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MA Level Mental Health Screener (Jail Diversion Team) 

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 6/2/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Location Kitsap County Jail/KMHS Main Campus  

SHIFT: Evening & Weekend

Provide evidence based screening of class members in Kitsap County Jail. The purpose of these screens is to facilitate triage of class members out of jail settings and into more appropriate settings. Triage may include referrals to community based services, therapeutic courts, or the Department of Social and Health Services’ Triage Consultation and Expedited Admission program.


  • The objectives of the Jail Diversion Program are:
    • Develops diversion and care plans with recommendations to the District Court Judge for clients with mental health co-occurring disorders with serious behavioral health concerns.
    • Improve outcomes for mentally ill individuals who have entered diversion agreements.
    • Increase coordination and collaboration between the criminal justice and mental health systems.
  • Primary Duties
    • Provide early screening and identification post arrest, within 72 hours of admission for persons identified as potential Class Members, including persons with Developmental Disabilities.
    • Uses formal, evidence-based mental health and substance abuse screening tools.
    • Referrals to be made for least restrictive alternatives, or to therapeutic courts if individual screens positive for mental health and or substance use issues.
    • Tracks time and date of arrest, date or screening, date of referral.
    • Works closely with Jail Health Staff (Correct Care), and jail staff regarding referrals and disposition.

Position Requirements

Master’s degree in psychology, social services, or a related field required; Minimum of two years’ experience working with clients with mental illness preferred. Experience with Developmentally Disabled population preferred. Prefer experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, vocational services, drug court, or substance abuse treatment. Must possess and maintain valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report, and reliable personal transportation with business-rated insurance.

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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