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Temporary - Mental Health Clinical Supervisor (Access 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 1/9/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  

Develop, implement, and supervise assessment and intake for Adult Outpatient Services, as well as brief treatment, Medication only caseload and the Access to Care Clinic.  


  • Work with the Adult Outpatient Director, Medical Services, and assessment staff to create an efficient and effective evaluation system for adults requesting services.  Work with assessors and Access Center staff to develop and implement procedures for identifying new clients with possible high risk factors and ensuring appropriate and timely follow-up.
  • Recruit and make hiring decisions for all ACCESS team positions ensuring a commitment to customer service.  Conduct performance appraisals and provide coaching/discipline as applicable and in conjunction with Human Resources staff.
  • Provide administrative and clinical supervision for Assessors, Brief Treatment Clinicians, Medication Only Clinicians and others assigned to the ACCESS Team.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all organized entities that regularly refer clients to KMHS (e.g., RTC, CRT, C&F, DOC, DSHS, WSH, community hospitals).  Coordinate &/or attend planning meetings as needed.
  • Participate in utilization management process for the unit by facilitating weekly UM meetings and coordinating timely reviews of new assessments.  Work with Adult Outpatient Director and the AOP management team to monitor patterns of service utilization within AOP and identify the trends requiring a possible review of the current UM practices.
  • Participate in program development and management tasks.  Operate as a member of the management team.  Work with other supervisors and unit managers to develop programs, including assessing and communicating program needs, formulating ongoing program goals, and participating in quality program reviews.  Help develop and implement agency policies and participate in problem-solving regarding clinical and fiscal issues.
  • Collaborate with AOP management team to establish and monitor essential service measures, including clinical effectiveness, efficiency, and customer satisfaction measures.
  • Collaborate with Information Services to develop reports and collect data to help the agency plan and coordinate needs for assessment and brief treatment services.  Develop methods with staff for ensuring efficient and effective use of brief treatment services..
  • Ensure a high quality of treatment for clients.   Monitor and ensure compliance with all applicable RCWs, WACs and other regulatory and contractual requirements. Provide regular review of clinical charts of all clients assigned and ensure documentation and paperwork requirements are met.
  • Assist in monitoring/implementing appropriate sections of the department budget.
  • Supervise, train, and coordinate activities for interns and volunteers assigned to the ACCESS team.  Communicate with intern training programs and assist in performance evaluations.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.


  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the electronic medical record system.
  • Be comfortable and proficient with de-escalation skills in order to remain calm and helpful to individuals who may be distressed, angry or experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Strong knowledge of crisis triage, psychiatric diagnostic assessment, brief/solution focused therapy models, and liaison work.  
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in behavioral sciences with MHP qualifications.  Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to work with computer system.  Child Mental Health Specialist credential and relevant licensure (LMHC, LICSW, LMFT) preferred.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS:  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to sit, use hands to finger or handle, and talk or listen.  Peripheral vision is also 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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