Mental Health Counselor

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American Behavioral Health Systems (ABHS) is looking for a Mental Health Professional to work at our Detox facility in Spokane, WA.  Dual credentialed in Substance Use Disorder treatment a plus.

Scope of Work:

As a Mental Health Professional, you will work with clients in group and individual settings to support ongoing mental health and long term recovery. MHP’s perform crisis intervention, counseling, and help clients define goals and gain insight.


Master’s Degree in counseling, social sciences or a related field.
Must have a valid mental health treatment license in Washington State; LMHC, LMFT, LICSW, LASW, or similar.
Two years’ experience providing mental health services in a clinical or residential setting.
Knowledge of WACs and statutes pertaining to the treatment and delivery of substance use disorder and mental health services.


Provide thorough intake assessment of client needs and treatment recommendations. Assists with appropriate referrals and linkage to internal and community resources and other treatment.
Develop measurable treatment objectives and obtainable goals to address identified needs.
Monitor treatment progress and provide updates within identified time frames
Perform trauma-informed behavioral health counseling, utilizing evidence-based practices.
Respond to crisis situations and triages appropriately.
Facilitate emergency transportation if needed and communicate pertinent information to appropriate professional internally and externally.
Collaborate with other treatment providers in weekly team meetings.
Complete documentation within designated timeframes as established by ABHS and external regulatory agencies.
Secure treatment funding through obtaining authorizations, accurate documentation, updating demographics and submitting authorization forms in a timely manner.


· Medical, Dental & Vision insurance

· Additional ancillary benefits + AD&D and Life insurance

· 401k with up to a 4% employer match

· Generous vacation time

· Additional monthly sick time

· Nine paid holidays per year plus a personal day

· ABHS will cover 50% of your license renewal cost while employed!

*Please note: ABHS is a Drug Free Workplace in accordance with federal law and conducts pre-employment drug testing, including marijuana.

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ABHS is committed to diversity in the workplace and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $58,718.00 to $65,000.00 /year

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