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

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

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

Application for Employment – rev 2018-01

Application for Employment – e-version rev 2018-01

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

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

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

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

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Nurse (RN or LPN) – Nursing Services Redmond, WA

posted on January 16, 2018

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Redmond). The nurse participates in a multi-disciplinary team and will have primary responsibility for assessment and delivery of quality nursing care, in residential and/or outpatient setting.  Evaluate clients’ health care needs, monitor and/or administer medications, coordinate and track medical issues for clients, refer/accompany clients to appropriate medical resources within and outside the agency.  May provide active outreach to client’s place of resident.  The position reports primarily to the Nursing Coordinator and may have additional reporting to clinical program manager of the program nurse is serving.

Essential Functions:

  • Observe, assess, record and communicate clients’ behavior.
  • Perform and document physical assessments as needed, per nursing protocols.
  • Perform and document physical assessments as directed during emergency situations.
  • Development of consumer assessment and treatment plans as related to medical needs or as indicated.
  • Monitor and/or administer all prescribed medical treatment, including medications.
  • Promptly identify medication side effects and initiate appropriate corrective actions.
  • Provide training for clients and staff regarding the use and effects of psychotropic medications.
  • Participate in collection, processing and documentation of laboratory specimens as needed.
  • Communicate with pharmacies to obtain prescribed medications.
  • Maintain clean and well-stocked nursing area.
  • Schedule and participate in ongoing consumer medication reviews.
  • Prepare and incorporate necessary reports, summaries and progress notes into client charts as part of clinical record.
  • Participate in ongoing program development and assessment as needed for program stability, including weekly meetings.
  • Perform liaison duties with other agencies and secures resources on behalf of clients.
  • Participate in staff meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
  • Make necessary arrangements with counselors/case managers for hospitalization of clients when indicated.
  • Advocate for culturally relevant services from other service providers.
  • Advocate for clients with community agencies and professionals, including health care providers and the criminal justice system.
  • Develop knowledge base in physical disability, chronic illness and rehabilitation.
  • Represent nursing services on Quality Assurance and related committees as requested.
  • Provide training to newly hired nurses.
  • In certain clinical programs, nurse may be required to transport clients or deliver medications using own vehicle or agency vehicle.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals and family members/significant others of clients.
  • Complete all documentation as required.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of services.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations and SMH policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job duties in accordance with OSHA and agency-designated 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of nurse practice laws.
  • Ability to make independent medical decisions; to initiate emergency medical treatment; to communicate clearly and concisely (orally and in writing) issues related to the department, and to organize one’s supervisory and consultant support when needed.
  • Capacity to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals from a wide range of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds; good diagnostic skills and capacity to work with students and volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychotropic medications.
  • Motivated to develop expertise in serving persons with mental illness.
  • Previous experience working with mentally ill individuals preferred.
  • A valid Washington State license as Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse,
  • Valid WA state driver’s license, be insurable and have access to a motor vehicle.
  • 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 #18-010 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

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

Clinicians

posted on January 16, 2018

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-013, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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

Clinicians

posted on January 12, 2018

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Five full time positions, all with Full Time benefits (Seattle). 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.

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: #18-008, #18-009, #17-237,# 17-211 or #17-127, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

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

Clinicians

posted on January 12, 2018

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-007, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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

Mental Health Assistants

posted on January 12, 2018

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ

 

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-012, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 901-2006, or e-mail to

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

Mental Health Assistants

posted on January 12, 2018

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-011, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 901-2006, or e-mail to

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

Clinicians

posted on January 9, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-005 (East) 6400 Southcenter Blvd Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 901-2006 or email:

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provide a full range of case management services to adult clients, to include:
  1. assessing level of functioning;
  2. developing (and updating) comprehensive, insightful treatment plans with long and short term goals based on level of functioning, outcome measures and client needs;
  3. coordinating care with all facets of SMH;
  4. teaching problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills, communication skills, money management and accessing community resources;
  5. providing counseling, individual treatment services and family involvement as necessary;
  6. providing crisis intervention services as necessary;
  7. assisting clients to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services;
  8. inquiring about medication regimes and treatment compliance;
  9. determining and authorizing service level and service package per treatment plan for each client; and
  10. 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 when required by Program Manager.
  • Assist with training of other staff, as directed.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Provide supervision of interns, students and volunteers as necessary.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH

Skills:

  • Skill and experience in working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults and children Good working knowledge of community social service resources for older adults.
  • recognizing signs and symptoms of chemical dependency in individuals Initiation of collegial supervisory and consultative work when needed.
  • 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.

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. 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: Teresa Dye or Alexis Owens, Job #17-222, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Cook – Residential Services Redmond, WA

Administrative

posted on January 2, 2018

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Part time position with part time benefits (Redmond). The Cook prepares meals at one or more residential sites (Chartley House, Avondale & Stillwater) under the guidance of the Kitchen Supervisor.  This is an hourly (non-exempt) position; incumbent is eligible for overtime compensation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepares and serves nutritionally balanced meals twice per day for consumers and staff, following health and safety regulations.
  • Prepares food and supplies food service support to remote sites for consumers and staff, following safety and health regulations.
  • Monitors food portions.
  • Follows recipe cards to prepare meals, increasing or decreasing quantities as necessary.
  • Prepares special menus based on consumer medical needs as directed by Head Cook.
  • Prepares food for special company events as directed by Head Cook.
  • Cleans kitchen as necessary during the work day.
  • Works with consumers in a rehabilitative mode in the absence of Head Cook.
  • Participates in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Participates in at least 24 hours of continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Maintains ethical and competent consumer and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Complies with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, and SMH policies and procedures.
  • Performs all job duties in accordance with OSHA and company-designated safety and health regulations.
  • Performs other duties as 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:

  • Ability to work with individuals with a mental disability.
  • Requires basic food service skills (frying, braising, baking, etc.).
  • Requires ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexible to change.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Demonstrate initiative and be willing to learn new skills.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Prefer one year experience as a cook in an institutional setting.
  • Food Handlers permit, or ability to obtain a permit within 30 days of employment required.

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-004, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Senior Accountant Tukwila, WA

Administrative

posted on January 2, 2018

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Full time position with full time benefits (Tukwila). The employee in this position is responsible for the day-to-day accounting functions and produces financial information in an accurate and timely manner under the direction of the Director of Accounting.  This position requires proactive interaction across the organization as well as precise, detailed hands-on work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain the general ledger, including month-end account reconciliations/closings, and the preparation of monthly financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
  • Generate monthly financial statement packet, prepare variance analysis and narrative, and present packet to the Director of Accounting and the CFO.
  • Generate monthly program financial statements, distribute to program managers, assist program managers in reviewing their financials, make any corrections as needed, and help implement proactive and preventative measures to ensure accuracy.
  • Prepare and record journal entries.
  • Maintain the fixed asset module and prepare related journal entries, schedules, and reconciliations.
  • Manage intercompany transactions and reconciliations.
  • Complete general ledger account reconciliations on a monthly basis. Identify and correct reconciliation issues in a timely manner.
  • Provide various recurring and/or ad hoc financial reports.
  • Ensure the organization is fully prepared for its annual financial audit and participate appropriately throughout the audit.
  • Prepare the annual Form 990 tax filing.
  • File reports with regulatory agencies.
  • Assist with the budgeting process.
  • Act as a technical resource for non-accounting staff.
  • Add vendors and accounts to Microsoft Dynamics GP, noting reasonableness of vendors and appropriateness of accounts.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision, and assigned committees, as required.
  • Maintain current educational/technical skills by taking classes or attending conferences, coordinating with Director of Accounting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Accounting.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Management Reporter or similar software packages.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and Adobe (Acrobat DC).
  • Accuracy in keyboard and ten-key.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, nonprofit accounting, and extensive accounting and analysis experience.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to provide guidance to others involved in a problem-solving process.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, manage multiple duties and priorities, and maintain high standards of accuracy, productivity, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business contracts and/or grants, spreadsheets, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of clinical or technical information and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to utilize strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work comfortably with individuals from varying educational, professional, and economic backgrounds, and work compassionately with individuals who have a mental illness.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business/accounting required.
  • At least five (5) years of broad accounting experience with increasing responsibilities.
  • Designation of CPA preferred.
  • Prior 501(c)(3) nonprofit accounting experience preferred.

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-234, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISe Youth Partner Bellevue, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Peer Specialists

posted on December 21, 2017

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (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.

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 Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-215, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISe Facilitator Bellevue, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Peer Specialists

posted on December 21, 2017

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Bellevue). 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.

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 Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-213, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISe Parent Peer-WRAP Tukwila, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Clinicians

posted on December 21, 2017

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Full Time position with Full Time benefits (Tukwila). 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.

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 Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-214, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) Certification and minimum 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 Mental Health, Attn:  Alexis Owens, Job #17-233, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to  

 

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

Clinicians

posted on December 4, 2017

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

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

Clinicians

posted on November 29, 2017

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinician – Child and Family Services Auburn, WA *** $1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on November 28, 2017

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

Essential Functions:

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 Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-227, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to and

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

Clinicians

posted on November 27, 2017

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Beth Anderson and CC Alexis Owens, Job #17-226 (East) 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to  

Clinician – Sound Solutions (South) Auburn, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Clinicians

posted on November 27, 2017

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Beth Anderson and CC Alexis Owens, Job #17-225 (South) 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to  

Clinician – Sound Solutions (Metro) Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Clinicians

posted on November 27, 2017

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Beth Anderson and CC Alexis Owens, Job #17-224 (Metro) 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to   

 

Full time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). The Clinician – Lead will provide leadership, support and functional administrative supervision to their assigned site. The Clinician –Lead shall assist in consulting with hourly staff and interns/volunteers, and review intake and treatment plans. This individual will also continue primary functions of the Clinician/Case Manager role for their assigned caseload. The Clinician –Lead also provides resources, leadership, and sets an example to other team members.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide a full range of case management services to adult SUD clients, to include:
  • 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,
  • 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;
  • determining and authorizing service level and service package per treatment plan for each client;
  • monitoring utilization of services and the success of outcome measures; and
  • providing skills in group, individual, and family therapy, knowledge of and skill in a range of treatment modalities.
  • Perform reviews of documentation to ensure quality and timeliness of the assigned site. This includes:
  • reviewing diagnosis formulation at intake and reauthorization;
  • developing, reviewing and overseeing implementation of treatment plans;
  • collecting and monitoring completion of reviews and reports; and
  • overseeing follow-up and management of incident reports related to their sites.
  • 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 (50%) for a Lead Clinician position.
  • Handle client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Assist with training of other staff, as directed.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Supervise and participate in the orientation and training of all interns, students and volunteers as necessary.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand and apply recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Supervisory Duties:

  • Site and administrative responsibilities to include providing consultation to hourly staff and interns/volunteers.

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with:

  • A wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults;
  • Communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the individual and/or the family; and
  • Early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment. Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • Knowledge of community mental health systems, SUD systems and resources within King County is highly desirable. Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • A DOH CDP certification 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 60 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: Arden James or Alexis Owens, Job #17-223, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Full time position with full time benefits (Tukwila). The Clinician, Lead is responsible for providing consultation to program staff and other organizations regarding children’s mental health services that are relevant to cultural and ethnic minorities and early intervention. The Clinician, Lead is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention and supportive consultation to child, adolescent and adult family members presenting a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems.  The Clinician, Lead shall assist in consulting hourly staff and interns/volunteers, and review intakes, and treatment plans. The Clinician, Lead is responsible for providing treatment services to consumers who have emotional, mental and/or behavioral problems; and function as senior clinician regarding the treatment of severely traumatized adults/children. Delivery of therapeutic services to adult, child and adolescent family members will be emphasized as well as ongoing consultation and communication with collateral agencies (e.g., schools, caseworkers and other agencies).  The individual in this position will be required to work with Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education, inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities and other child serving agencies in developing holistic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide consultation to staff and organizations regarding culturally relevant adult/children mental health services.
  • Assist in chart reviews as well as reviewing intakes and treatment plans.
  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessments, individual/family and group psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents and their families.
  • Provide intake evaluations and individual and group psychotherapy to families, children and adolescents.
  • Provide individual and family treatment to troubled children and adolescents.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various frames of reference.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans.
  • 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.
  • Perform collateral liaison duties with other community agencies as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Develop working relationships with potential referral sources.
  • 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.
  • 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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position provides consultation to hourly staff and interns/volunteers.

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 degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.
  • Experience in the treatment of severe trauma, physical and sexual abuse and neglect is preferred.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low-income families is required. Because of the nature of the target population she/he should have experience with ethnic/cultural diversity.
  • Must obtain active WA credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, insurable driving record, and reliable transportation.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

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

 

Full time position with full time benefits (Auburn). The Clinician, Lead is responsible for providing consultation to program staff and other organizations regarding children’s mental health services that are relevant to cultural and ethnic minorities and early intervention. The Clinician, Lead is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention and supportive consultation to child, adolescent and adult family members presenting a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems.  The Clinician, Lead shall assist in consulting hourly staff and interns/volunteers, and review intakes, and treatment plans. The Clinician, Lead is responsible for providing treatment services to consumers who have emotional, mental and/or behavioral problems; and function as senior clinician regarding the treatment of severely traumatized adults/children. Delivery of therapeutic services to adult, child and adolescent family members will be emphasized as well as ongoing consultation and communication with collateral agencies (e.g., schools, caseworkers and other agencies).  The individual in this position will be required to work with Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education, inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities and other child serving agencies in developing holistic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide consultation to staff and organizations regarding culturally relevant adult/children mental health services.
  • Assist in chart reviews as well as reviewing intakes and treatment plans.
  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessments, individual/family and group psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents and their families.
  • Provide intake evaluations and individual and group psychotherapy to families, children and adolescents.
  • Provide individual and family treatment to troubled children and adolescents.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various frames of reference.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans.
  • 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.
  • Perform collateral liaison duties with other community agencies as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Develop working relationships with potential referral sources.
  • 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.
  • 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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position provides consultation to hourly staff and interns/volunteers.

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 degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.
  • Experience in the treatment of severe trauma, physical and sexual abuse and neglect is preferred.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low-income families is required. Because of the nature of the target population she/he should have experience with ethnic/cultural diversity.
  • Must obtain active WA credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, insurable driving record, and reliable transportation.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinician – Adult Services Metro Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on November 14, 2017

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-219, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to and

SEP Vocational Specialist Bellevue, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on November 14, 2017

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Nicholas Coniaris or Alexis Owens, Job #17-218, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

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

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posted on October 27, 2017

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Teri McNeely or Alexis Owens, Job #17-206, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to  and

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) Certification and minimum 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.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: John-Paul Sharp or Alexis Owens, Job #17-205, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

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

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posted on October 24, 2017

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). The Clinical Intake Specialist- Adult (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 adults.

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Dana Vaccaro or Alexis Owens, Job #17-182B, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Coordinator – Deaf Services Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on October 20, 2017

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Full time positions, with full time benefits (Seattle). The Coordinator is responsible for clinical and administrative supervision of designated clinical program.  The Coordinator will provide clinical supervision to staff, interns and volunteers.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall management and administration of the program, in conjunction with the Director, Child Specialized Care.
  • Develop short and long range plans for the program in conjunction with the Director, Child Specialized Care.
  • Assist with program budget development and monitoring.
  • 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.
  • Ensure delivery of quality clinical work in the program. Participate on work teams as directed to maintain clinically sound practice in the program.
  • 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, WAC and County mental health guidelines.
  • Carry a caseload, including clients with both outpatient and case management needs, proving direct services as appropriate.
  • Respond to program emergencies as necessary.
  • Lead Symptom Management Group as directed.
  • Monitor tier benefits for program caseload and monitor out-of-county contracts (Compass).
  • Work collaboratively with other systems in joint program development and maintenance in conjunction with the Director, Child Specialized Care.
  • Market program services to Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deaf-Blind communities.
  • Network with other agencies servicing Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deaf-Blind.
  • Attend Hearing Speech and Deafness Center (HSDC) Forum meetings as directed.
  • Attend Cross Cultural Alliance meetings.
  • Maintain relationships with DVR counselors to encourage continuous referrals.
  • Coordinate/schedule ASL interpreter needs for staff meetings/trainings.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other systems and agencies.
  • Provide supervision to clinicians working with Adults and Children and families.
  • Other duties as 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

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 the service delivery system with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals is required in the operation of the program and the maintenance of community relations.
  • Requires fluency in American Sign Language and familiarity with the Deaf culture.
  • 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.
  • Additionally, the individual must possess experience working with ethnically diverse populations from a range of economic backgrounds.

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. Child Mental Health Professional status required. Must have knowledge and training in designated program area, supervision and administration.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Mental Health Professional status required.
  • State licensure (as LMHC, LICSW or LMFT) preferred.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-202, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – Adult Services Metro Seattle, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on October 20, 2017

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Jim Nielson or Alexis Owens, Job #17-201, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to and

Full or part-time psychiatrist position available at Sound Mental Health, a community behavioral health center serving adults, older adults, children, adolescents, deaf individuals,  individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals with substance use disorders and forensic populations in Seattle and surrounding areas.  We offer strengths-based, recovery oriented, evidence-based, multidisciplinary treatment to chronically mentally ill clients in a variety of settings.   Opportunities to supervise medical, nurse-practitioner and PA students are available.  We offer a competitive benefits package including medical and dental insurance (premium paid 100% for full-time employee plus children up to age 26), 401K, 3 weeks of vacation, paid holidays, paid conference days, life insurance and up to a $1500 signing bonus.

Essential functions:

  • Provide psychiatric services through comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment of clients.
  • Prescribe and monitor appropriate psychotropic medications.
  • Provide consultation to non-medical staff and participate in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings.
  • Coordinate with program managers to facilitate integration of medical issues into overall treatment planning.
  • Screen clients for concurrent non-psychiatric medical conditions and refer for appropriate care.
  • Participate in program development as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer.

Qualifications:

  • BC/BE Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy
  • Valid Washington medical license and DEA
  • Ability to be reimbursed for services by Medicare and Medicaid

Experience:

  • Completion of accredited general psychiatry residency or accredited child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Previous experience prescribing psychotropic medications desired, preferably in community behavioral health setting.

Salary:  DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Mary Bartels or Alexis Owens, Job #17-197, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to   or 

Revenue Cycle Specialist – Revenue Cycle/Client Accounts Tukwila, WA

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posted on October 20, 2017

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Full time position with full time benefits (Tukwila). The employee in this position supports the Revenue Cycle in the Finance Department by functioning as a specialist in reimbursement for Sound Mental Health. This role encompasses the entirety of the revenue cycle, from account set-up and eligibility verification to claim errors, corrections, A/R resolution, in-depth denial review and detailed review of client ledgers. This employee is responsible for making claim corrections based on review of 837 compile reports, including voids and refunds as appropriate

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform review and resolution of 837 error reports resulting from both the service batching to King County BHO and the Commercial claims batching done by the billing vendor (Netsmart RCM) on behalf of SMH.
  • Organize and prepare claim denial data and accounts receivable data to report regularly to the Client Financial Services Manager.
  • Research claim denials and make appropriate corrections to claim data that is either initially scrubbed or rejected or denied.
  • Communicate regularly with the billing vendor (Netsmart RCM) via email exchange, FTP site uploads and bi-weekly meetings to ensure timely resolution to claim errors and issues.
  • Accurately set up new client financial eligibility.
  • Accurately enter financial data into the electronic health record.
  • Maintain current, accurate and up-to-date client payor information for the duration of the client’s treatment assuring that proper documentation is obtained.
  • Assist clinical staff in maintaining accurate client financial records.
  • Field customer service questions, both externally (from clients) and internally (from other SMH staff), relating to insurance coverage and benefits.
  • Run eligibility verification reports and complete corresponding updates in a timely manner.
  • Provide coverage for other team members’ work duties as needed for vacation and sick leave.
  • Sort and file all correspondence.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision, and assigned committees, as required.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state, and county laws and regulations and SMH policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job duties in accordance with OSHA and company-designated safety regulations.
  • Ensure that audit standards are met with regard to client financial records and assist in annual audit.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Client Financial Services Manager.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Revenue cycle experience required.
  • Knowledge of 837 compile error reports and claim correction research is required.
  • Experience researching complex denial issues and bringing forth resolution.
  • Experience working with a third-party billing vendor is preferred.
  • Experience with insurance sites – Provider One and other Commercial payors preferred.
  • Experience using an electronic health record (EHR) – Netsmart Avatar preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of insurance benefit terminology and medical billing concepts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Strong attention to detail and work accuracy.
  • Accuracy in keyboard and ten-key.
  • Experience with automated accounting systems and Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Ability to plan and schedule work assignments with high work volume.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, manage multiple duties and priorities, and maintain high standards for accuracy, productivity and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work comfortably with individuals from varying educational, professional, and economic backgrounds, and work compassionately with individuals who have a mental illness.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate’s degree in business/accounting preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of related experience preferred.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Jennifer Rustan and   Alexis Owens, Job #17-198, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

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

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posted on October 6, 2017

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

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

Clinicians

posted on October 6, 2017

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

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

Clinicians

posted on September 22, 2017

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ 

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

 

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

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

Nursing Services

posted on January 11, 2017

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

Salary = DOQ.

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

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

Salary = DOQ.

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

 

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

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

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ph. – (206) 302-2200, TTY – (206) 302-2209

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