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On-Call Mental Health Professional (Youth Inpatient Unit) at Kitsap Mental Health Services

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Bremerton, Washington

Job Description:

KMHS is Kitsap’s nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults. On WA’s beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment. Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations. The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences. KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility


To coordinate the intake and treatment process for voluntary and involuntary admissions. To work with the referring source on voluntary and involuntary admissions to assure timely and appropriate discharge. To conduct individual, group, family, and milieu therapy for clients at the YIU.

To improve the operations of KMHS in support of its stated mission. To provide the highest level of customer service to internal and external customers.


  1. Develop discharge plans for both voluntary and involuntary residents. Work with the referral sources to assure that they assume appropriate responsibility for care.

  2. Provide individual, group and family therapy services. Maintain and submit complete, accurate, and timely records and documentation to meet regulatory, agency, and funding source requirements.

  3. Complete screenings, assessments, intakes, and discharges; arrange after-care services for clients.

  4. Obtain information from families regarding history, court involvement, finances or discharge planning.

  5. Coordinate treatment plans and participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team in order to help develop and implement meaningful treatment plans for clients.

  6. Provide clinical supervision and education to milieu staff as requested by Program Manager.

  7. Complete and sign ITA documents for court and appear in court as needed.

  8. Authorize discharges, and supervise staff in unit manager’s absence, per WAC requirements.

  9. Substitute for unit manager as requested.

  10. Disclose limited client information as necessary to the position as trained by the Records Dept. Supervisor. Disclosures must adhere to HIPAA privacy and security standards and be logged in detail according to agency policy and procedures. Complete all required training and annual refreshers.

  11. In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Inpatient Units Program Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in related field. Master’s degree in mental health, behavioral health, or psychology-related field with an associate license (Must to obtain one of following license (LMHC-A, LMFT-A, LICSW-A) within 60 days of employment considered in lieu of a Master’s Degree with two years appropriate clinical experience. Experience in providing services to youth and families; experience in therapeutic residential treatment setting highly preferred. Substance Abuse Disorders treatment knowledge and experience necessary with certification preferred. Qualified as Child Mental Health Specialist.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk or listen. A fair degree of flexibility and strength is required in this position due to possibly participating in seclusion and restraint procedures.