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At Sound, We help people live better lives!

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

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

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

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

The Perks Of Sound

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

Come Start Your New Career with Sound  Apply Today!  

 

 

Supervisor – Community Network Programs

Management

posted on August 16, 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:

  • Provides oversight and consultation on positive behavior and interaction supports and other written documents, including overseeing quarterly DDA case reviews. Reviews related documentation and provides clinical input.
  • Develops Comprehensive Service Evaluations, Cross-Systems Crisis Prevention and Intervention Plans, intake/assessments, admission/discharge summaries for system partners, respite providers, inpatient hospital admissions, and other related documentation.
  • Ensure the coordination of support meetings and cross-systems crisis plan development for individuals enrolled with this need.
  • 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.
  • Extensive experience in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), specifically with people who have IDD and behavioral health needs.
  • Designation as a Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Specialist highly preferred.
  • 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 #18-163, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician/Case Manager – CNP/CFS Seattle and Northgate, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 16, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

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

Case Management:

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

Internal Agency Collaboration:

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

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

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

Professional and Ethical Conduct:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

  • Skill and experience in working with families of and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities that experience
    • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in children;
    • the presenting problems of the entire family unit;
    • individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
    • communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the child and/or the family; and
    • early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment.
  • Ability to work well independently is necessary.
  • A thorough knowledge of child and adolescent development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is required.
  • A willingness to work some early evening hours is necessary.
  • Knowledge of community mental health systems, the public schools including IEP and 504 process, Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and resources within Seattle is highly desirable.

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-162, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

Supervisor – Adult Services Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 14, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

 

Clinician – Sound Solutions (Seattle and Bellevue, WA )

Clinicians

posted on August 14, 2018

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Two full time positions, both  with full benefits (Varies/East). 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) or #18-079 (East), 6400 Southcenter Blvd Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Admission Service Representative Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 14, 2018

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

Salary=DOQ

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

SUD Clinician – Substance Abuse Disorder Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 14, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The 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 #18-130 (Seattle) 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

Clinician – Child and Family Services Auburn, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 14, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

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

Case Management:

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

Internal Agency Collaboration:

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

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

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

Professional and Ethical Conduct:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-159 or 18-151, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to and

 

Development Manager Tukwila, WA

Administrative

posted on August 10, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila). The Development Manager serves the mission of Sound by reinforcing a positive perception and opinion of Sound in the business and general community, and raising philanthropic dollars to support the mission of the organization.

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.

In alignment with Sound’s strategic plan and in support specifically of the development plan and annual revenue goals, the Development Manager is tasked with the following:

  • Expanding the reach of Sound throughout our service area with the goal of increasing dollars raised in support of the mission.
  • Under the direction of the CDO (Chief Development Officer), identifying new organization donors and tracking them to meet goals and benchmarks for revenue, renewals, upgrades, and acquisition of donors.
  • Creating and managing an entry level supporter program, as well as a portfolio of individual donors, with primary focus on high-touch, relationship-based fundraising.
  • Developing and implementing direct-mail and electronic appeal strategies which align with overall departmental priorities and branding guidelines.
  • Encouraging workplace giving and corporate matching gifts, and tracking efforts through proactive reminders and presentation opportunities.
  • Actively supporting management of the individual donor pipeline through identification, cultivation, and stewardship of annual donors.
  • Preparing regular reports of annual giving progress toward revenue goals, including metrics of donor-base analysis and segmentation and return on investment; analyzing donor trends in order to make strategic and continuous improvement recommendations.
  • Maximizing the use of Sound resources by engaging volunteers wherever possible.
  • Participating in creating and achieving goals and plans of the development department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage all aspects of the annual campaign, including achieving an annual campaign revenue goal established as part of the annual development budget.
  • Through community wide contacts identify and bring in new fundraising prospects with the ability to make annual gifts to Sound.  Solicit and close gifts from donors.
  • Create sponsor benefit materials and annual campaign solicitation materials.
  • Identify and solicit event sponsors from vendors and other community contacts for annual gifts and sponsorships.
  • Serve as the primary Raiser’s Edge staff lead, entering data, preparing reports and tracking donors.
  • Write and produce annual campaign materials including brochures, direct mail pieces, and eblast content.
  • Oversee and report monthly status of annual campaign revenue and expenses  to CDO.
  • Serve as the lead for annual special events.
  • Lead annual fundraising appeals to include direct mail solicitation (multiple mailings each year), eblasts, employee giving and other annual campaign revenue components.
  •  Identify and promote meaningful partnerships that advance Sound business or clinical objectives in the business and general community.
  •  Support Sound social media presence as appropriate.
  •  Work closely with marketing department as needed/required.
  •  Take an active role in appropriate staff-related or program activities.
  •  Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.

Secondary Functions:

  • Manage relationships in Raiser’s Edge in a systematic manner to ensure successful cultivation and engagement.
  • Attend team meetings.

·         Assist with events, agency tours, and community relations presentations as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • This position requires a high degree of maturity, excellent organizational skills, and exceptional flexibility on the part of the incumbent.
  • Two to three years of fundraising experience required.
  • Must be able to communicate very effectively, both orally and in writing and present well to internal and external partners.
  • Knowledge of fund development principals and ability to handle detail as well as “big picture” goal setting.
  • Ability to work as part of the development and marketing team at SMH.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Two to three years fundraising experience required .
  • Knowledge of annual fund core strategies desired.
  • Strong Raiser’s Edge database management skills required.
  • Must possess the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and competing interests simultaneously.
  • Excellent writing skills required.

CERTERIFICATION, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:

  • 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 Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-138, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to 

 

 

 

Clinician – Child and Family Services Auburn, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 10, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

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

Case Management:

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

Internal Agency Collaboration:

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

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

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

Professional and Ethical Conduct:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-159, , 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to and

 

Certified Peer Counselor – Adult Services Seattle, WA

Peer Specialists

posted on August 10, 2018

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

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

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 developing and implementing the recovery plan, including identifying life goals and the steps needed to achieve them.
  • Identify services and activities that promote recovery and resilience.
  • Support consumers and families in making their own choices and taking responsibility for their own recovery.
  • Assist consumers in building self advocacy skills.
  • Assist consumers with navigating the mental health and other systems.
  • Assist consumers in developing coping skills.
  • Assist consumers in building and maintaining community living skills and accessing community resources.
  • Assist consumers with finding and retaining employment, education, and volunteer work.
  • Assist consumers with finding other meaningful activities that promote a sense of purpose, structure, and inclusion in the community.
  • Assist consumers to identify strengths, recognize successes, and build hope.
  • Assist in reducing the sense of isolation and helplessness that consumers and families often feel.
  • Articulate their own recovery and resilience stories in ways that are relevant to the obstacles faced by consumers of mental health services.
  • Utilize recovery tools and resources in the delivery of services.
  • Facilitation of WRAP classes and individual plan development

Skills:

  • Follow supervisory instruction and maintain professional boundaries with both consumers and staff.
  • Use personal experience to build empathy and rapport.
  • 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 their 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.

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-161, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

Clinician – Child and Family Services Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 6, 2018

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Full Time positions, with full time benefits (Seattle). 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 #18-153B, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to and

 

Health Navigator Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 3, 2018

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Full Time position, all with Full Time benefits (Seattle). The Health Navigator works with a variety of clients with behavioral health disorders and assist them in becoming as healthy and engaged as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles.

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling-related field, with a strong emphasis on working with families and community agencies.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience as a clinician or case manager preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment plans,
  • 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.
  • Must successfully pass criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-156 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 and Tukwila, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 3, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adults, families and community agencies is required.
  • 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: #18-158 (Tukwila), #18-154 (Tukwila), #18-147, #18-131, #18-075, #18-059 or #17-237 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

 

 

Nurse (RN or LPN) Auburn, WA

Nursing Services

posted on August 2, 2018

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

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:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychotropic medications.
  • Motivated to develop expertise in serving persons with mental illness.
  • Previous experience working with mentally ill individuals preferred.
  • A valid Washington State license as Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse,
  • Valid WA state driver’s license, be insurable and have access to a motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-155 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Crisis Stabilization Counselor – IDD Seattle, WA

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posted on July 25, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle). The Crisis Stabilization Counselor supports  individuals with Developmental Disabilities,  and Mental Health or Substance Abuse Issues when they may be experiencing a mental health, environmental, vocational or behavioral crisis.  He/She will provide community based intervention and prevention services to individuals with developmental disabilities ad behavioral health care needs.  The program relies on integrated care and treatment with collaboration among all team members.  The services in the Stabilization Program include collaborative contacts, after hour contacts, emergency team meetings, referrals to planned respite and emergency respite.

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 crisis response during working hours and on-call basis.
  • Works closely with other clinical/professional staff to maintain communication and provide feedback, to expedite implementation of assessment interventions.
  • Participates with case management to address mental health symptoms and/or challenging behaviors.
  • Facilitates relationships and serves as a link between the company, parents, guardians, local agencies and the community.
  • Creates, develops and revises Prevention and Intervention Plans with larger treatment team.
  • Facilitates relationships and serves as a link between the company, parents, guardians, local agencies and the community.
  • Coordinates and overseas discharge planning process including the development of a discharge plan and referral to follow-up resources.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Provide supervision of interns, students and volunteers as necessary.
  • Participate in continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Provide consultation/education services to other organizations as appropriate.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Understand, apply, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with

  • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults;
  • the presenting problems of the entire family unit;
  • individual adult problems and marital difficulties;
  • communicating effectively with collateral agencies having contact with the individual and/or the family; and
  • early intervention and prevention as well as time effective treatment. Ability to work well independently is 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 and experience with crisis management.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or higher credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-150, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – Adult Services Tukwila, WA

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posted on July 25, 2018

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-152, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – Child and Family Services (School Based) Snoqualmie, WA

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posted on July 20, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

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

Case Management:

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

Internal Agency Collaboration:

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

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

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

Professional and Ethical Conduct:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

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

Clinician – Adult Services Seattle, WA

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posted on July 20, 2018

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

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

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

To fulfill our shared mission together all staff strives to:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Integrated Documentation

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

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

Clinical Narrative:

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

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

Assessment, Treatment Plans and Reviews:

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

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

Clinical Care:

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

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

Transitions in Care:

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

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

Professional Empowerment:

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

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

Core Competencies, Skills and Knowledge:

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

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

Salary=DOQ

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

Long-Term Care and Mental Health Technician (LTC/MHT/CNA) Redmond, WA On-Call

Mental Health Assistants

posted on July 17, 2018

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-002, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 901-2006, or e-mail to

 

Clinician/Case Manager – Homeless Services Tukwila, WA

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posted on July 13, 2018

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

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field or related degree in combination with experience may be considered.
  • This along with a strong emphasis in working with families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Direct clinical experience with homeless and low-income families with diverse backgrounds is preferred.

 

Salary=DOQ

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

 

 

 

Clinician/Case Manager – Older Adult Services Seattle, WA

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posted on July 6, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

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

Clinician – Child and Family Services Auburn, WA

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posted on June 29, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

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

Case Management:

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

Internal Agency Collaboration:

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

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

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

Professional and Ethical Conduct:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-134, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to and

Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist Bellevue, WA

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posted on June 28, 2018

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Part time position with part time benefits (Bellevue). This position 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 Part-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 75%-88% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation (pro-rated for part – time), 11 Paid Holidays (pro-rated for part – time), and Life Insurance

Essential functions:

  • Independently evaluate patients for the purpose of determining a differential, psychiatric diagnosis and biopsychosocial case formulation.
  • 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.
  • Consult with the treatment teams or other agency and non-agency providers on issues related to an individual patient’s treatment and overall treatment planning. Liaison with primary care physicians and their staff.
  • Attend and participate in medical staff meetings, as required.
  • Obtain supervision, consultation or guidance by an agency psychiatrist or the medical director in cases as needed.
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with agency policy.
  • Perform other functions, e.g. teaching, supervision of nursing staff and students, inter- and interagency committee responsibilities, as assigned. These responsibilities may include provision of group staff consultations without the presence of a staff psychiatrist.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to clinical work at Sound.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in clinical work at Sound.

Skills:

  • Previous experience prescribing psychotropic medications is desirable, especially within a community mental health setting.
  • If the position is to work with children, then child ARNP certification is necessary or adult certification with child prescribing experience and intent to be certified in child.
  • If the position is mainly to work with adults or older adults, then adult ARNP certification is required, with corresponding experience desirable.
  • This individual should be comfortable being supervised by physicians and functioning collaboratively with other team members.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Requires a current nursing license in the State of Washington, a current license to prescribe medicine in the State of Washington,
  • 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.
  • At least 2 years previous experience prescribing psychotropic medications desired, preferably in community mental health setting.

Salary:  DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-129 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to 

 

Clinician – Adult Services Auburn, WA

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posted on June 28, 2018

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

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

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

To fulfill our shared mission together all staff strives to:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Integrated Documentation

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

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

Clinical Narrative:

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

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

Assessment, Treatment Plans and Reviews:

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

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

Clinical Care:

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

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

Transitions in Care:

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

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

Professional Empowerment:

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

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

Core Competencies, Skills and Knowledge:

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

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

 

Salary=DOQ

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

Clinician – Adult Services East Bellevue, WA

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posted on June 19, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-051B, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – Sound Solutions (Varies) Seattle, WA

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posted on June 19, 2018

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Professional Development:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

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

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