Company DescriptionGreater Lakes Mental Healthcare Main Building is a full-service community mental health center, providing behavioral healthcare to the citizens of Pierce County for 50 years. We are 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 Peer Case Managers are individuals who have experienced mental illness themselves and are on their own recovery journey. They are well grounded in their own recovery and model competency in ongoing coping skills. They help clients identify goals that promote recovery and assist them in identifying services and activities to help reach these goals. The PATH program (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) is a program designed to provide outreach, engagement services and case management to individuals who have been identified by the state as having a serious mental illness who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or unstable housing. This position locates these individuals and then wraps services around them in hopes of getting them connected to outpatient behavioral health services and other services as needed. The Forensic PATH program's overall goal is to divert individuals from the criminal justice system while the traditional PATH Peer's goal is to divert individuals from the crisis emergency system and instead help everyone get the services they need. General Position SummaryThe 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, Peer Case Managers will assist clients to determine which services are needed such as securing funding, food, transportation, medical services, and other social services as needed. Connecting and referring to community behavioral health and substance use treatment centers is another key function. Assist clients in obtaining, maintaining, and/or using appropriate mental health, general health, and other community resources relevant to their goals. Provide peer counseling, outreach, crisis intervention assistance, stabilization assistance; assist and support use of medical, community and natural supports, and facilitate psycho-education groups/classes. All services are provided under the supervision of a Mental Health Professional. Knowledge & SkillsA knowledge and understanding of mental disorders and basic familiarity with the DSM-V; a basic awareness of substance abuse/dependence issues; knowledge of community resources, with the ability to develop appropriate links for participants; a sensitive perception of the needs of individuals with disabilities; a keen understanding of the importance of clear, professional boundaries, and maintenance of such; possession of proven teamwork skills; competency in written and oral communication skills; and demonstration of good, common sense.
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. Mental/Emotional 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. Environmental Conditions 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. Responsibilities1. 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.Assist homeless clients, as needed and wanted, to obtain housing, medical services, mental health counseling, alcohol and drug treatment, job training, and educational services. 3.Apply effective case management skills to assure appropriate client-centered care. 4.Coordinate and maintain effective working relationships with contracting organizations and/or other community providers. 5.Assure that all administrative and clinical documentation, written and online, is completed in a thorough, accurate, timely and appropriate manner. 6.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, Forensic Navigators, Heath Care Authority, Managed Care Organizations and Crisis Stabilization centers. Qualifications 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 #LI-JG1
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.