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Lead Behavioral Health Professional 

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 5/25/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Remote Office  

Provide brief, direct and targeted behavioral health interventions to patients in the Family Practice Residents Clinic. Provide behavioral health consultations to Residents and Faculty of that clinic. Provide leadership to other KMHS BHPs working with HHP in all aspects of the treatment process.


  • Provide on site behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) assessment, crisis, brief, and chronic disease management interventions to non-KMHS clients in the Family Practice Residents Clinic in a manner consistent with medical clinic processes and procedures.
  • Provide behavioral health consultations on site to Residents and Faculty of that clinic. Introduce and utilize behavioral health screening and assessment tools appropriate for community settings.
  • Work closely with the KMHS Psychiatric Consultant to facilitate psychiatric, diagnostic, and medication consultations to the above medical providers as needed.
  • Work closely with the KMHS Access Team to facilitate referrals to KMHS as appropriate, for individuals who may meet KMHS criteria.
  • Facilitate communication with KMHS Care Teams regarding KMHS clients receiving services in the Family Practice Residents Clinic as appropriate so as to facilitate comprehensive care coordination.
  • Document in the medical EMR and provide behavioral health related feedback to community providers so as to increase their awareness of the impact of behavioral health related factors on overall health and methods for treatment integration.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of community resources and referrals.
  • Maintain compliance with relevant confidentiality and HIPPA requirements.
  • Stay abreast of best integrated behavioral care practices and recommend behavioral health practice improvements as appropriate.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
  • Participate in a collaborative leadership role with the multi-disciplinary Treatment Team.
  • Assist new clinicians providing similar services in other primary care outpatient clinics in learning the paperwork flow for the BHP program. Help to orient those other new clinicians to the protocols and procedures of the BHP program.
Position Requirements

MSW or Master’s degree in related field with knowledge of substance use disorders and mental health/substance use/physical health co-morbidities. LICSW (licensed independent clinical social worker) preferred. Ability to provide behavioral health screenings, brief assessments, crisis and brief interventions in primary care settings. Ability to communicate effectively with and document appropriately within both medical and behavioral service provider practices. Knowledge of community resources for behavioral health and other social service needs. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.

Salary TBD  
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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