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CDP (Youth) 

About the Organization 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  
Category Social Services  
Open Date 6/1/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  

Provide and coordinate Substance Use services for youth and their families within the Child and Family (C&F) Services Unit.


  • Provide direct services for youth at risk for and with co-occurring disorders (COD) utilizing recommended COD treatment practices. Services may include individual therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational workshops, recovery skill-building groups, family counseling, and crisis intervention. Provide outreach as directed to engage clients who are at risk or ambivalent.
  • Conduct substance use screenings and assessments utilizing clinically appropriate instruments. Accurately diagnosis substance use disorders. Identify risks and the applicable Association of Addiction Medication (ASAM) level of care. Complete all documentation, authorizations and intakes.
  • Ensure that all required documentation is submitted in a complete, accurate, and timely manner, in accordance with agency and contract reporting requirements, including state and county drug abuse funding sources.
  • Assist child and family therapists in development, review, update and implementation of clinical treatment plan for chemically dependent adolescents and their families.
  • Work to insure compliance with county contracts and any future contracts to include performance indicators and timely submission of data.
  • Provide co-occurring disorder consultation, drug education and training for C&F staff and other agencies or individuals as assigned to assist in integration of COD services throughout the continuum of care at Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) and the community.
  • Function as a supportive member of the various program teams and participate constructively in problem solving and clinical decision-making.
  • Fulfill all duties related to the ancillary agreements such as Individualized and Tailored Care (ITC), Drug Court, etc.
  • Seek referrals as directed.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing, stages of change theory, family and system focused interventions, stage-wise treatment strategies to intervene and motivate clients with COD for change.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external partners such as treatment teams, Youth Inpatient Unit (YIU), medical providers, Crisis Response Team (CRT), probation, the courts, Kitsap Addiction Recovery Services (KARS), schools, other community based treatment providers, and the larger Kitsap County community to assist youth in their recovery process.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of psychotropic medications, contraindications with drugs of abuse and report any relevant observations to medical personnel.
  • Monitor assigned clients for compliance with treatment related court-ordered requirements, such as Youth at Risk Petitions, Less Restrictive Alternative (LRA), and drug use related mandates. Follow Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and Revised Code of Washington (RCW) required of mandated clients. Provide appropriate legal documents and monthly reports as required.
  • Perform Urine Drug Screens (UDS) when required/appropriate.
  • Demonstrate ability to work efficiently and effectively, organizing workload by prioritizing and managing multiple tasks. Maintain acceptable productivity standards as determined by supervisor. Use collaborative documentation when meeting with clients.
  • Pursue professional growth and development by seeking out learning opportunities and integrating new learning into daily work practice. Maintain working knowledge of current COD treatment recommendations, trends in community mental health, including health care reform and automation of job tasks using computer technology.
  • Be knowledgeable of and maintain safety practices. Routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others, in particularly while around people with unknown potential for aggression, and while in proximity of potentially unsafe structures or equipment. Consult with Supervisor, Crisis Response Team and law enforcement as appropriate.
  • Maintain 90 day youth retention rate to a minimum of 65%.
  • Meet or exceed productivity standards.
  • In addition to the above, any responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
Position Requirements

Current licensure as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) in WA State required; a valid WA State Driver License and reliable, insured transportation are required. Experience working with clients with co-occurring disorders preferred. An AA or Bachelor’s degree in a social services discipline is preferred.

Salary DOE  
EOE Statement 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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