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COD Specialist/ Mental Health Care Coordinator (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 10/4/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  
Description

PURPOSE:
Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients. Assist PACT Team to provide integrated substance use services and mental health treatment for KMHS clients to include: collaborative treatment planning, individual, family, and group and perform all duties necessary to comply with relevant Kitsap County Chemical Dependency Treatment Contracts and all other regulatory agencies. A minimum of 75% of all services delivered in the community via assertive outreach.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide all aspects of integrated mental health care and substance use treatment to PACT clients. Facilitate and provide individual counseling sessions, psycho-educational workshops, skill building groups, family counseling, and crisis intervention. Facilitate weekly group counseling sessions using evidenced based materials.
  • Provide treatment coordination services for an assigned group of clients, including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team (ITT).
  • Provide individual counseling and symptom management. Utilize Cognitive Behavioral approaches, Motivational Interviewing, stages of change theory, Trauma Informed Care approaches, and stage-wise treatment strategies to intervene and motivate clients for change.
  • Educate and support clients' families and advocate for clients' rights and preferences. Consult with families and community agencies such as DSHS, court systems, housing authorities, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Provide consultation services and training to team members to assist in integration of substance use and mental health services throughout our continuum of care. Provide a training to the team on a quarterly basis.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Participate in providing information to clients on substance use issues such as the effect on mental and physical health and daily functioning. Participate in planning to reduce use or abstain from the use of substances, and help teach replacement behaviors.
  • Provide or collaborate with teammates to ensure the provision of vocational-supportive counseling designed to help clients achieve vocational or career goals. Provide ongoing support for job retention, while managing symptoms.
  • 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.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external partners such as CRT, housing team, treatment teams, AIU, Residential Services, KMHS Medical Providers, Probation, KRC, other community based treatment providers (IP, OP, Crisis Triage, Detox, ADATSA, CD ITA Specialist), Law enforcement, and Medical Community to assist clients in their recovery process.
  • Assess for and provide psychiatric rehabilitation services. Assist clients in building skills for independent living in the community including, but not limited to, shopping, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, budgeting, socialization, and accessing transportation.
  • Assist clients in finding and maintaining a safe, affordable place to live, to include supporting clients in household activities such as house cleaning and laundry.
  • Ensure that clients have adequate financial support (e.g., help to gain employment or to secure entitlement benefits). Assist clients with budgeting and bill-paying skills.
  • Assist and support clients in finding and effectively using a primary care physician and a dentist.
  • Plan, structure, and prompt social and leisure time activities, to include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Provide individual services for current and newly assigned clients while in inpatient programs, to ensure continuity of care.
  • Monitor assigned clients for LRA compliance. Facilitate LRA extensions with the CRT and all court-involved personnel to insure LRA's are continued uninterrupted, as appropriate. Assist CRT in determining when revocation is appropriate.
  • Maintain proficiency in current trends in mental health, including health care reform and information technology. Maintain knowledge of PACT standards and Evidence Based Practices. Maintain a Trauma Informed Care work environment.
  • Meet or exceed productivity standards of your position.
  • In addition to the above, any other 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 preferred, a Bachelor’s Degree in a social services discipline; significant experience working with clients with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Master's Degree preferred.A valid WA State Driver License and reliable, insured transportation are required.

 
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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