Clinician – Sound Solutions, Bellevue WA

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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:

Clinician – Child and Family Services, Tukwila WA

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posted on August 15, 2017

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Full time position, 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 #17-146, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, 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 August 14, 2017

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Full time position, 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 #17-143, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

 

Clinician – Adult Services East, Bellevue WA

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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

Clinician – Adult Services South, Auburn WA

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posted on August 10, 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

Veteran’s Court Liaison – Court Transitions, Seattle WA

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posted on August 10, 2017

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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

Reentry Case Manager – Court Transitions, Tukwila WA

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posted on August 10, 2017

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Full time position, with full time 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.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Capacity to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’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. A working knowledge of co-occurring behavioral health issues is an advantage.
  •  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 #17-139, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or or

Clinician – Adult Services , Tukwila WA

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posted on August 10, 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

Clinician – Child and Family Services, Auburn WA

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posted on August 10, 2017

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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:

  • 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;
  • the presenting problems of the entire family unit;
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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: Cheri Smith or Alexis Owens, Job #17-136, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Crisis Mental Health Specialist, Acute Care – Bellevue, WA

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posted on August 7, 2017

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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

Clinician/Case Manager – Older Adult Services-Metro, Seattle

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posted on August 4, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). 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 #17-130, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, 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 August 2, 2017

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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

Mental Health Clinician – Transition Support Program (TSP), Seattle WA

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posted on August 2, 2017

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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

Care Coordinator – Care Transitions, Seattle WA

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posted on July 24, 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: Erin Smith or Alexis Owens, Job #17-124, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 726-5796, or e-mail to or

Clinician – Adult Services Metro – Seattle, WA

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posted on July 13, 2017

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Full time position, with full benefits (Seattle). 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:

  • 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: Jim Nielson or Alexis Owens, Job #17-120, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 726-5796, or e-mail to and

Wise Facilitator – Child and Family Services, Bellevue WA

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posted on July 13, 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 #17-119, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 726-5796, or e-mail to or

Clinician – Adult Services South, Auburn WA

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posted on June 9, 2017

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Two 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 or 17-090

6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 726-5796, 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, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 726-5796, 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, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 726-5796, or e-mail to