Clinician II, Year Round School Based
Company: Compass Health
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Compass Health - Bellingham, WA Compass Health is currently
looking for a School Based Mental Health Counselor / Clinician II
for Whatcom County. The Clinician II provides behavioral health
counseling and clinically indicated case management services for
Children and/or Families with behavioral health conditions. This
position is responsible for assessing client functioning and needs,
partnering with the client and/or their families to develop an
individually tailored care plan designed to promote recovery. This
position primarily functions in a school-based setting and is
responsible for coordination with school personnel and is year
round. Who We Are: Compass Health is Northwest Washington's
behavioral healthcare leader. We are a community-based healthcare
agency, integrating behavioral health and medical care services to
support clients and communities when and where they need us.
Building on a century of experience, we are forging new, nationally
recognized models of care that bring together highly skilled mental
health professionals, primary care providers, peer counselors and
others to treat the whole person. We address complex healthcare
needs in partnership with first responders and other community
organizations, and form a key section of the community safety net
to serve our clients and others who need our care and support. From
comprehensive mental health treatment to crisis prevention and
intervention, supportive housing, children's services, community
education and much more, our non-profit organization serves people
of all ages throughout Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and
Whatcom counties. WHY WORK FOR US: As the region's largest
non-profit community behavioral healthcare organization, we have
been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years.
Our commitment to care doesn't stop with our clients though, as we
take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a
culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement as well as
a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance. (benefits
pro-rated for part time employees) Medical, dental, and vision
insurance at NO COST to Full-time employees
16 days of paid vacation the first year
12 sick days with great wellness day
10 paid holidays - 8 regular and 2 that you choose
Professional funds and paid education leave
Up to 2% match for the 403B Retirement plan the first year
And much, much more!!! POSITION SUMMARY Provides individual
behavioral health counseling and other medically necessary
behavioral health services to children and/or families. Whenever
possible, treatment approaches employing Evidence-Based Practices
will be used.
Works with clients referred from local school districts to provide
a range of therapeutic services including 1:1 counseling, family
therapy and referral for more intensive services.
Reviews behavioral modification strategies with school staff to
ensure that clients maintain educational stability.
Reviews Individualized Behavioral Support Plans (IBSP), 504 Plans,
Individualized Education Plans (IEP), and Crisis Plans with School
Staff and Client as needed.
May be required to attend meetings at schools for continuity of
care for client as needed.
Monitors compliance with court orders as needed: delivers services
as stated in the order, seeks extensions when indicated, and
completes all required documentation.
Works collaboratively and coordinates with psychiatric services,
emergency services, other treatment team members, etc.
Coordinates services with school communities and school personnel
as needed and works in context of a treatment team as needed and
Establishes a treatment plan and goals with client and evaluates
progress throughout treatment.
Routinely assesses for risk issues including danger to self and
others and develops plans with client and/or families to mitigate
those risks. Requirements MA/MS/MSW Degree in a Behavioral Science
Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) as defined by WAC
Meets educational and training requirements for designation as a
Child Mental Health Specialist preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Evidence-Based
Practices, or interest and ability to learn.
Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license
through the Washington State Department of Health must submit
Agency Affiliated Counselor application upon hire and be approved
by the DOH. ABOUT COMPASS HEALTH Compass Health is the region's
largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health
and substance use services in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan,
and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality
creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of
outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. We have been
serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years, though
our commitment to care doesn't stop with our clients as we take
pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a
culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement. We
maintain a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance,
which includes competitive compensation and benefits programs.
Please visit our website for more information: Compass Health
promotes equal treatment and equal employment opportunity to all
applicants and employees regardless of race, creed, color, national
origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual minority status,
sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability unless based on a
bona fide occupational qualification About Bellingham: If you enjoy
tranquil lakes and scenic mountain views you might just be ready to
relocate to Bellingham, Washington. Live in a community
consistently rated as one of the most desirable in the USA! With a
population of 82,000 people, you will feel welcomed and at home in
one of "the best places to live" according to National Magazine.
The locals, who call Bellingham home, are their own blend of
diverse members of their community who help uphold the city's great
reputation of a fun and outdoorsy town. An area with so much to
offer is the perfect place to call home. Just a 90-minute drive
north of Seattle and 20 miles south of the Canadian border,
Bellingham is everything one could ever want in a small- to
mid-sized municipality. Filled with good-hearted people who are
inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds them, Bellingham
resonates with a strong and youthful vibrancy. This eco-friendly
community appreciates local restaurants supported by local farmers.
Also known as the "City of Subdued Excitement," Bellingham is well
maintained by its community and has a vast array of entertainment
including: Bellingham's Farmer's Market, breath-taking landscape
views, astonishing waterfalls, local shops, dining, independent
breweries, sightseeing excursions, hiking, boating, whale watching,
and much more. Enjoy all the area has to offer: Recreational &
Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Snow Boarding, Fishing,
Sailing, Kayaking, & Camping)
Excellent Schools (University, Community College, Technical School,
& Outstanding K-12 Educational System)
Small Town or City Living (Unique Shops, Local Festivals, Farmers
Markets, Berry Picking, & Community Events)
Cultural Activities (Theater, Music, Independent Films, Museums,
Art Studios, & Diverse Local Restaurants) JOB SUMMARY Job Title:
Clinician II Program: 200-21280 Location: Bellingham Hours:
Full-Time, 40Hours/Week Wage: $23.12 - $36.18/hour, DOE
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