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Mental Health Counselor, Bellingham, WA

Organization: Compass Health
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Bellingham, WA
Date Job Posted: November 9, 2021
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Mental Health Professional (Bellingham)

Are you looking for a fast paced, community based role? Well then look no further! Compass Health is currently looking for a Mental Health Professional/Clinician II at our Whatcom County Emergency Services. The Clinician will provide crisis intervention mental health services to persons of all ages experiencing acute behavioral health issues and when appropriate evaluates for an involuntary detention. These services will be provided primarily in community settings to individuals who are in crisis or for whom a crisis episode is deemed to be imminent. This position will also provide support and back-up to team members as needed.

What we will be offering you:

As the region’s largest non-profit community behavioral healthcare organization, we have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years. Our commitment to care doesn’t stop with our clients though, as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement as well as a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance.

(benefits pro-rated for part time employees)

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance at NO COST to Full-time employees
  • 16 days of paid vacation the first year
  • 12 sick days with great wellness day
  • 13 paid holidays – 11 regular and 2 that you choose
  • Professional funds and paid education leave
  • Up to 2% match for the 403B Retirement plan after the first year
  • Automatic additional pay raises when you have your 1st & 3rd anniversary with Compass!
  • And much, much more!!

What you will carry along:

  • MA/MS/MSW Degree in a Behavioral Science related field.
  • WA State licensure in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling preferred.
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (MHP) as defined by WAC.
  • Training in Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and Trauma-Informed Care preferred. Ability to obtain training within 60 days of hire required.
  • Ability to work independently without daily onsite supervision. Familiarity with RCW 71.05 and 71.34 preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Evidence-Based Practices, or interest and ability to learn.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals with complex needs and multi-system involvement.

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