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CDP (Chemical Dependency Professional) Supervisor - Crisis Triage Facility 

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 8/30/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Crisis Triage Facility)  

SHIFT: 7am - 3:30pm Sunday-Thursday

Provides leadership to an interdisciplinary Care Team which addresses the comprehensive behavioral health needs, and coordinates the physical health needs, of individuals suffering from severe or chronic mental illness and/or those with co-occurring substance use disorders. Ensures high quality treatment for clients, within a recovery framework based on trauma informed care model, to improve functioning and health. Supports clinicians in the performance of their duties through oversight and participation in clinical coordination and problem solving within the Care Team, and with clients, other agency programs and community resources. Monitors and ensures compliance with all applicable legal, regulatory and contractual requirements. Provides regular review of clients, including their clinical records, to ensure appropriate service delivery, community linkages, and documentation.


  • Direct the day-to-day clinical operations of the care team including staff work hours to assure appropriate coverage. Lead organizational or treatment planning meetings as prescribed. Continuously evaluate the status of clients and do appropriate planning and coordination of treatment activities to ensure attention to their changing needs. Monitor quality of clinical work done by team members. Provide training and mentoring for supervisees
  • Participate in program development and curriculum development. Operate as a member of the management team. Work with other supervisors and unit managers to coordinate across programs to ensure continuity of clinical care, including assessing and communicating program needs, formulating on-going program goals, and participate in quality program reviews. Help develop and implement agency policies and participate in problem solving regarding clinical and fiscal issues.
  • Complete all required data requirements per contracts and ensure that supervisee have clearly developed treatment goals, crisis and discharge plans that address needed behavioral health interventions and physical health care coordination of clients.
  • 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. Deliver direct services for clients on all phases of recovery, utilizing recommended substance use treatment practices such as Motivational Interviewing techniques. Services may include individual & family therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational workshops, recovery skill building groups, and crisis intervention.
  • Assist clinicians in the performance of their duties by monitoring and participating in clinical coordination/problem solving between clients and clinicians and other agency programs and community resources.
  • Monitor the continued competency of each CDP in assessment, treatment, continuing care, transfer, and discharge. The monitoring must include a semi-annual review of a sample of the clinical records kept by the CDP.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for an array of clinical and administrative needs including, but not limited to, individual supervisions, disciplinary actions, clinical charting, staffing, and human resource requirements.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing, stages of change theory, and stage-wise treatment strategies to intervene and motivate Substance Use Disorder/ Mental Health clients 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.
  • 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 medical personnel.
  • Have working knowledge of adjunctive medications used for addictions recovery. Be proficient in all counseling aspects of Medication Assisted Treatment. Demonstrate knowledge of identifying and reporting signs of intoxication or withdrawal from substances of abuse and report relevant information to medical team.
  • Demonstrate ability to work efficiently and effectively, organizing workload by prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Monitor assigned clients for compliance with court-ordered requirements such as LRAs and substance related mandates. Follow all WACs and RCAs required of mandated clients. Provide appropriate legal documents and monthly reports as required.
  • Routinely identify and evaluate physical risk factors for self and others. Consult with Supervisor, Crisis Response Team and law enforcement as appropriate.
  • Monitor assigned clients for compliance with court-ordered requirements such as LRAs and substance related mandates. Follow all WACs and RCAs required of mandated clients. Provide appropriate legal documents and monthly reports as required.
  • In addition to the above, any responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: KMHS internal CDPs, CDPTs, Peer Counselors and Interns.

Position Requirements

Current Certificate as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) in WA State required, must have documented competency in clinical supervision; a Master’s Degree in a social services and allied fields; significant experience working with clients with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders; Must meet and maintain the definition of a CDP Approved Supervisor as defined in WAC 246-811-049 and ability to provide supervision to CDPs and CDP trainees. Must have not committed, permitted, aided or abetted the commission of an illegal act or unprofessional conduct as defined under RCW 18.130.180.

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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