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At Sound, We help people live better lives!

We strive every day to have a diverse and inclusive organization.  This is a must for any applicant we seek to join our team.  We hope this is important to you too.  Having the mindfulness to see our clients individually and not with judgment is how we have successfully treated over 22,000 clients a year.  If this is something you can “Stand For” then we hope you apply.  One of the new ways at Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better serve.  We won’t stop there as we need team members who will assist in continuing our growth and always being at the forefront of healthcare. 

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

Our Team Members Deliver World-Class Care By………..

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

The Perks Of Sound

  • 100% Paid Medical & Dental Insurance,
  • Paid Life insurance
  • 3 Weeks of Paid Rest and Relaxation (Vacation)
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Sound retirement plan:
    401(k) plan (organization contribution) – Sound contributes 3% to employee’s plan even if you don’t.  Team members are 100% vested
    Sick Leave Conversion Program
  • Paid Training

Come Start Your New Career with Sound  Apply Today!  

 

 

Supervisor – Adult Services Bellevue, WA

Management

posted on May 31, 2019

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Full  time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Adult Services Supervisor is responsible for clinical and administrative supervision of the program, under the direction of the Program Manager. The Supervisor provides direct comprehensive services to organization clients and contracted organizations and assists clients and team members in addressing and stabilizing situations involving behavioral health disorders, through the provision of a full range of clinical services. The Supervisor also serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provides clinical supervision to team members and interns.
  • Assists in the hiring process, and trains and supervises clinical team member and interns, under the direction of the Program Manager.
  • Reviews and assure that all required clinical documentation is completed in a thorough and timely manner and per organization standards.
  • Provides clinical services to clients, which include but not limited to:
    • Mental Assessments and evaluations per required level of care.
    • Lethality and risk assessments.
    • Coordinates care with all facets of Sound.
    • Teaches problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills, communication skills and money management; and accessing community resources.
    • Provides counseling, individual treatment services and coordination with family, when indicated.
    • Provides crisis intervention services as necessary.
    • Assists clients to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services.
    • Inquires about medication regimes and treatment compliance.
  • Monitors utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Advocates for clients, coordinating and referring for services with other community agencies.
  • Handles client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Provides consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Assists with monitoring program revenues and expenses and ensures compliance with funding requirements such as authorizations, timelines, medical necessity and billing.
  • Attends and participates in management meetings, work groups, organization program audits and accreditation activities as a member of Sound management team.
  • Performs other duties as needed and/or assigned by the Program Manager.

Team Member Supervision:

  • Selects, trains, supervises, and provides ongoing support to assigned new team members.
  • Plans, assigns, and directs work; supervises daily activities of assigned team members as needed.
  • Manages performance, including conducting Catalytic Coaching, providing coaching and recognition, addressing complaints and resolving problems, and taking corrective action as necessary.

Skills:

  • Demonstrates supervisory and leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrate skills and experiences in working with a wide range of behavioral health disorders
  • Understands recovery concepts in behavioral health; synthesizes and applies, as appropriate to their work at Sound.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills at presenting problems and communicating effectively with collateral organizations having contact with the individual and/or the family
  • Ability to demonstrate skills at early intervention and prevention as well as evidence-based effective treatment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well independently, as necessary.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable. Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field (MSW, MS, MA), with a strong emphasis in working with families and community organizations.
  • A minimum of two years of clinical experience as a clinician and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment along with supervision experience.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) designation.
  • Washington State licensure LICSW or LMHC.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record.

Salary = DOQ

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

Supervisor – Facilities Tukwila, WA

Management

posted on May 24, 2019

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The Supervisor – Facilities is responsible for the overall coordination of maintenance and repair activities for the organization, functioning in all regions (such as Metro, East or South).  Assist the Facilities Manager in daily operations, completion of work orders and projects, coordinate maintenance work assignments and outsource janitorial services as directed when required.  Coordinate preventive maintenance tasks and out-source services related to facilities.  Ensure the safety of the maintenance activities and maintenance areas of Sound Mental Health facilities while practicing accepted safety standards set forth by State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries. This position has supervisory aspects in addition to staff duties and requires skills related to all maintenance activities, equipment and operations.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure all Sound and related properties leased and owned are maintained at or above organizational standards while adhering to all federal, state, county and city ordinances codes and safety regulations/requirements.
  • Coordinate and execute preventive maintenance and repair to facilities in all divisions as required.
  • Assist and coordinate maintenance staff activities as directed by Facilities Manager as needed.
  • Control tool inventory and supplies on work sites.
  • Ensure purchases transacted by Facilities Department are accounted for and used as intended for agency improvement or repair at all work sites.
  • Conduct routine inspections of property as directed by Facilities Manager.
  • Ensure quality control measures are observed and adhered to at all work sites.
  • Assist Facilities Manager in providing equipment and supplies for maintenance and operations.
  • Coordinate and execute work orders and activities appropriately to ensure program functions are not disrupted/interrupted by maintenance staff activities whenever possible.
  • Report all staff discipline issues to the Facilities Manager if necessary or when there is an issue relating to work performance including issues disruptive to team performance.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position has supervisory aspects in addition to staff duties, which require the Coordinator to work with the facilities maintenance team in all areas of building maintenance and facilities projects.
  • This position does not include or require staff discipline actions.  Staff discipline is the responsibility of the Facilities Manager and Senior Management.

Skills:

  • The Supervisor – Facilities should possess good working knowledge of construction, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, painting and plumbing skills, general safety – life/safety systems and practices related to facilities maintenance/operations.
  • Working knowledge in operations of building equipment, systems and tools is required.
  • This position must possess strong communication and leadership skills to enable/coordinate facilities activities and projects scheduling.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate/GED, and at least 5 to 10 years’ experience in facilities maintenance and housing restoration is required.
  • Three years supervisory or lead experience preferred.
  • Must obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within 30 days of hire
  • WDL, insurable driving record and reliable transportation necessary

 

Salary = DOQ

 

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

 

 

Manager – Safety and Emergency Management Tukwila, WA

Management

posted on May 24, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila).  The Safety and Emergency Manager (EM) is responsible for operational oversight of the Emergency Management team, and the Response Teams. The EM promotes the development of staff and community members through safety trainings, continual work on projects emergency and disaster response. The EM works to bolster staff, client and visitor resiliency at the organizational level. The EM coordinates Sound’s Response Teams and coordinates all disaster response or emergency management activities in the event of a disaster, including ordering of evacuations and implementing response plans.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Safety and Emergency Response

  • Maintains coordination with local, county and state governmental departments and agencies, during any type of emergency.
  • Collaborates with other emergency management personnel when preparing for, responding to, or recovering from disasters.
  • Provides support to, and develops liaisons with, other agencies, organizations or companies involved in developing disaster preparedness programs.
  • Develops and coordinates mutual aid agreements with other agencies and adjacent cities near Sound.
  • Through coordination with the Seattle/King County Public Health continues to develop, assess and implement the King County Disaster Behavior Health Plan.
  • Collaborates with local police, emergency management personnel, and other government officials related to crisis and disaster response.

Safety and Emergency Management Program Development

  • Develops an effective emergency program and serves as the key leader in planning, coordination of emergency operations, community liaison to build the emergency program, and supporter of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts
  • Develops and maintains all safety and emergency resources, agency wide.
  • Program management of the Response Teams providing leadership, direction and program supervision.
  • Develops, updates and maintains the All-Hazards Disaster / Business Continuity Plan, Emergency Communications Plan – Emergency Alert System, Emergency Procedures, Fire and Building Primary and Secondary Evacuations, Active Threat/Shooter Plan, and all other related emergency plans and all other related policies and procedures
  • Develops, updates, and presents all CARF related, accrediting information during CARF tri-annual survey.
  • Fosters a culture of safety with a whole community and all-hazards approach.
  • Implements Sound’s yearly Safety Awareness Program to meet or exceed accreditation standards and requirements.
  • Prepares and manages the Emergency Management Program budget.
  • Serves as the lead on the Threat Management Team.

Safety and Emergency Management Training

  • Develops ongoing, multi-disciplinary safety trainings for Sound and community partners.
  • Provides training and education on safety, emergency management procedures, and plans.
  • Designs, coordinates and implements agency-wide and site-specific training on safety, and emergency management.
  • Designs, coordinates, and implements emergency management plans, procedures, training, and exercises for internal and external events.

SKILLS:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure, and think and respond quickly in emergency situations.
  • Preferred certification in Critical Incident Response
  • Preferred certification in FEMA – Exercise Design, Curriculum design, and Training development
  • Strong situational awareness skills, with problem-solving capacity, critical thinking skills, creativity, empathy and emotional resilience.
  • Ability to manage high stress situations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and personal interaction skills, with an emphasis on customer service and support.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, with the ability to provide guidance to others involved in a problem-solving process.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA requirements that pertain to client information and client privacy.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with employees at all levels, clients, and vendors, and with varying educational, ethnic, professional and economic backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook; experience with Sound’s Incident Reporting system
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills, with the ability to delegate, monitor, mentor, and asses, and to model appropriate behavior for team members.
  • Ability to develop and present effective training to various audiences.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, manage multiple duties and priorities, and maintain high standards for accuracy, productivity, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team, leading within the scope of the position and contributing whenever possible.
  • Washington state driver’s license and satisfactory driving record; personal vehicle with valid insurance for company business.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Selects, trains, supervises, and provides ongoing support to new team members.
  • Plans, assigns, and directs work; supervises daily activities of assigned team members as needed.
  • Manages performance, including conducting Catalytic Coaching, providing coaching and recognition, addressing complaints and resolving problems, and taking corrective action as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in, Safety, Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness, or related field required.
  • Extensive emergency and disaster management experience.
  • Extensive experience in threat management, threat assessment and threat identification coursework within six (6) months of hire.
  • Experience in working with the chronically mentally ill population and community agencies required.
  • Certification as a safety trainer and emergency management credentialing preferred.
  • Must successfully complete Incident Command Systems (ICS) 100, 200 and 700 coursework within six (6) months of hire.
  • Must successfully complete FEMA’s Professional Development Program coursework within six (6) months of hire.

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinician – Child and Family Services Auburn, WA

Clinicians

posted on May 24, 2019

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Two full time positions, all with full time benefits (Auburn). Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive consultation to child, adolescent, and adult family members presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders. Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, school, and community, to child, adolescent, and adult family members will be emphasized, including ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies (schools, agencies, caseworkers, etc.). The individual in this position will be required to work with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education (school), inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

  • Provide intake evaluations.
  • Provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy treatment to children and adolescents, adults, and family members.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various clinical orientations and modalities.
  • Ensure the safety and privacy of the client in the office, school, or community.
  • Maintain ethical, competent, and healthy client relationships, communication skills, and boundaries.
  • Develop and implement effective interventions, treatment plans, and session preparation time, individualized to address client’s current and long term needs.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and establish a working relationship with client’s family. Promote family/caregiver involvement.
  • Coordinate case management services in a family focused, strength based manner.
  • Collaborate with client’s identified supports.
  • Maintain an emphasis on diversity as support for client.
  • Develop culturally sensitive treatment plans and collaboration in support of client and client’s family.
  • Collaborate with multiple systems.
  • Attend meetings in school and community as support to client.
  • Consult with schools to identify a low academic disruption session time to meet with client.
  • Collaborate with school staff, community agency staff, and office staff as support to client.
  • Collaborate with applicable community agencies and community partners as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Address client grievances and assist in implementing the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Follow crisis management procedures in support of client, including appropriate interventions and hospitalizations.
  • Transport clients at multiple sites in community and at schools.

Case Management:

  • Prepare necessary written reports, summaries, and progress notes as dictated by agency policy, to be a part of clinical records.
  • Provide all applicable case management services.
  • Complete all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Perform periodic reviews of documentation (paperwork) on a regular basis when required by Program Manager or when need arises (self-audit).
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Maintain SMH productivity expectations and standards.
  • Maintain Psych-Consult training and required Essential Learning Courses.

Internal Agency Collaboration:

  • Maintain ethical and competent peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Provide support of SMH staff as needed, building and creating positive, professional relationships within the work environment.
  • Provide support of interns, students, and volunteers as necessary.
  • Notify office staff, Program Manager, and Coordinator of any schedule changes.
  • Maintain internal consistency between SMH sites and programs.

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

  • Maintain a positive, ethical, and professional working relationship with community, government agencies, and other professionals.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with potential referral sources.

Professional and Ethical Conduct:

  • Meet agency productivity standards. Productivity expectations will be determined at time of employment and at yearly reviews.
  • Participate in staff meetings and assigned committees, as requested.
  • Participate in individual supervision and group supervision as scheduled.
  • Develop and maintain professional time management, organization skills, reliability, flexibility, and accountability. Enter your regular schedule consistently in Psych Consult.
  • Maintain conduct according to relevant WAC codes and ethical standards.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations.
  • Comply with all SMH policies and procedures.
  • Comply with, have knowledge of, and be familiar with all SMH safety regulations and protocol, establishing boundaries and rules when necessary.
  • Follow SMH safety protocol when driving clients.

Professional Development:

  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Participate in agency offered trainings.
  • Working toward licensure is strongly encouraged.
  • Pursuing specialized training in various clinical areas of interest is encouraged.
  • Maintain required CEU totals to retain current professional licensure.
  • Maintain all necessary fees to retain current professional licensure.
  • Employee may be requested to work toward CDP certification.

Skills:

  • Skill and experience in working with
    • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children;
    • the presenting problems of the entire family unit;
    • individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
    • communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the child and/or the family; and
    • early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment.
  • Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • A willingness to work some early evening hours is necessary. Knowledge of community mental health systems, the public schools, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and resources within Seattle is highly desirable.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low-income families is required. Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) credentialing will be required for this job. The Clinician must either be enrolled in a SUD program, or be willing to work toward a CDP or CDPT credential upon hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

 

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinician – Adult Services BA or MA Level Seattle, WA

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posted on May 17, 2019

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Two Full Time positions, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Adult Services Clinician works with a variety of clients with behavioral health disorders and assist them in becoming as healthy and engaged as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles.  Counsels and provides crisis intervention for patients, including assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems. Participates as a member of multi­disciplinary team and may assist patients in treatment planning.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides direct services and/or internal and external organization referrals for clients.
  • Develops treatment plans and maintains accurate and timely clinical records according to organization policy.
  • Performs outreaches/services to community locations to engage clients in care.
  • Prepares necessary reports, summaries and progress notes, and incorporates into clinical records.
  • Performs consultations and liaison duties with other agencies and resources on behalf of the client.
  • Assists client to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services.
  • Monitors medication regimes and treatment compliance.
  • Monitors utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Participates in team member meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
  • Participates in ongoing program development and assessment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Understands the principles of individual therapy, group therapy and/or case management approach to providing services.
  • Possesses strong working knowledge of the mental and/or behavioral health and support resources of King County, and is familiar with state and local health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical services mandates.
  • Understands recovery concepts in behavioral health; synthesizes and applies, as appropriate to their work at Sound.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly, and to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, while simultaneously managing crises.
  • Able to demonstrate the capacity to appreciate and work well with the complex and diverse population.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Masters degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field, with a strong emphasis on working with families and community agencies.
  • CDP/T preferred
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment plans,
  • Washington State LICSW or LMHC licensure, preferred.
  • Required Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must successfully pass our background check.

 

Salary=DOQ

 

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

Supervisor – Forensics Seattle, WA

Management

posted on May 17, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We are searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we are making in the future. The Forensic Services Supervisor specializes in working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Manage and monitor the coordination with many outside systems including criminal justice entities (facilities, courts, probation, Department of Corrections etc.), community human services providers, DSHS and SSA, and any other systems identified by the needs assessment to serve each individual.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provides clinical supervision to team members and interns.
  • Assists in the hiring process, and trains and supervises clinical team member and interns, under the direction of the Program Manager.
  • Reviews and assure that all required clinical documentation is completed in a thorough and timely manner and per organization standards.
  • Provides clinical services to clients, which include but not limited to:
    • Mental Assessments and evaluations per required level of care.
  • Lethality and risk assessments.
    • Coordinates care with all facets of Sound.
    • Teaches problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills, communication skills and money management; and accessing community resources.
    • Provides counseling, individual treatment services and coordination with family, when indicated.
    • Provides crisis intervention services as necessary.
    • Assists clients to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services.
    • Inquires about medication regimes and treatment compliance.
  • Monitors utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Advocates for clients, coordinating and referring for services with other community agencies.
  • Handles client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Provides consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Assists with monitoring program revenues and expenses and ensures compliance with funding requirements such as authorizations, timelines, medical necessity and billing.
  • Attends and participates in management meetings, work groups, organization program audits and accreditation activities as a member of Sound management team.
  • Performs other duties as needed and/or assigned by the Program Manager.

Team Member Supervision:

  • Selects, trains, supervises, and provides ongoing support to assigned new team members.
  • Plans, assigns, and directs work; supervises daily activities of assigned team members as needed.
  • Manages performance, including conducting Catalytic Coaching, providing coaching and recognition, addressing complaints and resolving problems, and taking corrective action as necessary.

Skills:

  • Ability to demonstrate supervisory and leadership abilities.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills and experiences in working with a wide range of behavioral health disorders
  • Understands recovery concepts in behavioral health; synthesizes and applies, as appropriate to their work at Sound.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills at presenting problems and communicating effectively with collateral organizations having contact with the individual and/or the family
  • Ability to demonstrate skills at early intervention and prevention as well as evidence-based effective treatment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well independently, as necessary.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable. Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field (MSW, MS, MA), with a strong emphasis in working with families and community organizations.
  • A minimum of two years of clinical experience as a clinician and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment
  • Supervision experience preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) designation.
  • Washington State licensure LICSW or LMHC.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record.

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinician – Forensics – MA or BA Level Seattle, WA

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posted on May 10, 2019

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Full time position, with Full Time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Forensic Clinician/Case Manager works with adult clients who have a mental illness/chemical dependency and assists them in becoming as independent as possible in the community.  The clients are involved in multi systems and through the provision of a full range of case management services and service coordination, the Forensic Clinician/Case Manager assists clients in setting and attaining short and long term goals.  The Forensic Clinician/Case Manager also serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.  There must be good communication with the criminal justice system in working with their clients.

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Recruitment@Sound.Health

Certified Peer Counselor – Supported Housing Seattle, WA

Peer Specialists

posted on May 10, 2019

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Part time position, with part time benefits (Seattle). Peers who work alongside professional staff provide living proof that recovery is possible. Peers providing a living example of hope for others living with mental illness. Peers’ personal experiences can be a valuable asset to the clinical team. When they add their first-person knowledge and their stories of recovery top the service mix, services are enhanced and extended, as well as infused with hope and self-determination.

Peer specialists provide flexible services that are customized to the needs of the individual and that allow the peer to act as a role model of recovery.  Peer specialists assist professionals in the delivery of conventional mental health services and a complementary service model built on principles of mutuality, empowerment, and informality.

The Peer Specialist works with adult and senior clients who have a mental illness and chemical dependency are who are in supportive housing. Supports and provides direct therapeutic services with supervision of therapist/case manager.  Also provides services to adults and seniors who require additional supervision in lieu of hospitalization; or to maintain success at home or in social activities.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for assisting therapist/case manager in assessment, development and implementing individual therapeutic and behavioral programs for consumers, i.e.:
    • crisis intervention,
    • individual and/or group treatment with staff supervision,
    • co-supervision of clients in homes,
    • socialization and recreational experiences,
    • culturally relevant experiences,
    • assistance in implementing behavior modification programs,
    • advocacy in treatment and support,
    • attendance of TTA supervision and staffing meetings,
    • assist in developing treatment plans,
    • complete required paperwork,
    • crisis stabilization (including suicide watch, monitoring risk).
  • Provide case management and clinical services to clients in coordination with therapist/case manager.
  • Provide WRAP facilitation to clients, as appropriate
  • 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.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • 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:

It is essential that the applicant has an ability and desire to learn and work with:

  • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults and seniors,
  • the presenting problems of the entire family unit,
  • effective communication with collateral agencies having contact with the consumer, and
  • ethnic minority and low-income families as well as knowledge and awareness of cultural relevancy and issues.

The complexity of multiple problems often presented necessitates an eclectic treatment model.  The ability to understand family systems and to implement behavior management approaches is essential.  A thorough knowledge of human development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is recommended.  Knowledge of cultural relevancy and experience working with low-income families as well as the ability to work well under supervision and on a team is required.

Qualifications:

  • Peer Support Specialist: A paraprofessional who is a consumer of mental health services (or a parent of a child receiving mental health services) who receives training and supervision by a mental health professional, and provides support to peers all according to the King County Standards for Peer Support Services.
  • Related experience required. AA degree, computer proficiency and/or Certified Peer Counselor preferred.

 

Salary = DOQ.

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

 

Clinician – Intensive Supportive Housing – MA Level Tukwila, WA

Clinicians

posted on May 10, 2019

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Full Time position with full time benefits (Tukwila). The Clinician 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 multiple systems and through the provision of a full range of case management services, supportive housing 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.  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 Coordinator 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

Skills:

  • Expertise with Co-Occurring disorders and Forensic background is a necessary part of the job; individuals who do not have this experience upon hire will be trained.
  • Understanding of case management approaches to provide services to a chronic population.
  • Good working knowledge of community and social service resources. Familiarity with state and local mental health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical service mandates.
  • Capacity to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals.
  • Good diagnostic assessment skills.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Courts, Jail systems and Offender dynamics essential.

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
  • MHP status required.
  • 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, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to recruitment@sound.health

WISE Parent Partner Tukwila, WA

Clinicians

Peer Specialists

posted on May 10, 2019

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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.

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • GED or high school equivalent required, or actively pursuing.
  • Experience with system advocacy for own family or others, and willingness to partner.
  • Must be a parent or caregiver of a child/youth who is or has been involved in the systems of care.
  • Must have experience with severely emotionally disturbed children/youth.
  • Must have a parent’s perspective and the intimate knowledge of the expectations and range of experiences of parents and caregivers of children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Washington State Peer Counselor Certification or the ability/availability to begin the certification process within the first year of employment. Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

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

 

Supervisor – Older Adults MA w/ Licensure Seattle, WA

Management

posted on May 10, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We are searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we are making in the future. The Older Adult Services Supervisor specializes in working with Geriatric clients.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provides clinical supervision to team members and interns.
  • Assists in the hiring process, and trains and supervises clinical team member and interns, under the direction of the Program Manager.
  • Reviews and assure that all required clinical documentation is completed in a thorough and timely manner and per organization standards.
  • Provides clinical services to clients, which include but not limited to:
    • Mental Assessments and evaluations per required level of care.
  • Lethality and risk assessments.
    • Coordinates care with all facets of Sound.
    • Teaches problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills, communication skills and money management; and accessing community resources.
    • Provides counseling, individual treatment services and coordination with family, when indicated.
    • Provides crisis intervention services as necessary.
    • Assists clients to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services.
    • Inquires about medication regimes and treatment compliance.
  • Monitors utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Advocates for clients, coordinating and referring for services with other community agencies.
  • Handles client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Provides consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Assists with monitoring program revenues and expenses and ensures compliance with funding requirements such as authorizations, timelines, medical necessity and billing.
  • Attends and participates in management meetings, work groups, organization program audits and accreditation activities as a member of Sound management team.
  • Performs other duties as needed and/or assigned by the Program Manager.

Team Member Supervision:

  • Selects, trains, supervises, and provides ongoing support to assigned new team members.
  • Plans, assigns, and directs work; supervises daily activities of assigned team members as needed.
  • Manages performance, including conducting Catalytic Coaching, providing coaching and recognition, addressing complaints and resolving problems, and taking corrective action as necessary.

Skills:

  • Ability to demonstrate supervisory and leadership abilities.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills and experiences in working with a wide range of behavioral health disorders
  • Understands recovery concepts in behavioral health; synthesizes and applies, as appropriate to their work at Sound.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills at presenting problems and communicating effectively with collateral organizations having contact with the individual and/or the family
  • Ability to demonstrate skills at early intervention and prevention as well as evidence-based effective treatment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well independently, as necessary.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable. Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field (MSW, MS, MA), with a strong emphasis in working with families and community organizations.
  • A minimum of two years of clinical experience as a clinician and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment
  • Designation as a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist highly preferred.
  • Supervision experience preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) designation.
  • Washington State licensure LICSW or LMHC.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record.

Salary = DOQ

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

Adult Psychiatrist or ARNP Auburn WA **Full Time**

Medical Services

posted on May 10, 2019

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We are seeking an Adult Psychiatrist or ARNP to work full time (40 hours/week) with full time benefits (Auburn). 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.

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

Essential Functions:

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

Clinician – Child and Family Services MA Level Bellevue, WA

Clinicians

posted on May 10, 2019

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Full Time position, with Full Time benefits (Bellevue). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive consultation to child, adolescent, and adult family members presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders. Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, school, and community, to child, adolescent, and adult family members will be emphasized, including ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies (schools, agencies, caseworkers, etc.). The individual in this position will be required to work with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education (school), inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

  • Provide intake evaluations.
  • Provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy treatment to children and adolescents, adults, and family members.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various clinical orientations and modalities.
  • Ensure the safety and privacy of the client in the office, school, or community.
  • Maintain ethical, competent, and healthy client relationships, communication skills, and boundaries.
  • Develop and implement effective interventions, treatment plans, and session preparation time, individualized to address client’s current and long term needs.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and establish a working relationship with client’s family. Promote family/caregiver involvement.
  • Coordinate case management services in a family focused, strength based manner.
  • Collaborate with client’s identified supports.
  • Maintain an emphasis on diversity as support for client.
  • Develop culturally sensitive treatment plans and collaboration in support of client and client’s family.
  • Collaborate with multiple systems.
  • Attend meetings in school and community as support to client.
  • Consult with schools to identify a low academic disruption session time to meet with client.
  • Collaborate with school staff, community agency staff, and office staff as support to client.
  • Collaborate with applicable community agencies and community partners as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Address client grievances and assist in implementing the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Follow crisis management procedures in support of client, including appropriate interventions and hospitalizations.
  • Transport clients at multiple sites in community and at schools.

Case Management:

  • Prepare necessary written reports, summaries, and progress notes as dictated by agency policy, to be a part of clinical records.
  • Provide all applicable case management services.
  • Complete all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Perform periodic reviews of documentation (paperwork) on a regular basis when required by Program Manager or when need arises (self-audit).
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Maintain SMH productivity expectations and standards.
  • Maintain Psych-Consult training and required Essential Learning Courses.

Internal Agency Collaboration:

  • Maintain ethical and competent peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Provide support of SMH staff as needed, building and creating positive, professional relationships within the work environment.
  • Provide support of interns, students, and volunteers as necessary.
  • Notify office staff, Program Manager, and Coordinator of any schedule changes.
  • Maintain internal consistency between SMH sites and programs.

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

  • Maintain a positive, ethical, and professional working relationship with community, government agencies, and other professionals.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with potential referral sources.

Professional and Ethical Conduct:

  • Meet agency productivity standards. Productivity expectations will be determined at time of employment and at yearly reviews.
  • Participate in staff meetings and assigned committees, as requested.
  • Participate in individual supervision and group supervision as scheduled.
  • Develop and maintain professional time management, organization skills, reliability, flexibility, and accountability. Enter your regular schedule consistently in Psych Consult.
  • Maintain conduct according to relevant WAC codes and ethical standards.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations.
  • Comply with all SMH policies and procedures.
  • Comply with, have knowledge of, and be familiar with all SMH safety regulations and protocol, establishing boundaries and rules when necessary.
  • Follow SMH safety protocol when driving clients.

Professional Development:

  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Participate in agency offered trainings.
  • Working toward licensure is strongly encouraged.
  • Pursuing specialized training in various clinical areas of interest is encouraged.
  • Maintain required CEU totals to retain current professional licensure.
  • Maintain all necessary fees to retain current professional licensure.
  • Employee may be requested to work toward CDP certification.

Skills:

  • Skill and experience in working with
    • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children;
    • the presenting problems of the entire family unit;
    • individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
    • communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the child and/or the family; and
    • early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment.
  • Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • A willingness to work some early evening hours is necessary. Knowledge of community mental health systems, the public schools, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and resources within Seattle is highly desirable.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adolescents, children, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with children and adolescents and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment of multi-problem families is preferred.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low-income families is required. Because of the nature of the target population, experience with ethnic/cultural diversity is preferred.
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) credentialing will be required for this job. The Clinician must either be enrolled in a SUD program, or be willing to work toward a CDP or CDPT credential upon hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

 

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-146, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Recruitment@Sound.Health

 

Clinician – Child and Family Services MA Level Tukwila, WA

Clinicians

posted on May 10, 2019

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Five full time positions, both with full time benefits (Tukwila). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive consultation to child, adolescent, and adult family members presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders. Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, school, and community, to child, adolescent, and adult family members will be emphasized, including ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies (schools, agencies, caseworkers, etc.). The individual in this position will be required to work with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), education (school), inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic plans to maintain children and adolescents with significant mental health problems in the community.

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

  • Provide intake evaluations.
  • Provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy treatment to children and adolescents, adults, and family members.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various clinical orientations and modalities.
  • Ensure the safety and privacy of the client in the office, school, or community.
  • Maintain ethical, competent, and healthy client relationships, communication skills, and boundaries.
  • Develop and implement effective interventions, treatment plans, and session preparation time, individualized to address client’s current and long term needs.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and establish a working relationship with client’s family. Promote family/caregiver involvement.
  • Coordinate case management services in a family focused, strength based manner.
  • Collaborate with client’s identified supports.
  • Maintain an emphasis on diversity as support for client.
  • Develop culturally sensitive treatment plans and collaboration in support of client and client’s family.
  • Collaborate with multiple systems.
  • Attend meetings in school and community as support to client.
  • Consult with schools to identify a low academic disruption session time to meet with client.
  • Collaborate with school staff, community agency staff, and office staff as support to client.
  • Collaborate with applicable community agencies and community partners as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Address client grievances and assist in implementing the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Follow crisis management procedures in support of client, including appropriate interventions and hospitalizations.
  • Transportation essential to work with clients at multiple sites in community and at schools.

Case Management:

  • Prepare necessary written reports, summaries, and progress notes as dictated by agency policy, to be a part of clinical records.
  • Provide all applicable case management services.
  • Complete all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Perform periodic reviews of documentation (paperwork) on a regular basis when required by Program Manager or when need arises (self-audit).
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
  • Maintain Sound’s 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 Sound’s 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 Sound’s sites and programs.

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

  • Maintain a positive, ethical, and professional working relationship with community, government agencies, and other professionals.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with potential referral sources.

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with

  • A wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children;
  • Individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
  • Communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the child and/or the family; and
  • Early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment.  Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • Knowledge of community mental health systems, the public schools, the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and resources within Seattle is highly desirable.

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ

 

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

 

 

Clinician – CNP M.A. Level Seattle, WA

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posted on May 10, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services) Clinician works with a variety of clients with behavioral health disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities and assists them in becoming as healthy and engaged as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles. 

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provides assessment, direct services and/or internal and external organization referrals for clients.
  • Develops client assessments and treatment plans and maintains accurate and timely clinical records according to organization policy.
  • Develops Comprehensive Service Evaluations, Cross-Systems Crisis Prevention and Intervention Plans, intake/assessments, admission/discharge summaries for system partners, respite providers, inpatient hospital admissions, and other related documentation.
  • Prepares necessary reports, summaries and progress notes, and incorporates into clinical records.
  • Performs consultation and liaison duties with other agencies and resources on behalf of the client.
  • Assists client to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services.
  • Monitors medication regimes and treatment compliance.
  • Monitors utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Conducts case presentations.
  • Ensures the coordination of support meetings and cross-systems crisis plan development for individuals enrolled with this need.
  • Provides outreach visits to the individuals’ home, day and vocational settings regularly.
  • Participates in team member meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
  • Participates in ongoing program development and assessment.
  • Provides on-call support on a rotational basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Understands the concepts of individual and Group therapy evidenced-based practices to provide services.
  • Possesses strong working knowledge of the mental and/or behavioral health and support resources of King County, and is familiar with state and local health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical services mandates.
  • Understands recovery concepts in behavioral health; synthesizes and applies, as appropriate to their work at Sound.
  • Understands how to use ecomaps as part of systemic analysis and provides consultation to systems and teams as needed using best practices.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide supervision to interns, students, and/or volunteers, as well as credentialed supervision to team members for licensure.
  • Successfully completes twenty (20) hours of training on mental health aspects of IDD within six (6) months of employment, and demonstrates competency with Community Protection standards, positive behavioral support training, and other aspects of IDD as required by various contracts and job duties.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly, and to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, while simultaneously managing crises.
  • Ability to demonstrate the capacity to appreciate and work well with the complex and diverse population.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field (MSW, MS, MA)
  • Two years of clinical experience as a clinician or case manager.
  • Demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) designation.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Washington State licensure as LICSW or LMHC preferred.

Salary = DOQ

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

 

Certified Peer Counselor – Homeless Services Tukwila, WA

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posted on May 10, 2019

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Part time position, with part time benefits (Tukwila). Peers who work alongside professional staff provide living proof that recovery is possible. Peers providing a living example of hope for others living with mental illness. Peers’ personal experiences can be a valuable asset to the clinical team. When they add their first-person knowledge and their stories of recovery top the service mix, services are enhanced and extended, as well as infused with hope and self-determination.

Peer specialists provide flexible services that are customized to the needs of the individual and that allow the peer to act as a role model of recovery.  Peer specialists assist professionals in the delivery of conventional mental health services and a complementary service model built on principles of mutuality, empowerment, and informality.

The Peer Specialist works with adult and senior clients who have a mental illness and chemical dependency are who are in supportive housing. Supports and provides direct therapeutic services with supervision of therapist/case manager.  Also provides services to adults and seniors who require additional supervision in lieu of hospitalization; or to maintain success at home or in social activities.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for assisting therapist/case manager in assessment, development and implementing individual therapeutic and behavioral programs for consumers, i.e.:
    • crisis intervention,
    • individual and/or group treatment with staff supervision,
    • co-supervision of clients in homes,
    • socialization and recreational experiences,
    • culturally relevant experiences,
    • assistance in implementing behavior modification programs,
    • advocacy in treatment and support,
    • attendance of TTA supervision and staffing meetings,
    • assist in developing treatment plans,
    • complete required paperwork,
    • crisis stabilization (including suicide watch, monitoring risk).
  • Provide case management and clinical services to clients in coordination with therapist/case manager.
  • Provide WRAP facilitation to clients, as appropriate
  • 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.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • 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:

It is essential that the applicant has an ability and desire to learn and work with:

  • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults and seniors,
  • the presenting problems of the entire family unit,
  • effective communication with collateral agencies having contact with the consumer, and
  • ethnic minority and low-income families as well as knowledge and awareness of cultural relevancy and issues.

The complexity of multiple problems often presented necessitates an eclectic treatment model.  The ability to understand family systems and to implement behavior management approaches is essential.  A thorough knowledge of human development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is recommended.  Knowledge of cultural relevancy and experience working with low-income families as well as the ability to work well under supervision and on a team is required.

Qualifications:

  • Peer Support Specialist: A paraprofessional who is a consumer of mental health services (or a parent of a child receiving mental health services) who receives training and supervision by a mental health professional, and provides support to peers all according to the King County Standards for Peer Support Services.
  • Related experience required. AA degree, computer proficiency and/or Certified Peer Counselor preferred.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-334, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

Crisis Mental Health Specialist – NDA M. A. Level Seattle, WA

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posted on May 10, 2019

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Full Time position, with Full Time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Crisis Mental Health Specialist is responsible for providing crisis services and consultation for Sound Mental Health as part of the Next Day Appointment (NDA) program.  Provides short term crisis assessment, planning, and follow up for un-enrolled clients who are referred through the King County Crisis Clinic.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provide phone and onsite crisis assessment and intervention.
  • Provide crisis assessments for a pre-designated number of clients per week.
  • Provide phone and outreach crisis assessment and intervention.
  • Act as consultant and liaison with other care providers to coordinate services for clients.
  • Respond to subpoenas that may results from affidavits.
  • Provide case management/therapeutic services to clients.
  • Provide documentation of services and activities.
  • Complete all documentation in timely manner.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
  • Attend consultations, supervision, and trainings as designated by program manager.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, Sound’s policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at Sound
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at Sound

Skills:

  • Ability to work well independently and within a team is necessary.  Knowledge of community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable.  In addition, skill and experience with the following are preferred:
    • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children and adults;
    • providing treatment services to the adult chronically mentally ill population;
    • clinical assessment and treatment;
    • crisis assessment, crisis care, and acute crisis intervention;
    • communicating and working effectively with collateral agencies and the emergency systems;
    • psychiatric hospitalization of both voluntary and involuntary adult and child clients;
    • providing mental health and crisis services to culturally and ethnically diverse populations;

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in therapeutic counseling field, to include clinical experience as a psychotherapist or case manager, working with emotionally disturbed and chronically mentally ill clients. Must have crisis experience.
  • Mental Health Professional designation required. Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.  Must pass a criminal background check.  Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation. As this position is community-based, must have own vehicle, WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinician – SUD/CNP MA Level w/ CDP Seattle, WA

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posted on May 10, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services) Clinician works with a variety of clients with behavioral health disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities and assists them in becoming as healthy and engaged as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles. 

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provides assessment, direct services and/or internal and external organization referrals for clients.
  • Develops client assessments and treatment plans and maintains accurate and timely clinical records according to organization policy.
  • Provides direct supervision of CDP (Chemical Dependency Professional) trainees, students, and volunteers.
  • Provides intake evaluations per ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine); individual and group therapy to client and families.
  • Develops and implements recovery plans, per ASAM criteria.
  • Develops Comprehensive Service Evaluations, Cross-Systems Crisis Prevention and Intervention Plans, intake/assessments, admission/discharge summaries for system partners, respite providers, inpatient hospital admissions, and other related documentation.
  • Prepares necessary reports, summaries and progress notes, and incorporates into clinical records.
  • Performs consultation and liaison duties with other agencies and resources on behalf of the client.
  • Assists client to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services.
  • Monitors medication regimes and treatment compliance.
  • Monitors utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Conducts case presentations.
  • Ensures the coordination of support meetings and cross-systems crisis plan development for individuals enrolled with this need.
  • Provides outreach visits to the individuals’ home, day and vocational settings regularly.
  • Participates in team member meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
  • Participates in ongoing program development and assessment.
  • Provides on-call support on a rotational basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Understands the concepts of individual and Group therapy evidenced-based practices to provide services.
  • Possesses strong working knowledge of the mental and/or behavioral health and support resources of King County, and is familiar with state and local health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical services mandates.
  • Understands recovery concepts in behavioral health; synthesizes and applies, as appropriate to their work at Sound.
  • Understands how to use ecomaps as part of systemic analysis and provides consultation to systems and teams as needed using best practices.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide supervision to interns, students, and/or volunteers, as well as credentialed supervision to team members for licensure.
  • Successfully completes twenty (20) hours of training on mental health aspects of IDD within six (6) months of employment, and demonstrates competency with Community Protection standards, positive behavioral support training, and other aspects of IDD as required by various contracts and job duties.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly, and to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, while simultaneously managing crises.
  • Ability to demonstrate the capacity to appreciate and work well with the complex and diverse population.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field (MSW, MS, MA)
  • Two years of clinical experience as a clinician or case manager.
  • Washington State DOH CDP/T certification required.
  • Demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) designation.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Washington State licensure as LICSW or LMHC preferred.

Salary = DOQ

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

 

Forensic Clinician w/ CDP/T Tukwila, WA

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posted on May 9, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Forensic Clinician/Case Manager works with adult clients who have a mental illness/chemical dependency and assists them in becoming as independent as possible in the community.  The clients are involved in multi systems and through the provision of a full range of case management services and service coordination, the Forensic Clinician/Case Manager assists clients in setting and attaining short and long term goals.  The Forensic Clinician/Case Manager also serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.  There must be good communication with the criminal justice system in working with their clients.

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adults, families and community agencies is required.
  • CDP/T – 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, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to:Recruitment@Sound.Health

 

SUD Clinician – Substance Abuse Disorder Tukwila, WA

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posted on May 8, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. 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 Sound, as well as with outside agencies. The SUD Clinician receives supervision from the program manager.

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinical Intake Specialist – M. A. Level Tukwila, WA

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posted on May 7, 2019

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, or Alexis Owens, Job #18-331, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

WISe Parent Peer Bellevue, WA

Peer Specialists

posted on April 24, 2019

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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.

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • GED or high school equivalent required, or actively pursuing.
  • Experience with system advocacy for own family or others, and willingness to partner.
  • Must be a parent or caregiver of a child/youth who is or has been involved in the systems of care.
  • Must have experience with severely emotionally disturbed children/youth.
  • Must have a parent’s perspective and the intimate knowledge of the expectations and range of experiences of parents and caregivers of children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Washington State Peer Counselor Certification or the ability/availability to begin the certification process within the first year of employment. Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

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

Primary Care Provider Auburn,WA

Medical Services

posted on April 19, 2019

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We are seeking a Medical Doctor to work full time with full time benefits in the following areas (Auburn). These positions are a professional level position intended to provide primary care medical services at Sound.  Sound offers an opportunity to serve a broad population base across the life spectrum; diagnosing and treating illness, injuries and providing wellness exams. 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 biopsychosocial issues and holistic care in the treatment of all patients is desirable, the emphasis in this position is in the biomedical and medicolegal areas. This provider will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary team addressing whole person, person centered care.

This position requires a substantial level of independence and clinical leadership. The MD will do initial medical evaluations as well as follow up on cases that have been seen by other staff providers.  The position is supervised by the Chief Medical Officer.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Independently evaluate patients for the purpose of determining a differential, medical diagnosis and biopsychosocial case formulation.
  • Assess patients for acute care needs and general wellness.
  • Prescribe medications, which are within his/her licensing purview.
  • Coordinate with clients’ care team(s) to facilitate integration of medical issues with overall treatment planning
  • Screen patients for concurrent non-psychiatric medical conditions and provide appropriate care and, or referral(s).
  • 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.
  • Consult with the treatment teams or other agency and non-agency providers on issues related to an individual patient’s treatment and overall treatment planning. Liaison with behavioral health providers and care team members.
  • Attend and participate in medical staff meetings, as required.
  • Obtain supervision, consultation or guidance by an agency psychiatrist or the medical director in cases as needed.
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with agency policy.
  • Perform other functions, e.g. teaching, supervision of nursing staff and students, inter- and interagency committee responsibilities, as assigned. These responsibilities may include provision of group staff consultations without the presence of a staff psychiatrist.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to clinical work at Sound.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in clinical work at Sound.

Skills:

  • Previous experience independently diagnosing, treating and prescribing for medical conditions is desirable, especially across the lifespan.
  • This individual should be comfortable being supervised by physicians and functioning collaboratively with other team members.
  • The ability to work as an integrated member of an interdisciplinary team addressing holistic care across domains.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • At least 2 years previous experience as an ARNP, preferably in acute care, or behavioral health setting.
  • Current license as a Medical Doctor in Washington State and applicable DEA for WA State
  • Understanding of all federal and state regulations including HIPAA and OSHA.
  • Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner preferred.
  • Buprenorphine waiver preferred or willingness to complete within 90 days of hire.
  • The ability to be reimbursed for services by Medicare and Medicaid is required. Certified in CPR/BLS.
  • TB and Hep B titers required.
  • WDL, insurable driving record and reliable transportation necessary

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to 

WISe Facilitator-Wraparound Bellevue, WA

Peer Specialists

posted on April 19, 2019

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in the mental/behavioral healthcare field, with a minimum of 1 to 2 years experience using the Wraparound care approach.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Fidelity Wraparound, including its principals and process elements.
  • Working knowledge of the Washington State and King County publicly funded mental health system.
  • Working knowledge of systems of care values and principles, resiliency and/or recovery models, and evidence-based practices.
  • Must be CANS certified within one month of hire. Must have completed the six modules of the WISe Wraparound process within one month of hire
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

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

 

SUD Clinician BA Level and CDP/T Auburn, WA

Clinicians

posted on April 19, 2019

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Part time position, with part time benefits (Auburn). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The SUD Clinician provides assessment and services with referral to treatment if needed.

The SUD Clinician will perform diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for adult clients for outpatient SUD treatment; will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients as assigned; and will conduct group therapy sessions as assigned.  The SUD Clinician is required to work with other departments and staff within SMH, as well as with outside agencies. The SUD Clinician receives supervision from the program manager.

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Clinician – Lead MHP/CDP(T) Bellevue, WA

Clinicians

posted on April 19, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). The Integrated Treatment Lead works with a variety of clients with behavioral health disorders and assist them in becoming as healthy and engaged as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles.  The Integrated Treatment Lead provides education, consultation and guidance geared toward increasing awareness and building capacity to service those with co-occurring disorders in Adult Recovery Services Programs. The goal being the provision of comprehensive integrated treatment that addresses mental and substance use disorders simultaneously which improves treatment outcomes and the quality of life for those who need these services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  • Provides assessment, direct services and/or internal and external organization referrals for clients.
  • Develops client assessments and treatment plans and maintains accurate and timely clinical records according to organization policy.
  • Prepares and Reviews necessary reports, summaries and progress notes, and incorporates into clinical records.
  • Performs consultation and liaison duties with other agencies and resources on behalf of the client.
  • Assists client to remain stable in the community, thereby reducing the use of hospitals or involuntary treatment services.
  • Monitors medication regimes and treatment compliance.
  • Monitors utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Develop plans to address poor utilization of services with Supervisor.
  • Narrow the knowledge gap between MH and SUD service providers by helping team members gain skills needed to become co-capable and/or co-credentialed. Specific skills sets include:
    • Early detection, identification and treatment of co-occurring disorders.
    • Recognition of stages of changes and utilization of motivational interviewing to encourage movement towards recovery
    • Understanding how the six dimensions of ASAM criteria are used to create holistic, biopsychosocial assessments that guide treatment planning processes across all services and levels of care.
    • Development of integrated mental health and substance use treatment plans
    • How to make appropriate referrals to partner providers that will fit client need.
    • How to effectively advocate for client needs when coordinating care with treatment providers specializing in SUD or MH services.
  • Participates in team member meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS

Establishes and maintains positive, ethical, and professional working relationships with clinical team members, clients, and outside organizations. Relates to a wide variety of people including members of ethnic and sexual minority populations and is respectful of individual and cultural differences.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Required Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field (MSW, MS, MA).
  • At least 2 years of directly related clinical experience to the program as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

  • Has an advanced level of understanding of the concepts of individual and Group therapy evidenced-based practices to provide services.
  • Possesses and routinely demonstrates a strong working knowledge of the mental and/or behavioral health and support resources of King County and has a working knowledge with state and local health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical services mandates.
  • Understands recovery concepts in behavioral health; synthesizes and applies, as appropriate to their work at Sound.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly, and to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, while simultaneously managing crises.
  • Ability to demonstrate the capacity to appreciate and work well with the complex and diverse population.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Mental Health Professional (MHP) designation.
  • Required -Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Washington State licensure LICSW or LMHC, preferred.

 

Salary = DOQ

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

Janitorial Technician Greater Seattle Area, WA

Administrative

posted on April 19, 2019

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3 Full time positions, all with full time benefits (Greater King County). Under the direction of the Janitorial supervisor, this position is responsible for performing janitorial duties for Sound’s office and residential locations. Knowledge or willingness to learn proper cleaning techniques is essential. Attention to detail is also required.

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

Essential Functions:

Daily job responsibilities/functions to include, but not be limited to:

  • Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping of flooring and stairs. Cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms.  Cleaning sinks, countertops, microwaves, and refrigerators in break rooms.  Restocking supplies in bathrooms, break rooms and common areas.
  • Emptying all trash cans and replacing liners; and cleaning receptacles as necessary. Dusting and cleaning office desks and furniture that are not cluttered. Cleaning windowsills and windows.
  • Maintaining janitor closets in a clean, organized and safe manner. Maintaining janitorial equipment in a clean, safe and operable condition. Wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment at all times.
  • Maintaining supply closets in a clean, organized and safe manner. Adhering to OSHA standards in relation to the proper use of chemicals and equipment involved in the day-to-day completion of custodial cleaning tasks.
  • Completing other routine maintenance duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good client/customer service skills. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team.
  • Ability to work independently as needed to support the group effort. Basic knowledge of cleaning products or willing to learn.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years working experience in a custodial service based position with experience in custodial cleaning practices.
  • Strongly Preferred:
    • Language Skills: Ability to read, must exhibit the ability to communicate with the staff and co-workers in an appropriate and ethical manner using basic English.
    • Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic mathematical equations.
    • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply principles of logical thinking of a wide range of practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract or concrete variables.

 

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinician – B. A. Level (Adult Services) Bellevue, WA

Clinicians

posted on April 19, 2019

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Three full time positions, both with full time benefits (Bellevue). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future.  The clinician in this position is responsible for providing a range of intensive outpatient services to a small cohort group of the following population: older adolescents aged 18 to 25 and adult mental health clients.  Intensive case management services with outreach and engagement services are required.  Interventions may be time limited or longer term, and will be part of an outcome-oriented treatment plan developed with in a managed care framework, which includes periodic reviews for appropriateness of services and intensity.  The individual in this position will participate actively in the treatment planning and review process, including supporting documentation of the clinical services performed.  The individual in this position will be required to work with primary care physicians, DCFS, and inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other adult servicing agencies to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for clients with significant mental health problems in the community.  Case management includes coordination and consultation with other service providers and community resources, and referrals to facilitate meeting the clients’ needs.

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

Essential Functions:

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

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, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Certified Peer Counselor Seattle, WA

Peer Specialists

posted on April 19, 2019

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Part Time position, with part time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. Clinical Support Specialists work alongside professional staff to provide living proof that recovery is possible. Clinical Support Specialists provide a living example of hope for others living with mental illness. Clinical Support Specialist’s personal experiences can be a valuable asset to the clinical team. When they add their first-person knowledge and their stories of recovery top the service mix, services are enhanced and extended, as well as infused with hope and self-determination.

Clinical Support Specialists provide flexible services that are customized to the needs of the individual and act as a role model of recovery.  Clinical Support Specialists assist professionals in the delivery of conventional mental health services and a complementary service model built on principles of mutuality, empowerment, and informality.

The Clinical Support Specialist works with adult clients who have a mental illness and chemical dependency are who are homeless. Supports and provides direct therapeutic services with supervision of therapist/case manager.  Also provides services to adults who require additional supervision in lieu of hospitalization; or to maintain success at home, in school or in social activities.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for assisting therapist/case manager in assessment, development and implementing individual therapeutic and behavioral programs for consumers, i.e.:
    • crisis intervention,
    • individual and/or group treatment with staff supervision,
    • co-supervision of clients in school or homes,
    • socialization and recreational experiences,
    • culturally relevant experiences,
    • assistance in implementing behavior modification programs,
    • advocacy in treatment and support,
    • attendance of TTA supervision and staffing meetings,
    • assist in developing treatment plans,
    • complete required paperwork,
    • crisis stabilization (including suicide watch, monitoring risk).
  • Provide case management and clinical services to clients in coordination with therapist/case manager.
  • Provide WRAP facilitation to clients, as appropriate
  • 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.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, Sound policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at Sound
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at Sound

Skills and Knowledge:

  • It is essential that the applicant has an ability and desire to learn and work with:
    • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults,
    • the presenting problems of the entire family unit,
    • effective communication with collateral agencies having contact with the consumer, and
    • ethnic minority and low-income families as well as knowledge and awareness of cultural relevancy and issues.

The complexity of multiple problems often presented necessitates an eclectic treatment model.  The ability to understand family systems and to implement behavior management approaches is essential.  A thorough knowledge of human development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is recommended.  Knowledge of cultural relevancy and experience working with low-income families as well as the ability to work well under supervision and on a team is required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • A paraprofessional who is a consumer of mental health services (or a parent of a child receiving mental health services) who receives training and supervision by a mental health professional, and provides support to consumers.
  • Related experience required. AA degree, computer proficiency preferred.
  • Required Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must successfully pass our background check.

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, 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/CNA) Redmond, WA On-Call

Mental Health Assistants

posted on March 29, 2019

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On Call  (Redmond). 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:
  • 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);
  • teach problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills and communication skills;
  • provide discharge planning services, matching the consumer with community resources;
  • 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, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 901-2006, or e-mail to

 

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 People Operations Department/ADA Coordinator: ph. – (206)302-2200, TTY – (206)302-2209