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Treatment Aide Floater (Nights, 24hrs/wk, Sun-Tue) - 24 Hour Program 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 provide on-going assistance to clients in the Crisis Triage Facility while maintaining a safe and therapeutic work environment.  To take appropriate measures for assisting clients in meeting their daily basic needs for health and safety.  To assist in meeting client treatment objectives as directed by the treatment team. To provide appropriate documentation as required by KMHS policies and procedures. To support in aide level staff coverage across the 24/7 Recovery Services department including Adult Inpatient Unit (AIU), Youth Inpatient Unit (YIU), Pacific Hope and Recovery Center (PHRC), and Residential Services (RS).

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.


  • Take appropriate measures to meet client daily basic needs for health and safety including but not limited to the following tasks:

a) Prepare and serve meals,

b) conduct safety checks of the units,

c) monitor clients according to the assigned levels of observation,

d) provide transportation as directed by a supervisor,

e) assist in maintaining a clean work environment,

f) assist in maintaining sufficient inventory of food and non-food items, and

g) other duties as assigned by a supervisor.

  • Complete all required electronic and paper charting, documentation and data entry of clients as outlined in the appropriate KMHS guidelines, manuals, policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate verbal de-escalation skills as outlined in MPAC/CPI trainings and other agency mandated trainings. 

  • Participate in clinical activities as directed by a supervisor including but not limited to:

a) facilitate approved group activities,

b) conduct ongoing observation and assessment of client mental status during each shift,

c) record client nutritional intake, sleep and vitals,

d) follow specific behavioral protocols for clients as directed by a supervisor, and

e) other clinical activities as directed by a supervisor. 

  • Complete all paperwork involved in providing direct client care including but not limited to: a) paperwork relating to admission and discharge,

a) confidentiality,

b) client rights,

c) client inventories,

d) tracking sheets, and

e) other forms as needed.

  • Attend all mandatory trainings on time and as scheduled.

  • Keep current on all required documentation (i.e., food handler’s permit, counselor licenses, etc.).

  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities assigned by the supervisor that are appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

RESPONSIBLE TO:   Mental Health Professional Shift Supervisor

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  High school diploma or GED with six months relevant work experience, ability to gain licensure as an Agency Affiliated Counselor (or other applicable counselor profession) in Washington State, valid Washington State Driver License and Food Handler card.  A bachelor’s degree in a counseling-related field is preferred. Must be able to provide client transportation through the use of an agency vehicle.

Note: Gender (female or male as applicable) is a bona fide occupational qualification for the position of Psychiatric Aide at this time, under an opinion letter of the Executive Director of the Washington State Human Rights Commission.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS:  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to stand, sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, ascend and descend stairs, talk or listen and lift up to 50 pounds.  Peripheral vision is also required for this position. 


POSITION LOCATION:  1975 NE Fuson Rd, Bremerton WA 98311