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Behavioral Health Specialist, Port Angeles, WA

Organization: North Olympic Healthcare Network (NOHN)
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Date Job Posted: April 14, 2021
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North Olympic Healthcare Network (NOHN) is currently recruiting for multiple behavioral health specialists. This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team of behavioral health professionals, and work at a federally-qualified health center that provides full spectrum primary care, behavioral health, and oral health services to members of our community. The behavioral health specialists offer short-term, integrated care, as well as more specialized mental health care, and supportive services to individuals and families across the lifespan. Team members have access to on-going training and team consultation and will also have the unique opportunity to participate in expert-led training in evidence-based treatment of early childhood behavior problems, as well as to take part in community and parent education and outreach efforts. While the current behavioral health specialists are primarily generalists, there are opportunities for specialized focus areas to develop, such as a primary emphasis on working with youth or persons struggling with addictions. Given the availability of licensed, skilled supervisors on the team, there is also the opportunity to accrue hours toward independent licensure for those practicing at the Associate license level.


Clinical Practice

  • Operate in a clinical consultative role within the primary care team.
  • Provide brief assessment and intervention to patients regarding psychiatric/psychosocial concerns and health behavior change.
  • Facilitate behavioral health care transitions (e.g., referring patients for longer-term and/or more specialized care) when appropriate.
  • Maintain visibility and accessibility to the primary care team.
  • Document and communicate information on patient encounters in a timely manner.
  • Function in a range of delivery settings, including consultations, individual visits, group visits, and workshops.
  • Uphold the mission, values, and principles of the organization at all times.
  • Create and maintain a positive culture within the organization.


Education and Licensure

  • Master’s degree in psychology or related discipline, such as counseling or social work.
  • License for independent clinical practice in the State of Washington or have the necessary clinical training and post-graduate experience to acquire licensure in the State of State of Washington as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with clinical service delivery.
  • Training in cognitive behavioral therapy preferred.
  • Willingness to learn and deliver evidence-based treatments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ethical principles relevant to delivery of behavioral health services.


  • Normal accessibility and mobility throughout the different clinic sites required.
  • Occasional travel may be required for attendance at relevant training.
  • Occasional extended work hours.

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