Skip to main content

Job Bank for Behavioral Health Positions

Click on one of our member agencies below to see their current employment opportunities.

Washington Council Job Opportunities

There are no current job opportunities within the Washington Council for Behavioral Health.

Non-Member Job Opportunities

The City of Port Townsend is recruiting for a Navigator for our Police Department. This is a fulltime, limited term, grant-funded position that will end December 31, 2024. The Navigator provides community-based prevention, co-response crisis intervention, and navigation of referrals in the City of Port Townsend for community members experiencing behavioral health challenges, to reduce recidivism in jails and emergency rooms in Jefferson County. For full job description & to apply, visit: https://cityofpt.applicantpool.com/jobs

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work.
  • Associate license as a mental health counselor or social worker, under the supervision of an approved supervisor that meets the criteria in WAC 246-809-134.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and ability to maintain a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance authority.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed mental health counselor, independent clinical social worker, or advanced social worker.
  • One year of paid experience in a health care setting, including public health or behavioral health.
  • Experience working with law enforcement personnel.
  • Experience working with people in crisis and/or victims of trauma.
  • Experience in treatment of mentally ill, unsheltered, and/or chemically dependent individuals.

Compensation & Benefits

  • $55,680-$62,400 yearly salary
  • WA State PERS retirement and optional 457 Deferred Comp
  • Medical, dental, vision, ?exible spending account
  • Life, AD&D, long-term disability, and long-term care insurance
  • Sick leave (earns 1 day per month)
  • Vacation (graduated accrual schedule starts at 8 hours per month)
  • 12 paid holidays

Psychologist 4
$128,292.00 – 172,584.00

THE DEPARTMENT HAS SEVERAL OPTIONS FOR PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH CARE TO THOSE WHO REQUIRE TREATMENT. THE PSYCHOLOGIST 4 DIRECTLY SUPERVISES A GROUP OF DYNAMIC MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN PROVIDING ETHICAL AND HUMANE SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS AT THE FACLITIES.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TEAMMATES WHO SHARE OUR VISION OF PUBLIC SERVICE, COMMITTED TO AN EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE CULTURE THAT FOSTERS AND INSPIRES EXCELLENCE, WHILE PROMOTING INNOVATION, ENGAGEMENT, AND SAFETY, LEADING TO BETTER OUTCOMES FOR OUR INCARCERATED POPULATION, OUR AGENCY, AND OUR COMMUNITY .

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Counseling or Psychology from an accredited school or department of Psychology whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) directly from the institution.
  • Must maintain and adhere to continuing education requirements for the applicable professional credential Must adhere to legislation and/or law changes that may affect current licensure and or registration requirements
  • Be a supportive team member of the health services team.

Click here for more information.

Psychiatrist
$214,572.00 – $288,624.00

THE DEPARTMENT HAS SEVERAL OPTIONS FOR PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH CARE TO THOSE WHO REQUIRE TREATMENT. ALL MAJOR INSTITUTIONS CAN PROVIDE TEMPORARY OR SHORT-TERM INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC CARE FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND STABILIZATION. IN OUR CONTINUING EFFORTS TO IMPROVE OUR COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM OF CARE, INITIATIVE AND CLINICAL LEADERSHIP ARE HIGHLY PRIZED.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TEAMMATES WHO SHARE OUR VISION OF PUBLIC SERVICE, COMMITTED TO AN EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE CULTURE THAT FOSTERS AND INSPIRES EXCELLENCE, WHILE PROMOTING INNOVATION, ENGAGEMENT, AND SAFETY, LEADING TO BETTER OUTCOMES FOR OUR INCARCERATED POPULATION, OUR AGENCY, AND OUR COMMUNITY

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology from an accredited school or department of Psychology whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) directly from the institution.
  • Must maintain and adhere to continuing education requirements for the applicable professional credential Must adhere to legislation and/or law changes that may affect current licensure and or registration requirements
  • Be a supportive team member of the health services team.

Click here for more information.

Psychology Associate
$7,382.00 – $9,933.00 Monthly

The Psychology Associate supports the agency’s mission by improving the health and wellness of incarcerated population through the provision of responsive, clinically appropriate and comprehensive mental health services. In this role you will facilitate the mental health evaluations and treatment plans including providing individual and group therapy or psycho-educational to groups.

REQUIRED:
Washington State Mental Health Counselor License or eligible to apply for and obtain Agency Affiliated Registration* within 60 days of position appointment.
AND
Master’s degree in Psychology from an accredited school or department of psychology whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and one year supervised work experience providing direct psychological services in a mental health facility or like agency. AND at least one year of experience providing individual or group therapy to individuals with mental illness. Knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy theory and techniques.
OR
Master or Doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy, behavioral sciences, mental health counseling, or social work from an accredited graduate school whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and two year’s supervised work experience providing direct psychological services in a mental health facility or like agency.

Involuntary Commitment Specialist – Designated Crisis Responder (DCR)

The responsibilities of the DCR include investigating cases of adults and juveniles believed to have a behavioral health disorder and to be a danger to themselves, others, property, and/or who are gravely disabled. Incumbents determine whether these persons should be involuntarily detained for treatment under RCW 71.05 and RCW 71.34 and coordinate cases through the legal system. The DCR team provides investigation services for involuntary detention on a 24-hour-a-day basis and must be able to meet with and interview patients in a variety of physical locations with difficult access, such as apartments on upper floors with no elevator service, alleys, parks, homeless camps, and under bridges. Incumbents must also be able to anticipate and respond to threats by potentially hostile or violent patients. The crisis and Commitment Services unit’s mission is to provide quality care and to protect public safety while maintaining individual rights by attempting to resolve the crisis in the least restrictive manner.

NEW HIRING INCENTIVE PAY
Any employee who receives the $5000.00 one-time bonus and who separates from employment prior to the completion of their probationary period, for any reason other than by disability, medical separation, or death, shall be required to return the entire one-time bonus.

Job Duties

  • Work collaboratively with community partners (i.e., hospital, evaluation and treatment facility, law enforcement, court, families, witnesses, etc.) to assist in evaluation and disposition plans for patients.
  • Make a legal decision as to whether an individual meets the statutory requirements to be taken into custody and involuntarily hospitalized under RCW 71.05 and 71.34.
  • Determine the nature and level of crisis, provide crisis intervention, assess the credibility of witnesses, coordinate with law enforcement and treatment agencies, and determine if statutory requirements are met.
  • Ensure proper preparation and filing of legal papers, prepare declarations, serve subpoenas, and notice of hearings, consult with King County Prosecuting Attorney and public defender, and testify in court if needed. If the DCR testimony is necessary to proceed in a court hearing, may be required to be available to the court on scheduled time off.
  • Maintain all aspects of the case file on time and communicate with colleagues to ensure efficiency and completeness of the record.
  • Advocate for patients to obtain appropriate treatment and continuity of care. Assist in finding less-restrictive alternatives to involuntary detention.
  • Educate patients’ families, service agencies, and the community regarding clinical issues, legal issues, and treatment alternatives.
  • Participate in training new colleagues in the field, when so assigned, as mutually agreed to by supervisor and training employee.
  • Provide shadowing opportunities for community partners approved by management to shadow the DCR, as long as it does not impede safety.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Must meet and maintain the definition of a Mental Health Professional as defined in WAC 246-341- 0515.
  • Must maintain a Washington State Department of Health credential that satisfies the definition of MHP in good standing.
  • Must be able to pass initial and all subsequent King County Jail clearances.
  • Be physically able to safely enter and rapidly exit residences throughout King County. Proficiency using MS Word, Outlook, and the Internet with the ability to learn electronic record systems.
  • Participate in annual safety training and all required training.
  • Must maintain a valid, unencumbered Washington State Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge of RCW 71.05 and RCW 71.34 and related WACs and the legal process of detention and commitment

Please Note:
An offer of employment will be contingent on meeting the following conditions:

  • Possession of a valid unencumbered Washington State Driver’s License at the time of hire.
  • Ability to pass a post-offer/pre-employment physical examination.
  • Ability to pass a Washington State Patrol Background Check on a post-offer/pre-employment basis.

Supplemental Information

WORK SCHEDULE: The full-time positions typically work four 9.5-hour shifts per week (0.95 FTE and this will also be used to fill temporary on-call positions). Shifts are typically 9.5 hours/day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This is a union shop and shift selections are annual and based on seniority. The selected candidates may be assigned to the night (graveyard) shift including weekends and holidays. Successful candidates must be available to testify at ITA court and attend staff meetings and/or mandatory training on scheduled days off. These positions are eligible for overtime (nonexempt) with supervisory pre-approval. Candidates must be willing to work in environments that may cause exposure to communicable diseases. This position meets the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible with prior supervisory pre-approval.

Salary $85,541.04 – $108,442.88 Annually

Job Opportunities | King County Careers (governmentjobs.com)

For information on posting to our job board, contact Charles Spurr at cspurr@thewashingtoncouncil.org.