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Social Services Clinical Supervisor (PACT) 

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 6/14/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  
Description

PURPOSE:

The Team Leader establishes, administers, and directs the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), a self-contained clinical team which assumes responsibility for directly providing needed treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to identified clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses. The Team Leader supervises and evaluates the multidisciplinary team in conjunction with appropriate psychiatric support to ensure service excellence and courteous, helpful, and respectful services to program clients. Additionally, the Team Leader functions as a practicing clinician on the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Direct the day-to-day clinical operations of the PACT team including scheduling staff work hours to assure appropriate coverage for day, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts, and on-call hours. Lead the daily organizational staff meetings and treatment planning meetings. Continuously evaluate the status of clients and do appropriate planning and coordination of treatment activities to ensure immediate attention to their changing needs.
  • Direct and coordinate the client admission process and treatment, rehabilitation, and support services of the program in coordination with the psychiatrist. Schedule the admission interview; develop and coordinate the initial assessment and initial treatment plan; assign the most appropriate staff to the individual treatment team (ITT); and provide clinical supervision of the development of the comprehensive assessment and the treatment plan for each client.
  • Direct and coordinate, for each client, the comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g. onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g. self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
  • Provide and coordinate outreach and crisis intervention services to clients in the community, and routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others while in potentially unsafe neighborhoods, homes, while around people with unknown potential for aggression, and while in proximity of potentially unsafe and/or unclean structures and equipment. Consult with DMHP’s and law enforcement officials when appropriate.
  • Participate in staff recruitment, interviewing, hiring, work assignments, and orientation and performance supervision according to work rules, regulations, policies, and collective bargaining agreements. Develop and implement staff orientation and training.
  • Set up and maintain appropriate PACT headquarters with suitable furniture, office equipment, and telephone lines, directly or by delegation and cooperation.
  • Develop and monitor PACT budget. Interface with IS and Accounting to ensure that all fiscal and reporting issues are effectively resolved.
  • Supervise chart management for clients served by the team assuring maintenance of the medical record in compliance with agency policies, Medicaid, all applicable WACs and RCWs, and other regulatory and contractual requirements; train staff on medical record requirements; regularly review client assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes written by the staff; and supervise individual staff for medical records mastery.
  • Carry out and document quality-assurance activities and reviews of the use of program services.
  • Develop and maintain program policies and procedures and revise as necessary.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships, in coordination with other staff, with other human services organizations, law-enforcement, and other community resources (e.g. landlords, employers), and with other agency departments and programs including the Crisis Response Team, the Adult Inpatient Unit, and Residential Services. Work closely with clients’ families, advocacy groups, and ombuds services to ensure an open and receptive communication process.
  • Conduct clinical assessments and provide direct clinical treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to clients.
  • Perform on-call duty for crisis intervention and for staff supervision and consultation.
  • Maintain a Trauma Informed Care work environment with a focus on the utilization of Recovery Based Language in both written and verbal communications.
  • Maintain a safe and secure working environment. Implement the KMHS critical incident reporting procedure and ensure that timely debriefings are conducted with involved staff.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
 
Position Requirements

Position requires a master’s degree in nursing, social work, psychiatric rehabilitation, psychology, or a related field and minimum of two years mental health work experience. Washington License (LICSW, LMFT or LMHC) preferred. A combination of exceptional clinical and organizational skills is a must, as is experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Supervisory and program management experience is desired, particularly experience in a PACT model program. At a minimum, candidates must have a clear understanding of the characteristics and problems of adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and be knowledgeable about the PACT model. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.

 
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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