.
  • Ability to work with difficult cases and vulnerable populations.
  • Provide a Monthly DBT Program Report to the Officers that includes the total number of individuals by LOCUS level and for each participant during the previous month:

o The number of times homeless

o The number of days homeless

o The number of times incarcerated

o The number of days incarcerated

o The number of Emergency Room visits

o The number of times of psychiatric hospitalization

o The number of days of psychiatric hospitalization

o The number of days competitively employed

  • The DBT- Clinical Lead shall submit a Quarterly Outcome Report on individuals served by The DBT team in a format approved by Great Rivers.
  • Maintain a waiting list of individuals referred for DBT who meet the admission criteria, but cannot be enrolled because of capacity issues.  The list shall include the referral date.

What We Require:

  • The DBT- Clinical Lead must possess, at least, a master's degree in behavioral sciences, from an accredited program. Must be a child mental-health specialist. Must have a demonstrated history of tenacity and ability to adapt to organizational changes and demands.
  • The DBT- Clinical Lead must possess strong leadership skills in addition to a substantial knowledge base and skills relating to clinical issues of mental health treatment. 

Salary: Based on qualifications and experience. If offered a position you will also receive a $3000 signing bonus and have the potential to have relocation costs up to $1500 covered if outside a 65 mile radius. 

This position is a part of a union (OPEIU Local 11)

We are proud to be able to not only offer competitive compensations but also a benefit package that our employees love.

We offer all permanent full time employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision paid in full for the employee and their family
  • Long term disability and life insurance paid for by the employer
  • 5% of gross pay put into a retirement plan by the employer. Immediately vested, no match requirement.
  • 9 paid holidays and 1 paid floater per year.
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation in the 1st year of employment, 4 weeks after the first year and 5 weeks after 4 years.
  • 3 pay increases within the first year of employment

*NO Phone Calls Please!

Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 60 years!