Be part of the Sound Mental Health team as we pursue our mission to strengthen our community and improve the lives of our clients by delivering excellent health and human services tailored to meet their needs. Our benefit package to full-time and part-time (30+ hours/week) regular staff includes everything on the list below. SMH also has a benefit package for part-time employees working 20-29 hours/week.  Contact Human Resources for more information.

  • Medical & Dental Insurance, Premium 100% paid by SMH for employee coverage and child coverage (until child’s 26th birthday) for full-time employees. Spouse/Domestic Partner coverage available (employee pays full cost). Partial premium for part-time employees.
  • Life insurance (2x annual salary + additional $25,000) and Long-Term Disability Insurance, 100% premiums paid by SMH
  • Paid vacation – 3 weeks/year accrual to start, up to 6 weeks/year after 15 years (pro-rated for part-time)
  • Paid sick leave – 12 days/year accrued & Sick Leave Conversion Program (pro-rated for part-time)
  • Paid holidays – 10 days/year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • Health Savings Account – with employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Section 125 Plan tax-free reimbursement accounts
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • SMH retirement plan:
    401(k) plan (agency contribution) – SMH contributes 3% to employee’s plan, employee is 100% vested
    401(k) plan (employee participation) – employee may contribute to their own plan with pre-tax dollars
  • Sick Leave Conversion Program, for perfect attendance quarterly
  • Training – paid training time and reimbursement for training/education

To apply for a job opening with SMH, please send a resume with a cover letter specifying position desired (position name and #) to the hiring manager’s attention as outlined in the position description.

Application for Employment – rev 2017-07

Application for Employment – e-version rev 2017-07

Do you have questions about the employment process, benefits, compensation package, etc.?  You may e-mail your questions to .  Resumes and job-specific questions should be directed to the hiring manager as outlined in the position description.

SOUND MENTAL HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  ETHNIC MINORITY INDIVIDUALS, SEXUAL MINORITY INDIVIDUALS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

If you need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call the Human Resources Department/ADA Coordinator:
ph. – (206) 302-2200, TTY – (206) 302-2209

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The following opportunities are presently available and are open until filled:

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Admission Service Representative Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Clinicians

posted on October 12, 2017

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Full time position with full time benefits (Seattle). This position represents the entry point for new clients, and includes both clinical and financial access to care. The Admission Service Representative will be a part of a multidisciplinary team providing screening, checking benefits, and providing referral resources when appropriate. The individual in this position will be active in requesting and obtaining clinical care authorization where required, and for some contracts will provide guidance and consultation as needed.  The individual must have strong organizational and clinical skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide and document phone and face to face clinical screening, including lethality assessment, seeking clinical supervision as needed.
  • Verify eligibility for care and services.
  • Advise potential clients regarding current Medicaid and Medicare procedures, and explain agency funding requirements.
  • Provide clinical care authorization function for selected contracts, advise potential clients regarding their benefits, and explain agency funding requirements when needed.
  • Evaluate potential client’s need for services; and through application of medical necessity and level of care criteria, determine most clinically appropriate program to deliver the care/services.
  • Schedule assessment appointments, and handle phone calls regarding SMH programs.
  • Provide crisis intervention services or linkage to same.
  • Provide linkage with internal and external agency programs to coordinate assessment needs and assessor schedules to include same day, NDA, and double booking intakes.
  • Track potential consumers internally to either assessment, outside referral, or other satisfactory disposition.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Professional confidence and clinical knowledge, including assessment of lethality/risk and chemical dependency.
  • Ability to gather and document client clinical and financial information professionally and within a limited time frame.
  • Demonstrated good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with public and private funding mechanisms and managed care practices.
  • Ability to manage high risk situations and respond with effective crisis intervention skills.
  • Dependability and consistency in provision of clinical services and paperwork completion with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills. Comfort relating to consumers and the general public.
  • Must be adept in use of Excel, Word, Access or similar database to basic level, Internet and email.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology, or related field and 2 years relevant experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Dana Vaccaro and   Alexis Owens, Job #17-193, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Full time position, with full time benefits (Auburn). The Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive consultation to child, adolescent, and adult family members presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders. Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, school, and community, to child, adolescent, and adult family members will be emphasized, including ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies (schools, agencies, caseworkers, etc.). The individual in this position will be required to work with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education (school), inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

  • Provide intake evaluations.
  • Provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy treatment to children and adolescents, adults, and family members.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various clinical orientations and modalities.
  • Ensure the safety and privacy of the client in the office, school, or community.
  • Maintain ethical, competent, and healthy client relationships, communication skills, and boundaries.
  • Develop and implement effective interventions, treatment plans, and session preparation time, individualized to address client’s current and long term needs.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and establish a working relationship with client’s family. Promote family/caregiver involvement.
  • Coordinate case management services in a family focused, strength based manner.
  • Collaborate with client’s identified supports.
  • Maintain an emphasis on diversity as support for client.
  • Develop culturally sensitive treatment plans and collaboration in support of client and client’s family.
  • Collaborate with multiple systems.
  • Attend meetings in school and community as support to client.
  • Consult with schools to identify a low academic disruption session time to meet with client.
  • Collaborate with school staff, community agency staff, and office staff as support to client.
  • Collaborate with applicable community agencies and community partners as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Address client grievances and assist in implementing the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Follow crisis management procedures in support of client, including appropriate interventions and hospitalizations.
  • Transportation essential to work with clients at multiple sites in community and at schools.

Case Management:

  • Prepare necessary written reports, summaries, and progress notes as dictated by agency policy, to be a part of clinical records.
  • Provide all applicable case management services.
  • Complete all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Perform periodic reviews of documentation (paperwork) on a regular basis when required by Program Manager or when need arises (self-audit).
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Maintain SMH productivity expectations and standards.
  • Maintain Psych-Consult training and required Essential Learning Courses.

Internal Agency Collaboration:

  • Maintain ethical and competent peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Provide support of SMH staff as needed, building and creating positive, professional relationships within the work environment.
  • Provide support of interns, students, and volunteers as necessary.
  • Notify office staff, Program Manager, and Coordinator of any schedule changes.
  • Maintain internal consistency between SMH sites and programs.

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

  • Maintain a positive, ethical, and professional working relationship with community, government agencies, and other professionals.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with potential referral sources.

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with

  • A wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children;
  • Individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
  • Communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the child and/or the family; and
  • Early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment. Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • Knowledge of community mental health systems, the public schools, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and resources within Seattle is highly desirable.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Cheri Smith or Alexis Owens, Job #17-194, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

SEP Vocational Specialist-South Auburn, WA *** $1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on October 6, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Auburn). The SEP Vocational Specialist is a member of the SoundWorks Supported Employment team, working with persons with mental illness, chemical dependency and offender backgrounds to help them obtain and maintain paid employment.  The incumbent is called upon to work in the community in the role of job developer and job coach and as a counselor to assess and develop necessary work skills in job seekers.  Knowledge and expertise are shared through team collaboration and individual training, as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide evidence-based supported employment practices/services based on fidelity guidelines.
  • Develop relationships with employers in the community and develop paid jobs for job seeking clients of SMH. Spend 30 % or more time in the community. Consult with and provide information and training on worker training techniques as needed (e.g. worker tax credits, job modifications, etc.).
  • Provide vocational counseling to job seekers. Collaborate with job seekers to identify strengths, limitations and interests in order to develop realistic vocational plans for finding and maintaining paid employment.  Engage and facilitate in the development of skills necessary for successful employment in their chosen field.  Actively encourage the continuing development of independent living skills.
  • Represent and market the services of SoundWorks and Sound Mental Health.
  • Work closely with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to establish a vocational plan, access resources and secure funding. Develop and implement service delivery contracts.
  • Provide job coaching and long-term support services.
  • Provide benefits counseling and education with regard to the effects of earned income on all entitlements and benefits.
  • Teach career planning, job search skills, models of problem solving, interpersonal skills etc. in job readiness classes, and facilitate job retention groups.
  • Coordinate care and planning as necessary with case management and medical staff.
  • Coordinate with involved family or friends if client requests.
  • Participate as a team member, responding to and assisting other vocational specialists in vocational activities as needed.
  • Meet agency productivity requirements, complete daily billing logs, maintain accurate per-event treatment notes as a part of the clinical record, and prepare timely billing of all reports and summaries to DVR.
  • Understand, apply, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Competent knowledge of mental and emotional disorders and knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles, including supported employment.
  • Knowledge of community resources/businesses for consumer placement and development of employer contacts as a job developer.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Comfort and ability to work with clientele from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, including sexual minorities, people with severe emotional disorders, the developmentally disabled and those with significant drug/alcohol involvement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in special, behavioral, medical or nursing sciences plus two years of related experience and/or training; or Master’s degree.
  • Previous experience in job development with persons with disabilities or experience in sales or marketing is preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) status and Licensure preferred.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or higher credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Nicholas Coniaris or Alexis Owens, Job #17-189, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

SEP Vocational Specialist-Southcenter Tukwila, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on October 6, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila). The SEP Vocational Specialist is a member of the SoundWorks Supported Employment team, working with persons with mental illness, chemical dependency and offender backgrounds to help them obtain and maintain paid employment.  The incumbent is called upon to work in the community in the role of job developer and job coach and as a counselor to assess and develop necessary work skills in job seekers.  Knowledge and expertise are shared through team collaboration and individual training, as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide evidence-based supported employment practices/services based on fidelity guidelines.
  • Develop relationships with employers in the community and develop paid jobs for job seeking clients of SMH. Spend 30 % or more time in the community. Consult with and provide information and training on worker training techniques as needed (e.g. worker tax credits, job modifications, etc.).
  • Provide vocational counseling to job seekers. Collaborate with job seekers to identify strengths, limitations and interests in order to develop realistic vocational plans for finding and maintaining paid employment.  Engage and facilitate in the development of skills necessary for successful employment in their chosen field.  Actively encourage the continuing development of independent living skills.
  • Represent and market the services of SoundWorks and Sound Mental Health.
  • Work closely with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to establish a vocational plan, access resources and secure funding. Develop and implement service delivery contracts.
  • Provide job coaching and long-term support services.
  • Provide benefits counseling and education with regard to the effects of earned income on all entitlements and benefits.
  • Teach career planning, job search skills, models of problem solving, interpersonal skills etc. in job readiness classes, and facilitate job retention groups.
  • Coordinate care and planning as necessary with case management and medical staff.
  • Coordinate with involved family or friends if client requests.
  • Participate as a team member, responding to and assisting other vocational specialists in vocational activities as needed.
  • Meet agency productivity requirements, complete daily billing logs, maintain accurate per-event treatment notes as a part of the clinical record, and prepare timely billing of all reports and summaries to DVR.
  • Understand, apply, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Competent knowledge of mental and emotional disorders and knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles, including supported employment.
  • Knowledge of community resources/businesses for consumer placement and development of employer contacts as a job developer.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Comfort and ability to work with clientele from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, including sexual minorities, people with severe emotional disorders, the developmentally disabled and those with significant drug/alcohol involvement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in special, behavioral, medical or nursing sciences plus two years of related experience and/or training; or Master’s degree.
  • Previous experience in job development with persons with disabilities or experience in sales or marketing is preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) status and Licensure preferred.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or higher credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Nicholas Coniaris or Alexis Owens, Job #17-188, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

SEP Vocational Specialist-Metro Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on October 6, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seatlle). The SEP Vocational Specialist is a member of the SoundWorks Supported Employment team, working with persons with mental illness, chemical dependency and offender backgrounds to help them obtain and maintain paid employment.  The incumbent is called upon to work in the community in the role of job developer and job coach and as a counselor to assess and develop necessary work skills in job seekers.  Knowledge and expertise are shared through team collaboration and individual training, as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide evidence-based supported employment practices/services based on fidelity guidelines.
  • Develop relationships with employers in the community and develop paid jobs for job seeking clients of SMH. Spend 30 % or more time in the community. Consult with and provide information and training on worker training techniques as needed (e.g. worker tax credits, job modifications, etc.).
  • Provide vocational counseling to job seekers. Collaborate with job seekers to identify strengths, limitations and interests in order to develop realistic vocational plans for finding and maintaining paid employment.  Engage and facilitate in the development of skills necessary for successful employment in their chosen field.  Actively encourage the continuing development of independent living skills.
  • Represent and market the services of SoundWorks and Sound Mental Health.
  • Work closely with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to establish a vocational plan, access resources and secure funding. Develop and implement service delivery contracts.
  • Provide job coaching and long-term support services.
  • Provide benefits counseling and education with regard to the effects of earned income on all entitlements and benefits.
  • Teach career planning, job search skills, models of problem solving, interpersonal skills etc. in job readiness classes, and facilitate job retention groups.
  • Coordinate care and planning as necessary with case management and medical staff.
  • Coordinate with involved family or friends if client requests.
  • Participate as a team member, responding to and assisting other vocational specialists in vocational activities as needed.
  • Meet agency productivity requirements, complete daily billing logs, maintain accurate per-event treatment notes as a part of the clinical record, and prepare timely billing of all reports and summaries to DVR.
  • Understand, apply, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Competent knowledge of mental and emotional disorders and knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles, including supported employment.
  • Knowledge of community resources/businesses for consumer placement and development of employer contacts as a job developer.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Comfort and ability to work with clientele from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, including sexual minorities, people with severe emotional disorders, the developmentally disabled and those with significant drug/alcohol involvement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in special, behavioral, medical or nursing sciences plus two years of related experience and/or training; or Master’s degree.
  • Previous experience in job development with persons with disabilities or experience in sales or marketing is preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) status and Licensure preferred.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or higher credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Nicholas Coniaris or Alexis Owens, Job #17-187, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Housing Specialist – Housing Services, Tukwila WA

Administrative

posted on September 28, 2017

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Full time position with full time benefits (Tukwila). The Leasing Agent is responsible for occupancy, collections and resident, internal and external customer service while assisting the Housing Department Manager in overseeing the overall operations of Sound Housing.  Sound Housing Leasing Agent ensures compliance with all applicable housing, regulatory agencies and federal, state, and local laws; and maintains acceptable and supportive environment for all residents. This position requires unmatched customer service, performed in a customer-centric, fast-paced environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for rent collection, specifically with delinquent residents. This may involve lease termination and legal action if necessary.
  • Collect and record rents and deposits and ensure safety of money collected in property management database.
  • Ensure the highest levels of occupancy (98% occupancy rate).
  • Interview prospective tenants and record information to ascertain needs and qualifications.
  • Inspect apartments during move-in and move-outs; walk through apartments and the properties routinely.
  • Show available apartments.
  • Know competition and the market area, and be aware of current advertising and market programs for the apartment community, utilizing this knowledge to achieve high success rate.
  • Strive for good resident/management relations to retain residents.
  • Complete all documents required for resident and property files; maintain leasing records (hard copy, electronic copy and upload to property management database).
  • Perform administrative duties which involve operating office equipment, composing letters, posting rents, communicating on the phone, and completing data entry for all fees, deposits and new lease information; and assist with credit and background checks for prospective residents.
  • Routinely work on-site at various properties, especially where there are offices available.
  • Conduct move-in orientation for new residents.
  • Working knowledge of HUD compliance for 202/8, PRAC 811 and Tax Credit properties.
  • Address the concerns of current and prospective residents in a friendly and professional manner; respond quickly and appropriately to emergencies.
  • Anticipate resident needs and maintain a positive, will-do attitude.
  • Assist in managing Sound Housing budget by making sound fiscal decisions to increase the net operating income.
  • Comply with the Fair Housing Laws.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a team.
  • Comfort in relating to child and adult clients, and the ability to relate easily and positively to individuals from varying educational, professional, and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively supporting a number of treatment teams.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and the ability to multi-task while dealing with unexpected deadlines.
  • Maintenance of high standards for accuracy, productivity, and confidentiality.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum three years’ previous related work experience in property management, on-site residential management or leasing agent.
  • Experience managing Tax Credit & HUD properties with knowledge of clean and sober housing is preferred.

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: James Hill and   Alexis Owens, Job #17-184, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to  or

Director – Information Technology, Tukwila WA

Management

posted on September 26, 2017

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Full time position with full time benefits (Tukwila). The Director, Information Technology is responsible for development and support of SMH’s technology systems, to include network, server, help desk, support, hardware and technology security.  The Director, Information Technology will provide essential leadership to assist the organization in achieving success in these areas.  Participate in technical research and development to enable continued service growth, performance and stability within the infrastructure.  Manage and provide direct supervision to the staff in the Technology Support Services Department.  Provide necessary reporting information to the Chief Technology Officer.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct supervision of the IT Department staff and consultants.
  • Directs professional development, team building and coaching programs for department staff
  • Performs staff reviews, payroll recommendations, conducts interviews and makes recommendations for new hires or terminations
  • Provide for the ongoing design, implementation and management of the organization’s IT network and related systems, such as hardware, peripherals, storage, etc.
  • Provide for the overall security of all IT systems in the organization.
  • Coordinate and support all of the organization’s telecommunication systems – including land based and wireless communications.
  • Provide for the ongoing evaluation of the overall IT network system, performing daily system and network monitoring, verifying the integrity of all systems, resources, and key applications.
  • In conjunction with the IT Project Manager produces detailed project plans and timelines and responsible for ensuring project success on time, and on budget.
  • Own network/help desk support structure and meet Service Level Agreements.
  • Ensure daily data back-up occurs, ensuring all files and servers are successfully backed up, and verify restores as policy dictates.
  • Provide and/or coordinate the IT support necessary for all organizational departments to effectively use necessary IT resources.
  • Develop and maintain an accurate inventory of all company IT equipment.
  • Participates on all hardware and software evaluations and maintains vendor/contractor relationships.
  • Coordinate IT development related projects, including IT system upgrades.
  • Perform an ongoing analysis of the agency’s use of IT resources and assist in ensuring accountability for maximum use of these resources at all agency levels.
  • Assist the CTO in the development and implementation of the agency’s overall IT policies and practices, in accordance with company policy and industry best practices.
  • Contribute to, and maintain, system standards.
  • In coordination with the CTO, ensure that accepted IT principles and practices are utilized in the organization, and that all appropriate county, state, and federal financial IT regulations are met.
  • Develop and recommend IT policies and operating practices for the organization to the CTO.
  • Participate with the CTO in the development, monitoring and evaluation of the department’s annual budget.
  • Facilitate communication between staff, management, vendors, contractors and other resources.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises employees in the program, and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include supervision, interviewing, participation in hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Skills:

  • Familiarity with server computer and network hardware.
  • Familiarity with local and wide area network design, implementation, and operation.
  • Familiarity with SaaS, Cloud, and distributed systems architectures.
  • Executes and provides system security, data backups, and recovery testing.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logical and interpersonal.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends as needed.
  • Self-motivator able to work with minimal supervision, independent, cooperative.
  • Experience creating and managing VMware virtual environment.
  • Experience maintaining SQL server.
  • Strong knowledge of networking and security concepts as they apply to HIPAA.
  • Experience with Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 is a must.
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows servers including; AD, Exchange, RDS, and MS SQL.
  • Strong background in backup and restore systems, Veeam is a plus.
  • Experience in network administration with Windows services; to include knowledge of TCP/IP, network security, antivirus and anti-spam techniques.
  • VMware, Cisco and Microsoft certifications are a plus.
  • ITIL – Information Technology Service Management.
  • Knowledge of best practices and lessons learned from.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience with increasing responsibilities in support of information technology, at least four of which are directly in systems administration.
  • The position requires a strong and diverse knowledge base and proven experience in multiple areas of IT management.
  • Experience in a health care setting is desirable, but not required.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Josh Nelson or Alexis Owens, Job #17-183, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

 

Clinical Intake Specialist – Access – Tukwila, WA ****$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Clinicians

posted on September 25, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila). The Clinical Intake Specialist (CIS) will be responsible for providing clinical intakes/assessments for new SMH clients agency-wide. CIS will provide an average of 15 assessments per week for a variety of programs throughout the agency.  CIS must be able to provide clinical intake assessments for both children and adults.

Essential Functions:

  • Clinical diagnostic assessments of new clients, including risk assessment as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records according to agency policy.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures, and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts as appropriate to my work at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.

Skills:

  • Experience performing clinical assessments including diagnosis.
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications and operations.
  • Ability to complete 2-4 assessments per day in Avatar database.
  • Clinical experience with adults and children.
  • Ability to collaborate with others in delivery of client care.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education, with a strong emphasis in working directly with adults, children and community agencies is required, plus two years’ experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with adults and/or children.
  • Must qualify to be a Mental Health Professional (MHP) in Washington State.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or higher credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • A valid Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) certification preferred.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ 

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Dana Vaccaro or Alexis Owens, Job #17-181, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Clinical Intake Specialist – Access – Auburn, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on September 25, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Auburn). The Clinical Intake Specialist (CIS) will be responsible for providing clinical intakes/assessments for new SMH clients agency-wide. CIS will provide an average of 15 assessments per week for a variety of programs throughout the agency.  CIS must be able to provide clinical intake assessments for both children and adults.

Essential Functions:

  • Clinical diagnostic assessments of new clients, including risk assessment as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records according to agency policy.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures, and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts as appropriate to my work at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.

Skills:

  • Experience performing clinical assessments including diagnosis.
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications and operations.
  • Ability to complete 2-4 assessments per day in Avatar database.
  • Clinical experience with adults and children.
  • Ability to collaborate with others in delivery of client care.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education, with a strong emphasis in working directly with adults, children and community agencies is required, plus two years’ experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with adults and/or children.
  • Must qualify to be a Mental Health Professional (MHP) in Washington State.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or higher credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • A valid Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) certification preferred.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Dana Vaccaro or Alexis Owens, Job #17-180, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). The Clinical Intake Specialist (CIS) will be responsible for providing clinical intakes/assessments for new SMH clients agency-wide. CIS will provide an average of 15 assessments per week for a variety of programs throughout the agency.  CIS must be able to provide clinical intake assessments for both children and adults.

Essential Functions:

  • Clinical diagnostic assessments of new clients, including risk assessment as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records according to agency policy.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures, and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts as appropriate to my work at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.

Skills:

  • Experience performing clinical assessments including diagnosis.
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications and operations.
  • Ability to complete 2-4 assessments per day in Avatar database.
  • Clinical experience with adults and children.
  • Ability to collaborate with others in delivery of client care.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education, with a strong emphasis in working directly with adults, children and community agencies is required, plus two years’ experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with adults and/or children.
  • Must qualify to be a Mental Health Professional (MHP) in Washington State.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or higher credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • A valid Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) certification preferred.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Dana Vaccaro or Alexis Owens, Job #17-179, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Clinician – Adult Services, Auburn WA ***$1,500 Sign on Bonus***

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posted on September 22, 2017

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Three full time positions, all with full time benefits (Auburn). The clinician in this position is responsible for providing a range of intensive outpatient services to a small cohort group of the following population: older adolescents aged 18 to 25 and adult mental health clients.  Intensive case management services with outreach and engagement services are required.  Interventions may be time limited or longer term, and will be part of an outcome-oriented treatment plan developed with in a managed care framework, which includes periodic reviews for appropriateness of services and intensity.  The individual in this position will participate actively in the treatment planning and review process, including supporting documentation of the clinical services performed.  The individual in this position will be required to work with primary care physicians, DCFS, and inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other adult servicing agencies to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for clients with significant mental health problems in the community.  Case management includes coordination and consultation with other service providers and community resources, and referrals to facilitate meeting the clients’ needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluate client needs and develop comprehensive treatment plans and provide treatment services to assigned clients.
  • Provide individual and group treatment to adults and/or adolescents.
  • Provide all required case management services for intensive outpatient level of care.
  • Perform collateral liaison duties with other community providers as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records according to agency policy.
  • Attend consultations, supervision, and trainings as designated by program manager.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and
  • Procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts at SMH.

Skills:

  • Strong commitment to working with individuals with a mental illness.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible and work varied hours.
  • Willingness to work as a team.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
  • Ability to manage crisis effectively.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 3-5 year’s experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Chemical Dependency Professional certification desired
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Patricia Dickerson or Alexis Owens, Job #17-141, 17-101 or 17-090

6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Clinician – Adult Services Tukwila, WA ***$1,500 Sign on Bonus***

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posted on September 22, 2017

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Four full time positions, all with full time benefits (Tukwila). The clinician in this position is responsible for providing a range of intensive outpatient services to a small cohort group of the following population: older adolescents aged 18 to 25 and adult mental health clients.  Intensive case management services with outreach and engagement services are required.  Interventions may be time limited or longer term, and will be part of an outcome-oriented treatment plan developed with in a managed care framework, which includes periodic reviews for appropriateness of services and intensity.  The individual in this position will participate actively in the treatment planning and review process, including supporting documentation of the clinical services performed.  The individual in this position will be required to work with primary care physicians, DCFS, and inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other adult servicing agencies to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for clients with significant mental health problems in the community.  Case management includes coordination and consultation with other service providers and community resources, and referrals to facilitate meeting the clients’ needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluate client needs and develop comprehensive treatment plans and provide treatment services to assigned clients.
  • Provide individual and group treatment to adults and/or adolescents.
  • Provide all required case management services for intensive outpatient level of care.
  • Perform collateral liaison duties with other community providers as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records according to agency policy.
  • Attend consultations, supervision, and trainings as designated by program manager.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and
  • procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts at SMH

Skills:

  • Strong commitment to working with individuals with a mental illness.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible and work varied hours.
  • Willingness to work as a team.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
  • Ability to manage crisis effectively.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 3-5 year’s experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Chemical Dependency Professional certification desired
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Lisa Cooper or Alexis Owens, Job #17-138,17-137,17-123 and 17-108, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

SUD Clinician – Substance Use Disorder Bellevue, WA ***$1,500 Sign on Bonus***

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posted on September 22, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). The SUD Clinician provides assessment and services with referral to treatment if needed.  The SUD Clinician will perform diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for adult clients for outpatient SUD treatment; will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients as assigned; and will conduct group therapy sessions as assigned.  The SUD Clinician is required to work with other departments and staff within SMH, as well as with outside agencies. The SUD Clinician receives supervision from the program manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide intake evaluations per ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine); individual and group therapy to client and families.
  • Provide direct supervision of trainees, students, and volunteers as assigned.
  • Assist with updating the clinical manual.
  • Coordinate assignments concerning intake assessment, individual counseling, group sessions, and educational programs.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various frames of reference.
  • Develop and implement recovery plans, per ASAM criteria.
  • Identify training needs of chemical dependency trainees and recommend a plan.
  • Organize curriculum program and content.
  • Prepare necessary written reports, summaries and progress notes as dictated by agency policy to be part of clinical records.
  • Provide all required case management services, including admission, continued stay, and discharge plans.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 65% productivity level.
  • Perform collateral liaison duties with other community agencies related to individual clinical cases.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Develop working relationships with potential referral sources.
  • Maintain professional standards and follow the treatment policies of the agency, and of federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
  • Understand, apply and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Skills:

  • It is essential that the applicant have skill, experience and knowledge of adult treatment of substance use disorders, including treatment services, community services and counseling techniques
  • This individual will have a sincere interest in helping adults with substance use disorders and will maintain a professional attitude as demonstrated by respect for clients and their rights, and with regard to other professionals

Qualifications:

  • Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) Certification and minimum BA/BS degree required.
  • Preferred candidate will have CDP Certification and Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education.
  • Requires a minimum of two years’ clinical experience as a counselor or case manager with individuals, families and groups. A minimum of one year of experience as a SUD Clinician is preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing the Patient Placement Criteria – 2 of ASAM is highly desirable.
  • No drug or alcohol misuse for at least two years prior to employment, and no misuse while employed
  • A valid Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee Certification is required and must be maintained.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Arden James or Alexis Owens, Job #17-177, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

 

Coordinator – Child and Family Services, Tukwila WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on September 15, 2017

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Full time position with full time benefits (Tukwila). In conjunction with the CFS Program Manager and Director, the CDVRT Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the overall management and administration of the Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team  and to ensure that high quality, well-coordinated outpatient and case management services are provided to program clients.  The Coordinator role includes providing direct services as well as supervision of staff and program. The Coordinator will assist in fostering and developing the program’s effective collaboration with the DV Advocate agency partners and ensure that children participating in the CDVRT who are identified as needing MH services gain timely access to appropriate care

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the overall management and administration of the program, in conjunction with the Program Manager and Director.
  • Participate in the hiring, training and supervision of CDVRT staff, relative to their participation in the CDVRT. SMH clinical staff will receive primary clinical supervision from the Program Manager.
  • Assist the Program Manager and Director in developing and maintaining a cross system collaborative team able to provide effective Mental Health Treatment and Domestic Violence Advocacy to children and non-offending parents in the CDVRT program.
  • Assist the Program Manager and Director to ensure delivery of quality clinical work in the program. Participate on work teams as directed to maintain clinically sound practice in the program.
  • In conjunction with the Program Manager, ensure appropriate and timely disposition of all clients referred for mental health services from the CDVRT or DV partners.
  • Maintain responsibility for timely completion of paperwork and adherence to and compliance with agency and WAC, County and best practice mental health guidelines.
  • Ensure the timely and appropriate data collection and reporting as required by contracts/funders.
  • Provide direct services, including TF-CBT as appropriate.
  • Develop short and long range plans for the CDVRT program in conjunction with the Program Manager and Director.
  • Work collaboratively with other systems in joint program development and maintenance.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other systems and agencies.
  • Understand and apply recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises employees in the program, and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Oversees the CDVRT program and provides support to staff in the CDVRT and who are supervised by the Program Manager.
  •  Responsibilities include clinical supervision, interviewing, participation in hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of a variety of treatment modalities, systems theory and management styles required.
  • Knowledge of mental health and service delivery system and understanding the domestic violence system required in the operation of the CDVRT program and the maintenance of community relations.
  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively with a variety of systems as well as community representatives and parents/caregivers.
  • Prefer some knowledge of outpatient services, brief treatment, collaborative programming with education, community support, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol treatment, and the community in order to provide adequate direction and supervision.
  • Must have working knowledge of the Managed Care system.
  • Must have knowledge and training in designated program area, supervision and administration

Qualifications:

  • MSW or Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling related field with experience in direct service required.
  • Supervision experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with trauma and children impacted by domestic violence strongly preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional status required.
  • State licensure (LMHC, LICSW or LMFT) or eligibility for licensure required. Must obtain active WA credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, insurable driving record, and reliable transportation.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Dennis Marceron or Alexis Owens, Job #17-170, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to DennismA@smh.org or AlexisO@smh.org

 

Clinician/Case Manager – SSH, Seattle WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on September 15, 2017

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Full Time position with full time benefits (Seattle). The Clinician/Case Manager works with adult clients who have a mental illness and assists them in becoming as independent as possible in the community, with the goal of transitioning to a fully independent residential setting.  Through the provision of a full range of case management services, crisis services and service coordination, the Clinician/Case Manager assists clients in setting and attaining short and long term goals.  The Clinician/Case Manager also serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide a full range of case management services to adult clients, to include:
  • assessing level of functioning;
  • developing (and updating) comprehensive, insightful treatment plans with long and short term goals based on level of functioning, outcome measures and client needs;
  • coordinating care with all facets of SMH;
  • teaching problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills, communication skills, money management and accessing community resources;
  • providing counseling, individual treatment services and family involvement as necessary;
  • providing crisis intervention services as necessary;
  • assisting clients to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services;
  • inquiring about medication regimes and treatment compliance and providing daily reminders as needed.
  • determining and authorizing service level and service package per treatment plan for each client; and
  • monitoring utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • provide coverage 7 days/week, including weekends and holidays, to offer wrap around coverage.
  • Complete initial assessments and diagnosis on new admissions.
  • Advocate for clients, coordinate and refer for services with other community agencies.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
  • Complete all documentation in timely manner.
  • Meet agency productivity standards.
  • Handle client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Perform MHP reviews of documentation when required by Program Manager.
  • Assist with training of other staff, as directed.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Provide supervision of interns, students and volunteers as necessary.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with:

  • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults;
  • the presenting problems of the entire family unit;
  • individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
  • communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the individual and/or the family; and
  • early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment.
  • Ability to work well independently is required.
  • Knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adults, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Mental Health Professional status required
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Jason Giese or Alexis Owens, Job #17-171, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). The Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive consultation to child, adolescent, and adult family members presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders. Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, school, and community, to child, adolescent, and adult family members will be emphasized, including ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies (schools, agencies, caseworkers, etc.). The individual in this position will be required to work with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education (school), inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

  • Provide intake evaluations.
  • Provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy treatment to children and adolescents, adults, and family members.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various clinical orientations and modalities.
  • Ensure the safety and privacy of the client in the office, school, or community.
  • Maintain ethical, competent, and healthy client relationships, communication skills, and boundaries.
  • Develop and implement effective interventions, treatment plans, and session preparation time, individualized to address client’s current and long term needs.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and establish a working relationship with client’s family. Promote family/caregiver involvement.
  • Coordinate case management services in a family focused, strength based manner.
  • Collaborate with client’s identified supports.
  • Maintain an emphasis on diversity as support for client.
  • Develop culturally sensitive treatment plans and collaboration in support of client and client’s family.
  • Collaborate with multiple systems.
  • Attend meetings in school and community as support to client.
  • Consult with schools to identify a low academic disruption session time to meet with client.
  • Collaborate with school staff, community agency staff, and office staff as support to client.
  • Collaborate with applicable community agencies and community partners as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Address client grievances and assist in implementing the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Follow crisis management procedures in support of client, including appropriate interventions and hospitalizations.
  • Transportation essential to work with clients at multiple sites in community and at schools.

Case Management:

  • Prepare necessary written reports, summaries, and progress notes as dictated by agency policy, to be a part of clinical records.
  • Provide all applicable case management services.
  • Complete all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Perform periodic reviews of documentation (paperwork) on a regular basis when required by Program Manager or when need arises (self-audit).
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Maintain SMH productivity expectations and standards.
  • Maintain Psych-Consult training and required Essential Learning Courses.

Internal Agency Collaboration:

  • Maintain ethical and competent peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Provide support of SMH staff as needed, building and creating positive, professional relationships within the work environment.
  • Provide support of interns, students, and volunteers as necessary.
  • Notify office staff, Program Manager, and Coordinator of any schedule changes.
  • Maintain internal consistency between SMH sites and programs.

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

  • Maintain a positive, ethical, and professional working relationship with community, government agencies, and other professionals.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with potential referral sources.

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with

  • A wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children;
  • Individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
  • Communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the child and/or the family; and
  • Early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment.  Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • Knowledge of community mental health systems, the public schools, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and resources within Seattle is highly desirable.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Terry Richardson or Alexis Owens, Job #17-168, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

 

Full time position, both with full time benefits (Seattle). The Forensic Clinician/Case Manager works with adult clients who have a primary co-occurring disorder and assist them in becoming as independent as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles.  The consumers are involved in the criminal justice system and can receive a full range of case management services with close criminal justice coordination.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide a full range of case management services to adult clients, to include:
  • assessing level of functioning and consumer needs including a referral for a substance abuse assessment;
  • developing (and updating) comprehensive, insightful treatment plans with the consumer using their voice and recovery principles, within 30 days of the assessment; and
  • ensuring consumers are seen on a regular basis, missed appointments receive same day follow up, caseloads are reviewed weekly and necessary steps taken to ensure engagement is achieved.
  • The case manager is expected to:
  • assist all consumers transitioning into the community. For those who are re-incarcerated or hospitalized, a next day appointment should occur during which consumer needs are to be reevaluated, cause of incarceration discussed and new interventions identified.
  • conduct two groups per week teaching problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills, communication skills, money management and accessing community resources;
  • provide counseling and individual treatment services;
  • ensure family and/or significant others are contacted and involved in treatment as necessary;
  • provide crisis intervention services including outreach to the consumer home, hospital or jail as necessary;
  • develop a crisis plan at assessment and update within 24 hours should an incident occur;
  • assist consumers to remain stable in the community through employment, education, housing, medication regimes and treatment compliance;
  • determine and authorize service level and service package per treatment plan for each consumer, and monitor utilization of services and the success of outcome measures;
  • advocate for consumers, coordinate and refer for services with other community agencies; and
  • document all interaction and assessments completed within 72 hours.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, and other professionals. Coordinate with the Department of Correction and Probation officers on consumer progress, treatment recommendation and attendance, through monthly reports, phone calls and meetings.
  • Ensure all court papers are obtained with a release of information; ensure that the legal issues are addressed on Individual Service Plans outlining appropriate treatment interventions and goals.
  • Standards of client care will be captured in documentation portraying a minimum of 60% productivity.
  • Handle consumer grievances and implement the consumer grievance procedure on behalf of the consumer.
  • Perform MHP reviews of documentation on a regular basis when required by Program Manager.
  • Assist Program Manager with training of other staff, as necessary.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Provide supervision of interns, students and volunteers as necessary.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand and apply recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts
  • All services need to be conducted according to Recovery Principles and Trauma Informed care.

Skills:

  • Ability to work well independently and within a team is necessary. Knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable. Skill and experience with the following strongly preferred:
  • familiarity with the APIC and Coleman care coordination models;
  • experience with motivational interviewing;
  • treatment services to the adult and older adult chronically mentally ill population;
  • clinical assessment and treatment;

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, with a strong emphasis in working with adults, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Marissa Waite or Alexis Owens, Job #17-167 , 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

 

Long-Term Care and Mental Health Technician (LTC/MHT) – Auburn, WA

Nursing Services

posted on September 15, 2017

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Full time (varies with rotating weekends) with full benefits (Auburn). The Long-Term Care and Mental Health Technician for ALF/DOH participates in a multi-disciplinary team to provide intensive rehabilitation services for mental health and personal care in the residential treatment facility for consumers who have a mental/medical illness. Through the provision of a full range of residential care services and service coordination (including assistance with daily living skills, personal care, accessing community resources, psychiatric treatment and medication management, housing, transportation, financial management, socialization and employment), the Long-Term Care and Mental Health Technician assists consumers in setting and attaining short and long term goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide residential care services including:
  1. assist consumers in acquiring independent living skills and addressing personal care needs, to include assisting consumers with maintaining environmental and personal hygiene (assist with bathing, pericare and changing clothes);
  2. teach problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills and communication skills;
  3. provide discharge planning services, matching the consumer with community resources;
  4. provide crisis intervention services, as necessary, utilizing skills in verbal de-escalation and management of assaultive behavior;
  • Advocate for consumers with community agencies and professionals, including heath care providers, case managers and the criminal justice system.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of consumers and significant others.
  • Complete all documentation as required by WACs and company guidelines in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • AA/AS in Behavioral Sciences preferred. No experience required if educational level is AA or above.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in human services or with special needs population required, if educational level is high school or GED.
  • Must possess current Nursing Assistant Certification or current Home Care Aide Certification credential with Washington State.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must be willing to complete First Aid/CPR training.
  • Must obtain a Washington State Food Worker’s Card/Permit within 14 days of hire.
  • WDL, insurable driving record and reliable transportation necessary

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens or Courtney Francis, Job #17-165, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 901-2006, or e-mail to or

Full time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). As a member of the OAS Case Management Team, the employee in this position will provide a wide range of services to a chronically and seriously disturbed older adult population.  These services will include individual, group, family counseling and coordination of care with significant other individuals when indicated.  This person should be experienced in effectively utilizing the mental health and support resources of King County.  This staff person should be able to relate effectively with a wide variety of people including members of ethnic and sexual minority populations.

The Department Manager of OAS, in coordination with the primary supervisor, when indicated, will review the work of the employee through regular conferences.  Employee performance will be evaluated at six months following the start of employment and at one-year intervals thereafter.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide ongoing case management services for a caseload including: active outreach, crisis intervention, hospitalizations (voluntary or involuntary), advocacy for additional/conjunctive services, assisting consumers with everyday living needs when indicated and providing individual, group and family counseling.
  • Provide Mental Health assessment, direct services and/or internal agency referrals for consumers.
  • Develop consumer assessments and treatment plans and maintain accurate and timely clinical records according to agency policy
  • Prepare and incorporate necessary reports, summaries and progress notes into consumers’ charts as part of clinical records.
  • Perform consultation and liaison duties with other agencies and resources on behalf of consumers, including professional staff in skilled nursing facilities and other assisted living residences.
  • Assist clients to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services.
  • Inquire about medication regimes and treatment compliance.
  • Monitor utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and professional relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Participate in staff meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
  • Participate in ongoing program development and assessment.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and      procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Manager.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to his/her work at SMH
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in his/her work at SMH

Skills:

  • Understanding of individual therapy, Group therapy and case management approaches to provide services to a chronic older adult population.
  • Good working knowledge of community social service resources for older adults.
  • Familiarity with state and local mental health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical services mandates.
  • Initiation of collegial supervisory and consultative work when needed.
  • Good diagnostic/assessment skills.  Knowledge of DSM-V

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field (MSW, MS, MA), with a strong emphasis in working with older adults, families and community agencies.
  • Requires a minimum of one year of clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Requires designation as Mental Health Professional (MHP).
  • Preferred Geriatric Mental Health Specialist (GMHS) designation.
  • State licensure as LICSW or LMHC is preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation. As this position is community-based, must have own vehicle, WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record

Salary = DOQ 

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Salim Qassis or Alexis Owens, Job #17-163, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Full Time position with full time benefits (Seattle). The Clinician/Case Manager works with adult clients who have a mental illness/chemical dependency and assists them in becoming as independent as possible in the community.  The clients are involved in multiple systems and through the provision of a full range of case management services, supportive housing and service coordination, the Clinician/Case Manager assists clients in setting and attaining short and long term goals.  The Clinician/Case Manager also serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.  There must be good communication with the criminal justice system in working with their clients.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide a full range of case management services to adult clients, to include:
  • assessing level of functioning;
  • developing (and updating) comprehensive, insightful treatment plans with long and short term goals based on level of functioning, outcome measures and client needs;
  • coordinating care with all facets of SMH;
  • teaching problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills, communication skills, money management and accessing community resources;
  • providing counseling, individual treatment services and family involvement as necessary;
  • providing crisis intervention services as necessary;
  • assisting clients to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services;
  • inquiring about medication regimes and treatment compliance;
  • determining and authorizing service level and service package per treatment plan for each client; and
  • monitoring utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Advocate for clients, coordinate and refer for services with other community agencies.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
  • Complete all documentation in timely manner.
  • Meet agency productivity standards.
  • Handle client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Perform MHP reviews of documentation on a regular basis when required by Program Manager.
  • Assist Program Coordinator with training of other staff, as necessary.
  • May perform some responsibilities of the Program Manager when required.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Provide supervision of interns, students and volunteers as necessary.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH

Skills:

  • Expertise with Co-Occurring disorders and Forensic background is a necessary part of the job; individuals who do not have this experience upon hire will be trained.
  • Understanding of case management approaches to provide services to a chronic population.
  • Good working knowledge of community and social service resources. Familiarity with state and local mental health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical service mandates.
  • Capacity to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals.
  • Good diagnostic assessment skills.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Courts, Jail systems and Offender dynamics essential.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adults, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment
  • MHP status required.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Marilyn Lewis or Alexis Owens, Job #17-155, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Full time positions, both with full time benefits (Tukwila). The Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive consultation to child, adolescent, and adult family members presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders. Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, school, and community, to child, adolescent, and adult family members will be emphasized, including ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies (schools, agencies, caseworkers, etc.). The individual in this position will be required to work with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education (school), inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

  • Provide intake evaluations.
  • Provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy treatment to children and adolescents, adults, and family members.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various clinical orientations and modalities.
  • Ensure the safety and privacy of the client in the office, school, or community.
  • Maintain ethical, competent, and healthy client relationships, communication skills, and boundaries.
  • Develop and implement effective interventions, treatment plans, and session preparation time, individualized to address client’s current and long term needs.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and establish a working relationship with client’s family. Promote family/caregiver involvement.
  • Coordinate case management services in a family focused, strength based manner.
  • Collaborate with client’s identified supports.
  • Maintain an emphasis on diversity as support for client.
  • Develop culturally sensitive treatment plans and collaboration in support of client and client’s family.
  • Collaborate with multiple systems.
  • Attend meetings in school and community as support to client.
  • Consult with schools to identify a low academic disruption session time to meet with client.
  • Collaborate with school staff, community agency staff, and office staff as support to client.
  • Collaborate with applicable community agencies and community partners as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Address client grievances and assist in implementing the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Follow crisis management procedures in support of client, including appropriate interventions and hospitalizations.
  • Transportation essential to work with clients at multiple sites in community and at schools.

Case Management:

  • Prepare necessary written reports, summaries, and progress notes as dictated by agency policy, to be a part of clinical records.
  • Provide all applicable case management services.
  • Complete all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Perform periodic reviews of documentation (paperwork) on a regular basis when required by Program Manager or when need arises (self-audit).
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Maintain SMH productivity expectations and standards.
  • Maintain Psych-Consult training and required Essential Learning Courses.

Internal Agency Collaboration:

  • Maintain ethical and competent peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Provide support of SMH staff as needed, building and creating positive, professional relationships within the work environment.
  • Provide support of interns, students, and volunteers as necessary.
  • Notify office staff, Program Manager, and Coordinator of any schedule changes.
  • Maintain internal consistency between SMH sites and programs.

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

  • Maintain a positive, ethical, and professional working relationship with community, government agencies, and other professionals.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with potential referral sources.

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with

  • A wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children;
  • Individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
  • Communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the child and/or the family; and
  • Early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment.  Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • Knowledge of community mental health systems, the public schools, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and resources within Seattle is highly desirable.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Dennis Marceron or Alexis Owens, Job #17-150, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Clinician – Sound Solutions, Bellevue WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Clinicians

posted on August 18, 2017

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Full time position with full benefits (East). The Sound Solutions Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive therapeutic consultation for our commercial insurance clients.  Clients include: child, adolescent, and adults presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders. Ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies is expected. The individual in this position will be required to work with multiple community resources, inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care (when applicable) in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic treatment. Delivery of therapeutic services will be provided in an office setting.

Position requires an expert level clinician, displaying a high level of skill, commitment, and leadership qualities within the team.  Clinicians in this role are helping to grow the SMH commercial business line. Clinician must be licensed and is responsible to maintain all required credentialing to perform their job duties.  The Clinician is expected to work proactively, ensuring that productivity and financial expectations (generating revenue) are met.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide intake evaluations.
  • Provide individual and family psychotherapy treatment to children and adolescents and adults.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various clinical orientations and modalities.
  • Develop and implement effective interventions, treatment plans, individualized to address client’s current and long term needs.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and establish a working relationship with client’s family when applicable.
  • Collaborate with client’s identified supports.
  • Develop culturally sensitive treatment plans.
  • Collaborate with school staff, community agency staff, and office staff as support to client, when applicable.
  • Follow crisis management procedures in support of client, including appropriate interventions and hospitalizations.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health and apply, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts, as appropriate to your work.
  • Prepare necessary written reports, summaries, and progress notes as dictated by agency policy, in a timely manner.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with potential referral sources.
  • Participate in staff meetings and assigned committees, as requested.
  • Participate in individual supervision and group supervision as scheduled.
  • Develop and maintain professional time management, organization skills, reliability, flexibility, and accountability.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures, and all safety regulations.
  • Maintain Sound Solutions productivity expectations and standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Development:

  • Participate in continuing education and agency offered trainings on an annual basis.
  • Maintain licensure, including CEU totals required and necessary fees.
  • Pursuing specialized training in various clinical areas of interest is encouraged.
  • Employee may be requested to work toward CDP certification.
  • Maintain Avatar training and required Essential Learning Courses.

Skills:

  • Outpatient therapy experience, with child, adolescent and adults
  • Knowledge of treatment planning and evidence-based interventions, especially for primary disorders of mood, anxiety, adjustment, trauma, and substance use.
  • Skill and experience in working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents; the presenting problems of the entire family unit; individual adult problems and marital difficulties.
  • Advanced insight and knowledge of cultural competency framework with experience/understanding of trauma-informed care and recovery.
  • Experience with Electronic Health Records.
  • Knowledge of billing utilizing CPT codes.
  • Work independently within a team-setting of clinical, administrative, and business professionals.
  • Knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • A willingness to work some early evening hours is necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children/adolescents/adults and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is required.
  • Duel credential with CDP preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional status and Licensure required.
  • WDL, insurable driving record and reliable transportation necessary

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Beth Anderson and CC Alexis Owens, Job #17-111B (East), 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to and CC:

Full time position with full time benefits (Auburn). In conjunction with the CFS Program Manager and Director, the CDVRT Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the overall management and administration of the Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team  and to ensure that high quality, well-coordinated outpatient and case management services are provided to program clients.  The Coordinator role includes providing direct services as well as supervision of staff and program. The Coordinator will assist in fostering and developing the program’s effective collaboration with the DV Advocate agency partners and ensure that children participating in the CDVRT who are identified as needing MH services gain timely access to appropriate care.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the overall management and administration of the program, in conjunction with the Program Manager and Director.
  • Participate in the hiring, training and supervision of CDVRT staff, relative to their participation in the CDVRT. SMH clinical staff will receive primary clinical supervision from the Program Manager.
  • Assist the Program Manager and Director in developing and maintaining a cross system collaborative team able to provide effective Mental Health Treatment and Domestic Violence Advocacy to children and non-offending parents in the CDVRT program.
  • Assist the Program Manager and Director to ensure delivery of quality clinical work in the program. Participate on work teams as directed to maintain clinically sound practice in the program.
  • In conjunction with the Program Manager, ensure appropriate and timely disposition of all clients referred for mental health services from the CDVRT or DV partners.
  • Maintain responsibility for timely completion of paperwork and adherence to and compliance with agency and WAC, County and best practice mental health guidelines.
  • Ensure the timely and appropriate data collection and reporting as required by contracts/funders.
  • Provide direct services, including TF-CBT as appropriate.
  • Develop short and long range plans for the CDVRT program in conjunction with the Program Manager and Director.
  • Work collaboratively with other systems in joint program development and maintenance.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other systems and agencies.
  • Understand and apply recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises employees in the program, and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Oversees the CDVRT program and provides support to staff in the CDVRT and who are supervised by the Program Manager.
  •  Responsibilities include clinical supervision, interviewing, participation in hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of a variety of treatment modalities, systems theory and management styles required.
  • Knowledge of mental health and service delivery system and understanding the domestic violence system required in the operation of the CDVRT program and the maintenance of community relations.
  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively with a variety of systems as well as community representatives and parents/caregivers.
  • Prefer some knowledge of outpatient services, brief treatment, collaborative programming with education, community support, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol treatment, and the community in order to provide adequate direction and supervision.
  • Must have working knowledge of the Managed Care system.
  • Must have knowledge and training in designated program area, supervision and administration

Qualifications:

  • MSW or Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling related field with experience in direct service required.
  • Supervision experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with trauma and children impacted by domestic violence strongly preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional status required.
  • State licensure (LMHC, LICSW or LMFT) or eligibility for licensure required. Must obtain active WA credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, insurable driving record, and reliable transportation.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Cheri Smith or Alexis Owens, Job #17-134, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to CheriS@smh.org or

Clinician – Adult Services East, Bellevue WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Clinicians

posted on August 10, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). The clinician in this position is responsible for providing a range of intensive outpatient services to a small cohort group of the following population: older adolescents aged 18 to 25 and adult mental health clients.  Intensive case management services with outreach and engagement services are required.  Interventions may be time limited or longer term, and will be part of an outcome-oriented treatment plan developed with in a managed care framework, which includes periodic reviews for appropriateness of services and intensity.  The individual in this position will participate actively in the treatment planning and review process, including supporting documentation of the clinical services performed.  The individual in this position will be required to work with primary care physicians, DCFS, and inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other adult servicing agencies to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for clients with significant mental health problems in the community.  Case management includes coordination and consultation with other service providers and community resources, and referrals to facilitate meeting the clients’ needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluate client needs and develop comprehensive treatment plans and provide treatment services to assigned clients.
  • Provide individual and group treatment to adults and/or adolescents.
  • Provide all required case management services for intensive outpatient level of care.
  • Perform collateral liaison duties with other community providers as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records according to agency policy.
  • Attend consultations, supervision, and trainings as designated by program manager.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and
  • Procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts at SMH.

Skills:

  • Strong commitment to working with individuals with a mental illness.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible and work varied hours.
  • Willingness to work as a team.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
  • Ability to manage crisis effectively.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 3-5 year’s experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Chemical Dependency Professional certification desired
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Teri McNeely or Alexis Owens, Job #17-142, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). The Liaison will provide assessment, clinical eligibility screening and reentry bridge services to ensure linkage to community based treatment, housing and basic need resources for adult veterans who are referred to the RVC and VTC.  The Clinical Services Team provides services for adult U.S. Military Veterans who have mental health disorders (including PTSD), a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder (SUD), and may have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), who are referred to the King County District Court Regional Veterans Court (RVC) and the City of Seattle Municipal Court Veterans Treatment Court (VTC).

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to gain access to and utilize the King County MHCADSD Information System of all publicly funded mental health services provided in King County. This system is referred to as the Extended Client Lookup System.
  • Formulate individualized treatment plans in conjunction with the VA and/or other service providers.
  • Obtain releases of information as needed and contact collateral sources as appropriate to confirm the individual veteran’s current treatment, housing, and other relevant services.
  • Review criminal justice history to evaluate relationship between behavior and trauma and inform treatment planning. This may include, as appropriate, reviewing police reports and criminal history information and consulting with probation staff and the assigned victim’s advocate.
  • Maintain weekly contact with each referred veteran pending opt in and supervision by the probation department.
  • Enter into any jail in King County to meet with referred individuals in order to perform the initial assessment and RVC and VTC eligibility screening prior to their release from jail.
  • Meet with referred individuals out of custody, when necessary, in order to perform initial assessment and RVC and VTC eligibility screening. It is expected that this will involve in person contact with the veteran whenever possible, and that contact will be initiated within 24 business hours of a referral to the Veterans Court Clinician.
  • Assist those individuals who are currently enrolled in the RSN and need assistance in getting reconnected to services, if appropriate.
  • Assist those individuals who are currently enrolled in the VA and need assistance in getting reconnected to services, if appropriate.
  • Assist individuals participating in the RVC and VTC with applying for public entitlements and other publicly funded benefits for treatment services and other basic needs in the community.
  • Assist in all continuity of care issues, especially regarding medications and coordinated release from jail with the rest of the Veterans Treatment Court Clinical Services Team.
  • Assist with access to housing as well as identify if the defendant is in the Integrated Database (being developed by King County; this database will eventually facilitate coordinated entry into existing and new permanent supported housing and services).
  • Play a role in bridging various criminal justice and human service systems in order to increase communication, coordination and collaboration of the entire RVC, VTC and RMHC teams to better serve the participants.
  • Comply with SMH, and MHC Policies and Procedures.

Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of community and social service resources.
  • Familiarity with state and local mental health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical service mandates.
  • Good diagnostic assessment skills.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Courts, Jail systems and Offender dynamics essential.

Qualifications:

  • At minimum a Master’s degree in a social services field is required.
  • Two years’ experience working with chronically mentally ill involved in the criminal justice system is preferred; at least six months experience working with courts and defendants is recommended.
  • MHP status required.
  • CDP/CDPT preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Ethan Seracka or Alexis Owens, Job #17-140, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or or

The Crisis Mental Health Specialist is responsible for providing crisis services and consultation for Sound Mental Health clients and other contracted agencies.  Provides phone, onsite and community intervention on an as-needed basis.  As part of the Crisis Services team, provides crisis intervention services to clients including risk assessments, emotional support, resource referrals and safety planning.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide phone and onsite crisis assessment and intervention.
  • Provide risk and crisis assessments to local ER’s or community facilities as needed.
  • Provide after-hours coverage and support as needed.
  • Act as consultant and liaison with other care providers to coordinate services for clients.
  • Respond to subpoenas that may result from affidavits.
  • Provide documentation of services and activities.
  • Complete all documentation in timely manner.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
  • Attend consultations, supervision, and trainings as designated by program manager.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and colleague relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand, apply and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Skills:

  • Ability to work well independently and within a team is necessary.  Knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable.  In addition, skill and experience with the following are preferred:
  • familiarity with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children and adults;
  • treatment services provided to the adult chronically mentally ill population;
  • clinical assessment and treatment;
  • crisis assessment, crisis care, and acute crisis intervention;
  • effective communication in working with collateral agencies and the emergency systems;
  • psychiatric hospitalization of both voluntary and involuntary adult and child clients;
  • mental health and crisis services provided to culturally and ethnically diverse populations.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a therapeutic field and 2 years of clinical experience working with individuals with mental illness or substance use disorders preferred.  Must have experience providing crisis intervention services. Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic field considered with at least 2 years of experience in crisis intervention
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation. As this position is community-based, must have own vehicle, WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Peggy Entrop or Alexis Owens, Job #17-132, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Two full time positions, both with full time benefits (Seattle). The Forensic Clinician/Case Manager works with adult clients who have a primary co-occurring disorder and assist them in becoming as independent as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles.  The consumers are involved in the criminal justice system and can receive a full range of case management services with close criminal justice coordination.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide a full range of case management services to adult clients, to include:
  • assessing level of functioning and consumer needs including a referral for a substance abuse assessment;
  • developing (and updating) comprehensive, insightful treatment plans with the consumer using their voice and recovery principles, within 30 days of the assessment; and
  • ensuring consumers are seen on a regular basis, missed appointments receive same day follow up, caseloads are reviewed weekly and necessary steps taken to ensure engagement is achieved.
  • The case manager is expected to:
  • assist all consumers transitioning into the community. For those who are re-incarcerated or hospitalized, a next day appointment should occur during which consumer needs are to be reevaluated, cause of incarceration discussed and new interventions identified.
  • conduct two groups per week teaching problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills, communication skills, money management and accessing community resources;
  • provide counseling and individual treatment services;
  • ensure family and/or significant others are contacted and involved in treatment as necessary;
  • provide crisis intervention services including outreach to the consumer home, hospital or jail as necessary;
  • develop a crisis plan at assessment and update within 24 hours should an incident occur;
  • assist consumers to remain stable in the community through employment, education, housing, medication regimes and treatment compliance;
  • determine and authorize service level and service package per treatment plan for each consumer, and monitor utilization of services and the success of outcome measures;
  • advocate for consumers, coordinate and refer for services with other community agencies; and
  • document all interaction and assessments completed within 72 hours.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, and other professionals. Coordinate with the Department of Correction and Probation officers on consumer progress, treatment recommendation and attendance, through monthly reports, phone calls and meetings.
  • Ensure all court papers are obtained with a release of information; ensure that the legal issues are addressed on Individual Service Plans outlining appropriate treatment interventions and goals.
  • Standards of client care will be captured in documentation portraying a minimum of 60% productivity.
  • Handle consumer grievances and implement the consumer grievance procedure on behalf of the consumer.
  • Perform MHP reviews of documentation on a regular basis when required by Program Manager.
  • Assist Program Manager with training of other staff, as necessary.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Provide supervision of interns, students and volunteers as necessary.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand and apply recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts
  • All services need to be conducted according to Recovery Principles and Trauma Informed care.

Skills:

  • Ability to work well independently and within a team is necessary. Knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable. Skill and experience with the following strongly preferred:
  • familiarity with the APIC and Coleman care coordination models;
  • experience with motivational interviewing;
  • treatment services to the adult and older adult chronically mentally ill population;
  • clinical assessment and treatment

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, with a strong emphasis in working with adults, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Marissa Waite or Alexis Owens, Job #17-126 or #17-127, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). The Transition Support Program goal is to reduce the number and length of stay of people psychiatrically detained in King County community hospitals and to help those involuntarily detained successfully transition from the hospital setting to their homes or other supportive community-based settings.

The TSP provides assessment, planning, and coordination services to assist those detained in community hospitals return to their lives in the community.  The mobile TSP team will coordinate with hospitals regarding discharge and community-based transition plans and follow their care over the course of either 30 or 90 days, post discharge.  TSP staff will assist these efforts by engaging and educating patients (and their natural supports) in the discharge process and create plans to avoid future hospitalization.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide outreach, engagement, care coordination and intervention to clients while in the hospital and post discharge in their communities.
  • Act as consultant and liaison with other care providers to coordinate services for clients.
  • Provide case management/care coordination services to clients.
  • Attend trainings and collaboration meetings as related to serving TSP clients in the community.
  • Provide documentation of services and activities.
  • Complete all documentation in timely manner.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
  • Attend consultations, supervision, and trainings as designated by program manager.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand, apply, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Skills:

  • Ability to work well independently and within a team is necessary. Knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable. Skill and experience with the following strongly preferred:
  • familiarity with the APIC and Coleman care coordination models;
  • experience with motivational interviewing;
  • treatment services to the adult and older adult chronically mentally ill population;
  • clinical assessment and treatment;

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in therapeutic counseling field or social work and 2 years’ experience, including clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager, working with chronically mentally ill clients. An individual with a Bachelor’s degree, AA degree, and/or applicable experience may be considered.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation. As this position is community-based, must have own vehicle, WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Peggy Entrop or Alexis Owens, Job #17-128, 6400 Southcenter Blvd., Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

We are seeking a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist or ARNP to work part time (16 hours/week) with part time benefits (Auburn and Tukwila). The incumbent will receive administrative supervision from the manager of each program to which the incumbent is assigned.  The position will be supervised by the Senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and/or the Chief Medical Officer.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform comprehensive evaluations of assigned patients for the purpose of determining a differential, psychiatric diagnosis and biopsychosocial case formulation.
  • Direction and/or participation in the treatment process for all patients under his/her care.
  • Assess patients for psychiatric/psychotropic medication necessity.
  • Prescribe psychotropic medication related to psychiatric concerns.
  • Order all appropriate laboratory tests to assist in determining a differential diagnosis and to monitor the safety of prescribed medications.
  • Consult with other internal and external providers on a shared patient’s treatment and treatment plan.
  • Review for appropriateness and sign or assist in determining alternatives to all internal agency and external documents that require physician signature and pertain to patient treatment and welfare.
  • Attend and participate in medical staff meetings, as required.
  • Maintain all clinical records in accordance with agency policy.
  • Perform all other functions as assigned by the Senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and/or Chief Medical Officer.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Skills:

  • Psychiatrists should be well versed and updated in psychopharmacology
  • An understanding of a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic models would be advantageous, particularly those associated with short-term, or solution focused approaches.
  • Skill in working with multidisciplinary teams is also desirable.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree.
  • Completion of accredited psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship.
  • Submit and maintain a current Medical Practice License for Washington State and applicable DEA for WA State
  • The ability to be reimbursed for services by Medicare and Medicaid is required.
  • WDL, insurable driving record and reliable transportation necessary

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Mary Bartels or Alexis Owens, Job #17-106, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 726-5796, or e-mail to   or 

 

We are seeking a Part Time ARNP or Psychiatrist to join our team in our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) department. The ARNP is a professional level position intended to provide psychiatric services in our agency through the prescribing and monitoring of medications, evaluation of psychiatric status, and consultation to non-medical staff. This is primarily a clinical position and incumbents will spend the majority of their time seeing patients, with the same productivity standards and same scheduling guidelines as physicians.  Although knowledge of psychosocial issues in the treatment of all patients is desirable, the emphasis in this position is in the biomedical and medicolegal areas. This position requires a substantial level of independence and clinical leadership.   The NP will do initial psychiatric evaluations as well as follow up on cases that have been seen by a staff physician.  The position is supervised by the Chief Medical Officer.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by SMH for employee coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

  • Independently evaluate patients for the purpose of determining a differential, psychiatric diagnosis and biopsychosocial case formulation.  This evaluation will adhere to all the elements described in medical peer review.
  • Assess patients for psychiatric/psychotropic medication necessity.
  • Prescribe the psychiatric or psychotropic medications, which are within his/her licensing purview.
  • Coordinate with program manager in assigned programs to facilitate integration of medical issues with overall treatment planning
  • Screen patients for concurrent non-psychiatric medical conditions and refer for appropriate care.
  • Order all appropriate laboratory tests to determine a differential diagnosis and assure safe prescription of medications.
  • Assess for medication side effects and treat when appropriate, following guidelines set by accepted professional standards and any other applicable standards of care.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years previous experience prescribing psychotropic medications desired, preferably in community mental health setting
  • Requires a current nursing license in the State of Washington,
  • Current license to prescribe medicine in the State of Washington, and a current license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in Washington State and applicable DEA for WA State.
  • The ability to be reimbursed for services by Medicare and Medicaid is required.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Mary Bartels or Alexis Owens, Job #17-087, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 726-5796, or e-mail to   or 

RN or LPN – Nursing Services – All sites, including Seattle, WA

Nursing Services

posted on January 11, 2017

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On-call (Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Auburn, Tukwila) for all shifts, outpatient and long-term residential facility, no benefits.  Work with clients in several programs throughout the agency.  Position requires RN or LPN.  New Grads welcome.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Cecile Leano, Job #17-004, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 726-5796, or e-mail to

On-call, variable shifts & hours, no benefits.  Stillwater (Redmond) or Chartley House (Auburn).  Must possess Basic Care training, or current Nursing Assistant Certification, or current Home Care Aide Certification credential with Washington state.  Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.  Must be willing to complete First Aid/CPR training.  Must pass a criminal background check. Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Christina Johnson, Job #17-003 (Stillwater) or Attn: Deborah Parks, Job #17-001 (Chartley House), 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 726-5796, or e-mail to (Stillwater or Avondale) or (Chartley House)

 

To apply for a job opening with SMH, please send a resume with a cover letter specifying position desired (position name and #) to the hiring manager’s attention as outlined in the position description.

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Do you have questions about the employment process, benefits, compensation package, etc.?  You may e-mail your questions to jobs@smh.org.  Resumes and job-specific questions should be directed to the hiring manager as outlined in the position description.

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