Boundary Spanner Clinician – MA Level Seattle, WA


posted on April 19, 2019


Full Time with Full Time benefits (Seattle). The Project START team works with clients for one year who are being released from jail and who may have ongoing court and probation involvement.  The integrated Substance Abuse Disorder and Mental Health team works closely together to help the consumer improve mental health symptoms and work toward recovery from Substance Use Disorder issues. The Boundary Spanner works to screen and enroll potential clients

Essential Functions:

  • Screens all incoming referrals and coordinates entrance to the program.
  • Works closely with outside partners such as the court, probation and attorneys to develop successful release plans.
  • Works closely with the team to develop the re-entry transition plan prior to release from jail.
  • Provides intake assessments for incoming clients.
  • Handles ongoing coordination with housing providers, internal and external.
  • Completes ongoing timely documentation.
  • Facilitates ongoing coordination with contacts both in and out of the mental health profession (probation officers, hospital social workers, SPD, and other community contacts).
  • Collaborates with probation and law enforcement and the team for successful transition plans.
  • Assists clients with collateral contacts such as family and friends.
  • Builds professional relationships with partner agencies such as: DSHS, SSI, SPD, hospitals, jails, courts and probation.


  • Basic Case Management skills
  • The ability to efficiently and regularly communicate with probation and law enforcement
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • The effective handling of crisis situations
  • Boundary setting
    • With clients
    • Creating a work/home life balance
  • Creative Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of HIPAA
  • Understanding of the criminal justice and hospital systems
  • Knowledge of community mental health resources within King County
  • Experience and knowledge of ethnic/cultural diversity


  • A Master’s degree in a psychology, forensic psychology, social work or a related field and an MHP is required.
  • Must be able to obtain jail clearance.
  • Two years clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment is preferred.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals is preferred.
  • 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, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to Recruitment@Sound.Health