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Night Shift Psychiatric Aide/Residential Counselor Floater (32 hrs/wk) 

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 5/8/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Nights  
Location Adult/Youth Inpatient Units and Residential Services  

SHIFT: Nights on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Provide on-going supervision and clinical assistance for clients receiving services at Residential Services (RS), Adult Inpatient Unit (AIU) and Youth Inpatient Unit (YIU), according to assigned shift.  To take appropriate measures for assisting clients in meeting their basic health and safety needs and with meeting treatment objectives while maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment.  


  • Take appropriate measures to meet client daily basic needs for health and safety including but not limited to the following tasks: a) prepare and serve meals, b) conduct safety checks of the unit, c) monitor clients according to the assigned levels of observation, d) provide transportation as directed by a supervisor, e) assist in maintaining a clean work environment, f) assist in maintaining sufficient inventory of food and non-food items, and g) other duties as assigned by a supervisor.
  • Participate in clinical activities as directed by a supervisor including but not limited to: a) facilitate approved group activities, b) conduct ongoing observation and assessment of client mental status during each shift, c) record client nutritional intake, sleep and vitals, d) follow specific behavioral protocols for clients as directed by a supervisor, and e) other clinical activities as directed by a supervisor.  
  • Complete all paperwork involved in providing direct client care including but not limited to: a) paperwork relating to admission and discharge, b) confidentiality, c) client rights, d) client inventories, e) tracking sheets, and f) other forms as needed.
  • Maintain and add appropriate clinical records including: setting up electronic daily notes with posted treatment and behavior goals, admissions, assessments, treatment plan implementation, monitoring Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills, enforcing individual contracts/LRAs, daily charting and discharges as required.
  • Support clients in crisis stabilization process by demonstrating compassion and respect and as appropriate, redirecting unsafe behaviors.
  • Assist in providing a therapeutic environment and work to provide great customer service in accordance with agency treatment philosophy, program goals and activities.
  • Assure completion and submission of all required paperwork, statistical reporting and charting activities in an accurate and timely manner to satisfy agency, statutory, regulatory and funding requirements
  • Participate positively and creatively in the performance of routine shift functions, including food preparation, food inventory, cleaning, and the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment.
  • Demonstrate verbal de-escalation skills as outlined in both ProACT and MPAC and other agency mandated trainings.  Demonstrate competency in physical interventions with unsafely acting out clients and the use mechanical restraints related to the inpatient units.
  • Keep current on all required documentation (i.e., food handler’s permit, counselor licenses, etc.).
  • Attend all mandatory trainings on time and as scheduled.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities assigned by the supervisor that are 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 required.  Work experience preferable in residential or inpatient setting.  The ability to gain licensure as an Agency Affiliated Counselor (or other applicable counselor profession) in Washington State, valid Washington State Driver License and Food Handler card is required.  A bachelor’s degree in a counseling-related field is preferred.

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, ascend and descend stairs, 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 specific to the inpatient units.

Salary Base Salary + shift differential pay  
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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