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On-Call CDP (Chemical Dependency 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 On-Call Position  
Open Date 8/28/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time On-Call  
Shift Various Shifts  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (SUD Residential Unit)  

Consider every idea and responsibility contained herein through the lens of Trauma Informed Care (TIC), and specifically oriented towards promoting Recovery for the people we serve in our unit, as well as anywhere in KMHS at large. These two guiding principles form an umbrella under which all services provided are contained.
Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for the people we serve. To provide integrated substance use disorder and mental health treatment for those we serve to include: assessment, collaborative treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy and perform all duties necessary to comply with relevant Kitsap County Chemical Dependency Treatment Contracts and all other regulatory agencies.


  • Assist Care Team in further assessing and treating substance use of KMHS Clients. Request, gather, and coordinate information from all sources to facilitate appropriate treatment decisions.
  • Complete all required data requirements per contracts.
  • Provide intensive treatment planning sessions to develop written treatment plans with integrated interventions to address issues across the health continuum, with emphasis on substance use disorders.
  • Provide direct services for those currently using substances, utilizing recommended substance use treatment practices. Services may include individual & family therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational workshops, recovery skill building groups, and crisis intervention. Provide encouragement and positive reinforcement to engage the people we serve who maintain ambivalence related to pursuing a healthy lifestyle.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing, stages of change theory, and stage-wise treatment strategies to intervene and motivate the people we serve for change.
  • Provide consultation services and training to Team and others as requested, to assist in integration of substance use and mental health services throughout our continuum of care.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external partners such as CRT, housing team, treatment teams, AIU, Residential, KMHS Medical Providers, Probation, KRC, other community based treatment providers, Law enforcement, and Medical Community to assist those who we serve in their recovery process.
  • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Provide crisis intervention services as indicated by assessment and treatment process. Recognize and intervene according to continuous assessment throughout the individual's stay.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of psychotropic medications and their side effects and contraindications with drugs of abuse and report any relevant observations to care team medical personnel.
  • Monitor assigned individuals for compliance with court-ordered requirements such as LRAs and substance related mandates. Follow all WACs and RCAs required of mandated individuals. Provide legal documents and reports.
  • Perform random UDS as clinically indicated.
  • Document all clinical services thoroughly and accurately and submit all documentation in a timely manner per agency policy and contractual/WAC requirements.
  • Demonstrate ability to work efficiently and effectively, organizing workload by prioritizing and managing multiple tasks. Maintain, or exceed, productivity standards as established by policy and evaluated by unit manager.
  • Pursue professional growth and development by seeking out learning opportunities, coordinate with unit manager to share with team, and if approved, integrate into work practices. Maintain working knowledge of current Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health treatment recommendations, trends in community mental health, including health care reform, electronic medical record, and computer technology.
  • Focus on teamwork, teambuilding, and the maintenance of a positive work atmosphere in order to best provide for the people we serve.
  • In addition to the above, any responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Current licensure as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) in WA State required. Experience working with clients with co-occurring disorders preferred. An AA or Bachelor’s degree in a social services discipline is preferred. Significant experience working with clients with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders; a valid WA State Driver License and reliable, insured transportation are required

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to stand, sit, use hands to finger or handle, talk or listen, and lift up to 10 pounds.

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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