State of Washington Classified Job Specification
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER LEAD
Lead Mental Health Practitioners and provide prescribed treatment.
Under general supervision, lead Mental Health Practitioners and other staff; perform clinical duties such as providing treatment, maintaining case records, participating in data collection and research, and case management functions.
Regularly assigns, instructs, and checks the work of mental health practitioners and other staff; makes recommendations regarding performance evaluations;
Orients, teaches, leads and evaluates professionals, students, and/or volunteers;
Performs lead co-therapist duties;
Debriefs students and volunteers;
Consults with Mental Health Practitioners about clinical issues;
Performs Mental Health Practitioner duties;
Performs related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Master's Degree in behavioral sciences such as psychology, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, vocational or educational counseling, or social work
Three years of experience as a Mental Health Practitioner or equivalent. Eligibility for recognition by the State of Washington as a clinical specialist, under the community mental health regulations, may be required. May be required to be eligible for a clinical faculty appointment.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Class Specification History
New Class: 5-18-87
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised class code: (formerly 6194) effective July 1, 2007