Mobile Response Division Hiring Event – Clinical Supervisor


Are you passionate about serving those who are most in need? Are you committed to working for your fellow citizens? Are you a believer in working towards creative and innovation solutions for clients with vexing problems? If so, please apply to attend our Mobile Response Division Hiring Event.

DESC’s Mobile Response Division offers a fast-paced work environment working with individuals who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis or are needing assistance post-crisis event. As a member of our Division you will work alongside emergency first responders like police and firefighters to help in crisis situations. You may report to your work location each day but you will never have the same day as the one before. DESC works with all types of populations and is not limited to the homeless population, which allows for a dynamic use of skills.

DESC invites you to apply today for a chance to attend our hiring event! Qualified applicants who are invited to the hiring event have the opportunity to take a tour of a DESC Project, learn about what makes DESC unique, and learn more about the work we do.

Dates and Times:

  • Monday January 22nd, 2024, 12p-3p
  • Tuesday January 23rd, 2024, 10a-1p
  • Wednesday January 24th, 2024, 12p-3p


The MRT Clinical Supervisor will work in coordination in establishing collaborative and engaging connections with PSH and HtH program staff from Plymouth Housing, Catholic Community Services and DESC. They will also assist in establishing working relationships with Police Precinct, Fire/Medics, DCRs, Emergency Room staff, and Crisis Connections. As part of the team, the Clinical shift supervisor will be responsible for providing clinical and psychosocial assessments in the field and mental health evaluations to determine the least restrictive alternatives to ITA.


DESC 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.


  • Master’s degree in a social work, psychology or other relevant behavioral science
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervised experience by an MHP providing services to seriously mentally ill and/or chronically homeless adult population and those with chemically dependency/co-occurring disorders.
  • Minimum of 2 years in a leadership position or taking on a leadership role.
  • Active Washington Department of Health credential as an Agency Affiliated Counselor and is willing to learn, engage and attend training regarding substance use disorders. In addition to, attending monthly supervision with a Substance Use Disorder Professional.
  • Meet minimum criteria as a Mental Health Professional as defined in RCW 71.05, WAC 388-865-0400.
  • Required to complete DESC Crisis Response and Prevention training, and an 8-hour Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).
  • Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check.
  • Valid Washington state driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Familiar with Recovery Principles, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders, Intensive Case Management, Illness Management, and relevant Evidenced based/Emerging best practices.
  • Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies.
  • Strong working knowledge of DSM V.
  • Be able to assess situations quickly and respond appropriately and calmly to any type of mental health and/or chemical dependency crisis to ensure the physical and psychological safety of clients.
  • Be willing to seek to understand each client’s unique circumstances and personal preferences and goals and incorporate them into the crisis response to help the client regain a sense of control.
  • Assist clients in accessing internal resources to reinforce the client’s ability to resolve crisis on their own.
  • Assist clients in identifying unmet needs that may be causing them to have recurrent crisis.
  • Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value of client partnerships and client choice, and the balance between protection from harm and personal dignity.
  • Possess strong communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs including evenings, weekends, or holidays. This includes sharing on-call duties and covering shifts as necessary.
  • Able and willing to provide community outreach anywhere in King County from which a referral may originate, at times with no first responders present.
  • Familiar with King County crisis response system and methods of access.
  • Ability to communicate with and supervise staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors.
  • Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients.


  • Licensed Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in State of Washington, preferred.
  • Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) in the state of Washington, preferred.
  • Qualified to provide Department of Health Approved Supervision to LICSW, LMFT, LMHC and/or CDP candidates, preferred.
  • Crisis Outreach and/or Crisis Intervention experience, preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
  • Bi-cultural background/experience and/or qualify as an Ethnic Minority, DD, or Geriatric Mental Health Specialist (per WAC 388-865-0150 definition), preferred.
  • Experience providing supervision and/or program management within the mental health and/or chemical dependency field, preferred.

Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; have the potential to acquire the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills of an effective crisis worker; and value a non-judgmental response to sensitive issues. Candidates should be able to accept feedback and work in a highly collaborative and potentially stressful environment.


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