Three full time positions, with full time benefits (Seattle). Sound’s values a culture of accountability where ownership and empowerment are key to creating transparency and openness, teamwork and trust, communication and dialogue, and clarity of purpose with a focus on results. Sound is implementing Reaching Recovery – an innovative, game-changing model to better meet the needs of the community and the people we serve. We’re searching for people who want to improve lives and be part of the exciting changes we’re making in the future
We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.
Our mission is to strengthen our community and improve the lives of our clients by delivering excellent health and human services tailored to meet their needs.
To fulfill our shared mission together all staff strives to:
- Deliver world class customer service built on a culture of client engagement and wellness
- Achieve excellent outcomes and results through collaboration and shared decision making with clients
- Assure easy access by delivering the right service at the right time in the right setting with the right provider
- Provide comprehensive care addressing whole health to support each client’s recovery, emotional balance and wellbeing.
- Promote collaboration among adult clients of mental health services, members of their family or social network, and service providers to support each client’s recovery
- Support one another to maintain regular self-care practices that build resiliency and sustain physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
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.
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)
- 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.
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.
Guiding Principle: Employee empowerment and ownership occur when every employee is accountable to the mission of Sound Mental Health.
- Respect, understanding and empathy are extended to all persons encountered in the course of work.
- Embraces opportunities to learn and grow.
- Incorporates feedback and uses supervision wisely.
- Consults with other staff regarding client well-being, treatment strategies and collaborative care.
- Recognizes and addresses appropriate self-care strategies.
- Presents self professionally (conduct, demeanor, dress, language, etc.)
- Open and receptive of ideas and behaviors other than those valued by the counselor.
Core Competencies, Skills and Knowledge:
Guiding Principle: As an employer of choice all staff have the opportunity to do what they do best.
- Strong commitment to working with individuals with a mental illness.
- Respects the client’s freedom of choice.
- Expresses belief in the client’s potential thus communicating hope.
- Appreciates diversity and inclusion.
- Is open to others cultural, ethnic, sexual, and social backgrounds and values.
- Embodies the personality characteristics, knowledge and skills required of the helper.
- Upholds the mental health professional’s obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.
- Understands a variety of models and theories that account for mental health disorders.
- Is able to work as part of a team with professionals of varied disciplines.
- Is willing to accept other duties if assigned
- Fulfills the requirements of all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Possesses good problem-solving skills.
- Learns new tasks and skills quickly.
- Prioritizes and manages multiple tasks effectively.
- Works independently and is a self-starter.
- Manages crisis effectively.
- Basic computer literacy.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s degree in related field or Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
- Chemical Dependency Professional certification desired.
- Must pass a criminal background check.
- Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation.
Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Alexis Owens, Job #18-086, #18-069, #18-028 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to