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Crisis Mental Health Counselor- Whatcom MCOT

Company: Compass Health
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Crisis Mental Health CounselorBellingham, WA***Provide Supervision for Licensure***12-hour ShiftsWhat you will be performingThe Mental Health Counselor/Clinician II provides crisis intervention mental health services to persons of all ages experiencing acute behavioral health issues. These services will be provided primarily in community settings to individuals who are in crisis or for whom a crisis episode is deemed to be imminent. This is a full-time float position which will cover up to 40 hours per week of variable shifts in Whatcom County as assigned. Days worked may vary week to week depending on the staffing needs of the teams. During weeks when no coverage is needed, this position will work on days as defined by the MHP Staffing Pattern, to provide additional coverage for the assigned team.Complies with all accurate and appropriate charting, coding, and billing procedures as required by the regulatory organizations.Documents delivery of services in the medical record. Completes all paperwork to agency standard and within required timelines.Meets or exceeds service hour expectations and/or response time expectations established by the agency.Stabilizes the crisis situation at the site of contact whenever possible, utilizing a variety of intervention options, including referrals to non-mental health/support services, referral for assessment for outpatient services, referral of consideration for an urgent psychiatric med evaluation, and facilitation of support in home/community by Crisis Stabilization Aides.Provides evaluations for clients in acute crisis in various settings throughout the county.Takes active measures to ensure client and community safety when less restrictive options are not reasonably expected to resolved the presenting crisis episode. This may include facilitation of placement in Triage Center, voluntary psychiatric hospitalization, or referral to DMHP/DCR for evaluation and involuntary detention.Complies with ITA requirements/laws and/or coordinates services with L.R. Specialist. Notifies DMHP's, writes affidavits, and serves as a witness in court when involuntary treatment is indicated. Continues to testify on consumer's behalf for the duration that Involuntary Treatment is indicated (at the end of 72 hours, 14 days, 90 days, etc.).Participates in the rotation of the after hour emergency/crisis response including initial crisis assessment safety risk and outreach as needed.What you will bring with youMA/MS/MSW Degree in a Behavioral Science related field.Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) as defined by WAC.Training in Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and Trauma-Informed Care preferred. Ability to obtain training within 60 days of hire required.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.Valid Washington State Driver's License including vehicle and appropriate insurance.What we offerMedical, dental, and vision insurance at NO COST to full time employees16 days of vacation the first year12 sick days including an additional wellness day13 paid holidays - 11 traditional holidays, plus 2 you choose$300 in professional funds per yearUp to 5 days paid education leave403(b) retirement plan with up to 2% company match after the first yearAutomatic additional pay raises when you have your 1st and 3rd anniversary with CompassMileage reimbursementSupervision hours towards licensureAnd much, much more!!!This totals over 45 paid days off in your first year!Who we areCompass Health is the region's largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and chemical dependency services in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, 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: www.compasshealth.org.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 qualificationGovernor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption.JOB SUMMARY:Job Title: Clinician IIProgram: 500-21360Location: Bellingham, WAHours: Full-time (40 hours/week) (Thursday-Saturday 0800-2000)Wage: $23.12-$39.48/hr DOE**Licensed wage scale - $25.88-$39.48/hr DOE

Keywords: Compass Health, Bellingham , Crisis Mental Health Counselor- Whatcom MCOT, Other , Bellingham, Washington

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