Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.
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Location: Bremerton, Washington
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
Provide 24/7 therapeutic psychosocial care for adults admitted to the CRISIS TRIAGE FACILITY (CTF). Facilitate the CTF’s clinical direction by working closely with staff, referral parties, and other internal KMHS departments. This position would include covering multiple shifts in a 24-hour program.
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.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Manager
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in a behavioral science and meets criteria as a Mental Health Professional in the state of Washington. The following topics/skills are considered highly desirable for this position: working knowledge of the Involuntary Treatment Act, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory, Co-Occurring Disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Theory (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Theory, inpatient or crisis adult psychiatric work with chronically mentally ill clients and computer skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
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, talk or listen and lift up to 50 pounds. Peripheral vision is also required for this position. A fair degree of flexibility and strength is required in this position due to the infrequent, yet essential, use of one’s body in the temporary physical restraint of some clients.
PAY GRADE: 120
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt
POSITION LOCATION: 5455 Almira Drive NE
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER