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Mental Health Clinical Supervisor (HARPS) 

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 8/6/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  

This position is part of a newly funded program, “HARPs,” a joint program in which client services are provided by KMHS and housing supports are provided through Kitsap Community Resources.  The HARPs program is built on the Permanent Options for Recovery-Centered Housing (PORCH) project, designed to transform service delivery by promoting sustainable access to evidence based Permanent Supportive Housing.  PORCH provides consumers with meaningful choice and control of housing and support services, utilizes Peer Housing Specialists, reduces homelessness and supports the Recovery and resiliency of individuals with serious mental illness.  This collective impact project, which is founded on principles of Housing First permanent supported housing and the recovery model, will help some of the most vulnerable residents of Kitsap County.  The service population will be persons with Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse who meet Access to Care Standards; or who experience mental health issues and who meet Access to Care Standards; or who experience substance abuse issues and who do not meet Access to Care Standards for BHOs; or who are released from or at risk of entering either psychiatric inpatient settings or substance abuse treatment inpatient settings; or
who are homeless/at risk of homelessness (broadly defined.) PORCH is designed to transform service delivery by promoting sustainable access to evidence based Permanent Supportive Housing; provides consumers with meaningful choice and control of housing and support services, utilizes Peer Housing Specialists, reduces homelessness and supports the recovery and resiliency of individuals with serious mental illness. While this position involves some direct assessment of clients, it is predominately focused on intensive coordination of services for highly vulnerable clients through the supervision of a HARP services team of two housing peer specialists and daily coordination with the Kitsap Community Resources (KCR) Housing Solutions Center staff.  Work is performed primarily at KCR and in the field.
This position will supervise Peer Support Specialist form both the HARPS Program, the Peer Bridger program and the Mental Health Professional form the Kitsap Connects Program.


  • Researches best practices, develops and implements the HARPS program services element in Kitsap County.
  • Develops HARPs services team practices and procedures, trains and builds Housing Peer Specialist team capacity to implement HARP’s. 
  • Works in daily partnership with HARPs KCR housing support team to mutually coordinate HARP participant receipt of appropriate services and housing supports.
  • Works closely with community partners and other community programs to assure individuals in need are connected with the programs that will best meet their needs.
  • Work closely with the Kitsap Connects team to coordinate services to clients and support the Kitsap Connect Mental Health Professional in providing liaison services between KMHS and Kitsap Connects.
  • Conducts intake/assessment interviews with clients having complex social, behavioral, mental, and physical health issues who are referred to the team by various partner agencies.
  • Trains, supports and monitors HARPs  and Peer Bridger’s team in making field visits and telephone calls to assess client needs, link client to needed resources, coordinate care, and arrange for needed supportive services. 
  • Provide clinical leadership and supervision of the daily operations of the Clinical Care Team.  Monitor quality and of clinical work done by team members. Provide training and mentoring for supervisees
  • 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.
  • Recruit, hire, and develop qualified staff including ongoing coaching and timely performance appraisals
  • Develop and monitor program budgets. Interface with IS and Accounting to ensure that all fiscal and reporting issues are effectively resolved
  • Works collaboratively with internal KMHS partners including:  Hospital liaison, Adult Inpatient Unit, Keller House residential treatment facility, Access, Outpatient Teams, Crisis Response Team, Medical providers, housing and community reintegration team to assist clients in their recovery process and to ensure the continuity and quality of care. 
  • Promotes knowledge of HARPS among referring providers. Works collaboratively with external partners including but not limited to: Kitsap Community Resources, Kitsap Recovery Center, chemical dependency providers, EMS, Harrison Hospital, the medical community, social service agencies, the court system, law enforcement, criminal justice and other treatment providers and allied community projects to assist clients in their recovery process and to ensure the continuity and quality of care. 
  • Advises on care planning development, specifically promoting chemical dependency, recovery and effective treatment for mental illness.  Participate in team care plan development and care coordination conferences if client is in KMHS services or participant indicates care coordination is desired.
  • Provides effective and efficient clinical services, using best practice standards, to adults participating with the Crisis and Coordination Team.  Provides Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment services including assessment, outreach, and brief intervention, as clinically indicated, to clients and non-KMHS participants in HARPs. 
  • Provides direct services for clients at risk for and with co-occurring disorders utilizing recommended Co-Occurring Disorder treatment practices. Services may include brief intervention, group therapy, psycho-educational workshops, skill building groups, and crisis intervention. 
  • Provides linkages to KMHS service providers and other community resources and agencies as appropriate and help the client maintain linkages.
  • Utilizes motivational interviewing, stages of change theory, trauma informed care,family and system focused interventions, stage-wise treatment strategies to intervene and motivate clients. Utilizes housing first approach, and recovery model in provision of services.
  • Conducts behavioral health screenings to aid in treatment planning, utilizing clinically appropriate instruments. 
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of psychotropic medications and their side effects and contraindications with drugs of abuse and educates participants. For KMHS clients, reports any relevant observations to medical personnel. 
  • Pursue professional growth and development by seeking out learning opportunities and integrating new learning into daily work practice. Maintain working knowledge of Evidence Based Practices, current Co-Occurring Disorder treatment recommendations and trends in community behavioral health, housing, and health care reform. 
  • Complete and maintain all required appropriate clinical and administrative records in a timely manner. 
  • Provide crisis intervention services when necessary.
Position Requirements

Master’s degree in psychology, social services, or a related field required.  Minimum of two years’ experience working with clients with mental illness required.  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 housing first, and harm reduction strategies.  Prefer experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, housing and supportive services, 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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