Competency Boundary Spanner – Court Transition Metro – Seattle, WA

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posted on June 22, 2017

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This position serves as a MHP-level Clinician working closely with the City of Seattle Municipal Mental Health Court Team.  The Competency Boundary Spanner (case manager) is responsible for working with individuals referred to Mental Health Court when legal competency has been raised, and due to a history with the Court, the attorneys do not believe the individual will be found legally competent (as defined in RCW 10.77).

The Competency Boundary Spanner will work to identify needs and link these individuals with community resources, including behavioral health treatment, primary health care, housing, and basic needs with the purpose of reducing involvement in the criminal justice system and reducing in-patient hospital days.  When enrolled in existing services, the Competency Boundary Spanner will work to reconnect and ensure linkage back, when appropriate.   This position will provide community-based outreach and engagement-focused case management in order to ensure linkage and relationship with ongoing providers is secure.

The Competency Boundary Spanner will coordinate with King County Crisis and Commitment Services, Public Defense staff, community-based providers, Jail Health Services Psychiatric and Social Services staff, and other court, housing, and community partners, as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure services and interventions are strength-based and promote recovery and resiliency.
  • Provide mental health support to the Seattle Municipal Mental Health Court Criminal Justice Team for linkage to mental health and other services.
  • Perform a needs assessment for the purpose of identifying resources needed that can be addressed through available community resources to support mental health recovery and reduce jail and hospital days.
  • Provide direct linkage between the court system and identified treatment services for individuals served.
  • Participate in King County Diversion and Reentry Services system of care, and contribute to equity and social justice through the decriminalization of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders (SUD).
  • Comply with SMH and SMC Policies and Procedures.
  • Apply recovery concepts and Trauma Informed Care, with all individuals served.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Expertise with Co-Occurring disorders and Forensic background is a necessary part of the position; individuals who do not have some aspect of this experience may be considered, and training will be provided upon hire.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Courts, Jail systems and behavioral dynamics of individuals who become incarcerated, is essential.
  • Familiarity with state and local mental health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical service mandates
  • A working knowledge of co-occurring behavioral health issues is preferred. A working understanding of the systemic inequities the population experiences form a social justice framework. A work history of working with individuals experiencing homelessness is also ideal

Qualifications:

  • At minimum a Master’s degree in a social services field required.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) status required.
  • Two years’ experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, individuals with chronic substance use issues, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system is preferred; at least six months’ experience working with courts and defendants is recommended.
  • CDP/CDPT preferred.
  • 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 #17-110, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Therapist/Case Manager – Deaf Services Seattle, WA

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posted on June 16, 2017

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Part time (30 hours per week) with partial (pro-rated) benefits (Seattle). This position provides mental health evaluation and treatment to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals of all ages. The Therapist/Case Manager is responsible for providing a range of outpatient services to all or a portion for the following population: children, adolescents, families and/or adult/older adult mental health clients.  Assessment, individual therapy, group treatment, and case management 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, schools, inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other adult and/or child 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:

  • Provide initial assessments; evaluate client needs and develop comprehensive treatment plans and provide treatment services to assigned clients.
  • Provide individual couples, group therapy to adults and/or children and families.
  • Provide all required case management services for 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.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.

Skills:

  • Fluency in American Sign Language.
  • Knowledge of Deaf Culture & the sign language continuum.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to work as a team.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field and 1 year experience OR Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years’ experience.
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker preferred
  • Must obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within 30 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 Anne Baldwin, Job #17-033, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

 

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Clinician – SUD Services Seattle, WA

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posted on June 15, 2017

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Full time position with full benefits (Seattle).  The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Clinician is responsible for providing diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for adult clients applying for outpatient SUD treatment and for court referrals; will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients as assigned; 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.

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:

  • Provide intake evaluations per ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine); individual and group therapy to adults, and families.
  • Provide direct supervision of trainees, students, and volunteers as per 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.

Qualifications:

  • Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification strongly preferred; CDPT and minimum AA degree required.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Preferred candidate will have Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education.
  • Two years of clinical experience in counseling or case management required.
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a drug and alcohol counselor preferred.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license with an insurable driving record.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: John-Paul Sharp or Alexis Owens, Job #17-107, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Clinician – Adult Services Southcenter- Tukwila, WA

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posted on June 15, 2017

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Two positions, all full time with full benefits (Tukwila). The Clinician in this position is responsible for providing a range of outpatient services to adult mental health clients. Assessment, individual therapy, group treatment, and case management 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.

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 26 th birthday , 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide all required case management services for outpatient level of care.
  • Assess and evaluate client needs, develop comprehensive treatment plans and provide treatment services to assigned clients.
  • 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.
  • Comply with applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies & procedures and safety regulations.
  • May provide individual and group therapy to adults.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree OR Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • CD experience preferred.
  • Diagnostic skills with emphasis on community support strongly desired.
  • Must be able to obtain credential from WA Dept. of Health upon hire.
  • WDL  and insurable driving record necessary.
  • Experience with severely mentally ill population desired.
  • Chemical dependency experience, trauma and/or domestic violence treatment preferred.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Lisa Cooper or Alexis Owens, Job #17-108 or 17-045, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to *protected email* or

Care Coordinator – Care Transitions – Seattle, WA

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posted on June 14, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). Care Coordination is a unique approach to address the physical and behavioral health conditions of the whole person. Care Coordinator (CC) provides outreach and engagement in community and care settings to develop Health Action Plans that promote activation and self-management to improve overall health outcomes and reduce recidivism to higher needs settings. CC support the achievement of self-directed health goals designed to attain recovery, improve functional or health status or prevent or slow decline in functioning.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide outreach, engagement, care coordination and intervention to clients while in the community or the hospital.
  • Administer screening tools as part of assessment and care and track results to measure outcomes.
  • Create Health Action Plan with all referrals to identify short and long term goals, and re-assess on a scheduled basis.
  • Act as consultant and liaison with other care providers to foster communication and coordinate services for clients.
  • Provide case management/care coordination services to clients.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s in Social Work or related experience in Social Work and Chemical Dependency.
  • Experience in mental health and medical systems preferred.
  • State licensure (as LMHC, LICSW or LMFT) 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: Stephanie Berg or Alexis Owens, Job #17-104, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Clinician – Child and Family Services South- Auburn, WA

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posted on June 14, 2017

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Two full time positions both with full 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:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree OR Bachelor’s degree in related field in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, 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 families is required.  Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) designation preferred
  • Must obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within 30 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 Cheri Smith, Job #17-103 or 17-088 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to  or 

 

Clinician – Child and Family Services-East- North Bend, WA

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posted on June 13, 2017

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Part time with part time benefits (North Bend/Snoqualmie). 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:

  • 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.

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).

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.

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.

Professional and Ethical Conduct:

  • Meet agency productivity standards. Productivity expectations will be determined at time of employment and at yearly reviews.
  • 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. Enter your regular schedule consistently in Psych Consult.

Professional Development:

  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Participate in agency offered trainings.
  • Working toward licensure is strongly encouraged.
  • Pursuing specialized training in various clinical areas of interest is encouraged.
  • Maintain required CEU totals to retain current professional licensure.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, 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 families is required.  Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.
  • Must obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within 30 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 Kim Townley-Clayton, Job #17-102, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Clinician – Adult Services South, Auburn WA

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posted on June 9, 2017

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Four positions, all full time with full benefits (Auburn).  The Clinician in this position is responsible for providing a range of outpatient services to all or a portion for the following population: older adolescents aged 18 to 25 and adult mental health clients.  Assessment, individual therapy, group treatment, and case management 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide initial assessments; evaluate client needs and develop comprehensive treatment plans and provide treatment services to assigned clients.
  • Provide individual and group therapy to adults and/or adolescents
  • Provide all required case management services for 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.

Qualifications:

  • Requires master’s degree in related field and 1 years’ experience.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) required
  • Excellent diagnostic skills; experience in treatment of severe and chronic mental illness with good case management skills strongly desired.
  • Experience with trauma and/or domestic violence preferred
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Chemical Dependency Professional or Chemical Dependence Professional Trainee 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 #17-101, 17-090, 17-056 or #17-043

1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

PATH Case Manager – PATH Seattle, WA

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posted on June 9, 2017

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The PATH Case Manager provides outreach, engagement and transitional services to all homeless or at risk of homelessness in South and East King County.  Primary focus is on persons with serious mental illness, co-occurring disorder, chemical dependency and/or physical health issues who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in this geographical area.  The goal of the outreach and engagement process is to provide the identified persons who are not capable of independent access to needed community resources with coordinated transitional support services which enable them to live in the community with minimal dependence on public safety and acute care resources

Essential Functions:

  • Outreach individuals experiencing homelessness within the community at local meal programs, day centers, shelters, streets and parks, and/or by referral
  • 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 treatment providers;
    • teaching problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills, communication skills, money management and accessing community resources;
    • 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 involvement;
    • determining if clients are eligible for mental health or chemical dependency services and assisting them in making those linkages;
    • monitoring utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Advocate for clients, coordinate and refer for services with smh and other community agencies.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others as allowed by client;
  • Document services provided in internal medical records software, and local HMIS system; complete all documentation in timely manner.
  • Meet agency productivity standards.
  • Handle client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Assist Program Supervisor with training of new staff;
  • May perform some responsibilities of the Program Supervisor when required;
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • 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.

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 access.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’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 is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Chemical Dependency Professional or Chemical Dependence Professional Trainee 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: Annamaria Gueco or Alexis Owens, Job #17-100, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

 

Clinician – Adult Services Metro, Seattle WA

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posted on May 18, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle).  The Clinician in this position is responsible for providing a range of outpatient services to all or a portion for the following population: older adolescents aged 18 to 25 and adult mental health clients.  Assessment, individual therapy, group treatment, and case management 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide initial assessments; evaluate client needs and develop comprehensive treatment plans and provide treatment services to assigned clients.
  • Provide individual and group therapy to adults and/or adolescents
  • Provide all required case management services for 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.

Qualifications:

  • Requires master’s degree in related field and 1 years’ experience.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) required
  • Excellent diagnostic skills; experience in treatment of severe and chronic mental illness with good case management skills strongly desired.
  • Experience with trauma and/or domestic violence preferred
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Chemical Dependency Professional or Chemical Dependence Professional Trainee 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: Jim Nielson or Alexis Owens, Job #17-094 , 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to JimN@smh.org or

Lead Reentry Case Manager – Court Transitions South- Tukwila, WA

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posted on April 19, 2017

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The Lead Reentry Case Manager serves as the point of contact for Reentry case management services for mentally ill people involved in the criminal justice systems and soon to be released.  This position works closely with the Criminal Justice Liaisons (SEKC, WER, and CCAP) and Release Planners (KCCF, RJC) receiving referrals from them for 90-day Reentry case management services.   Reentry case management includes securing linkages and escorting clients to housing, employment and human services needs in the community.  The Lead Reentry case manager will begin work with clients in-custody and serve as the interim case manager until clients are fully engaged in community services.  These services include housing, mental health and chemical dependency treatment, entitlements funding, vocational training and employment, transportation, and many other identified needs.  The Reentry CM will review treatment recommendations and work closely with the Jails/Probation and Day Reporting Center to ensure compliance and follow through.  Duties involve working closely with area Probation, Jail staff and the Provider network, to aid referrals to treatment and monitoring treatment compliance.

The Lead Reentry Case Manager will provide leadership and assist in the oversight and supervision of the Court Transitions Reentry team and work closely with the members.  The Lead Reentry CM will report to the Court Transitions Program Coordinator and work closely with many outside systems including criminal justice entities (facilities, courts, probation, Department of Corrections etc.), community human services providers, DSHS and SSA, and any other systems identified by the Reentry needs assessment to serve each individual client in their transition from jail and integration back into the community.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate as a member of the RCMS Team.
  • Have direct reporting responsibility to the supervisor.
  • Supervise reentry case management staff.
  • Participate in follow through of decisions made by the prosecutor, defense attorneys, court, social worker and probation counselors.
  • Review referrals for suitability for services and Reentry needs.
  • Conduct a Reentry needs assessment and plan with each client.
  • Provide linkage with appropriate treatment providers.
  • Monitor defendant’s compliance with supervision.
  • Provide written reports when necessary.
  • Be responsible for collection and maintenance of Data.
  • Provide clear and timely documentation.
  • Work closely with Jail staff, Court Staff, the Police, the CDMHPs and the Provider Network.
  • Provide monthly reports to SMH supervisor.

Skills:

  • Understanding of recovery-oriented case management approaches to provide services to a chronic population.
  • A current working knowledge of community and social service resources is vital.
  • Familiarity with state and local mental health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical service mandates.
  • Ability to follow a transitional plan and adapt as necessary to tailor to clients’ current needs.
  • The ability and skills to work as a team member and understand the criminal justice system. Working knowledge of Mental Health Courts, Jail systems and Offender dynamics essential.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree and MHP are required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with community mental health, severely disturbed individuals and the criminal justice system is essential.
  • 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.
  • Must obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within 30 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 Ethan Seracka, Job #17-074, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Wise Facilitator – Child and Family Services Bellevue, WA

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posted on April 12, 2017

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Full time with full benefits (Bellevue). Facilitator’s major responsibilities will include assembling a Wrap Delivery Team for each child or youth served; ensuring representation and participation by parents and family, mental health professionals, and natural and informal supports; convening regular meetings of the Wrap Delivery Team; working with Parent Partners to ensure a high level of parent participation and voice; linking clients and their families to mental/behavioral healthcare and other services in the community; meeting with clients and families as necessary/requested; meeting with other SMH Wraparound Delivery Team facilitators to share information and ensure uniformity of services and fidelity to the NWI model; documenting client services; and reporting regularly to the SMH Wraparound Delivery Team Coach.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide an advanced level of facilitation and coordination in the implementation of the wraparound process.
  • Leadership in guiding the family and child through the “Phases and Activities of the Wraparound Process”; including strengths, needs, and cultural discovery, the identification of informal and formal supports and the building of a child and family Wrap Delivery Team.
  • Develop family centered teams to meet the individualized needs of families and children.
  • Develop individualized family care plans to address the needs and priorities of the family across multiple life domains, maximizing the involvement of natural team members and community members.  Care Plan needs to include time-limited, measurable objectives that are monitored and evaluated regularly by the Wrap Delivery Team.
  • Responsible for the development of an integrated strength based care plan and leadership to ensure the implementation of services that are tailor-made to fit the unique needs of the child and family.
  • Provide facilitation, assessment and case management, including all related documentation, for services planned and provided.
  • Facilitation must support the strengths and vision of high needs children and their families and includes collaboration with other team members which may include caregivers, DSHS DDD, school districts, the court system community mental health and natural supports who are an integral part of the wraparound process.
  • Provides leadership in guiding the family through the phases and activities of the wraparound process, including strengths, needs and cultural discovery, the identification of informal and formal supports and the building of a child and family team.
  • Assess family and child concerns as well as any concerns by community resources, in an open, non-threatening, trustful manner.
  • Ensure the fidelity to the wraparound process.
  • Team with families and participate as a member of the team and focus on individual strengths and needs and recognize the importance of the families’ vision.
  • Facilitate the development of an effective community crisis plan that includes prevention, using community and natural supports.
  • Practice flexibility in regards to the scheduling needs of the family.
  • Provide community resources to family.
  • Provide care plan minutes to team to include strengths, goals and tasks.
  • Provide services in accordance with the principles of the wraparound process.
  • Insure Wrap Delivery Teams stay true to family voice and choice and are individualized.
  • Develop methods to ensure individualized cultural care.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years working in the mental/behavioral healthcare field, with a minimum of 1-2 years experience using the Wraparound care approach; demonstrated understanding of Fidelity Wraparound, including its principles and process elements
  • Working knowledge of the Washington State and King County Publicly funded mental health system; working knowledge of systems of care values and principles, resiliency and/or recovery models, and evidence-based practices
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to work independently, prioritize organize, and work on multiple tasks.
  • Must obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within 30 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 Jill Thebaut Job #17-071, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Forensic Clinician/Case Manager – FISH Seattle, WA

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posted on April 10, 2017

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Two full time positions both with full benefits (Seattle). The Forensic Clinician/Case Manager works with adult clients who have a mental illness and assists them in becoming as independent as possible in the community.  Through the provision of a full range of case management services and service coordination, the Forensic Clinician/Case Manager assists clients in setting and attaining short and long term goals.  The Forensic 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;
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’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.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Must obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within 30 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 Katie Padgett, Job #17-078 or #17-070, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Forensic Clinician/Case Manager – Sound Reentry, Seattle, WA

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posted on April 10, 2017

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Full time position with full 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;
  • 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.

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 obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within 30 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 Marissa Waite, Job  #17-069, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Reentry Case Manager – Court Transition South, Tukwila, WA

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posted on April 7, 2017

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Full time with full benefits (Tukwila). The Reentry Case Manager serves as the point of contact for Reentry case management services for program participants involved in the criminal justice systems in south and east King county municipal jails, King County Correctional Facility and Regional Justice Center.  This position works closely with release planning, jail liaisons, probation, the courts and DOC. Reentry case management includes securing linkages and escorting clients to housing, employment and all human and social services needs in the community.  The Reentry case manager will begin work with clients in-custody and serve as the case manager until clients are fully stabilized housing or shelter.  Services linkage to support recovery may include housing, medical services, basic needs support, mental health and chemical dependency treatment, entitlements funding, vocational training and employment, transportation, and many other identified needs.  The Reentry CM will review treatment recommendations and work closely with treatment providers and probation to ensure linkages.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate as a member of the Reentry Team
  • Have direct reporting responsibility to the supervisor.
  • Participate in follow through of decisions made by the prosecutor, defense attorneys, court social worker and probation counselors.
  • Conduct Reentry needs assessment and plan with each client.
  • Provide linkage with appropriate providers
  • Monitor defendant’s compliance with supervision
  • Provide written reports as necessary
  • Be responsible for collection and maintenance of Data.
  • Provide clear and timely documentation.
  • Provide monthly reports to SMH supervisor.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in a social services field is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with community mental health, severely disturbed individuals and the criminal justice system is essential.
  • 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.
  • A working knowledge of co-occurring behavioral health issues is an advantage. Because of the nature of the target population she/he should have experience with ethnic/cultural diversity.
  • Must obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within 30 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 Ethan Seracka, Job #17-067, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Clinician- Child and Family Services, Auburn, WA

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posted on April 5, 2017

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Full time with full 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:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, 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 families is required.  Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) designation preferred
  • Must obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within 30 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 Cheri Smith, Job #17-088, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to  or 

Lead Clinician – Intensive Supportive Housing, Gossett Place – Seattle, WA

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posted on September 13, 2016

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Full time (Sunday-Thursday 10am – 6pm) with full benefits (Gossett Place, Seattle).  Provide leadership, support and functional administrative supervision to their assigned site.  Assist in consulting hourly staff and interns/volunteers, and review intake and treatment plans.  Fill Clinician/Case Manager role for their assigned caseload, working with adult clients in supportive housing programs and assist clients to become as independent as possible in the community. Serve as a resource for, and provide leadership and example to, other team members. Master’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education. Strong emphasis in working with adults, families and community agencies is required. MHP required. Direct clinical experience with minority and low-income individuals and families is required. Minimum of two years’ clinical experience as a clinician or case manager with demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.  Must be able to obtain credential from WA Dept. of Health upon hire. Must have WA 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: Annamaria Gueco, Job #16-161, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to  

COD Liaison – Project START – Seattle, WA

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posted on March 4, 2016

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Full time with full benefits (Seattle).  The COD Liaison serves as the point of contact for mentally ill people involved in the criminal justice system.  The liaison seeks to identify appropriate connections to services within the provider network, and works with justice systems and other agencies to provide such services. Also provides linkage for appropriate mental-health/CD treatment, reviews treatment recommendations, and works closely with the criminal justice and day reporting center to ensure compliance and follow-through.  Works closely with area probation, jail staff and provider network to aid referrals to treatment and monitoring treatment compliance. 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 required; at least six months’ experience working with courts and defendants is recommended. Must qualify for Mental Health Professional designation.  A working knowledge of co-occurring behavioral health issues is an advantage. 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: Richelle Nordeen, Job #16-051, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to