NEST Clinical Lead (QMHP) | White Bird Clinic

NEST Clinical Lead  (QMHP)

Up to 20 hours a week

Pay and Benefits:


Job Description:

The Clinical Intake Lead will oversee all clinical services provided by the NEST program. The Intake Lead provides information about the agency services, determines the appropriateness of service for each client referred, and ensures that client care is coordinated throughout White Bird and outside agencies. Provide information as well as referrals for immediate needs: housing, shelters, medical care, dental care and food assistance. Complete clinical documents for enrollment, conduct mental health assessments, develop individualized treatment plans and safety support plans. The Intake Lead will provide an advisory role to the NEST team creating a safe space for debriefing, collaboration, and team advocacy.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate and consult with referral sources
  • Outreach and foster good relationships with outside referral sources
  • Document outreach efforts.
  • Schedule intake appointments.
  • Verify that SHOP has screened each client to determine client’s eligibility for OHP and other benefits.
  • Conduct initial Mental Health Assessments and develop individualized person-centered Treatment Plans based on the assessment.
  • Meet with client and family or other referring parties to conduct the assessment.
  • Conduct yearly Mental Health Assessments as required.
  • Complete Safety Support plan, if any safety risk is identified during the assessment.
  • Request records from all completed Releases of Information (ROI).
  • Refer to White Bird departments as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


Must meet the qualifications for a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). Includes a graduate degree in psychology, social work, or related field, and an appropriate combination of experience and training with SPMI populations.

Required Skills:

Ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, cultural social and work relationships and conducting a mental status examination, complete DSM V diagnosis, write and supervise the implementation of an a treatment plan with solution focused individual therapeutic interventions. Proficient in computer application including Microsoft office suite and electronic medical records software.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation: Walk, bend, kneel, and reach; Lift a 20-60 lb. Stand and/or sit for long periods of time; Talk, hear, and communicate with clients; See and be able to read, write, and interpret written documents. QMHP Certification and preferred License or working towards licensure.


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