Now Hiring! Mental Health Professionals W/Increased Pay! (2689)

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Full Time




United States


Now Hiring! Mental Health Professionals W/Increased Pay! (2689)

Days Off: Not yet determined

Pay Range: 42,083 - 53,432 annually

Location: Multiple Locations

Shift: Variable

Insurance Benifits: Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical

Other Benifits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan

DESC Mental Health Professional Hiring Fair

Date/Time: August 21st, 2018/TBD

Location: Main Offices Downtown


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 to society's most vexing problems? If so, a Master Level Mental Health Position may be for you! We are looking for candidates to fill roles with three of our Clinical Teams: SHARP, PACT, & COAT. Please refer to the "Program Description" section below for more details.

DESC invites you to apply today to attend our hiring fair! Qualified candidates will be screened over the phone, and if selected will be given the time and location of the hiring fair. Once at the fair, candidates will have the opportunity to tour one of our clinical locations, learn about what makes DESC unique, and participate in a Q&A with staff members during the interview process.

DESC Employee PERKS:

• Over 6 weeks off in the first year of employment

• Opportunities for growth

• Team building and Camaraderie

• Training and Learning that Occurs at your Own Pace

• Great Medical and Dental Benefits

• Week long Orientation and Training

• Retirement Plan

• Flexible Spending Account

Qualified Candidates Will Have:

• A relevant Master's degree or some combination of a relevant degree and work experience.

• Designation as a MHP within King County.

•Interest in and experience working with homeless, mentally ill, and/or chemically dependent individuals.

•Interest in or experience working with consumers who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs.

•Ability to meet state requirements for registration as a counselor.

•Knowledge of Recovery focused, strengths based work in mental health.

•Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies.

•Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors.

•Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds.

•Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for consumers.

•Washington State Driver's License and insurable driving record.

•Available to start within two weeks of the date of the hiring fair.

•Be able to provide at least three references from a recent previous work experience, from someone who can talk about your work in a supervisory capacity.


SHARP: The Services and Housing to Access Recovery Program (SHARP) works directly with the Coordinated Entry for All system to provide housing-focused outreach and support to single adults experiencing chronic homelessness and living with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. SHARP strive to fill in gaps in the system and support folks whose behavioral healthcare needs are currently unmet by traditional outpatient resources. Through meaningful outreach and engagement in the community, SHARP's multidisciplinary team empowers participants to regain the stability needed to work towards their long-term goals and dreams.

PACT: Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is a national evidence based model within DESC that provides intensive case management and outreach to some of King's County most vulnerable population. The PACT model utilizes a multi-interdisciplinary approach to provide wraparound care for our clients. The team includes case managers, Master-level clinicians, a psychiatrist, ARNP, RNs, CD specialist, peer support, and vocational specialist. PACT services are licensed under the Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery and are provided under contract with King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse & Dependency Services Division. Services are provided within a Recovery model.

COAT: The COAT (Community Outreach & Advocacy Team) Intake Specialist is a member of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing outreach, engagement, intensive case management and behavioral health services to adults. In conjunction with Clinical Supervisor, this position will assume primary responsibility for processing referrals to COAT and performing timely eligibility screening and intake activities associated with enrollment of a potential client into COAT services. The model incorporates a modified assertive community treatment (ACT) approach with caseloads of 1:20 with companion-based services to ensure people are identified and assessed, supported and accompanied to any services or appointments that are indicated. This position is involved in all aspects of referral, outreach and engagement, intensive case management and behavioral health services, as well as coordination with other providers and legal system contacts to support client. Services will be provided in Seattle and King County areas. Many services will be provided on the streets, in shelters and other service centers as assigned. Some evening and weekend hours as needed. This position requires a high degree of coordination and collaboration with other DESC programs as well as outside agencies.


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.


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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree