UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER CLINICAL SPECIALIST
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
18726 (E S WFSE HMC)
21714 (NE H Temp WFSE HMC)
CLASS SERIES CONCEPT
Provide mental health diagnostic evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and case management services in a multi-disciplinary outpatient setting, and consultation and education to other mental health and health care professionals.
Provide treatment, participate in data collection and research, and perform case management functions for a clinical specialty area such as geriatrics, substance use disorder, psychotherapy, suicidality, and unique treatment modalities as required by the program.
Under general supervision, provide specialized, mental health treatment services in a clinical specialty area through specialized certifications and interventions supported by the department.
Provide subject matter expertise in a clinical specialty area through teaching and consultation to outside agencies, students, Mental Health Practitioners and other staff.
Provide specialized mental health treatment services in a clinical specialty area;
Provide mentorship, training and consultation to Mental Health Practitioners, students and other staff in clinical specialty area;
In the specialty area, assist in the development and the delivery of training programs;
May represent the specialty area in community forums and professional committee work;
Perform Mental Health Practitioner duties;
May provide direction to volunteers or students; and
Perform related duties as required.
Licensed by the State of Washington as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Counselor, or Mental Health Counselor.
A Master's Degree in behavioral sciences, such as psychology, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, vocational or educational counseling, or social work
Two years as a Mental Health Practitioner or equivalent, one of which must be in a clinical specialty area. 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 and/or allied health credentialing.
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 to WFSE, 11-01-2019: Class adopted for UW contract classified staff per PERC decision Case #131267-E-19 to add this title to WFSE HMC bargaining unit, effective 05-23-2019. Incorporates the work of UW classified non-union job code 16192, Mental Health Practitioner Clinical Specialist/Washington State Job Code 352F.