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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clinicians

posted on April 20, 2018

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

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

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

To fulfill our shared mission together all staff strives to:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Integrated Documentation

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

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

Clinical Narrative:

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

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

Assessment, Treatment Plans and Reviews:

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

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

Clinical Care:

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

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

Transitions in Care:

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

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

Professional Empowerment:

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

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

Core Competencies, Skills and Knowledge:

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

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

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-086, #18-069, #18-028 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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

Peer Specialists

posted on April 20, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-214 or #18-084, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISe Facilitator-WRAP Tuwkila or Bellevue, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Peer Specialists

posted on April 20, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #17-213 or #18-085, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

IT Support Analyst II (System Admin) Tukwila, WA

Administrative

posted on April 20, 2018

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Full time position with full time benefits (Tukwila). The IT Support Analyst II provides Tier 2 technical support to end-users at Sound and its partner agencies.  The Analyst is customer facing and defines technical problems and works with team members to timely resolve and/or determine solutions as needed. The IT Support Analyst II performs ongoing activities to maintain and enhance overall Sound technologies utilized by the agencies.

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 escalated Tier 2 support for more advanced system problems.
  • Provides IT support services to End-Users with a focus on helping them achieve positive business results.
  • Troubleshoots Microsoft Windows, Office applications, and basic end-user connectivity issues.
  • Sets up printers, installs and configures end-user laptops and desktops, and provides phone system administration.
  • Racks and installs of server/s and network gear.
  • Applies software image of office workstations; desktops, laptops.
  • Proactively identifies, resolves problems, and research answers and provides resources to other IT team members and users.
  • Provides Access Management services: creates and assigns user IDs; maintains security group permissions, email distribution groups and other accesses as required.
  • Performs desktop maintenance and support for Windows workstations.
  • Supports VOIP phone system including new phone line installation, adds, moves, and changes.
  • Manages and maintains Cisco layer 2 access switches and network monitoring tools.
  • Administers Active Directory and facilitates Group Policy management.
  • Supports VMware Horizon VDI and Microsoft Remote Desktop, as well as VPN remote access capability.
  • Using company vehicle travels to different Sound locations to troubleshoot, deliver, and set-up computer equipment.

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS

  • As required, trains users on the use of email, telephones, and other software, as well as on IT policies and procedures.
  • Provides content expert assistance to Technology Department.
  • Performs other duties as needed and/or assigned.

 KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS

This IT Analyst II works collaboratively with the Technology Support Team ND Project Leads. It requires the team member to demonstrate strong competency and exemplary trustworthiness to Sound supervisory and line team members throughout all departments of the company daily.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Strong and diverse knowledge base and proven experience in multiple areas of Information Technology.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing).
  • Ability to analyze reports and general documents.
  • Excellent logic and ability to define and creatively problem solve complex situations.
  • Broad awareness of enterprise information systems technologies.
  • Ability to troubleshoot PC hardware – Desktop, Laptops.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with varying priorities.
  • Familiarity with ITIL Service Desk best practices and procedures.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of five years advanced technical support.
  • Proven customer or client service experience.
  • Demonstrable Windows operating system and MS Office expertise.
  • Proven experience in Microsoft Active Directory environments.
  • VMWare ESX Experience required.
  • Experience in the following technologies: Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange Server, SharePoint, IP routing, Ethernet LANs, Network Printing.
  • Experience supporting mobile devices including iPhones.
  • Experience utilizing industry best practices and products to address risks and situations found in modern computing environments.
  • College degree in related field preferred.
  • Experience in a healthcare setting is desirable, but not required.

 

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-083, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to  Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

 

Development Services Coordinator, Tukwila WA

Administrative

posted on April 18, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila). The Development Services Coordinator provides technical, administrative, grant  and event support to the Chief Development Officer and the Development Manager. Maintain a high standard of professionalism, confidentiality and discretion.  Manage multiple tasks in an organized manner in order to adhere to critical timelines.

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 creating and implementing effective donor and prospect data systems and efficient processeses as well as monitoring data security and backup procedures.
  • Prepare donor reports as requested for fundraising team.
  • Assist CDO with grant submissions and recording keeping. Monitor deadlines for grant impact reports and assist in their compilation.
  • Provide data and back up services to contract grantwriters in cooperation with CDO.
  • Provide technical and back end support for internal and external digital publications, newsletters and digital marketing.
  • Responsible for ongoing website updates.
  • Perform data entry into fundraising software of contacts, cash and in-kind donations and complete transactions with accounting department including monthly reconciliations.
  • Accurate and timely processing of donor thank you letters and acknowledgements.
  • Assist with event coordination to include logistics, promotional materials and
  • Make necessary preparations for bulk mail distribution.
  • Process invoices and check requests for development and marketing departments

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS

  • Supports and participates during corporate networking events (may include some evenings).
  • Supports timely processing of invoices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS

  • Maintain a high standard of professionalism, confidentiality and discretion, while dealing with Sound leadership and team members routinely.
  • The individual’s reliability and trustworthiness must be beyond question.
  • They will interact often with vendors and external sponsors and donors.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Requires excellent organizational skills, and ability to thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing work environment.
  • Must be able to work independently when appropriate but must also be willing to accept input from various management team members.
  • Ability to multi-task duties while dealing with unexpected timeframes and maintain high standards for
  • Must be able to communicate very effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Familiarity with email marketing software is essential.
  • Familiarity with fundraising software is essential, Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail required.
  • Must be available to work evening events on occasion.
  • Ability to deliver materials to donors and events as needed (transportation or alternative means required).

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years proven achievement in development office performing administrative functions or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize high volume of information.
  • Previous experience working with Raiser’s Edge database and wealth screening products is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite of products required.
  • Previous experience related to development, fundraising and grants administration highly desirable.

Salary-DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-077, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

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

Case Management:

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

Internal Agency Collaboration:

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

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

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

Professional and Ethical Conduct:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-081 or #18-074, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

Full time position with full benefits (Varies). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Sound Solutions Clinician is responsible for providing assessment, direct clinical intervention, and supportive therapeutic consultation for our commercial insurance clients.  Clients include: child, adolescent, and adults presenting with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and co-occurring disorders. Ongoing consultation and collaboration with collateral agencies is expected. The individual in this position will be required to work with multiple community resources, inpatient facilities, mental health residential facilities, and other systems of care (when applicable) in developing holistic, strength based, recovery oriented therapeutic treatment. Delivery of therapeutic services will be provided in an office setting.

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-080 (Varies), 6400 Southcenter Blvd Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-079 (East), 6400 Southcenter Blvd Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

Coordinator – Facilities Varies/Seattle, WA

Management

posted on April 11, 2018

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Full time positions, with full time benefits (Varies Locations). The Coordinator – 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.

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:

  • Ensure all SMH 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.
  • Perform other tasks and assignments as directed by Facilities Manager.
  • Perform on call duties and emergency assistance after hours on a rotating basis if needed.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health and participate in training when required.
  • Apply recovery concepts as appropriate.
  •  Participate in all required Relias courses as applicable to Facilities Department.

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 Coordinator – 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.
  • Demonstrate the ability to ensure effective work prioritization, work projects/tasks coordination and outsource contracts monitoring whenever necessary or as directed by Facilities Manager.
  • Ability to apply effective team building skills is required.
  • Ability to apply strong customer service skills and function effectively under stressful working conditions.
  • Ability to communicate well with all staff and customers, tenants and program participants while ensuring the success of the facilities team in their daily work schedules.
  • At times this position can be stressful and the ability to function under stressful conditions is mandatory.

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 pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-078, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Part Time position, with Part 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.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-076, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

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

Clinicians

posted on April 6, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-075, #18-059, #18-042, #18-027 and  #17-237, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

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 Reentry Case Manager serves as the point of contact for Reentry case management services for program participants involved in the criminal justice systems in south and east King county municipal jails, King County Correctional Facility and Regional Justice Center.  This position works closely with release planning, jail liaisons, probation, the courts and DOC. Reentry case management includes securing linkages and escorting clients to housing, employment and all human and social services needs in the community.  The Reentry case manager will begin work with clients in-custody and serve as the case manager until clients are fully stabilized housing or shelter.  Services linkage to support recovery may include housing, medical services, basic needs support, mental health and chemical dependency treatment, entitlements funding, vocational training and employment, transportation, and many other identified needs.  The Reentry CM will review treatment recommendations and work closely with treatment providers and probation to ensure linkages.

 

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:

  • Participate as main contact and a member of the Reentry Case Management Team
  • Have direct reporting responsibility to the Manager.
  • Participate in follow through of decisions made by the prosecutor, defense attorneys, and court social worker and probation counselors.
  • Conduct Reentry needs assessment and plan with each client.
  • Provide linkage with appropriate providers
  • Monitor consumers compliance with supervision
  • Provide written reports as necessary
  • Be responsible for collection and maintenance of Data.
  • Provide clear and timely documentation.
  • Provide monthly reports to SMH supervisor.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH

 

Skills:

  • Understanding of recovery-oriented case management approaches to provide services to a chronic population.
  • A current working knowledge of community and social service resources is vital.
  • Familiarity with state and local mental health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical service mandates.
  • Capacity to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals.
  • Ability to follow a transitional plan and adapt as necessary to tailor to clients’ current needs.
  • The ability and skills to work as a team member and understand the criminal justice system.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Courts, Jail systems and Offender dynamics essential
  • Familiarity and understanding of contemporary minority affairs with cultural sensitivity.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • At minimum, a Master’s degree in a social services field is required along with a Mental Health Professional (MHP) credential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with community mental health and the criminal justice system is essential.
  • Two years’ experience working with chronically mentally ill involved in the criminal justice system is preferred,
  • A working knowledge of co-occurring behavioral health issues is an advantage.
  • Because of the nature of the target population she/he should have experience with ethnic/cultural diversity.
  •  Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

 

Salary = DOQ.

 

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-056, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or

Clinical Care Coordinator Tukwila, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

Clinicians

posted on April 3, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field and two years of clinical experience required.
  • Mental Health Professional status required. Licensure preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-073, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

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

Peer Specialists

posted on April 3, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-072, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Three full time, all with full benefits (Bellevue). As a member of the OAS Case Management Team, the employee in this position will provide a wide range of services to a chronically and seriously disturbed older adult population.  These services will include individual, group, family counseling and coordination of care with significant other individuals when indicated.  This person should be experienced in effectively utilizing the mental health and support resources of King County.  This staff person should be able to relate effectively with a wide variety of people including members of ethnic and sexual minority populations. The Department Manager of OAS, in coordination with the primary supervisor, when indicated, will review the work of the employee through regular conferences.  Employee performance will be evaluated at six months following the start of employment and at one-year intervals thereafter.

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

  • Understanding of individual therapy, Group therapy and case management approaches to provide services to a chronic older adult population.
  • Good working knowledge of community social service resources for older adults.
  • Familiarity with state and local mental health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical services mandates.
  • Understanding of ethnic issues and cultural sensitivity. Ability to organize one’s own work and to work independently, to learn new tasks and skills quickly, to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and to manage crisis effectively.
  • Initiation of collegial supervisory and consultative work when needed.
  • Capacity to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals.
  • Good diagnostic/assessment skills. Knowledge of DSM-V.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field (MSW, MS, MA), with a strong emphasis in working with older adults, families and community agencies.
  • Requires a minimum of one year of clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Requires designation as Mental Health Professional (MHP).
  • Preferred Geriatric Mental Health Specialist (GMHS) designation.
  • State licensure as LICSW or LMHC is preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Prefer WA State licensure and/or WAC Designated Specialty (GMHS).

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-071, #18-018 or #18-023, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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 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 SMH productivity expectations and standards.
  • Maintain Psych-Consult training and required Essential Learning Courses.

Internal Agency Collaboration:

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

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

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

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-057, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field or related degree in combination with experience may be considered. This along with a strong emphasis in working with families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Direct clinical experience with homeless and low-income families with diverse backgrounds is preferred.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record. Must have vehicle and be willing to transport clients.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-067,  6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Three full time positions, all with full time benefits (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 SMH, as well as with outside agencies. The SUD Clinician receives supervision from the program manager.

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-022, #18-065 or #18-066,  6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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

Management

posted on March 15, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

PATH Case Manager Tukwila, WA ***$1,500 Sign On Bonus***

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posted on March 14, 2018

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Full Time position with full Time benefits (Tukwila). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The PATH Case Manager provides outreach, engagement and transitional services to all homeless or at risk of homelessness in South and East King County.  Primary focus is on persons with serious mental illness, co-occurring disorder, chemical dependency and/or physical health issues who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in this geographical area.  The goal of the outreach and engagement process is to provide the identified persons who are not capable of independent access to needed community resources with coordinated transitional support services which enable them to live in the community with minimal dependence on public safety and acute care resources.

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:

  • Outreach individuals experiencing homelessness within the community at local meal programs, day centers, shelters, streets and parks, and/or by referral
  • 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 treatment providers;
  • teaching problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills, communication skills, money management and accessing community resources;
  • 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 involvement;
  • determining if clients are eligible for mental health or chemical dependency services and assisting them in making those linkages;
  • monitoring utilization of services and the success of outcome measures.
  • Advocate for clients, coordinate and refer for services with smh and other community agencies.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others as allowed by client;
  • Document services provided in internal medical records software, and local HMIS system; complete all documentation in timely manner.
  • Meet agency productivity standards.
  • Handle client grievances and implement the client grievance procedure on behalf of the client.
  • Assist Program Supervisor with training of new staff;
  • May perform some responsibilities of the Program Supervisor when required;
  • 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:

  • Skill and experience in working with
  • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults;
  • the presenting problems of the entire family unit;
  • individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
  • communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the individual and/or the family; and
  • early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment access. Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • 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:

  • 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 is preferred.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-062, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

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

Case Management:

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

Internal Agency Collaboration:

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

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

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

Professional and Ethical Conduct:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-031, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to and

 

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

Essential functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Experience:

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

Salary:  DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-021, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to 

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

Clinicians

posted on March 13, 2018

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

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

Essential functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Experience:

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

Salary:  DOQ

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

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

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posted on March 13, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

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

Nursing Services

posted on March 13, 2018

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

Salary = DOQ.

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

Senior Accountant Tukwila, WA

Administrative

posted on March 2, 2018

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

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:

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

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

Salary=DOQ

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

 

 

 

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

Clinicians

posted on March 1, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-052,  , 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

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

Clinicians

posted on March 1, 2018

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-029 or #18-048, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

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. A SUD Clinician is responsible for providing diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for clients applying for SUD treatment and for Criminal Justice referrals; will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients as assigned; will conduct group therapy sessions as assigned. The individual in this position will be required to work with other departments and staff within SMH, as well as with outside agencies.  The Chief Clinical Officer maintains responsibility for coordinating supervision of all clinical staff.

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 SUD assessments, individual and group therapy to clients and families.
  • Identify and assess client problems from various frames of reference.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans per ASAM PPC -2.
  • Prepare necessary written reports, summaries and progress notes as dictated by agency policy to be part of clinical records.
  • Provide all required case management services.
  • Perform collateral liaison duties with other community agencies as they relate to individual clinical cases.
  • Maintain inter-agency collaboration.
  • Develop working relationships with potential referral sources.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.

Qualifications:

  • A Masters or Bachelor’s degree in Substance Use Disorders, therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a counselor or case manager with individuals, families and groups.
  • A minimum of one year experience as a Substance Use Disorders clinician preferred.
  • No drug or alcohol misuse for at least two years prior to employment, and no misuse while employed.
  • Ability to work well under supervision is required.
  • Knowledge of health care systems, including Substance Use Disorders and community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable.
  • A willingness to work some early evening hours is necessary. Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • Mental Health Professional status preferred and State Certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional or a Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee required
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-043, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

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

Clinicians

posted on February 21, 2018

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Full time with full benefits (Tukwila). Sound Mental Health values a culture of accountability where ownership and empowerment are key to creating transparency and openness, teamwork and trust, communication and dialogue, and clarity of purpose with a focus on results.

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

To fulfill our shared mission together all staff strives to:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Integrated Documentation

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

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

Clinical Narrative:

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

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

Assessment, Treatment Plans and Reviews:

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

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

Clinical Care:

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

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

Transitions in Care:

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

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

Professional Empowerment:

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

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

Core Competencies, Skills and Knowledge:

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

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

Salary=DOQ

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

Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila and Auburn). The SUD Coordinator will be responsible for consultation to program staff and other organizations regarding SUD services. The Coordinator shall supervise hourly staff and interns/volunteers, and review intakes, treatment plans, and referrals. The SUD Coordinator also serves as a resource for, and provides leadership to, other team members.  A SUD Coordinator is responsible for providing diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for clients and for court referrals, and will carry a caseload of SUD treatment clients and conduct individual and group therapy.

The program manager provides supervision of all SUD staff, CDP trainees, students and volunteers. The individual in this position will be required to work with other departments and staff within SMH, as well as with outside agencies. The Chief Clinical Officer maintains responsibility for coordinating supervision of all clinical staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide intake evaluations per ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine); individual and group therapy to adults, youth clients, and families.
  • Provide direct supervision of CDP’s, CDP trainees, students, and volunteers.
  • 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 treatment plans, per ASAM criteria.
  • Identify training needs of SUD treatment staff and recommend a plan.
  • Organize Rapid Access coverage and training for SUD Intakes
  • Organize curriculum, program, and content, and monitor all SUD treatment program sessions.
  • Prepare written reports, summaries and progress notes as required by agency policy to be part of clinical records.
  • Provide all required case management services, including admission, continued stay, and discharge plans.
  • 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.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This job has supervisory responsibilities of CDP’s, CDP trainees, students and volunteers as assigned.
  • This position supervises hourly staff and interns/volunteers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system, drug courts, 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.

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • Masters or Bachelors degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing or special education is required.
  • A minimum of five years clinical experience as a counselor or case manager with individuals, families and groups.
  • A minimum of five year experience as a Substance Use Disorder clinician is preferred.
  • An exception to the educational requirement can occur if an individual has an Associates degree in Substance Use Disorder counseling and 5 years of supervised clinical experience in a treatment setting.
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing the Patient Placement Criteria – 2 of ASAM is required.
  • No drug or alcohol misuse for at least two years prior to employment, and no misuse while employed.
  • Ability to work well under supervision is required.
  • Knowledge of health care systems, including drug/alcohol and community mental health systems and resources within King County is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • GAIN I and SS experience desired.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-041, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Director – Child and Family Services Seattle, WA

Management

posted on February 9, 2018

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Full time positions, with full time benefits. Sound is currently looking for a  Director of Child and Family Services is responsible for the oversight, ongoing development and effective operations of the CFS programs (including Deaf Services and  Foster Care) and clients.  This department provides a broad range of services to clients between the ages of birth and 21; the vast majority of clients are publicly funded through the MHP and have serious mental health disabilities.  Director will provide clinical and administrative supervision, direct service, and participate in program development, interagency and cross system collaboration, budget development and monitoring.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and maintain programming for mentally ill consumers consistent with WAC and King County MHP guidelines as well as DCFS and Children’s Administration.
  • Responsible for the overall management and administration of the program, including budget and program development and contract negotiations.
  • Responsible for personnel management of the Department, to include hiring, training and supervising managers and staff, and terminating as necessary, to provide effective behavioral health treatment to clients in program.
  • Provide ongoing clinical and administrative supervision to program staff. Lead team meetings and participate in the management team meetings.
  • Ensure delivery of quality clinical work in the program. Oversee treatment planning to insure services result in the accomplishment of identified outcomes for the majority of clients.
  • Provide clinical and administrative oversight to all client assessments, treatment plans, crisis plans and terminations.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely disposition of all clients appropriate for outpatient level of care.
  • Assume primary responsibility for the Department’s ability to meet all legislative, WAC and County guidelines.
  • Maintain responsibility for timely completion of paperwork and adherence to and compliance with agency and WAC and County behavioral health guidelines.
  • Uphold and assist to develop as necessary, agency policies and procedures to maintain quality care.
  • Assume responsibility for the completion of treatment records, reviews and reports within required timelines.
  • Promote effective use of program consultations and training.
  • Develop and implement consultative services to other agencies as appropriate.
  • Initiate, conduct and/or participate in research projects as appropriate.
  • Maintain inter-agency and intra-team collaboration.
  • Relate effectively with county, state and federal government bodies regarding children’s mental health issues.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working agreements with other agencies and systems.
  • Responsible for program development at all levels of Deaf & Hard of Hearing services (counseling, long term rehabilitation and SMH owned/supported housing).
  • Manages child placing agency license, contracts and foster care parent recruitment, retention and homes.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises program managers (4); indirectly supervises staff.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include clinical supervision, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated skills in assessment, crisis intervention and treatment of multi-problem clients. Knowledge of community mental health systems, community corrections and drug/alcohol systems and resources within King County is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work with independently.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Mental Health Professional status required.
  • State licensure (as LMHC, LICSW or LMFT) preferred.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-039, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

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

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

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

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