Treatment Aide Floater (NOC, 16 hrs/wk) - Kitsap County Crisis Triage Center at Kitsap Mental Health Services

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 10 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

WHO WE ARE

The grass really is greener on our side of the water!  Come join us on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, where scenic vistas, outdoor activities, and historic towns offer many options for exploration just across Puget Sound from Seattle.  Residents enjoy a peaceful, unhurried, affordable lifestyle, along with the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds. Seattle is a water commute away via “fast ferry” passenger service or the WA State Ferries, and Tacoma is a modest highway drive.  To learn more, check out www.visitkitsap.com.

Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization filled with compassionate people doing important work. We’ve been transforming lives and our community since 1978, helping our neighbors with mental and behavioral health challenges to achieve healthy, productive lives.  As one of the largest non-profit employers in Kitsap County, our 500+ employees provide a comprehensive range of services to over 6500 children, youth, adults, and families annually.

WHY WE NEED YOU

As a Treatment Aide Floater, you will provide on-going assistance to clients in the Crisis Triage Facility while maintaining a safe and therapeutic work environment. Also, you will take appropriate measures for assisting clients in meeting their daily basic needs for health and safety.

Go home everyday knowing your efforts helped directly serve your community and neighbors!

WHAT YOU’LL DO


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

  • Prepare and serve meals,

  • conduct safety checks of the units,

  • monitor clients according to the assigned levels of observation,

  • provide transportation as directed by a supervisor,

  • assist in maintaining a clean work environment,

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

  • 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:

  • facilitate approved group activities,

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

  • record client nutritional intake, sleep and vitals,

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

  • other clinical activities as directed by a supervisor. 

Performs other duties as assigned to support the Crisis Triage Center and agency.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING


  • High school diploma or GED required 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. 

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED


  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package

  • Work/life balance

  • The opportunity to make a positive difference!

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.





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