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On-Call Psychiatric Aide (Youth Inpatient Unit) 

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 On-Call Position  
Open Date 10/4/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time On-Call  
Shift Various Shifts  
Location Adult/Youth Inpatient Building  

Provide on-going supervision of clients in the Youth Inpatient Unit. Participate in all program activities and as milieu treatment team member.


  • Participate in on-line supervision of clients as assigned.
  • Lead or participate in program activities as assigned.
  • Participate in milieu, individual, group and family therapy sessions as requested.
  • Provide input in development of treatment plans and in their implementation.
  • Implement intake and discharge process as requested.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions for assigned clients.
  • Maintain a safe working environment. Demonstrate competency in using verbal de-escalation skills, both from MPAC and other trainings. Demonstrate competency in the use of mechanical restraints with clients in crises.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork in an accurate and timely manner to assure compliance with all agency, statutory, regulatory, funding, and treatment team requirements.
  • Provide transportation for clients as needed.
  • Participate in court hearings as appropriate.
  • Serve as Acting Shift Supervisor as requested.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED with six months relevant work experience or Psych Tech certification. Experience working with adolescents preferred. Valid drivers license.

Note: Sex (female or male as applicable) is a bona fide occupational qualification for the position of Mental Health Counselor (former title of position) at this time, under an opinion letter of the Executive Director of the Washington State Human Rights Commission.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to stand, sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, talk or listen and lift up to 50 pounds. Peripheral vision is also required for this position. A fair degree of flexibility and strength is required in this position due to the infrequent, yet essential, use of one’s body in the temporary physical restraint of some clients.

Salary $13.42/hr. plus shift differential pays  
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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