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Behavioral Health Therapist (20hrs/wk) - Adult Outpatient 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

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

KMHS aims to be a "provider of choice" and needs your expertise to provide top notch care to families and adult in our community. As a Therapist, you will 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.  You will also provide education, consultation to families, and crisis intervention services to clients assigned to the team.

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

WHAT YOU’LL DO


  • 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 assessment of 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.

Performs other duties as assigned to support the Adult Outpatient Care team and agency.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling/Psychology or a related field required.

  • Minimum of two-years experience working with clients with mental illness required.

  • Reliable transportation required

  • Excellent communication skills both verbally an in writing. 

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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