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 function as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients. To provide education, consultation to families, and crisis intervention services to clients assigned to the team.
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.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Provide care coordination services for an assigned group of clients. Provide direct services such as individual, group, family counseling, crisis intervention, and case management to assigned clients.
Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the treatment team.
Educate and support clients’ families and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences. Consult with families and community agencies such as DSHS, court systems, housing authorities, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
Assist and support clients in finding and effectively using a primary care physician and a dentist and to develop health self management skills. Work with team to coordinate psychiatric care with medical care
Provide and coordinate outreach and crisis intervention services to clients in the community, and routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others while in potentially unsafe neighborhoods, homes, while around people with unknown potential for aggression, and while in proximity of potentially unsafe and/or unclean structures and equipment. Consult with DMHP's and law enforcement officials when appropriate
Participate in the providing information about the client’s psychiatric and medical history (e.g. onset, course, and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g. self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
Participate in providing information to clients on substance use issues such as the effect on mental and physical health and daily functioning. Participate in planning to reduce use or abstain from the use of substances, and help teach replacement behaviors. Establish linkages with outside inpatient, outpatient, and support group entities (e.g. AA, NA) to allow collaboration in treatment.
Ensure that clients have adequate financial support (e.g., help to gain employment or to secure entitlement benefits). Assist clients with budgeting and bill-paying skills.
Help clients to access reliable transportation.
Plan, structure, and prompt social and leisure time activities, to include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Monitor assigned clients for LRA compliance. Facilitate LRA extensions with the CRT and all court-involved personnel to ensure LRA's are continued uninterrupted, as appropriate. Assist CRT in determining when revocation is appropriate.
Work in a cooperative and collaborative manner as a team member. Assist in building positive working relationships with staff of all agency departments.
Pursue professional growth by seeking out learning opportunities and integrating new learning into daily work practices. Maintain a working knowledge of current trends in community mental health, including health care reform and automation of job tasks using computer technology. Maintain a working knowledge of mental health rehabilitation standards.
Meet or exceed productivity standards
In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
RESPONSIBLE TO: AOP Clinical Supervisor
Bachelor's degree required. Psychology, social services, or a related field preferred; minimum of one-year experience working with clients with mental illness required. Prefer experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, vocational services, or substance abuse treatment. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.
PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to walk, sit, use hands and fingers, reach with arms, talk and listen. Peripheral vision is also required for this position.
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt
POSITION LOCATION: Various KMHS sites (specific location is listed on the job posting)