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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!  

 

 

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

Medical Services

posted on March 22, 2019

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provide residential care services including:
  • 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) BA Level Tukwila, WA

Clinicians

posted on March 22, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Tukwila). 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 Sound 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, Sound’s 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 Sound.

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  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, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

WISE Parent Partner Tukwila, WA

Clinicians

Peer Specialists

posted on March 22, 2019

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

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

 

Manager – Safety & Emergency Management Tukwila, WA

Management

posted on March 18, 2019

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Safety and Emergency Response

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

Safety and Emergency Management Program Development

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

Safety and Emergency Management Training

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

SKILLS:

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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

SUD Clinician BA Level and CDP/T Auburn, WA

Clinicians

posted on March 15, 2019

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

WISe Facilitator – BA Level Tukwila, WA

Clinicians

posted on March 11, 2019

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

 

Primary Care Provider Auburn,WA

Medical Services

posted on March 7, 2019

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ

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

Revenue Cycle Specialist Tukwila, WA

Administrative

posted on March 6, 2019

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

Salary=DOQ

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

 

 

Admission Service Representative Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on March 5, 2019

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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. 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, Sound policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at Sound.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at Sound.

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,  6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

Crisis Mental Health Specialist Bellevue, WA

Clinicians

posted on March 5, 2019

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Full Time position, with Full Time benefits (Bellevue). Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future. The Crisis Mental Health Specialist is responsible for providing crisis services and consultation for Sound Mental Health clients and other contracted agencies.  Provides phone, onsite and community intervention on an as-needed basis.  As part of the Crisis Services team, provides crisis intervention services to clients including risk assessments, emotional support, resource referrals and safety planning.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provide phone and onsite crisis assessment and intervention.
  • Provide risk and crisis assessments to local ER’s or community facilities as needed.
  • Provide after-hours coverage and support as needed.
  • Act as consultant and liaison with other care providers to coordinate services for clients.
  • Respond to subpoenas that may result from affidavits.
  • Provide documentation of services and activities.
  • Complete all documentation in timely manner.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of clients and significant others.
  • Attend consultations, supervision, and trainings as designated by program manager.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and colleague 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, apply and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a therapeutic field and 2 years of clinical experience working with individuals with mental illness or substance use disorders preferred.  Must have experience providing crisis intervention services. Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic field considered with at least 2 years of experience in crisis intervention
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation. As this position is community-based, must have own vehicle, WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinician – Forensics – MA or BA Level Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on February 28, 2019

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

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

Residential Nurse (RN or LPN) Redmond, WA

Nursing Services

posted on February 28, 2019

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On Call position with 401K  (Redmond). The nurse participates in a multi-disciplinary team and will have primary responsibility for assessment and delivery of quality nursing care, in residential and/or outpatient setting.  Evaluate clients’ health care needs, monitor and/or administer medications, coordinate and track medical issues for clients, refer/accompany clients to appropriate medical resources within and outside the agency.  May provide active outreach to client’s place of resident.  The position reports primarily to the Nursing Coordinator and may have additional reporting to clinical program manager of the program nurse is serving.

Essential Functions:

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

Residential Nurse (RN or LPN) Auburn, WA

Medical Services

posted on February 21, 2019

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

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

Medical Assistant Bellevue, WA

Medical Services

posted on February 21, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). Provides various administrative and clinical duties in support of the medical team members.  Works directly with psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.  Tasks include taking vitals, handling pharmacy calls, preparing consumers for meetings with medical team members, and offering ongoing support to the medical team members as needed.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provide assistance in preparing consumers for consultations with medical team members.
  • Take vitals of consumers.
  • Provide instructions on the use of medications, home care and general health information as directed by medical team members.
  • Handle pharmacy/prescription calls, following up as required to ensure accurate and ongoing care.
  • Demonstrate ability to handle equipment appropriately, cleanly and safely.
  • Be responsible for collection and maintenance of data, providing clear and timely documentation.
  • Provide liaison between main desk and medical team members to ensure timely and orderly flow of consumers.
  • Adhere to consumer processes and procedures based on best practices.
  • Maintain worksite areas, ensuring they are clean and well supplied.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to collaboratively working with medical team members on meeting clinical goals and measures.
  • Comply with HIPAA/Confidentiality policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Sound, including the ability to integrate values of respect, compassion, excellence and stewardship.
  • Attend and participate in medical team member meetings, as required.
  • Maintain all clinical records in accordance with agency policy.
  • Perform all other functions as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Understand, apply, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Skills:

  • Strong commitment to working with individuals with a mental illness/personal care need.
  • Ability to interview clients and take vital signs.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to work as a team member.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to manage crises with professionalism.
  • Compliance with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, Sound policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Performance of job duties in accordance with OSHA and company-designated safety regulations.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • AA/AS in Behavioral Sciences preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in human services or with special needs population required, if educational level is high school or GED. No experience required if educational level is AA or above.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Medical Assistant-Registered credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Individuals currently possessing a WA State Nursing Assistant-Certified, Nursing Assistant-Registered or Medical Assistant-Certified credential are preferred and will meet the requirement for a WA credential.
  • 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 #18-330, 6400 Southcenter Blvd Tukwila, WA 98188 or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to 

 

Kitchen Aide – On Call Auburn, WA

Administrative

posted on February 21, 2019

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The Kitchen Aide assists the Cook and/or Kitchen Supervisor in meal preparation and serving, and washes dishes at one or more residential sites (Auburn) under the guidance of the Cook or Kitchen Supervisor.  This is an hourly (non-exempt) position; incumbent is eligible for overtime compensation.

Essential Functions:

  • Set up tray car, dessert and beverages for meal service.
  • Wash dishes following meal service at residential facility, following health and safety regulations.
  • Clean kitchen and dining room as necessary during the workday.
  • Clean kitchen and dining room floors following meal service.
  • Provide back up for Cook for vacation and sick coverage.
  • Maintain cleanliness of dry food storage area.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision and assigned committees, as required.
  • Participate in at least 24 hours of continuing education on an annual basis.
  • Maintain ethical and competent consumer and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, and Sound policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job duties in accordance with OSHA and company-designated safety and health regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at Sound
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at Sound

Skills:

  • Work with individuals with a mental disability.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexible to change.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Show initiative and be willing to learn new skills.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required, and
  • Six months of food service experience (to include cooking) in an institutional setting preferred.
  • Food Handlers permit, or ability to obtain a permit within 30 days of employment required.

 

 

Salary = DOQ.

 

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-215, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188 or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

Certified Peer Counselor – Supported Housing Seattle, WA

Peer Specialists

posted on February 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ.

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

 

WISe Facilitator-Wraparound Bellevue, WA

Peer Specialists

posted on February 21, 2019

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-212, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

Adult Psychiatrist or ARNP Auburn, WA

Medical Services

posted on February 21, 2019

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We are seeking an Adult Psychiatrist or ARNP to work full time (40 hours/week) with part time benefits (Auburn). The incumbent will receive administrative supervision from the manager of each program to which the incumbent is assigned.  The position will be supervised by the Senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and/or the Chief Medical Officer.

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-205, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to 

Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist Bellevue, WA

Medical Services

posted on February 21, 2019

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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 

 

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

Clinicians

posted on February 21, 2019

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

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

KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

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

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

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

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-440, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – B. A. Level Bellevue, WA

Clinicians

posted on February 21, 2019

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-339 or #18-211, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Certified Peer Counselor – Homeless Services Tukwila, WA

Peer Specialists

posted on February 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

  • a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems in adults and seniors,
  • the presenting problems of the entire family unit,
  • effective communication with collateral agencies having contact with the consumer, and
  • ethnic minority and low-income families as well as knowledge and awareness of cultural relevancy and issues.
  • The complexity of multiple problems often presented necessitates an eclectic treatment model.  The ability to understand family systems and to implement behavior management approaches is essential.  A thorough knowledge of human development (cognitive, emotional, and physical) is recommended.
  • Knowledge of cultural relevancy and experience working with low-income families as well as the ability to work well under supervision and on a team is required.

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ.

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

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

Mental Health Assistants

posted on February 21, 2019

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

 

Clinician – MA and CDP/T Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on February 21, 2019

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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 Adult Services Clinician works with a variety of clients with behavioral health disorders and assist them in becoming as healthy and engaged as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles.  Counsels and provides crisis intervention for patients, including assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems. Participates as a member of multi­disciplinary team and may assist patients in treatment planning.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

Core Competencies, Skills and Knowledge:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

 

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-332, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – MA Level Tukwila, WA

Clinicians

posted on February 21, 2019

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

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

Essential Functions:

Client Care:

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

Case Management:

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

Internal Agency Collaboration:

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

Inter-Agency Collaboration and Referral Sources:

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

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Janitorial Technician Greater Seattle Area, WA

Administrative

posted on February 20, 2019

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinician – BA Level Bellevue, WA

Clinicians

posted on February 18, 2019

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The Clinician works with a variety of clients with behavioral health disorders and assist them in becoming as healthy and engaged as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles.

This person should be experienced in effectively utilizing support resources the mental and/or behavioral health and support resources of King County.  The team member should be able to relate effectively with a wide variety of people including members of ethnic and sexual minority populations.

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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