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Mental Health Professional - Nights (24hrs/wk.) 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

Mental Health Professional - Crisis Triage Facility (24hrs/wk.) Friday & Saturday

As a Mental Health Professional, you will p

rovide inpatient therapeutic psychosocial care for voluntary and involuntary adults on inpatient units.  Provide leadership in all aspects of the treatment process involving four fundamental responsibilities: psycho-therapeutics, representation of the unit in Kitsap County Superior Court, and responsibility for an array of agency and unit-based work practices to ensure unit safety and effective practices.


  • Complete intake interviews and documentation with newly admitted clients in a timely manner. 

  • Contact and develop cooperative relationships with those collateral contacts that can assist in the development of effective individualized treatment including the nurse, Psychiatrist/ARNP, family members, etc.

  • Develop treatment plans for both voluntary and involuntary residents.  Include relevant data from both the prescriber’s history and physical and the nursing plan of care when developing the treatment plan. 

  • Maintain plans that are individualized and reflect unmet acute needs the current hospitalization can effectively treat.

  • Prepare documentation and testimony for Kitsap County Superior Court mental health hearings.  Identify and prepare relevant witnesses to appear as needed.

  • Participate in a collaborative leadership role with the multi-disciplinary Treatment Team.  Act as an advocate for the psychiatric and social needs of the client. 

  • Provide consultation to the physician/ARNP in the development of treatment plans and court testimony.  Be available to staff as a source for clinical practice and mental health resources.

  • Provide short-term individual, group and family therapeutic services to expedite discharge planning and decrease the need for readmission.

  • Develop discharge plans for both voluntary and involuntary residents including arrangement and documentation and follow up appointments. Arrange transfers as necessary.

  • Maintain and submit records and documentation to meet the regulatory, agency, and funding source requirements.

  • Participate in the physical management of assaultive clients on multiple units as needed.

  • Routinely assess client and staff safety including potential for harm of self, others, or unit property.  Take effective corrective action.

  • Regularly observe the effect of current policies and inform supervisor of deficiencies in the program, suggest special projects that may benefit unit and agency.

  • Participate in QI activities, committees, and special task forces as requested.

  • Conduct an ongoing review of clinical charts for compliance.

  • Disclose limited client information as necessary, disclosures must adhere to HIPAA privacy and security standards and be logged according to agency policy and procedures.

  • Complete all required training and annual refreshers in a timely manner.

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


  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits

  • 19+ days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year

  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative

  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available

  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency

  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking

  • Full Time and Part Time positions along with professional advancement available


  • Master's degree in related field with two years of appropriate clinical experience in providing services to individuals and families; experience in a therapeutic residential treatment setting highly preferred. 

  • Experience with the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and co-occurring substance use disorders is also preferred. 

  • Proficiency in computer keyboarding and MS Word is required.


  • 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.

Please be sure to check out other Therapist, Social Worker, Mental Health Professional, Counselor, Psychology, and  Behavioral Health Clinician roles with KMHS as well.