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Peer Supervisor (WISe 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 4/11/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Wheaton Way Campus)  

Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skills and experience to supervise, interview, develop, train, coordinate, and provide treatment and support supervision to certified peer counselors.


  • Provide individual and group supervision to certified peer supports within the WISe team. Using lived experience and peer specific training to ensure quality interactions to support the overall wellbeing of the family.
  • Manage certified peer program to ensure participation in required trainings, supervision, and continued professional development of certified peers.
  • Coach individual staff to maintain boundaries of their role while supporting the clinical direction of the team.
  • Complete a CANS screening and assessment on WISe referred children/youth. Assist staff to use the CANS outcomes as part of the treatment plan.
  • Support certified peer staff to complete all required progress notes according to KMHS guidelines, policies and procedures regarding format, content and timeliness. Ensure that progress notes accurately depict treatment modalities and interventions provided within the clinician's scope of practice and according to the treatment plan.
  • Support peer staff to provide and coordinate outreach and crisis intervention services to families in the community, and routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others while in potentially unsafe neighborhoods and homes. Consult with DMHP's and law enforcement officials when appropriate.
  • Assist in developing and leading peer lead groups for Child and Family department.
  • Educate and support clients' families. Consult with families and community agencies such as DSHS, schools, court systems, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • 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.
  • Work in a cooperative and collaborative manner as a team member. Assist in building positive working relationships with staff of all agency departments.
  • Pursue professional growth by seeking out learning opportunities and integrating new learning into daily work practices. Maintain a working knowledge of current trends in community mental health, including health care reform and automation of job tasks using computer technology.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
Position Requirements

Bachelor degree in psychology, social services, or a related field required; Master degree preferred; minimum of two years experience working with clients with mental illness required. Required experience as a certified peer counselor. Experience in wraparound preferred. Prefer experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, or substance abuse treatment. Requires valid WA State Driver’s License and reliable, insured transportation. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report.

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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