Behavioral Health Clinician - Permanent Supportive Housing (F/T)

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
Bellingham, Washington, United States
12 days ago



Status: Full time, 37.5 hours per week.

Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $26.13- $30.05 per hour DOE, plus excellent holiday / vacation / sick pay and health benefits!

For internal candidates/union positions only: Compensation is set by agreed to language in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between CCSNW & SEIU 1199NW and determined based on experience.


Incumbent is responsible for providing therapeutic services to a wide range of individuals, who struggle with Behavioral Health, SUD, and homelessness. Incumbent will participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in providing assessment, client-guided counseling, and crisis intervention and treatment planning for emotional and behavioral problems with emphasis on providing services that encourage client recovery and promote Mental Health stability.

  • Support clients during times of de-compensation/crisis, as a liaison and primary point of contact for any interaction with community systems/agencies.
  • Conduct follow up regarding client care and recovery, including communication with legal systems, hospitals, IP facilities, as well as medical and psychiatric professionals.
  • Provide direct services in outpatient setting including but not limited to Mental Health Assessment, individual and groups therapy, and linkage to relevant resources.
  • Make professional decisions and recommendations for client treatment.
  • Establish rapport and maintain effective therapeutic relationship, while providing client-centered direct services and interventions.
  • Utilize Evidence-Based practices in providing quality direct services.
  • Formulate treatment plans that includes factors that may contribute to client treatment and follow up on progress regularly.
  • Identify and address risk to client well-being including client de-compensation and barriers to recovery.
  • Address individual as a whole person and involve multidisciplinary team to support client stability.
  • Provide resources and referral to internal agency services as well as to community partners.
  • Complete and maintain documentation in a timely and accurate manner, in adherence with agency guidelines.
  • Maintain collaborative mindset in working with colleagues, referral sources, community partners and management.
  • Provide on-site support to clients and staff by providing availability within the milieu.
  • Provide consultation, psycho-education and guidance in regards to Mental Health treatment, diagnosis and therapeutic interventions to other staff.
  • Provide high intensity services to clients in crisis, which may include outreach and referral to emergency services.
  • Participate in trainings and career development opportunities that contribute to ensuring high standards of treatment implementation.
  • Attend appropriate community-based networking meetings as appropriate and requested.

Access to and protection of PHI:
  • Responsible for upholding a culture of privacy and security in highly confidential work environment (HIPAA covered entity service area).
  • Complies with all CCSWW policies and procedures that involve access to and safeguarding of client Protected Health Information (all forms).

Other work related duties as assigned.


  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field.
  • 1 year clinical experience working with adults who have mental health and/or substance use disorders
  • Strengths-based orientation.
  • Understanding of recovery concepts including Stages of Change.
  • Knowledge of Trauma-Informed care.
  • Knowledge of de-escalation techniques and crisis management.
  • Strong working knowledge of Behavioral Health and SUD services in Whatcom County.
  • Knowledge of Housing-related concepts including Harm Reduction and Housing First models.
  • Reliable transportation, Washington State Driver's License and Current automobile insurance.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Criminal History Background Checks are required prior to employment.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59225846
  • Location:
    Bellingham, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Behavioral Health Clinician - Permanent Supportive Housing (F/T)
  • Company Name: Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
  • Job Function: Other
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