SEP Vocational Specialist Seattle, WA

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posted on July 20, 2018

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

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-149, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician/Case Manager – CNP/CFS

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posted on July 20, 2018

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Full time positions, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

  • Provide bio-developmental psychosocial assessments.
  • 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.
  • Transport 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.

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.
  • Maintain conduct according to relevant WAC codes and ethical standards.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations.
  • Comply with all SMH policies and procedures.
  • Comply with, have knowledge of, and be familiar with all SMH safety regulations and protocol, establishing boundaries and rules when necessary.
  • Follow SMH safety protocol when driving clients.

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.
  • Maintain all necessary fees to retain current professional licensure.
  • Employee may be requested to work toward CDP certification.

Skills:

  • Skill and experience in working with families of and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities that experience
    • 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.
  • Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • A willingness to work some early evening hours is necessary.
  • Knowledge of community mental health systems, the public schools including IEP and 504 process, Developmental Disabilities Administration, and 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 families is required.
  • Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred. BCBA is desirable.
  • Mental Health Professional status and Licensure preferred.
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) credentialing will be required for this job. The Clinician must either be enrolled in a SUD program, or be willing to work toward a CDP or CDPT credential upon hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-148, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

Forensic Clinician/Case Manager Seattle, WA

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posted on July 20, 2018

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Six  full time positions, all with Full Time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Forensic Clinician/Case Manager works with adult clients who have a mental illness/chemical dependency and assists them in becoming as independent as possible in the community.  The clients are involved in multi systems and 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.  There must be good communication with the criminal justice system in working with their clients.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

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

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 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-147, #18-131, #18-075, #18-059,#18-009B or #17-237 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

 

Clinician – Child and Family Services Snoqualmie, WA

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posted on July 20, 2018

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Full Time position, with FullTime benefits (Snoqualmie). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance

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.
  • Transport 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.

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.
  • Maintain conduct according to relevant WAC codes and ethical standards.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations.
  • Comply with all SMH policies and procedures.
  • Comply with, have knowledge of, and be familiar with all SMH safety regulations and protocol, establishing boundaries and rules when necessary.
  • Follow SMH safety protocol when driving clients.

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.
  • Maintain all necessary fees to retain current professional licensure.
  • Employee may be requested to work toward CDP certification.

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.
  • Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • A willingness to work some early evening hours is necessary. 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 families is required. Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) credentialing will be required for this job. The Clinician must either be enrolled in a SUD program, or be willing to work toward a CDP or CDPT credential upon hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-146, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

Clinician – Child and Family Services Auburn, WA

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posted on July 20, 2018

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Three Full Time positions, all with full time benefits (Auburn). Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

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.
  • Transport 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.

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.
  • Maintain conduct according to relevant WAC codes and ethical standards.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations.
  • Comply with all SMH policies and procedures.
  • Comply with, have knowledge of, and be familiar with all SMH safety regulations and protocol, establishing boundaries and rules when necessary.
  • Follow SMH safety protocol when driving clients.

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.
  • Maintain all necessary fees to retain current professional licensure.
  • Employee may be requested to work toward CDP certification.

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.
  • Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • A willingness to work some early evening hours is necessary. 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 families is required. Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) credentialing will be required for this job. The Clinician must either be enrolled in a SUD program, or be willing to work toward a CDP or CDPT credential upon hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-134, #18-144 or #18-145, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to and

 

Clinician – Adult Services Seattle, WA

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posted on July 20, 2018

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Two Full Time positions, both with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound’s values a culture of accountability where ownership and empowerment are key to creating transparency and openness, teamwork and trust, communication and dialogue, and clarity of purpose with a focus on results. Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Our mission is to strengthen our community and improve the lives of our clients by delivering excellent health and human services tailored to meet their needs.

To fulfill our shared mission together all staff strives to:

  • Deliver world class customer service built on a culture of client engagement and wellness
  • Achieve excellent outcomes and results through collaboration and shared decision making with clients
  • Assure easy access by delivering the right service at the right time in the right setting with the right provider
  • Provide comprehensive care addressing whole health to support each client’s recovery, emotional balance and wellbeing.
  • Promote collaboration among adult clients of mental health services, members of their family or social network, and service providers to support each client’s recovery
  • Support one another to maintain regular self-care practices that build resiliency and sustain physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Integrated Documentation

Guiding principle: Utilizing collaborative documentation facilitates client centered care that effectively engages, encourages progress and ultimately inspires hope.   

  • Clinical documentation and the clinical process are clearly integrated.
  • Documentation is collaborative, concurrent and engages client in shared decision making process.
  • Concurrent and Collaborative documentation is used for efficiency and timeliness.
  • The GDAP format is used in documentation.

Clinical Narrative:

Guiding Principle: The Golden Thread is the creation of a meaningful “clinical narrative” that flows from the assessment through treatment planning and into progress notes.

  • Documentation is reflective of the clients’ voice and their choice.
  • Documentation describes is directly related to the treatment plan, which is based on assessed need and routinely updated.
  • The content of documentation supports the chosen service code by describing the service and clinician’s intervention, using client voice, relates service to the treatment plan and justifies the duration of the service.

Assessment, Treatment Plans and Reviews:

Guiding Principle: Clients actively participate in the planning, prioritization, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the services offered.

  • During the initial assessment the assessor explains the process using client friendly language that invites collaboration in identifying needs, goals and supports.
  • Client voice is reflected by use of quotes in order to support medical necessity and describe strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
  • During the assessment and treatment plan development the following are taken into account and are added to the problem list when indicated:
    • Diversity/inclusion (cultural, religious, language)
    • Whole health (Coordination with healthcare, smoking, medical, physical issues)
    • Meaningful activity (vocational, community involvement, place to belong, connections to others)
    • COD (SUD, MH)
    • Recovery (emotional well-being, resiliency, wellness)
    • Diagnosis
  • Treatment plan goals, objectives and outcomes are related to an identified need and utilize strengths, abilities and preferences identified in initial and ongoing assessment.
  • Treatment plan development includes all natural supports: family, friends, community supports, healthcare providers and specialists.
  • Treatment plans are developed within 30 days and treatment reviews occur every 3 to 6 months in order to reflect current issues, maintain relevance. Goals, objectives, and interventions, are modified when necessary.
  • When the client has concurrent disorders or disabilities and/or co-morbidities the treatment plan specifically addresses these conditions in an integrated manner.

Clinical Care:

Guiding Principle: Care is client-directed and client-centered incorporating the unique strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of the person served, as well as identified challenges and potential solutions.

  • Clinical work is recovery focused and addresses whole health wellbeing.
  • Clinical work addresses the 8 Dimensions of Wellness:
    • Emotional—Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
    • Environmental—Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
    • Financial—Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
    • Intellectual—Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
    • Occupational—Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
    • Physical—Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep
    • Social—Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
    • Spiritual—Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life

Transitions in Care:

Guiding Principle: Transition services are critical for the support of the client’s ongoing recovery or well-being.

  • Discharge and Transition plans are developed with the client and other interested participants to ensure a seamless transition to another level of care, another component of care, an aftercare program, or discharge from the program.
  • Discharge and Transition plans serve as daily guide to maintain emotional well-being and wellness.
  • Discharge and Transition plans identify actions that can be taken to prevent relapse/recurrence of symptoms including recognizing triggers and early warning signs, crisis prevention and planning.
  • Discharge and Transition plans identify skills and strategies for ongoing integration into the community, to maintain independence, and continue to work toward meeting life goals.

Professional Empowerment:

Guiding Principle: Employee empowerment and ownership occur when every employee is accountable to the mission of Sound Mental Health. 

  • Respect, understanding and empathy are extended to all persons encountered in the course of work.
  • Embraces opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Incorporates feedback and uses supervision wisely.
  • Consults with other staff regarding client well-being, treatment strategies and collaborative care.
  • Recognizes and addresses appropriate self-care strategies.
  • Presents self professionally (conduct, demeanor, dress, language, etc.)
  • Open and receptive of ideas and behaviors other than those valued by the counselor.

Core Competencies, Skills and Knowledge:

Guiding Principle: As an employer of choice all staff have the opportunity to do what they do best.

  • Strong commitment to working with individuals with a mental illness.
  • Respects the client’s freedom of choice.
  • Expresses belief in the client’s potential thus communicating hope.
  • Appreciates diversity and inclusion.
  • Is open to others cultural, ethnic, sexual, and social backgrounds and values.
  • Embodies the personality characteristics, knowledge and skills required of the helper.
  • Upholds the mental health professional’s obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.
  • Understands a variety of models and theories that account for mental health disorders.
  • Is able to work as part of a team with professionals of varied disciplines.
  • Is willing to accept other duties if assigned
  • Fulfills the requirements of all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Possesses good problem-solving skills.
  • Learns new tasks and skills quickly.
  • Prioritizes and manages multiple tasks effectively.
  • Works independently and is a self-starter.
  • Manages crisis effectively.
  • Basic computer literacy.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in related field or Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Chemical Dependency Professional certification desired.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-143 or #18-126, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Admission Service Representative Seattle, WA

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posted on July 20, 2018

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Two Full Time positions, both with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. This position represents the entry point for new clients, and includes both clinical and financial access to care. The Admission Service Representative will be a part of a multidisciplinary team providing screening, checking benefits, and providing referral resources when appropriate. The individual in this position will be active in requesting and obtaining clinical care authorization where required, and for some contracts will provide guidance and consultation as needed.  The individual must have strong organizational and clinical skills.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-142 or #18-100, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinical Intake Specialist Seattle, WA

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posted on July 19, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future.  The Clinical Intake Specialist (CIS) will be responsible for providing clinical intakes/assessments for new SMH clients agency-wide. CIS will provide an average of 15 assessments per week for a variety of programs throughout the agency.  CIS must be able to provide clinical intake assessments for both children and adults.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, or Alexis Owens, Job #18-114, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Crisis Mental Health Specialist – Acute Care Seattle, WA

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posted on July 13, 2018

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Full Time position, with Full Time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

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 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: Alexis Owens, Job #18-140, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician/Case Manager – Homeless Services Tukwila, WA

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posted on July 13, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. Providing housing search, comprehensive housing case management and housing stabilization services to families who are homeless, mentally ill, substance abusing or chemically dependent and multi-system involved.

Comprehensive case management for this program includes a full range of referral services and service coordination.  The Clinician/Case Manager assists clients in setting and attaining short and long term goals.  The Clinician/Case Manager also serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide a bridge between the systems and the families from the point of referral through acquiring permanent housing.
  • Provide a full range of case management services to adult clients and children as appropriate, to include:
  • assessing level of functioning
  • developing (and updating) comprehensive, insightful assessment with short term goals based on level of functioning, outcome measures and client needs
  • coordinating care with all facets of SMH and other agencies as needed
  • teaching self-advocacy and independence
  • providing crisis intervention services as necessary
  • assisting clients to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services
  • assisting with medication regimes and treatment compliance
  • assist in determining treatment needs and facilitating connections to providers
  • Advocate for clients, coordinate and refer for services with other community agencies
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others
  • Complete all documentation in timely manner
  • Meet agency productivity standards
  • Handle client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client
  • Perform MHP reviews of documentation when required by Program Manager
  • Assist with training of other staff, as directed
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required
  • Participate in continuing education on an ongoing basis
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health and chemical dependency as it pertains to the individual and the family system
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Skill and experience in working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults and children; recognizing signs and symptoms of chemical dependency in individuals; communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the individual or family; and the ability to refer clients to the appropriate services which will best fit their needs.
  • Ability to work well independently is essential.
  • Knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable.
  • Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field or related degree in combination with experience may be considered.
  • This along with a strong emphasis in working with 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 homeless and low-income families with diverse backgrounds is preferred.

 

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-139, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

 

 

Care Coordinator – Child and Family Services Seattle, WA

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posted on July 6, 2018

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Full Time position, with Full Time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Care Coordinator coordinates school-based support services in collaboration with Seattle public schools and provides cross-system coordination of services with the district and community.

 

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Programmatic

  1. Provide linkage for crisis intervention, training of families, school support activities, respite, transportation and other services
  2. Coordinate and facilitate case reviews
  3. Facilitate child and family teams
  4. Record the team process
  5. Act as liaison to referral sources
  6. Facilitate treatment teams
  7. Record the process
  8. Prepare data summaries and reports as necessary
  9. Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed and/or assigned

 

Direct Services

  1. Provide all required case coordination services
  2. Facilitate and develop cross-system coordinated service plans for/with individual child/family with the team
  3. Identify gaps in systems and service system barriers
  4. Provide service linkages as appropriate
  5. Prepare, coordinate and run monthly meetings
  6. Prepare all necessary written reports, summaries and progress notes as dictated by agency policy to be a part of the clinical record
  7. Re-configure or re-negotiate treatment and services as appropriate
  8. Provide all required case coordination services
  9. Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and training as appropriate
  10. Comply with the agency’s clinical accountability policies and procedures and participate in quality improvement reviews, when assigned
  11. Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  12. Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH
  13. Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH

 

Initial Family Contact

The Care Coordinator will contact the family by phone within 48 hours of receipt of the referral.

S/he introduces self and project to the referring parent and determines family’s emergent needs

  • What does a crisis look like for this family?
  • What is the plan when a crisis occurs?
  • Is the youth enrolled with a Mental Health Agency?
  • Set up an appointment for intake and explain the intake process
  • Offer support and referrals. Assess with the family whether the family is in emergency for food, shelter, clothes or other needs.  Refer to providing agencies.
  • Family is informed of the length of involvement of the Project/Care Coordinator and the goals of the wrap-around team.

 

Team Meetings

Team meetings are the structure and the driving force of the project.  It is through the team meetings that the family regains control through expressing their needs and receives the supports of care providers involved in their and their child’s life.  It is also through the team meetings that a treatment/care plan is created and monitored .to help the family meet the goals outlined in their care plan. Frequency of meetings will be determined by the individualized needs (weekly, monthly, quarterly).

  • The Team will identify strengths of the child and the family.
  • The Coordinator will assure that the needs and priorities of the family and/or foster family determine how and when services are rendered. Goals and desired outcomes are mutually defined with the family, as are the resources needed to achieve them.
  • The Coordinator will assure that each cross system care plan includes contingency plans for dealing with any crises and emergencies that may arise in the treatment of the child. The Team and the family will facilitate the development of child and family teams for each child serve to increase inter-system planning and improve integration of services.  The Coordinator will attempt to have a representation from other systems that are involved with the child and the family, for example: natural supports, such as a neighbor or friend, caseworker, school representative, therapist, etc.

 

The Care Coordinator will assure the families are assisted in identifying a range of resources including formal and informal supports to meet their needs.  Primary attention is given to the family’s skill development in building and accessing resources to meet the family’s needs. The Coordinator will obtain culturally relevant and/or minority consultation from experts that may not be Agency’s regular employees.  The special population services shall be integrated in the child’s care plan.

 

The Care Coordinator will assist the team and the family to determine who will take over the team lead at the end of the project’s involvement (generally this is the mental health provider).  The Care Coordinator will arrange meetings in a location convenient to the families.  If the family attends Community IST meeting travel expenses will be reimbursed based on mileage receipt submitted by the families.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

It is essential that the Care Coordinator have skills and experience in the following:

 

  1. Excellent assessment and intervention skills with, youth and their families.
  2. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children, adolescents and adult family members, including problems present in the family unit.
  3. Knowledge of child development and pathology.
  4. Knowledge of system resources and how to access them.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with child serving agencies having contact with the child and/or family.
  6. Skills and experience working with diverse ethnic and cultural groups.
  7. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  8. Knowledge of systems, individualized and tailored care and family centered practices.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in therapeutic counseling field.
  • Strong emphasis in working with youth, families and community agencies.
  • Two+ years’ clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with youth.
  • Demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of families 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-137, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to:

Clinician – Child and Family Services Seattle, WA

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posted on July 6, 2018

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Full Time position, with Full Time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance

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.
  • Transport 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.

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.
  • Maintain conduct according to relevant WAC codes and ethical standards.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations.
  • Comply with all SMH policies and procedures.
  • Comply with, have knowledge of, and be familiar with all SMH safety regulations and protocol, establishing boundaries and rules when necessary.
  • Follow SMH safety protocol when driving clients.

 

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.
  • Maintain all necessary fees to retain current professional licensure.
  • Employee may be requested to work toward CDP certification.

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.
  • Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • A willingness to work some early evening hours is necessary. 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 families is required. Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) credentialing will be required for this job. The Clinician must either be enrolled in a SUD program, or be willing to work toward a CDP or CDPT credential upon hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-136 or #18-111, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

 

Clinician/Case Manager – Older Adult Services Seattle, WA

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posted on July 6, 2018

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Full time, with full 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

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.
  • Understanding of ethnic issues and cultural sensitivity. Ability to organize one’s own work and to work independently, to learn new tasks and skills quickly, to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and to manage crisis effectively.
  • Initiation of collegial supervisory and consultative work when needed.
  • Capacity to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals.
  • 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 60 days of hire.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Prefer WA State licensure and/or WAC Designated Specialty (GMHS).

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-135 or #18-118, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISe Youth Partner-WRAP Tukwila or Bellevue, WA

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posted on June 29, 2018

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Tukwila or Bellevue). The role of the Youth Partner is to provide a bridge between the client and systems involved such as school, and/or mental health therapists. The Youth Partner will work in a team setting as the client’s advocate.  The Youth Partner is expected to serve as a role model and able to provide reliable information and emotional support to clients involved in the Wraparound process.  The Youth Partner should feel comfortable with sharing their story. The WISe Wraparound Youth Partner is an essential part of the multi-system team.  This position, much like the Parent Partner, brings his or her personal experiences to connect, validate, inspire, advocate, and provide support to the youth.  This position provides a bridge between the systems that are involved with the youth.  A Youth Partner is required to share their story in a professional manner.  This includes respecting their differences and maintaining confidentiality at all times.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct advocacy and day to day support.
  • Promote development of self-determination, and self-empowerment with the youth.
  • Work with clients around the Wraparound Process and how to include their voice.
  • Attend meetings as requested by the client.
  • Must show willingness to learn.
  • Educate and support clients in navigating systems such as restrictive mental health facilities.
  • Follow supervisory instruction and maintain professional boundaries with both consumers and staff.
  • Use personal experiences to build empathy and rapport.
  • Work with their clients around self-advocacy, including learning how to verbalize their needs in positive ways. Discuss with their clients what their needs are during meets, building comfort rules and skills needed in order to be heard and respected during every phase of the WISe Wraparound process.
  • Help the client develop agendas prior to every meeting.
  • Share their life experience, as appropriate. This is in hopes the youth can identify with the Youth Partner.  Because the Youth Partner is to be no older then 24, this allows for the client to understand that the Youth Partner “gets it” and can truly understand.
  • Engage youth in the WISe Wraparound process.
  • Act as a bridge between the youth and the family and system representatives on the team.
  • Support and advocate for the client around ensuring that the WISe WDT and care plan remains a process that includes the client, and the team speaks directly to the client as opposed to speaking about the client.
  • Ensure the youth voice is heard.
  • Assist in the development of the individualized WISe Wraparound care plan.
  • Attend the Community Resource Team as needed.
  • Fluent in both the language of the youth culture as well as the language of the provider culture.
  • Assist the client around action plans as related to their goals and needs and discuss barriers.
  • Work closely with the client in order to ensure that the client’s needs and goals are represented in the care plan.
  • Able to provide emotional support and encouragement.
  • Be validating, provide information, and provide emotional support and encouragement.
  • Understand dual relationships and role conflicts.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Know when to seek consultation and supervision within the scope of their training.
  • Articulate own recovery and resilience stories in ways that are relevant to the obstacles faced by consumers of mental health services.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of strength-based family-centered wraparound process.
  • In-depth understanding of facilitation techniques and conflict management techniques.
  • Leadership, consensus building, negotiating and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a team player.
  • Maintain standards of ethics, integrity, honesty and confidentiality.
  • Creative, critical and proactive thinking.
  • Detailed recordkeeping, planning and time management.
  • Focused on understanding and meeting the needs of family and youth.
  • Ability to maintain relationships in a respectful and collaborative manner.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to service and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor.

Qualifications:

  • This is a peer position for eligible candidates that are youth, 18 years or older, who are either a current consumer of mental health services or has been a consumer.
  • Must have been a consumer, or is currently a consumer, of the systems of care and have firsthand knowledge of the expectations and experiences.
  • This position will receive training and supervision by a fidelity wrap around coach and provide support to peers all according to the King County Standards for the Peer Support Services.Must have experience with severely emotionally disturbed children/youth.
  • The Coach must complete a CANS certification within one month of hire. Must complete the six modules of the WISe Wraparound process within one month of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-215, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

WISe Parent Partner-WRAP Tukwila or Bellevue, WA

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posted on June 29, 2018

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Tukwila or Bellevue). The Parent Partner will provide direct advocacy, day to day support and team involvement to parents/caregivers. Promote development of self-determination, independence, skill building, self-empowerment, and self-advocacy in parent/caregivers. Educate and assist parents/caregivers in navigating systems such as IEP’s, juvenile justice, DDD, DSHS and other community resources.  Provide resources, referrals and linkages that will enable strength building.  Attend meetings as requested by families. Attend national, state and local forums, workgroups, and events to connect with other systems and enhance understanding of best practices.  Actively participate in supervision, staff meetings, and training.  This position will include providing mobile service throughout King County, as well as flexible work hours, including some nights and weekends.  The Parent Partner will understand, support, and accommodate the diverse perspectives and needs of different cultures and communities in the county.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

  • Actively engage parents/caregivers with support, education and empowerment which will include direct contact with parents/caregivers from intake through case closure. Function as liaison between the treatment teams and families on the team.
  • Encourage parents/caregivers of youth to engage with members of the team in ways that develop mutual understanding and positive exchange.
  • Help identify natural and informal supports for clients and families.
  • Assist in the development of the individualized goals based on the strengths of the family.
  • Empower and support self-advocacy, ensuring that parent voice and choice is paramount in all services provided and at all WISe WDT meetings;
  • Strategize with treatment teams on how to engage parents/caregivers in a solution-driven, non-adversarial way.
  • Mentor parents/caregivers and act as a bridge between the family and the treatment teams in the best interests of the child/youth/consumers.
  • Educate, empower and connect parents/caregivers to formal and informal resources and supports at agency, local, statewide, and national levels.
  • Model family and professional partnership skills of effective communication and collaboration at team meetings in a strengths-based and family-centered way.
  • Support consumer families to engage with the treatment teams by strengthening the families’ voice at the team meetings when needed, or facilitating appropriate problem solving resolutions when the team has difficulties navigating the gaps between the needs of the family and the therapeutic interest of the child/youth consumers.
  • Actively participate in appropriately identified treatment teams, providing support to the parents/caregivers and families and consultation to all team members.
  • Refer and link families to formal and informal resources and supports.
  • Support selected parents/caregivers to further understand and negotiate systems and system’s resources.
  • Support parent/caregiver requests for mentorship for their own growth as Parent Partners and Advocates.
  • Advocate within multi-system settings, on behalf of Children/Youth and Families, from the parent perspective.
  • Attend meetings as requested by parents/caregivers.
  • Ensure that resources to address cultural and language barriers are provided.
  • Help to organize a means by which parents/caregivers can exchange information, create resources, receive support, tell their own stories, collect ideas, and develop natural supports. This is to include the development of any action plans pursuant to the needs and wishes of any formal or informal parents group.
  • Work jointly with the Family Resource and Support Team and representatives and other child/youth/family serving agencies to include, but not limited to, DSHS, DJR, MH, DASA, PH, EDUC.
  • Submit appropriate documentation in a timely manner.
  • Maintain client confidentiality as set forth in the Oath of Confidentiality.
  • Participate in supervision.
  • Attend national, state and local forums, workgroups, and events to connect with other systems and enhance understanding of best practices.
  • Attend Family Resource and Support Team events, including retreats and picnics.
  • Assist with continual process improvement.
  • Practice and model non-adversarial advocacy skills, including how to advocate for policy changes at the county and state level.
  • Provide direct advocacy, day to day support and team involvement to parents/caregivers.
  • Attend national, state and local forums, workgroups, and events to connect with other systems and enhance understanding of best practices
  • Connect other families to opportunities for local, state and national legislative action/advocacy efforts.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Desire to empower others to be self-sufficient.
  • Create autonomy through collaboration and building of natural supports.
  • Ability to assist others in recognizing their own strengths and help them develop in their areas of expertise. Ability to deal effectively with staff and clients essential.
  • Able to deal effectively with staff and clients.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to service and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor. Willingness to diligently and accurately report time and expenses.

Qualifications:

  • GED or high school equivalent required, or actively pursuing.
  • Experience with system advocacy for own family or others, and willingness to partner.
  • Must be a parent or caregiver of a child/youth who is or has been involved in the systems of care.
  • Must have experience with severely emotionally disturbed children/youth.
  • Must have a parent’s perspective and the intimate knowledge of the expectations and range of experiences of parents and caregivers of children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Washington State Peer Counselor Certification or the ability/availability to begin the certification process within the first year of employment. 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-214 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

WISe Facilitator-WRAP Tuwkila or Bellevue, WA

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posted on June 29, 2018

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Full Time position with full Time benefits (Tukwila or Bellevue). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Facilitator’s major responsibilities will include assembling a WISe WDT for each child or youth served; ensuring representation and participation by guardians/caregivers, mental health professionals, and natural supports and informal supports; and convening regular meetings of the WISe WDT.  The Facilitator will work with the 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, but no less then monthly; meeting with other SMH WISe Wraparound facilitators to share information and ensure uniformity of the services and fidelity to the NWI model; documenting client services; and reporting regularly to the WISe Wraparound Delivery Coach.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

  • Engage youth and families in the Wraparound process.
  • Provide an advanced level of facilitation and coordination while guiding the youth and family through the implementation of the WISe Wraparound process until no longer needed by the family.
  • Leadership in guiding each family and child through the Phases and Activities of the WISe Wraparound Process including strengths, needs, and cultural discovery, the identification of informal and formal supports, and the building of a child and family WISe Wraparound Delivery Team.
  • Develop family-centered teams to meet the individualized needs of families and children.
  • Assist in the development of individualized cross system 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.
  • The care plan must include time-limited, and measurable objectives.
  • Monitored and review care plan for progress.
  • 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 DDA, school districts, the court system, community mental health and natural supports that are an integral part of the wraparound process.
  • Participate in County’s fidelity monitoring and program evaluation. Complete all CANS assessment and reviews in a timely manner, and as indicated in the WISe Manual.
  • Throughout the planning, implementation and monitoring phase, the Facilitator must lead the WISe WDT and family around identifying barriers and strategies to overcome the hurdles.
  • Field flexible fund requests by taking the request to the WISe WDT, ensuring the request is tied to the care plan, and that the use has a sustainable result.
  • Assist in collection of fidelity data to guide wraparound curriculum.
  • 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 WISe wraparound process.
  • Team with families and participate as a member of the team, focusing on individual strengths and needs, and recognize the importance of the families’ vision.
  • Facilitate the development of an effective community safety plan that includes prevention, using community and natural supports.
  • Practice flexibility in regards to the scheduling needs of the family.
  • Provide community resources to families.
  • Provide care plan minutes to the team which include strengths, goals and tasks.
  • Provide services in accordance with the principles of the WISe Wraparound process.
  • Ensure WISe Wraparound Delivery Teams stay true to family voice and choice, and are individualized.
  • Complete the CANS assessments and discharges as indicated in the WISe model and discuss results in an appropriate, strength-based manner.
  • Ensure that CANs scores and progress towards the actionable needs and vision are documented throughout care plans. Scores must be monitored throughout the WISe Wraparound process.
  • Ensure that all care plans are outcome-based.
  • Develop methods to ensure individualized cultural care.
  • Engage youths and parents in team-based process.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, group consults, and supervision.
  • Submit appropriate documentation in a timely manner.
  • Maintain client confidentiality as set forth in the Oath of Confidentiality.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts as appropriate to my work at SMH.
  • Ten to twelve youth and families per month (per Facilitator).
  • Attend Community Resource Team meetings as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of strength-based, family-centered wraparound process.
  • In-depth understanding of facilitation techniques and conflict management techniques.
  • Leadership, consensus building, negotiating and problem solving skills required.
  • Able to work effectively as a team player.
  • Ability to maintain standards of ethics, integrity, honesty, and confidentiality.
  • Creative, critical, and proactive thinking.
  • Detailed recordkeeping, planning, and time management.
  • Focused on understanding and meeting the needs of family and youth.
  • Ability to maintain relationships in a respectful and collaborative manner.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in the mental/behavioral healthcare field, with a minimum of 1 to 2 years experience using the Wraparound care approach.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Fidelity Wraparound, including its principals 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.
  • Must be CANS certified within one month of hire. Must have completed the six modules of the WISe Wraparound process within one month of hire
  • 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-213, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

WISe Lead Facilitator – WRAP Bellevue, WA

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posted on June 28, 2018

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Bellevue). The Lead Facilitator’s major responsibilities will include the following:  Training and guiding the facilitators with assembling a WISe Wraparound Delivery Team (WDT) for each child or youth served which are represented by guardians/caregivers, mental health professionals, and natural supports and informal supports.  The Lead facilitator will show the importance of working with the Parent Partners in order to ensure a high level of parent participation and voice, and will support the facilitators with guiding the family and child through the “Phases and Activities of the Wraparound Process.”  This includes strengths, needs, and cultural discovery, the identification of informal and formal supports and the building of a child and family WDT and providing opportunities for facilitators to observe the lead facilitating Child and Family Team meetings or other engagement activities.  The Lead Facilitator will demonstrate and encourage a strength-based office culture, maintaining effective working relationships with the team.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide opportunities for facilitators to observe the lead facilitating Child and Family Team meetings or other engagement activities.
  • Provide an advanced level of facilitation and coordination in the implementation of the wraparound process in order to pass the information and skill on to the facilitators.
  • Ensure that facilitators are addressing immediate safety concerns during the initial meeting.
  • Ensure that all paperwork reflects the WISe Wraparound model from NWI and the King County contract.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop family centered teams, and the importance of discovering the individualized needs of the youth and family.
  • Understand how and why WISe Wraparound develops individualized family care plans that address the needs and priorities of the family across multiple life domains in a way that maximizes the involvement of natural team members and community members.
  • Ensure that care plans are time-limited, with measurable objectives that can be monitored and evaluated regularly by the WISe WDT.
  • Mirror for the facilitators how to development an integrated, individualized and strength-based care plan that is tailor-made to fit the unique needs of the child and family.
  • Encourage the WISe facilitators to work as a team by sharing information, brainstorming, and ensuring uniformity of the services and fidelity to the NWI model.
    • Monitor for accurate and timely documentation.
    • Problem solve barriers experienced in child and family team meetings and/or other providers.
    • Identify ongoing training needs.
  • Have working knowledge of the CANS assessment tool and how to document outcomes on the care plan.
  • Work with facilitators around understanding the fidelity in the wraparound process.
  • Ensure that all WISe Wraparound Care Plans, strengths assessments, safety plans, and agendas reflect or highlight all actionable needs and functional strengths that have been prioritized on the CANS assessment.
  • Provide consultation for facilitators to monitor for accurate and timely documentation and problem solve barriers experienced in child and family team meetings and/or other providers in order to identify on-going training needs.
  • Must have escellent knowledge of the Ten Principles, and how they frame the WISe wraparound process.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, group consult and supervision.
  • Meet weekly or bi-monthly with the Coach to help inform the team coaching plan and address system changes.
  • Maintain client confidentiality as set forth in the Oath of Confidentiality.
  • Understand, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.
  • Provide direct facilitation function for two to five youth and families per month per lead.
  • Attend Community Resource Team meetings on a monthly basis.
  • Complete all CANS assessments, screenings, and discharges as indicated.
  • Perform other lead facilitator duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of strength-based, family-centered wraparound process.
  • In-depth understanding of facilitation techniques and conflict management techniques.
  • Leadership, consensus building, negotiating and problem-solving skills required.
  • Able to work effectively as a team player.
  • Ability to maintain standards of ethics, integrity, honesty, and confidentiality.
  • Creative, critical, and proactive thinking.
  • Focused on understanding and meeting the needs of family and youth.
  • Ability to maintain relationships in a respectful and collaborative manner.
  • Commitment to service and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years working in the mental/behavioral healthcare field.
  • Experience using the Wraparound care approach and demonstrated understanding of Fidelity Wraparound, including its principals and process elements preferred.
  • 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.
  • Lead Facilitators will complete a CANS certification within one month of hire. Must complete the six modules of the WISe Wraparound process within one month of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have a Washington 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: Alexis Owens, Job #18-133, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

Three full time positions, all with full time benefits (Auburn, Bellevue or Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The SUD Clinician provides assessment and services with referral to treatment if needed.  The SUD Clinician will perform diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for adult clients for outpatient SUD treatment; will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients as assigned; and will conduct group therapy sessions as assigned.  The SUD Clinician is required to work with other departments and staff within SMH, as well as with outside agencies. The SUD Clinician receives supervision from the program manager.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) Certification and minimum AA degree required.
  • Requires a minimum of two years’ clinical experience as a counselor or case manager with individuals, families and groups. A minimum of one year of experience as a SUD Clinician is preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing the Patient Placement Criteria – 2 of ASAM is highly desirable.
  • No drug or alcohol misuse for at least two years prior to employment, and no misuse while employed
  • A valid Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee Certification is required and must be maintained.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-089 (Auburn), #18-110 (Bellevue) or #18-130 (Seattle) 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – Adult Services Auburn, WA

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posted on June 28, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Auburn). Sound’s values a culture of accountability where ownership and empowerment are key to creating transparency and openness, teamwork and trust, communication and dialogue, and clarity of purpose with a focus on results. Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Our mission is to strengthen our community and improve the lives of our clients by delivering excellent health and human services tailored to meet their needs.

To fulfill our shared mission together all staff strives to:

  • Deliver world class customer service built on a culture of client engagement and wellness
  • Achieve excellent outcomes and results through collaboration and shared decision making with clients
  • Assure easy access by delivering the right service at the right time in the right setting with the right provider
  • Provide comprehensive care addressing whole health to support each client’s recovery, emotional balance and wellbeing.
  • Promote collaboration among adult clients of mental health services, members of their family or social network, and service providers to support each client’s recovery
  • Support one another to maintain regular self-care practices that build resiliency and sustain physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Integrated Documentation

Guiding principle: Utilizing collaborative documentation facilitates client centered care that effectively engages, encourages progress and ultimately inspires hope. 

  • Clinical documentation and the clinical process are clearly integrated.
  • Documentation is collaborative, concurrent and engages client in shared decision making process.
  • Concurrent and Collaborative documentation is used for efficiency and timeliness.
  • The GDAP format is used in documentation.

Clinical Narrative:

Guiding Principle: The Golden Thread is the creation of a meaningful “clinical narrative” that flows from the assessment through treatment planning and into progress notes.

  • Documentation is reflective of the clients’ voice and their choice.
  • Documentation describes is directly related to the treatment plan, which is based on assessed need and routinely updated.
  • The content of documentation supports the chosen service code by describing the service and clinician’s intervention, using client voice, relates service to the treatment plan and justifies the duration of the service.

Assessment, Treatment Plans and Reviews:

Guiding Principle: Clients actively participate in the planning, prioritization, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the services offered.

  • During the initial assessment the assessor explains the process using client friendly language that invites collaboration in identifying needs, goals and supports.
  • Client voice is reflected by use of quotes in order to support medical necessity and describe strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
  • During the assessment and treatment plan development the following are taken into account and are added to the problem list when indicated:
    • Diversity/inclusion (cultural, religious, language)
    • Whole health (Coordination with healthcare, smoking, medical, physical issues)
    • Meaningful activity (vocational, community involvement, place to belong, connections to others)
    • COD (SUD, MH)
    • Recovery (emotional well-being, resiliency, wellness)
    • Diagnosis
  • Treatment plan goals, objectives and outcomes are related to an identified need and utilize strengths, abilities and preferences identified in initial and ongoing assessment.
  • Treatment plan development includes all natural supports: family, friends, community supports, healthcare providers and specialists.
  • Treatment plans are developed within 30 days and treatment reviews occur every 3 to 6 months in order to reflect current issues, maintain relevance. Goals, objectives, and interventions, are modified when necessary.
  • When the client has concurrent disorders or disabilities and/or co-morbidities the treatment plan specifically addresses these conditions in an integrated manner.

Clinical Care:

Guiding Principle: Care is client-directed and client-centered incorporating the unique strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of the person served, as well as identified challenges and potential solutions.

  • Clinical work is recovery focused and addresses whole health wellbeing.
  • Clinical work addresses the 8 Dimensions of Wellness:
    • Emotional—Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
    • Environmental—Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
    • Financial—Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
    • Intellectual—Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
    • Occupational—Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
    • Physical—Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep
    • Social—Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
    • Spiritual—Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life

Transitions in Care:

Guiding Principle: Transition services are critical for the support of the client’s ongoing recovery or well-being.

  • Discharge and Transition plans are developed with the client and other interested participants to ensure a seamless transition to another level of care, another component of care, an aftercare program, or discharge from the program.
  • Discharge and Transition plans serve as daily guide to maintain emotional well-being and wellness.
  • Discharge and Transition plans identify actions that can be taken to prevent relapse/recurrence of symptoms including recognizing triggers and early warning signs, crisis prevention and planning.
  • Discharge and Transition plans identify skills and strategies for ongoing integration into the community, to maintain independence, and continue to work toward meeting life goals.

Professional Empowerment:

Guiding Principle: Employee empowerment and ownership occur when every employee is accountable to the mission of Sound Mental Health. 

  • Respect, understanding and empathy are extended to all persons encountered in the course of work.
  • Embraces opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Incorporates feedback and uses supervision wisely.
  • Consults with other staff regarding client well-being, treatment strategies and collaborative care.
  • Recognizes and addresses appropriate self-care strategies.
  • Presents self professionally (conduct, demeanor, dress, language, etc.)
  • Open and receptive of ideas and behaviors other than those valued by the counselor.

Core Competencies, Skills and Knowledge:

Guiding Principle: As an employer of choice all staff have the opportunity to do what they do best.

  • Strong commitment to working with individuals with a mental illness.
  • Respects the client’s freedom of choice.
  • Expresses belief in the client’s potential thus communicating hope.
  • Appreciates diversity and inclusion.
  • Is open to others cultural, ethnic, sexual, and social backgrounds and values.
  • Embodies the personality characteristics, knowledge and skills required of the helper.
  • Upholds the mental health professional’s obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.
  • Understands a variety of models and theories that account for mental health disorders.
  • Is able to work as part of a team with professionals of varied disciplines.
  • Is willing to accept other duties if assigned
  • Fulfills the requirements of all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Possesses good problem-solving skills.
  • Learns new tasks and skills quickly.
  • Prioritizes and manages multiple tasks effectively.
  • Works independently and is a self-starter.
  • Manages crisis effectively.
  • Basic computer literacy.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • AA, Bachelor or Master’s degree in related field and 3-5 years experience
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Chemical Dependency Professional certification desired.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

 

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-127, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinical Care Coordinator Tukwila, WA

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posted on June 19, 2018

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Full Time position, with Full Time benefits (Tukwila). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. This position represents entry into Benson Heights Residential-Skilled Nursing Facility, assessment upon admission, care management during client stay, and discharge planning and coordination upon discharge. The Clinical Care Coordinator will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, including medical and nursing staff from the facility. The individual will need to navigate and interact with multiple state systems, including DSHS/Home and Community Services, Western State Hospital, county psychiatric inpatient units and the King County BHO. The individual will also need to facilitate transition to higher and lower levels of care and residential settings. The individual must have strong organizational, clinical and professional skills.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

  • Receive/elicit referrals for King County BHO SNF beds at Benson Heights. These referrals may come from HCS, Western State Hospital, King County BHO liaisons, community psychiatric hospitals or other community settings.
  • Screen referrals for medical and clinical appropriateness, as well as bed availability; and coordinate information gathering with HCS supervisor, King County BHO and referent.
  • Develop individual service plan prior to admission to address barriers to discharge and treatment/intervention strategies to address said barriers.
  • Assist in pre-placement visits and screening of referral by the facility.
  • Complete mental health intake, crisis plan and individual treatment plan, including chemical dependency and other screening tools as appropriate.
  • Monitor client care and mental status on an ongoing basis while client is a resident of the facility. Provide behavioral planning and intervention as needed.
  • Participate in discharge planning and assessment with facility staff, HCS and King County BHO regularly. Facilitate all planned discharges, including location of alternate residential settings, pre-placement visits, linkage with outpatient mental health provider, and coordination with family and other supports.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and other assigned meetings as required.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.

Skills:

  • Professional confidence and well-developed clinical skills, including DSMIV-TR knowledge, understanding of medical issues and geriatric issues, crisis services, lethality assessments and knowledge of community systems and resources.
  • Ability to create comprehensive, multi-axial treatment and crisis plans and to assist residential staff in behavioral planning to prevent loss of housing.
  • Good analytical skills and problem solving.
  • Ability to manage high-risk situations and respond with effective crisis intervention skills.
  • Dependability and consistency in provision of clinical services and paperwork completion with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to relate easily and positively to individuals from varying educational, professional and economic backgrounds.
  • Adept in use of Excel, Word, Access or similar database to the basic level; internet and email.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field and two years of clinical experience required.
  • Mental Health Professional status required. Licensure 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-073, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

Coordinator – Adult Services Seattle, WA

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posted on June 19, 2018

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Full time positions, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Coordinator is responsible for clinical and administrative supervision of designated clinical program, in conjunction with the Program manager.  The Coordinator will provide clinical supervision to staff and interns.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the overall management and administration of the program, in conjunction with the Program Manager.
  • Hire, train and supervise staff. Assist in developing and maintaining a clinical team able to provide effective Mental Health Treatment to clients in program.
  • Provide ongoing clinical and administrative supervision to program staff. Monitor and evaluate staff performance.
  • Assist the Program Manager to ensure delivery of quality clinical work in the program. Participate on work teams as directed to maintain clinically sound practice in the program.
  • In conjunction with the Program Manager, ensure appropriate and timely disposition of all clients appropriate for outpatient level of care.
  • Maintain responsibility for timely completion of paperwork and adherence to and compliance with agency and WAC, County and UBH mental health guidelines.
  • Provide direct services as appropriate.
  • Respond to program emergencies as necessary.
  • Develop short and long range plans for the program in conjunction with the Program Manager.
  • Work collaboratively with other systems in joint program development and maintenance in conjunction with the Program Manager,
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other systems and agencies.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
  • Understand, apply and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

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

Skills:

  • The person in this position must have knowledge of a variety of treatment modalities, systems theory and management styles.
  • Knowledge of mental health and service delivery system is required in the operation of the program and the maintenance of community relations.
  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively with a variety of systems as well as community representatives and parents/caregivers.
  • Prefer some knowledge of outpatient services, brief treatment, collaborative programming with education, community support, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol treatment, and the community in order to provide adequate direction and supervision.
  • Must have experience working with offender populations, coordinating with DOC, SPD, Courts, jails and prisons.
  • Additionally, the individual must possess experience working with ethnically diverse populations from a range of economic backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of the Managed Care system.

Qualifications:

  • MSW or Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling related field with experience in direct service required.
  • Supervision experience strongly preferred.
  • Must have knowledge and training in designated program area, supervision and administration.
  • Mental Health Professional status required.
  • State licensure (as LMHC, LICSW or LMFT) preferred.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire. Must pass a criminal background check.  Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-063, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – Adult Services East Bellevue, WA

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posted on June 19, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future.  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.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance

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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-051B, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – Sound Solutions (Varies) Seattle, WA

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posted on June 19, 2018

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Full time position with full benefits (Varies). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-080 (Varies), 6400 Southcenter Blvd Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – Sound Solutions (East) Snoqualmie/Bellevue, WA

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posted on June 19, 2018

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Full time position with full benefits (Snoqualmie/Bellevue). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-079 (East), 6400 Southcenter Blvd Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

Mental Health Clinician – Transition Support Program Seattle, WA

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posted on June 8, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future.  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. TSP provides assessment, planning, and coordination services to assist those detained in community hospitals return to their lives in the community.  The 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

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;
  • crisis assessment, crisis care, and acute crisis intervention;
  • communication and effective working relationships with collateral agencies and the emergency systems;
  • psychiatric hospitalization of both voluntary and involuntary adults; and
  • mental health and crisis services provided to culturally and ethnically diverse populations

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 60 days of hire.
  • 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, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-117, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician/Case Manager – Older Adult Services Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on June 8, 2018

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Full time, with full 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

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.
  • Understanding of ethnic issues and cultural sensitivity. Ability to organize one’s own work and to work independently, to learn new tasks and skills quickly, to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and to manage crisis effectively.
  • Initiation of collegial supervisory and consultative work when needed.
  • Capacity to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals.
  • 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 60 days of hire.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Prefer WA State licensure and/or WAC Designated Specialty (GMHS).

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-118, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to