BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICIAN

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Northwest Regional Council (NWRC) is a multipurpose human services agency that relies on high performing employees to provide the best possible community-based supports for adult citizens, people with disabilities, and people affected by complex, chronic health conditions. We are seeking a Behavioral Health Clinician for our growing team. Still working towards your licensure? No problem! NWRC offers individual clinical supervision toward licensure onsite at no expense to the employee.

TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

LOCATION: 1 FTE Mount Vernon (Skagit County)

CLOSES: Open until filled

PAY RANGE:  $29.24 – $38.15 hourly, DOQ

BENEFITS:

·      100% Employer paid Medical, Dental, Vision for Employee & Dependents, with multiple plan options, including voluntary medical buy-up options

·      Washington State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS 2 or PERS 3)

·      100% Employer paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employee & dependents

·      Life and Long-term Disability insurance, including voluntary buy-up options

·      Vacation Leave, accrued at 8hrs/month & increasing with longevity

·      Sick Leave, accrued at 8hrs/month

·      13 Paid Holidays Annually

·      Voluntary Flex Spending Plans for health and/or child/elder care

·      Voluntary Deferred Compensation Program

·      Alternative Work Schedules may be available after 6-month performance evaluation

Note:  NWRC meets the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) definition of a public service organization.

JOB SUMMARY:  The Behavioral Health Clinician is a part of a multidiscipline Care Management Team at NWRC. Reporting to the Care Management Supervisor for Behavioral Health, the Clinician provides ongoing, individual counseling to a diverse adult population in their place of residence (virtually or in person), including, but not limited to, individual psychotherapy, treatment planning, identification and development of natural supports, advocacy, and collaboration with other supports.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience:

·         Master’s Degree in Behavioral or Health Sciences, or related field, required.

·         2 years’ experience providing direct human services to clients, preferably in a community setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Demonstrated ability to assess client needs with consideration of the values of diverse groups.

·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience with evidence-based practices, or interest and ability to learn.

·         Ability to establish a therapeutic alliance with a wide range of clientele in the Medicaid system.

·         Ability to work effectively with individuals with complex needs and multi-system involvement.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, community agencies, and the general public using courtesy and tact.

·         Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.

·         Skill and/or fluency in speaking other languages, i.e. Spanish or Russian, is desired.

Licenses/Certificates:

·    Valid and current Department of Health credential as a:

o   Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or,

o   Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or,

o   Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Equivalent field, OR

o   An Associate working towards licensure in one of the above fields.

Note: Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license through the WA DOH must submit an Agency Affiliate Counselor Application upon hire and be approved by the DOH.

·         Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, a vehicle available for work-related travel, and appropriate liability insurance.

·         WA State DOH licensed professionals are required to be fully vaccinated.

TO APPLY: Obtain required application materials from http://www.nwrcwa.org/employment/ or by contacting Human Resources at (360) 676-6749. Please submit all application materials, a cover letter and resume to Careers@NWRCWA.org, or by visiting our offices.

SELECTION PROCESS: After reviewing the applications, the NWRC will contact the most qualified candidates to participate in a selection process consisting of job-related selection exercises.  NWRC will make reasonable accommodation upon request for those individuals with disabilities.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Our staff are performing a combination of in office and remote work. During onboarding and orientation activities, new hires will be expected be on-site, wearing a mask and following social distancing requirements. Employees are expected to adhere to company policy thereafter.

Northwest Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job email your details to Careers@NWRCwa.org

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