This position is part of a newly funded program, which will be facilitated in collaboration with Kitsap Public Health District. This collective impact project, which is founded on principles of harm reduction and collaboration, will help some of the most vulnerable residents of Bremerton and Central Kitsap, who are experiencing (or are at risk of) mental illness, chemical dependency, physical illnesses, and homelessness by improving access to the care they need. Using a multi-disciplinary, mobile outreach team that includes intensive care coordination services, this project will provide the critical engagement and connective tissue to link these residents with desperately needed services that will ultimately reduce the severity of behavioral health issues, serious physical health complications, and homelessness. This will, in turn, reduce inappropriate or unnecessary utilization of costly services. The Behavioral Health Professional will participate on the Crisis and Care Coordination Team as the liaison and expert for Behavioral Health; while this position involves some direct care, it is predominately focused on intensive care coordination of services for highly vulnerable clients. Work is performed primarily in the field and community settings.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Master’s degree in psychology, social services, or a related field preferred. Minimum of two years’ experience working with clients with mental illness preferred. Must be passionate about working with people who face complex social and health issues, including homelessness, chemical dependency, mental illness, and chronic disease. Must fully embrace and be willing to advocate for harm reduction strategies. Prefer experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, and substance abuse treatment. Possess and maintain valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation
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