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Behavioral Health Intake Clinician 

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 9/7/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  

Provide mental health coordination, screening, assessment and treatment for adults and children, in collaboration with their parents or guardians.


  • Triage individual requests for service for those who walk-in to the agency. Provide immediate referral to crisis services for emergent cases, as needed complete a crisis intervention for non-emergent clients, provide information and referral sources to those who do not meet entrance criteria, and screen and/or provide intake for Medicaid or Medicaid eligible individuals.
  • Maintain an understanding of the array of KMHS services and their required criteria for accessing those programs.
  • Maintain a understanding of the following: community services available outside of KMHS, Medicaid eligibility, the Medicaid application process and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange in order to communicate that knowledge to the public in an effective manner and assist clients with benefit enrollment.
  • Complete clinical interviews and intake assessments. Utilize the current diagnostic manual, Washington State Access to Care criteria and medical necessity guidelines to determine provisional diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Obtain or complete all required entrance documentation, including supplemental assessments/screenings.
  • Assist in facilitating a smooth transition and ensure a positive experience for those who meet criteria by coordinating with multiple KMHS departments and community partners and necessary.
  • Conduct outreach and priority assessments as needed (DCFS, Drug Court, Tribal Entities, and other C&F programs) and regularly travel to provide assessments at satellite locations.
  • Provide effective and efficient clinical services, using best practice standards.
  • Complete all required agency documentation in an accurate and timely manner. Use collaborative documentation in the agency electronic health record.
  • Participate as an integral member of the Access Team. Work in a cooperative and collaborative manner as a team member. Assist in building positive working relationships with staff of all agency departments.
  • Pursue professional growth and development by seeking out learning opportunities and integrating new learning into daily work practices. Maintain a working knowledge of current trends in community mental health, including diagnostic practices and health care reform.
  • Participate in the implementation of administrative and clinical policies of KMHS as appropriate.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
Position Requirements

Mental Health Professional (MHP) by having MSW, LMFTA, LMFT, LMHCA, LMHC, or Masters degree in mental health related field with at least two years of experience in direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance while being supervised by a MHP. Licensure or eligibility for Licensure in WA State. Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) preferred or willing to work toward obtaining credential. Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and electronic health record systems. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable personal transportation. Business-rated insurance may be required if performing outreach duties.

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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