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Expanded Community Services Clinician (Social Worker/Mental Health Professional) at Kitsap Mental Health Services

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-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 Social Worker or Mental Health Professional for the ECS (Expanded Community Services) Contract Clinician,  you will function as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to independently plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to ECS and KMH clients. Also, you will provide comprehensive behavioral education, skills, and consultation to caregivers, guardians, and adult family home owners to fulfill the Expanded Community Services Contract (ECS) requirements.

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

WHAT YOU’LL DO


  • Maintain regular visits to ECS clients residing in designated adult family homes while providing behavioral support to caregivers and counseling to clients as specified in Cares Assessment and ongoing presenting behavioral needs arise in order to maintain adult family home placement.

  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and corresponding behavioral support plans in collaboration with the Home and Community assessment and Kitsap Mental Health treatment team for each client. 

  • Provide appropriate instructions, psychoeducation, and applicable techniques to adult family home caregivers to handle difficult situations and problem behaviors.

  • Be available to consult with caregivers, families, and community agencies such as DSHS, court systems, housing authorities, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.

  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures identified in the ECS contract.  Provide and maintain ECS Support and Guidance binder in the home for clients and their caregivers.

  • Coordinate and participate in monthly staffing and treatment planning review meetings in the adult family homes with homeowner, client, and assigned ECS social worker.  Monitor client progress and level of behavioral support need to assess need for continued ECS services. Document progress and collaboration regarding need in client chart.

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

WHAT YOU’LL BRING


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Services, or a related field preferred

  • minimum of two-year’s experience working with clients with mental and behavioral needs in long term settings such as residential treatment centers, adult family homes, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing homes.

  • Prefer experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, vocational services, or substance abuse treatment. 

  •  Excellent attendance, communication and organizational skills, and the ability to be flexible in a work environment are required to be successful in this position.

  • Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.

 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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