Give Us A Chance to Know that Too!

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!  

 

 

Clinician/Case Manager – Homeless Services Tukwila, WA

Clinicians

posted on September 13, 2018

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

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

 

Salary=DOQ

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

 

 

 

Clinician – Community Networks Program/SUD Seattle/Tukwila, WA

Clinicians

posted on September 13, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle/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 IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services) Clinician works with a variety of clients with behavioral health disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities and assists them in becoming as healthy and engaged as possible in the community, using recovery language and principles. 

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-172, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Administrative Assistant – Float Seattle, WA and varies locations

Administrative

posted on September 7, 2018

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Seattle and Varies locations).   Perform a wide variety of administrative duties relevant to the program needs of the agency.  Maintain a high standard of professionalism, confidentiality and discretion while interacting with the clients, staff and visitors, and in the performance of duties.  Manage multiple tasks in an organized manner in order to adhere to critical timelines.  As a member of the Administrative Services team, participate in required team meetings and provide frequent cross team support and coverage 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 direct program support specifically related to assigned program services.
  • Perform front office and reception duties by answering multiple telephone lines, routing calls, taking messages (voicemail, Email, etc.), scheduling prescriber appointments, client intakes, and providing relevant service/program information.
  • Review clinical records for documentation completion and report results to the Program Managers and Clinicians.
  • Process release of information (ROI) requests received (reviewing, photocopying, mailing, etc.)
  • Scan documents into Electronic Health Records.
  • Communicate significant client interactions and observations to appropriate treatment staff, and contribute other non-clerical skills as part of the treatment team.
  • Schedule appointments and place reminder appointment calls for prescribers.
  • Collect co-pay, medical coupons, and insurance information for distribution to the Business Office.
  • Process and distribute incoming and outgoing mail and correspondence.
  • Respond courteously to client and visitor requests, and assist in connecting them to the appropriate staff and services in an expeditious manner.
  • Order and maintain office supplies and equipment (maintain supply inventory and prepare purchase requisitions, and work orders) as needed.
  • Provide administrative support to clinical support staff and assist the Clinic Manager with special projects, with prior supervisory approval.
  • Provide frequent backup to other Administrative Services team members in various locations as requested.
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor or manager.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a team.
  • Comfort in relating to child and adult clients, and the ability to relate easily and positively to individuals from varying educational, professional, and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively supporting a number of treatment teams.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and the ability to multi-task while dealing with unexpected deadlines.
  • Maintenance of high standards for accuracy, productivity, and confidentiality.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
  • Two or more years of progressively responsible administrative duties in a fast-paced environment.
  • One or more years electronic recordkeeping experience.
  • Avatar scheduling software experience a plus.

Salary-DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-169, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Development Manager Tukwila, WA

Administrative

posted on September 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

Secondary Functions:

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

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

  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

CERTERIFICATION, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:

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

 

Salary=DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-138, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to 

 

 

 

Certified Peer Counselor – McDermott Place Seattle, WA

Peer Specialists

posted on August 30, 2018

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

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

We offer a competitive benefits package to all 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 for part-time), 11 Paid Holidays (pro-rated for part-time), and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

  • Follow supervisory instruction and maintain professional boundaries with both consumers and staff.
  • Use personal experience to build empathy and rapport.
  • Able to provide emotional support and encouragement
  • Be validating, provide information, and provide emotional support and encouragement.
  • Understand dual relationships and role conflicts.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Know when to seek consultation and supervision within the scope of their training.
  • Articulate their own recovery and resilience stories in ways that are relevant to the obstacles faced by consumers of mental health services.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ.

 

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-168, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

 

Clinician – Community Networks Program Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 30, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-165, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA, 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Clinician – Adult Services Bellevue, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 23, 2018

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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, SMH policies and
  • Procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate at SMH.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts at SMH.

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-164 or #18-051B, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Admission Service Representative Seattle, WA

Clinicians

posted on August 14, 2018

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

Salary=DOQ

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

Forensic Clinician/Case Manager Seattle and Tukwila, WA

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posted on August 3, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in psychology, social work, criminal justice or related field, with a strong emphasis in working with Adults and Community agencies.  Also having a CDP/T, or willingness to pursue one is preferred
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job: #18-158 (Tukwila), #18-154 (Tukwila), #18-147, #18-131 or #17-237 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206)901-2006, or e-mail to: Alexis.Owens@Sound.Health

 

 

Crisis Stabilization Counselor – IDD Seattle, WA

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posted on July 25, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

Skill and experience in working with

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

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a therapeutic counseling field, nursing, or special education, with a strong emphasis in working with adults, families and community agencies is required.
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience as a clinician or case manager and demonstrated skills in clinical assessment and treatment and experience with crisis management.
  • Direct clinical experience with minority and low‑income individuals and families is required.
  • Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or higher credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

 

Salary = DOQ

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

Clinician – Adult Services Tukwila, WA

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posted on July 25, 2018

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

Salary = DOQ.

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

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

Mental Health Assistants

posted on July 17, 2018

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ

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

 

Clinician/Case Manager – Older Adult Services Seattle, WA

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posted on July 6, 2018

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary = DOQ.

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

Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist Bellevue, WA

Medical Services

posted on June 28, 2018

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Part time position with part time benefits (Bellevue). This position is a professional level position intended to provide psychiatric services in our agency through the prescribing and monitoring of medications, evaluation of psychiatric status, and consultation to non-medical staff. This is primarily a clinical position and incumbents will spend the majority of their time seeing patients, with the same productivity standards and same scheduling guidelines as physicians.  Although knowledge of psychosocial issues in the treatment of all patients is desirable, the emphasis in this position is in the biomedical and medicolegal areas.

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

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

Essential functions:

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

Skills:

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

Qualifications/Experience:

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

Salary:  DOQ

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

 

Clinician – Adult Services Auburn, WA

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posted on June 28, 2018

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

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

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

To fulfill our shared mission together all staff strives to:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Integrated Documentation

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

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

Clinical Narrative:

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

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

Assessment, Treatment Plans and Reviews:

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

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

Clinical Care:

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

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

Transitions in Care:

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

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

Professional Empowerment:

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

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

Core Competencies, Skills and Knowledge:

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

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

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

 

Salary=DOQ

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

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