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Residential Counselor - Help Fight Homelessness in Seattle! - DESC
newabout 21 hours ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : TBD Pay Range : $16.32 - $18.02 plus $0.75 per hour night shift differential Shift: Night Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan DESC Permanent Supportive Housing provides apartment homes for formerly homeless men and women living with severe disabilities.We are firmly committed to the

Clinical Programs HIM Compliance Specialist
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $41,190 - $46,603 annually Shift Differential : N/A Location: Main Offices Region: Downtown/Pioneer Square Shift: Office Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan JOB DEFINITION The Clinical Programs Health Information Management Compliance Specialist is a member of a multi-disciplinary team with the purpose of providing a spectrum of administrative services to the clinical programs. Considerable attention and skill is needed in the area of data systems and tracking. The HIM Compliance Specialist will work under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Contract Compliance and Quality Improvement to ensure clinical programs are complying with all applicable laws, regulations and contract requirements. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Adherence to the HIM compliance and clinical documentation improvement program; Serves as a subject matter expert for department managers on procedures and documentation standards that comply with regulatory requirements; Identify, communicate and coordinate activities to address opportunities to improve processes; Assure submission of all required reports; Train and communicate procedures and documentation requirements to program staff; Participate in the quality assurance/improvement committee; Participate in internal and external clinical auditing process, including but not limited to quarterly documentation reviews; Monitor service and other program data in order to track performance and compliance in identified areas; Assist various clinical programs with reporting requirements; and Assist with data entry related to clinical programs as needed. OTHER Comply with all agency policies and procedures, relevant Washington Administrative Code, RCWs, HIPAA Privacy Rules and King County Integrated Care Network policies and procedures; Attend and participate in relevant team meetings, agency sponsored trainings and all-staff meetings; Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A combination of 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience and formal training in documentation and quality improvement processes to demonstrate an ability to successfully perform the job. Experience working in social services, specifically with individuals who are impacted by homelessness, behavioral health and/or substance use. Strong computer skills, including data analytics, spreadsheets and databases queries. Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with staff from various backgrounds and disciplines. Ability to organize and coordinate work efficiently; prioritize workload, work under pressure with tight timelines and changing priorities. Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision, and act of own initiative, within agency procedural guidelines. Initiative and creativity in problem solving and system development. Willingness to be flexible and work cooperatively with co-workers to accomplish all responsibilities of the team. Subscribe to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs, and of consideration and respect for clients. Appropriate safeguarding and handling of confidential and proprietary information. Sound judgement skills EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Relevant Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or related behavioral science, or Bachelor's degree in any field and 1 year of paid work experience in social services, or Relevant associates degree and 1 year of relevant paid work experience, or Any Associates degree and 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience, or A combination of 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience and formal training in clinical and case management skills to demonstrate an ability to successfully perform the job. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience with quality assurance/quality improvement processes. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other employees by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Downtown Emergency Service Center 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 minorities are encouraged to apply. PM17 LI-DD1 PI107809062

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Residential Counselor - Day, Interbay Place
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Tuesday, Wednesday Pay Range : $ 16.32 - $18.02 per hour Shift Differential : N/A Location: Interbay Place Region: Interbay Shift: Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan DESC Permanent Supportive Housing provides apartment homes for formerly homeless men and women living with severe disabilities. We are firmly committed to the belief that the solution to homelessness is simple: housing. We offer housing to people before anything else, without insisting on abstinence or treatment compliance. This means we are able to end homelessness for the most vulnerable men and women in our community, not just those most able to navigate the system. Our approach has been recognized as a model for other communities and garnered significant academic study and praise. We are looking for energized and passionate Residential Counselors to manage basic day-to-day operations in our Housing Programs. Residential Counselors assist the men and women living in our supportive housing projects with their daily needs, with special emphasis on challenges related to severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Interact with residents in the general milieu and common areas. Assist clinical staff in the coordination of services to residents; contact residents' outside service providers as necessary. Assist clinical staff in engaging residents through creative, resourceful strategies that build trust and confidence. Assist clinical staff in the initiation, facilitation and promotion of on-site activities, therapeutic support groups, outings and community meetings. Manage all building operations in the absence of other project and clinical staff as assigned. Operate all functions in lobby office, including checking visitors in and out, answering telephones and monitoring security systems. Maintain safety and security by monitoring all general access areas and enforcing project rules. Intervene in crises, respond to emergencies, and initiate action as required, including contact with emergency response systems. Write significant events involving residents and building operations activities in a daily log; read log daily. Assist with room turnovers, new resident leasing and orientation; rent collection and facilities inspections. Respond to resident complaints. Work cooperatively with clinical and maintenance staff sited at the project and with visiting providers; refer residents to clinical and other staff as necessary Initiate appropriate response to maintenance requests. Participate in staff meetings and trainings. Assist with other property management functions as assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS At least one year experience in human services, preferably working with adults challenged by economical disadvantages, homelessness, mental illness and/or chemical dependency. BA degree in social or behavioral science preferred. Residential property management experience desirable. Basic understanding of homelessness and various characteristics of homeless adult population; experience with the issues of mental illness and chemical dependency preferred. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Subscription to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. Current Washington State Driver's License, insurable driving record, ability to drive agency van and transport tenants, preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107567378

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Accountant II
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $53,993 - $61,088 annually Shift: Office Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit organization working to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, DESC gives people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. As the region's leading provider of services to multiply disabled, chronically homeless adults, DESC serves 2,000 people each day through a comprehensive continuum of care which includes emergency shelter and other survival services, mental health care and chemical dependency treatment, employment services and permanent supportive housing. This integrated service model is designed to help disabled homeless men and women secure and maintain appropriate, safe and affordable housing. DESC is recognized nationally and regionally as an innovator in developing solutions to homelessness. 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 The Accountant II works closely with the Controller, Senior Accountant and other accounting staff to maintain accurate and complete financial records for the agency. This position has primary responsibility for contract billing, general ledger accounting, financial reporting, and financial analysis. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for preparing monthly contract invoices for submission to contractors. Monitor spending against contract budgets; develop and amend contract budgets as needed. Ensure compliance with program requirements and work with the Financial Analyst in analyzing and investigate budget to actual variances. Reconcile cash and general ledger accounts; investigate and resolve differences timely. Work with the Controller and other accounting staff to maintain accurate accounting and administrative records for agency activities. Prepare various financial reports for distribution to DESC staff and third parties. Review rent accounting transactions and other routine entries prepared by the Accountant I. Track and record loan activity for the agency. Compile documentation requested by external auditors and funders. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Undergraduate degree in accounting or business administration. Coursework and minimum three years of job experience in accounting and financial management. Computer experience; significant experience with spreadsheets and accounting software (MIP preferred). Attention to detail, and ability to work independently with a minimum of direct supervision. Willingness to be flexible and work cooperatively with co-workers to accomplish all responsibilities. Ability and desire to communicate and work effectively and appropriately with staff and vendors from various backgrounds and disciplines in person, on the phone, and via email. Ability to effectively relate to agency's clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Demonstrate respect for diversity and commitment to developing multicultural competency sensitivity. Subscribe to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs, and of consideration and respect for clients. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees and vendors, is required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Considerable stress may occur. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 LI-DD1 PI107567373

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Residential Counselor - Day Shift, Kerner-Scott House
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Tuesday, Wednesday Pay Range : $16.32 - $18.02 Shift: Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan DESC Permanent Supportive Housing provides apartment homes for formerly homeless men and women living with severe disabilities. We are firmly committed to the belief that the solution to homelessness is simple: housing. We offer housing to people before anything else, without insisting on abstinence or treatment compliance. This means we are able to end homelessness for the most vulnerable men and women in our community, not just those most able to navigate the system. Our approach has been recognized as a model for other communities and garnered significant academic study and praise. We are looking for energized and passionate Residential Counselors to manage basic day-to-day operations in our Housing Programs. Residential Counselors assist the men and women living in our supportive housing projects with their daily needs, with special emphasis on challenges related to severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Interact with residents in the general milieu and common areas. Assist clinical staff in the coordination of services to residents; contact residents' outside service providers as necessary. Assist clinical staff in engaging residents through creative, resourceful strategies that build trust and confidence. Assist clinical staff in the initiation, facilitation and promotion of on-site activities, therapeutic support groups, outings and community meetings. Manage all building operations in the absence of other project and clinical staff as assigned. Operate all functions in lobby office, including checking visitors in and out, answering telephones and monitoring security systems. Maintain safety and security by monitoring all general access areas and enforcing project rules. Intervene in crises, respond to emergencies, and initiate action as required, including contact with emergency response systems. Write significant events involving residents and building operations activities in a daily log; read log daily. Assist with room turnovers, new resident leasing and orientation; rent collection and facilities inspections. Respond to resident complaints. Work cooperatively with clinical and maintenance staff sited at the project and with visiting providers; refer residents to clinical and other staff as necessary Initiate appropriate response to maintenance requests. Participate in staff meetings and trainings. Assist with other property management functions as assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS At least one year experience in human services, preferably working with adults challenged by economical disadvantages, homelessness, mental illness and/or chemical dependency. BA degree in social or behavioral science preferred. Residential property management experience desirable. Basic understanding of homelessness and various characteristics of homeless adult population; experience with the issues of mental illness and chemical dependency preferred. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Subscription to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. Current Washington State Driver's License, insurable driving record, ability to drive agency van and transport tenants, preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107532426

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Maintenance I Technician
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $20.46 - $22.59 per hour Shift Differential N/A Location: West Wing Shelter/Downtown Shift: Office Day Insurance Benefits: Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The Maintenance Worker I performs high quality maintenance and repair tasks to DESC facilities, utilizing HVAC Preventative Maintenance, repair, plumbing, electrical, and general carpentry skills, in order to provide DESC clients and staff with a safe, sanitary, and positive living and working environment. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Perform high quality repair and maintenance tasks in all areas of assigned facilities, including, but not limited to, shelter dorms, individual apartments, hallways, common areas, offices, storage and trash rooms, equipment rooms, stairways, elevators, kitchens, laundry rooms, lounges, bathrooms, showers, alleys, sidewalks and roofs. Repair basic building or apartment systems as assigned, including work on basic electrical systems (switches, outlets, breakers, fixtures, and minor wiring), general carpentry work (woodwork, door maintenance, floor repair, wallboard and plaster work, painting, and lock systems repair), and plumbing repair. Coordinate repair work with Facilities Manager and other relevant agency staff, ensuring maintenance logs are up-to-date, and providing written notification of repair completions. Complete general maintenance work orders as assigned and in a timely manner. Assist with renovation projects and unit preparations for new tenants. Assist Facilities Manager with general Maintenance Team coordination issues, including staff scheduling and inventory and ordering of supplies. Respond to emergencies, initiating emergency maintenance actions, cleaning up debris, water, etc., and contacting supervisors. On occasion, respond to after hour emergencies. Safeguard building and unit keys, never giving anyone access to occupied tenant units. Work at ground level or from ladders and scaffolding. Carry and lift heavy materials, ladders, tools and other equipment to and around work sites. Maintain work order records, notifying Facilities Manager regarding status and parts needed for completion. Monitor facilities and equipment for damage and unsafe conditions and provide upkeep and repair as needed. Assist other staff with large projects as assigned. Participate in staff meetings and trainings, as assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Five years of Maintenance or trade experience. One of the trades should be at Journey level of proficiency. Ability to organize workload and complete duties with minimum direct supervision. Ability to communicate and work effectively with people from various backgrounds. Ability to handle a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior from clients. Commitment to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and consideration and respect for clients. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, operate computer hardware systems, work at ground level as well as on scaffolding, ladders and heights of 50 feet or more including roofs and patios, frequently lift and carry items weighing 75 pounds including heavy materials, ladders, tools and other equipment to and around work sites. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Also required is the ability to tolerate strong odors and ability to wear appropriate protective equipment. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107809060

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Registered Nurse (RN) New Project
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $58,585 - $64,683 Shift: Office Day Location: Navigation Center/216 James Street/Main Shelter Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan JOB DEFINITION: The Registered Nurse (RN) participates in a low-barrier opioid replacement treatment network (OTN), acting as a member of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing Buprenorphine services to mentally ill and chemically affected adults experiencing opioid dependence. Work is done under the supervision of the OTN/RN Supervisor, the Outpatient Nurse Manager, Medical Director and Buprenorphine providers at DESC's 216 James St. clinic and main shelter. In addition, this position also includes half-time providing nursing services for homeless clients at DESC's Navigation Center, which is also a site for the OTN network. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : While working with the Opioid Treatment team: Participate in a low barrier office-based opioid replacement treatment program focused on a population of mentally challenged and often homeless clients who have difficulty accessing more traditional Buprenorphine services. Integrate care with a multidisciplinary team of medical providers, nurses, substance use professionals, peer support specialists, case managers and primary care staff. Assess and monitor patients in induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of treatment with clients wanting Buprenorphine or intramuscular naltrexone, using an approach that is patient-centered and includes harm reduction strategies and motivational interviewing in a non-traditional setting. Also, participate in program efforts to assist patients to stop smoking. Provide counseling and education about treatment options to clients and work together with them to set and monitor goals. Follow state and federal guidelines, as well as program-specific policies and procedures for opioid dependent patients in collaboration with prescribing providers and pharmacies. Be able to use critical thinking, clinical judgment, patience and flexibility in frequent contacts with clients. Have strong communication and customer service skills. Provide ongoing assessment of mental status and the positive impact and side effects of treatment. Be available for drop-in clients as well as those with scheduled visits, and perform community outreach. Complete training to become a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, including 240 post-training service hours required for the certification. Assess clients for a range of health care needs and facilitate linkage and on-going connection to relevant urgent, primary and specialty health services to ensure continuity of care. Advocate for patients' access to a variety of community resources and services. Provide nursing and basic wound care as needed. Participate in supervision, program meetings and in-service trainings. Comply with the agency's clinical accountability policies and procedures; maintain current and complete clinical records; participate in quality assurance activities. Participate in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and be willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe and secure environment. Other duties as assigned. While working at the Navigation Center: The Navigation Center is a 24-hour, low-barrier enhanced shelter. Here, the RN will provide in-the-moment, low-threshold medical access to clients who may otherwise not present to more traditional clinics. Services provided will include: clinical assessments, RN case management, medical monitoring, intervention in the case of overdose, and linkages to addiction treatment and primary care. Build trusting relationships with clients who may be wary and difficult to engage by employing a warm and accepting approach that includes trauma informed care, harm reduction and motivational interviewing. Demonstrate a commitment to this approach through language and behavior. Provide clients counseling about their medication assisted treatment (MAT) options and collaborate with them to set personally meaningful goals for treatment of opioid use disorder. Perform initial intake [medical, behavioral and substance use disorder history] with clients interested in Buprenorphine or intramuscular naltrexone. Gather vital signs and any required lab work, such as pregnancy tests and urine toxicology screens. Counsel clients on test results. Serve as the first responder in the case of a medical emergency at the Engagement Center. Counsel clients on all aspects of Buprenorphine or intramuscular naltrexone therapies. Provide anticipatory guidance and help clients identify and reduce potential barriers to meeting their goals. Make frequent contact with clients and use motivational interviewing, client-driven goal exploration, and supportive counseling to enhance adherence. Work in close collaborative partnership with prescribing providers, verbally share care plan and clearly document and communicate with prescribers. Engage with other nurses, mental health providers and case managers to provide follow-up care of patients on medication assisted treatment. Manage client registry to proactively identify clients who need follow-up and reach out to them personally and through case managers and outreach staff. Teach clients about safer substance use, overdose prevention and overdose reversal. Administer naloxone to reverse overdose when needed. Provide contraception options counseling and family planning counseling. Triage and assist clients seeking nurse visits at the Navigation Center to acquire primary care, urgent care, prenatal care, mental health care and reproductive, sexual health, dental, vision and specialty care as needed. Coordinate care within DESC and with external health care providers as needed. Provide episodic nursing care including (but not limited to) wound care, foot care, lice and scabies treatment. Provide / coordinate chronic disease management; educate client re: self-care and medication management. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Washington, in good standing. Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs. Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check. Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies. Ability to relate to a wide range of people, demonstrate highly developed communication skills, and have a desire to serve homeless, mentally ill clients. Ability to remain open and receptive to constructive feedback. Ability to communicate and coordinate with staff from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of peculiar or disturbing behavior. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER PM17 PI107348781

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Crisis Solutions Center
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : TBD Pay Range : $ 58,585 - $64,683 Shift Differential : N/A Location: Crisis Solutions Center Region: International District Shift: Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The Registered Nurse (RN) works primarily with clients in need of psychiatric and other medical attention. This position will share responsibility for coordinating the medication services with the team. Work is done under the supervision of the Medical Director and ARNP Supervisor and in full cooperation with other clinical supervisors. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinate client care with a multidisciplinary team of social workers/case managers, chemical dependency professionals, peer support specialists, psychiatric nurses and other mental health staff. Under the guidance and direction of the ARNP Supervisor, coordinate medical aspects of care, including monitoring and administration of medications in a manner that meets the unique needs of clients. Provide education to clients regarding their treatment, medical and mental health condition. On-going assessment of mental status and the positive impact and side effects of current treatment. Provide specialized training and consultation to other staff members on medical/mental health issues relating to clients and their care. Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and in-service trainings; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences for team clients. Comply with the agency's clinical accountability policies and procedures; maintain current and complete clinical records; participate in quality assurance reviews. Comply with applicable program research and evaluation procedures. Assess clients for range of health care needs and facilitate linkage and on-going connection to relevant urgent, primary and specialty health services. Advocate for clients' access to community resources and services, especially primary health care services, ensuring that clients' needs are met and rights maintained; consult and collaborate with community providers to ensure continuity of care. Participate in the planning, organizing and facilitating of group treatment services for consumers served by the CSC. Coordinate services closely with CDF, CDIS and MCT supervisors and case management staff. Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and in-service trainings; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences for clients on caseload. Promote and maintain positive relationships with the surrounding neighborhood. Participate in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and be willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe and secure environment. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Washington with the Department of Health in good standing. Knowledge of psychiatric medications, side effects and methods of administration. Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs. Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs. Valid Washington state driver's license and insurable driving record. Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check. Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies. Ability to relate to a wide range of people, demonstration of highly developed communication skills, and a desire to serve homeless, mentally ill clients. Ability and interest in providing case consultations with a multi-disciplinary staff. Ability to remain open and receptive to constructive feedback. Ability to communicate with and coordinate with staff from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge and skill in working with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders; with homeless or formerly homeless individuals; and crisis intervention and stabilization experience. Familiarity with Recovery Principles, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders, Intensive Case Management, Illness Management, and relevant Evidenced based/Emerging best practices. Bachelor of Nursing degree. Bilingual in Spanish/English. Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; have the potential to acquire the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills of an effective crisis worker; and value a non-judgmental response to sensitive issues. Candidates should be able to accept feedback and work in a highly collaborative and potentially stressful environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107567387

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PT Registered Nurse (RN) - Crisis Solutions Center
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : TBD Pay Range : $ 41,010 - $45,278 plus $3.00 per hour for night shift Shift Differential : N/A Location: Crisis Solutions Center Region: International District Shift: Night (26.25 Hours per week) Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The Registered Nurse (RN) works primarily with clients in need of psychiatric and other medical attention. This position will share responsibility for coordinating the medication services with the team. Work is done under the supervision of the Medical Director and ARNP Supervisor and in full cooperation with other clinical supervisors. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinate client care with a multidisciplinary team of social workers/case managers, chemical dependency professionals, peer support specialists, psychiatric nurses and other mental health staff. Under the guidance and direction of the ARNP Supervisor, coordinate medical aspects of care, including monitoring and administration of medications in a manner that meets the unique needs of clients. Provide education to clients regarding their treatment, medical and mental health condition. On-going assessment of mental status and the positive impact and side effects of current treatment. Provide specialized training and consultation to other staff members on medical/mental health issues relating to clients and their care. Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and in-service trainings; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences for team clients. Comply with the agency's clinical accountability policies and procedures; maintain current and complete clinical records; participate in quality assurance reviews. Comply with applicable program research and evaluation procedures. Assess clients for range of health care needs and facilitate linkage and on-going connection to relevant urgent, primary and specialty health services. Advocate for clients' access to community resources and services, especially primary health care services, ensuring that clients' needs are met and rights maintained; consult and collaborate with community providers to ensure continuity of care. Participate in the planning, organizing and facilitating of group treatment services for consumers served by the CSC. Coordinate services closely with CDF, CDIS and MCT supervisors and case management staff. Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and in-service trainings; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences for clients on caseload. Promote and maintain positive relationships with the surrounding neighborhood. Participate in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and be willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe and secure environment. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Washington with the Department of Health in good standing. Knowledge of psychiatric medications, side effects and methods of administration. Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs. Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs. Valid Washington state driver's license and insurable driving record. Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check. Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies. Ability to relate to a wide range of people, demonstration of highly developed communication skills, and a desire to serve homeless, mentally ill clients. Ability and interest in providing case consultations with a multi-disciplinary staff. Ability to remain open and receptive to constructive feedback. Ability to communicate with and coordinate with staff from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge and skill in working with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders; with homeless or formerly homeless individuals; and crisis intervention and stabilization experience. Familiarity with Recovery Principles, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders, Intensive Case Management, Illness Management, and relevant Evidenced based/Emerging best practices. Bachelor of Nursing degree. Bilingual in Spanish/English. Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; have the potential to acquire the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills of an effective crisis worker; and value a non-judgmental response to sensitive issues. Candidates should be able to accept feedback and work in a highly collaborative and potentially stressful environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107567385

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Residential Counselor - Flex Shift, Kerner-Scott House
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : TBD Pay Range : $16.32 - $18.02 per hour Shift: Day/Swing Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan DESC Permanent Supportive Housing provides apartment homes for formerly homeless men and women living with severe disabilities. We are firmly committed to the belief that the solution to homelessness is simple: housing. We offer housing to people before anything else, without insisting on abstinence or treatment compliance. This means we are able to end homelessness for the most vulnerable men and women in our community, not just those most able to navigate the system. Our approach has been recognized as a model for other communities and garnered significant academic study and praise. We are looking for energized and passionate Residential Counselors to manage basic day-to-day operations in our Housing Programs. Residential Counselors assist the men and women living in our supportive housing projects with their daily needs, with special emphasis on challenges related to severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Interact with residents in the general milieu and common areas. Assist clinical staff in the coordination of services to residents; contact residents' outside service providers as necessary. Assist clinical staff in engaging residents through creative, resourceful strategies that build trust and confidence. Assist clinical staff in the initiation, facilitation and promotion of on-site activities, therapeutic support groups, outings and community meetings. Manage all building operations in the absence of other project and clinical staff as assigned. Operate all functions in lobby office, including checking visitors in and out, answering telephones and monitoring security systems. Maintain safety and security by monitoring all general access areas and enforcing project rules. Intervene in crises, respond to emergencies, and initiate action as required, including contact with emergency response systems. Write significant events involving residents and building operations activities in a daily log; read log daily. Assist with room turnovers, new resident leasing and orientation; rent collection and facilities inspections. Respond to resident complaints. Work cooperatively with clinical and maintenance staff sited at the project and with visiting providers; refer residents to clinical and other staff as necessary Initiate appropriate response to maintenance requests. Participate in staff meetings and trainings. Assist with other property management functions as assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS At least one year experience in human services, preferably working with adults challenged by economical disadvantages, homelessness, mental illness and/or chemical dependency. BA degree in social or behavioral science preferred. Residential property management experience desirable. Basic understanding of homelessness and various characteristics of homeless adult population; experience with the issues of mental illness and chemical dependency preferred. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Subscription to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. Current Washington State Driver's License, insurable driving record, ability to drive agency van and transport tenants, preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107567383

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Residential Counselor - Evans House, Day
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Friday, Saturday Pay Range : $16.32 - $18.02 per hour Shift: Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan DESC Permanent Supportive Housing provides apartment homes for formerly homeless men and women living with severe disabilities. We are firmly committed to the belief that the solution to homelessness is simple: housing. We offer housing to people before anything else, without insisting on abstinence or treatment compliance. This means we are able to end homelessness for the most vulnerable men and women in our community, not just those most able to navigate the system. Our approach has been recognized as a model for other communities and garnered significant academic study and praise. We are looking for energized and passionate Residential Counselors to manage basic day-to-day operations in our Housing Programs. Residential Counselors assist the men and women living in our supportive housing projects with their daily needs, with special emphasis on challenges related to severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Interact with residents in the general milieu and common areas. Assist clinical staff in the coordination of services to residents; contact residents' outside service providers as necessary. Assist clinical staff in engaging residents through creative, resourceful strategies that build trust and confidence. Assist clinical staff in the initiation, facilitation and promotion of on-site activities, therapeutic support groups, outings and community meetings. Manage all building operations in the absence of other project and clinical staff as assigned. Operate all functions in lobby office, including checking visitors in and out, answering telephones and monitoring security systems. Maintain safety and security by monitoring all general access areas and enforcing project rules. Intervene in crises, respond to emergencies, and initiate action as required, including contact with emergency response systems. Write significant events involving residents and building operations activities in a daily log; read log daily. Assist with room turnovers, new resident leasing and orientation; rent collection and facilities inspections. Respond to resident complaints. Work cooperatively with clinical and maintenance staff sited at the project and with visiting providers; refer residents to clinical and other staff as necessary Initiate appropriate response to maintenance requests. Participate in staff meetings and trainings. Assist with other property management functions as assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS At least one year experience in human services, preferably working with adults challenged by economical disadvantages, homelessness, mental illness and/or chemical dependency. BA degree in social or behavioral science preferred. Residential property management experience desirable. Basic understanding of homelessness and various characteristics of homeless adult population; experience with the issues of mental illness and chemical dependency preferred. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Subscription to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. Current Washington State Driver's License, insurable driving record, ability to drive agency van and transport tenants, preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107567376

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OTN Data Collection Coordinator
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $37,781 - $41,713 Shift: Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The DESC Opiate Treatment Networks (OTN) program is a low-barrier initiative created to provide opioid replacement therapy under a contract with the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA), funded through the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA). The OTN Data Collection Coordinator (Coordinator) is responsible for managing all OTN program data collection activities and will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing outreach and office-based Buprenorphine services to mentally ill, often homeless, and chemically affected adults experiencing opioid dependence, who have significant barriers to accessing more conventional treatment resources. Work will be conducted at DESC's 216 James Street Drop-In Center and Clinic, DESC's Main Shelter, and the Navigation Center under the supervision of the OTN/BUP Nurse Supervisor. The Coordinator is responsible for leading contractual data collection requirements, including the creation and maintenance of a participant registry, conducting one-on-one client interviews at intake, at the 3-month and 6-month service milestones, and at discharge. The Coordinator is also responsible for submitting required data to the HCA, RDA, and SAMHSA on an ongoing basis. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for managing all OTN program data collection activities, including tracking and conducting client interviews. Establish positive and productive rapport with OTN program clients to conduct successful one-on-one client interviews. Ensure the rights of participants and the confidentiality of participant data are protected. Serve as the liaison between the OTN program and the Project Evaluators at RDA and HCA. The coordinator will assist state evaluators and supply any required data to SAMHSA. Become competent in all aspects of Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) data collection required for the OTN project. This includes completion of SAMHSA GRPA training. Ensure the collection of complete, high-quality GPRA data and other items for performance and evaluation purposes. Help DESC achieve 80% GPRA interview participation rates, as required by our contract. Ensure OTN program interviews are conducted and submitted within the required timeframes, as well as tracking deadlines for all follow-up and discharge interviews. This includes preparing ahead of deadlines and coordinating with anyone involved in providing care for individuals as windows approach for follow-up interviews. Manage the OTN participant log to track entry into programs, progress towards accessing services and treatment, and changes in major life areas and key outcomes. This includes uploading logs to secure file transfer sites and submitting information to RDA. Provide training and technical assistance to all DESC Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) treatment sites to ensure agency staff adhere to all parameters, protocols, requirements, and quality assurance measures. The Coordinator will be the point person for training staff to perform GPRA interviews and direct data entry. Coordinate with other OTN staff members to ensure relevant service delivery, case management, and other information are appropriately documented in CHASERS (DESC's internal Electronic Health Record system), as needed and in accordance with established procedures. Serve as liaison between the OTN program and DESC's Information Services Department to coordinate CHASERS system modifications, as needed. Provide client care supports as needed and promote continued client participation in treatment. Attend OTN project related meetings as assigned. Move about between work sites and other locations to assure project performance rates associated with GPRA are achieved. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. Computer skills, including data entry and word processing experience. Possess strong communication and writing skills. Initiative and creativity in problem solving and system development. Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional behavioral health programs. Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check. Ability to relate to a wide range of people, demonstrate highly developed communication skills, and have a desire to serve clients who are homeless and/or mentally ill. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior. Ability to remain open and receptive to constructive feedback. Willingness to be flexible and work cooperatively with coworkers to accomplish all responsibilities of the team. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from diverse backgrounds. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Relevant Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or related behavioral science, or Bachelor's degree in any field and 1 year of paid work experience in social services, or Relevant Associates degree and 1 year of relevant paid work experience, or Any Associates degree and 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience, or A combination of 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience and formal training in clinical and case management skills to demonstrate an ability to successfully perform the job. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience managing and collecting data, especially using the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) data collection platform. Experience conducting one-on-one client interviews. Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies. Knowledge and skill in working with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders; with homeless or formerly homeless individuals; and crisis intervention and stabilization experience. Bilingual in Spanish/English. Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; and value a non-judgmental response to sensitive issues. Candidates should be able to accept feedback and work in a highly collaborative and sometimes stressful environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit for long periods of time, to communicate with other people by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighting up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Downtown Emergency Service Center 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. PM17 LI-DD1 PI107258325

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OTN Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $37,781 - $41,713 Shift: Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The DESC Opiate Treatment Networks (OTN) program is a low-barrier initiative created to provide opioid replacement therapy under a contract with the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA), funded through the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA). The OTN Chemical Dependency Professional will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing outreach and office-based Buprenorphine services to mentally ill, often homeless, and chemically affected adults experiencing opioid dependence, who have significant barriers to accessing more conventional treatment resources. The OTN Chemical Dependency Professional will provide a range of services to OTN clients to help them stabilize and successfully transition to DESC's regular outpatient substance use disorder treatment program. Work will be done at DESC's 216 James Street Clinic, DESC's Main Shelter, and the Navigation Center under the supervision of the SUD Program Manager. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Perform alcohol and drug screenings, and assessments on selected clients; with the client's participation, develop support and treatment plans; facilitate linkages to collaborative resources when appropriate. Coordinate and support clients' maximum possible participation in Buprenorphine treatment, tobacco cessation, and other physical healthcare needs. Complete training to become a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, including 240 post-training service hours required for the certification. Plan, organize and facilitate treatment and support groups for clients, as appropriate. Provide substance abuse consultation to OTN project staff. Provide staff training on substance use disorder issues, as appropriate. Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary OTN program team providing ongoing advocacy and integration of services to mentally ill, homeless and formerly homeless adults. Advocate for client access to permanent housing and other community resources and services, ensuring that client needs are met and rights maintained; consult and collaborate with community providers to ensure continuity of care. Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and in-service trainings; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences for clients participating in the OTN program. Comply with the agency's clinical accountability policies and procedures; maintain current and complete clinical records; participate in quality assurance reviews when assigned. Comply with data gathering/submission requirements. Comply with applicable program research and evaluation procedures. Promote and maintain positive relationships with the surrounding neighborhood. Participate in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and be willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe and secure environment. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Licensed by the State of Washington as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP). Firm commitment to being part of innovative work in harm reduction and low barrier service delivery. Be willing to seek to understand each client's unique circumstances and personal preferences and goals and incorporate them into the crisis response to help the client regain a sense of control. Assist clients in accessing internal resources to reinforce the client's ability to resolve crisis on their own. Assist clients in identifying unmet needs that may be causing them to have recurrent crisis. Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value of client partnerships and client choice, and the balance between protection from harm and personal dignity. Strong knowledge of relevant community resources and methods for accessing them. Possess strong communication and writing skills. Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs. Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Associates degree in a relevant social science. Valid Washington State driver's license and insurable driving record. Knowledge of de-escalation skills, crisis intervention and stabilization, and harm reduction strategies. Bicultural and/or bilingual background/experience. Experience working with adults who are homeless and/or disabled by mental illness. Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; have the potential to acquire the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills of an effective crisis worker; and value a non-judgmental response to sensitive issues. Candidates should be able to accept feedback and work in a highly collaborative and potentially stressful environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 LI-DD1 PI107258320

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OTN/BUP Nurse Supervisor
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $66,748 - $75,519 Shift: Office Day Location: 216 James Street/Main Shelter Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The DESC OTN/BUP program is a low-barrier Opioid Treatment Network created to provide opioid replacement therapy under a contract with the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA), funded through the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA). The Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor leads and coordinates a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing outreach and office-based Buprenorphine services to mentally ill, often homeless, and chemically affected adults experiencing opioid dependence, who have significant barriers to accessing more conventional treatment resources. Work will be done at DESC's 216 James St. clinic, the main shelter and the Navigation Center, under the supervision of the Outpatient Nurse Manager, and in coordination with the Medical Director and Buprenorphine providers. The position directly supervises a half time RN, and a 60% FTE ARNP acting as medical provider will be supervised by the Medical Director. Additional full-time staff, who will receive task supervision, include a (non-nurse) case manager, a substance use counselor, and a data collection specialist. Contractual requirements include creation of a participant registry, follow-up interviewing, and regular reporting to HCA/CSAT. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate a low barrier office-based opioid replacement treatment program focused on a population of mentally challenged and often homeless clients who have difficulty accessing more traditional buprenorphine services. Assess and monitor patients in induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of treatment with clients wanting Buprenorphine or intramuscular naltrexone, using an approach that is patient-centered and includes harm reduction strategies and motivational interviewing in a non-traditional setting. Provide counseling and education about treatment options to clients and work together with them to set and monitor goals. Follow state and federal guidelines, as well as program-specific policies and procedures for opioid dependent patients in collaboration with prescribing providers and dispensing pharmacies. Be able to use critical thinking, clinical judgment, patience and flexibility in frequent contacts with clients. Provide ongoing assessment of mental status and the positive impact and side effects of treatment. Be available for drop-in clients as well as those with scheduled visits, keep posted hours, and perform community outreach. Assess clients for a range of health care needs and facilitate linkage and on-going connection to relevant urgent, primary and specialty health services to ensure continuity of care. Advocate for patients' access to a variety of community resources and services. Provide or assign nursing and basic wound care as needed. Assure implementation of program elements in congruence with principles of recovery-based services. ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES: Have strong communication and customer service skills. Demonstrate leadership ability as well as using interdisciplinary team concepts. Provide clinical and administrative supervision of a multi-disciplinary staff, including hiring, orientation, training, regular performance evaluation and disciplinary action as needed. Maintain knowledge of DESC personnel policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Assure compliance with same. Facilitate team meetings to promote team cohesion and team members contributing in their areas of strength and learning as needed. Establish and maintain practice standards and protocols. Assure compliance with all related licensing, DEA, and other regulations. Comply with the agency's clinical accountability policies and procedures; maintain current and complete clinical records; participate in quality assurance reviews. Consult and collaborate with community providers to ensure continuity of care and that patients' needs are being met, and rights maintained. Comply with applicable program research and evaluation procedures. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as an educational resource and provide consultation for DESC staff. Participate in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and be willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe and secure environment. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Washington, in good standing. Interest or experience in working as a team leader with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs. Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check. Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies. Ability to relate to a wide range of people, demonstrate highly developed communication skills, and have a desire to serve homeless, mentally ill clients. Ability to remain open and receptive to constructive feedback. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from diverse backgrounds. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and skill in working with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders; with homeless or formerly homeless individuals. Crisis intervention and stabilization experience. Experience in supervising or leading nursing or other clinical treatment teams. Familiarity with Recovery Principles, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders, Intensive Case Management, Illness Management, and relevant Evidenced based/Emerging best practices. Bachelor of Nursing degree. Bilingual in Spanish/English. Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; and value a non-judgmental response to sensitive issues. Candidates should be able to accept feedback and work in a highly collaborative and sometimes stressful environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit for long periods of time, to communicate with other people by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Downtown Emergency Service Center 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. PM17 PI107348778

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Part-Time MAT ARNP
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : TBD Pay Range : $68,919 - $76,092 Shift: Office Day (22.5 hours per week) Location: 216 James Street/Main Shelter Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The DESC Opiate Treatment Networks (OTN) program is a low-barrier initiative created to provide opioid replacement therapy under a contract with the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA), funded through the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA). The MAT ARNP works under the supervision of the Medical Director and is a member of a multi-disciplinary OTN team tasked with providing outreach and office-based Buprenorphine services to mentally ill, often homeless, and chemically affected adults experiencing opioid dependence, who have significant barriers to accessing more conventional treatment resources. The MAT ARNP is responsible for providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) medical services; Buprenorphine inductions and prescriptions; evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment; crisis stabilization; referral to rehabilitation services; and coordination with community providers, as necessary. Services will be provided at DESC's 216 James Street Drop-In Center and Clinic (OTN MAT initiation site) and DESC's Main Shelter and Navigation Center (OTN local MAT treatment sites). This position has clinical responsibility for monitoring OTN participant treatment and staff delivery of clinical services, in conjunction with other OTN program team members. This position is also responsible for assuring compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and relevant contract, data collection, and procedure requirements associated with operations within DESC. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete 24 hours of specialized training required by the federal Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to obtain a MAT prescribing waiver, if not already a waivered provider. Provide clinical oversight of the delivery of low barrier office-based opioid replacement treatment services focused on a population of mentally ill and often homeless clients who have difficulty accessing more traditional Buprenorphine services. Provide counseling and education about treatment options to clients and work together with them to set and monitor goals. Induct new clients into MAT treatment, as appropriate. Assess and monitor patients in induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of treatment with clients wanting Buprenorphine or intramuscular naltrexone, using an approach that is patient-centered and includes harm reduction strategies and motivational interviewing in a non-traditional setting. Respond to emergency situations as needed. Assess clients for a range of health care needs and facilitate linkage and on-going connection to relevant urgent, primary, and specialty health services to ensure continuity of care. Advocate for clients' access to a variety of community resources and services so that their needs are met, and rights maintained. Provide or assign nursing and basic wound care, as needed. Refer patients to OTN tobacco cessation services, as appropriate. Provide ongoing assessment of mental status and the positive impact and side effects of treatment. Be available for drop-in clients as well as those with scheduled visits, keep posted hours, and perform community outreach. Comply with the agency's clinical accountability policies and procedures; maintain current and complete clinical records; participate in quality assurance reviews. Comply with applicable OTN program research and evaluation procedures. Provide treatment in compliance with all relevant local, state, federal, and DEA licensing requirements and regulations. Establish and maintain practice standards and protocols. Assure implementation of OTN program elements in congruence with principles of recovery-based services. Coordinate client care with a multi-disciplinary team of social workers, case managers, chemical dependency professionals, psychiatric nurses, peer counselors, employment specialists, housing specialists, and other staff within DESC. Provide education and consultation to clinical teams and individually as opportunity and need presents. Actively participate in staff meetings and in-service trainings. Be able to use critical thinking, clinical judgment, patience, and flexibility in frequent contacts with clients. Participate in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and be willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe and secure environment. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, licensed in the State of Washington, in good standing. Registration with the Drug Enforcement Agency. Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check. Interest or experience in working as a clinical team leader with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs. Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies. Ability to relate to a wide range of people, demonstrate highly developed communication skills, and have a desire to serve homeless, mentally ill clients. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior. Ability and interest in providing case consultations with a multi-disciplinary staff. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from diverse backgrounds. Ability to remain open and receptive to constructive feedback. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Waivered MAT prescriber. Knowledge and skill in working with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders; with homeless or formerly homeless individuals. Crisis intervention and stabilization experience. Familiarity with Recovery Principles, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders, Intensive Case Management, Illness Management, and relevant Evidenced based/Emerging best practices. Bilingual in Spanish/English. Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; and value a non-judgmental response to sensitive issues. Candidates should be able to accept feedback and work in a highly collaborative and sometimes stressful environment. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107348779

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Network Manager
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $63,881 - $72,276 Shift: Office Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan DESC has a network infrastructure and systems to support close to 1,000 users on a daily bases across 19 sites. The agency has been in place for 40 years and daily supports over 3,500 of Seattle's most vulnerable population. The Network Manager is responsible for maintaining and scaling DESC's network. Planning the growth, maintenance, security, compliance and troubleshooting of the systems, will be key while being responsible for the day-to-day administration of the system. The Network Manager, oversees and drives design, development and implementation of new equipment and services. Participates in and leads IS team discussions and decision making around DESC infrastructure. Directly supervises 4 FTEs. Setting the example for, and coordinates the daily work flow of the network group. Ability to lead a team, foster ownership, as well as prioritize and balance a wide range of tasks is extremely important. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Maintain and improve network, computers, printers, and telephones systems so that major systems are reliably available and downtime is minimal for 24-hour operations. On a rotating basis, ensure after-hours coverage to respond to emergency failures. Responsible for the day-to-day administration, troubleshooting and repair of the agency's computer systems. Set the example for, and coordinate the daily work flow of the network group (Network Administrator, Computer Technician and Computer Support Assistants). Plan and develop new hardware and services to allow the IS department to serve the growing needs of the agency. Coordinates with other departments in order to understand and meet their requirements. Works with our cloud vendor RapidScale to ensure that agency data is regularly and reliably backed up and can be restored as needed and actively participate in the annual disaster recovery testing process. Document network systems and services to share knowledge with IS team members. Provide occasional training to team members. In conjunction with the network team, develop documentation and training materials for general agency staff. Conduct formal and informal trainings, and provide assistance to agency staff. Maintains knowledge of current and future technologies that may be of benefit to DESC. Negotiates and contracts with consultants, technical personnel and vendors for services and products. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in computer-related field preferred; equivalent related computer experience may substitute for degree. Three years experience with cloud-based applications and environments such as Office/365, Azure, Google Apps or AWS Experience configuring and maintaining software and services. Solid shell scripting ability. Technical writing experience a plus. Experience with HIPAA Security Standards and disaster recovery testing. Excellent trouble-shooting skills with proven ability to identify and address root cause. Strong time-management, organization and prioritization skills. Highly analytical and detail oriented, with strong problem solving skills. Possess technical knowledge and coordination & communication skills to organize and participate in complex, agency-wide projects. Ability to work in a team environment required; ability to learn from, teach and train other team members. Experience working in non-profit housing, health, social service or related setting a plus. Ability to lift 20 pounds (moving computers and supplies). Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including occasional evenings and weekends. Ability to communicate and problem solve with staff from various backgrounds. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs, and of consideration and respect for clients. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 LI-DD1 PI107348776

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Outreach Case Manager - SHARP
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $ 43,448 - $47,970 annually Shift Differential : N/A Location: Crisis Solutions Center Region: International District Shift: Office Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The Outreach Case Manager is a member of the Services and Housing to Access Recovery Program (SHARP). Persons referred through Coordinated Entry for All are the priority for this grant, specifically Single Adults in King County experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use disorders. This position is responsible for providing outreach, engagement and intensive case management services. This position provides on-going case management in streets, shelters, and consumer homes. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provide outreach and engagement services, as assigned, on the streets, in shelters and, on occasion, in outlying King County areas. Efforts are balanced between initial outreach and follow-up activity. Perform assessments (as trained) for accessing housing & services, conduct intake evaluations and mental health assessments; with client participation, develop support and treatment plans; facilitate linkages to long-term treatment resources when appropriate. Assume primary responsibility for coordinating all aspects of clients' support and treatment plans. This includes providing and/or coordinating the following: survival services with a focus on access to food, shelter and clothing; fastest possible acquisition and stabilization of housing; acute and ongoing medical care, psychiatric treatment, financial assistance, criminal justice system coordination, and substance abuse treatment. Advocate for clients' access to community resources and services, ensuring that clients' needs are met and rights maintained; consult and collaborate with community providers to ensure continuity of care. Participate in education of service community regarding the needs of homeless clients and present with co-occurring disorders, techniques of engagement and service provision. Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and in-service trainings; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences for clients on caseload. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Current Washington State, Department of Health minimum credential as an Agency Affiliated Counselor in good standing. Experience working with adults who are experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, have a mental illness and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Valid Washington State Driver's License, reliable vehicle and insurable driving record. Interest or experience in working with participants who are difficult to engage and refer to traditional programs. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds. Ability to communicate effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Relevant Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or related behavioral science, or Bachelor's degree in any field and 1 year of paid work experience in social services, or Relevant associates degree and 1 year of relevant paid work experience, or Any Associates degree and 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience, or A combination of 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience and formal training in clinical and case management skills to demonstrate an ability to successfully perform the job. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS A relevant master's degree in social work, psychology or counseling is highly preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish/English preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, drive a vehicle with passengers, communicate with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107258306

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Maintenance I Technician
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : TBD Pay Range : $20.46 - $22.59 Shift Differential N/A Location: Clement House/North Seattle Shift: Office Day Insurance Benefits: Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The Maintenance Worker I performs high quality maintenance and repair tasks to DESC facilities, utilizing HVAC Preventative Maintenance, repair, plumbing, electrical, and general carpentry skills, in order to provide DESC clients and staff with a safe, sanitary, and positive living and working environment. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Perform high quality repair and maintenance tasks in all areas of assigned facilities, including, but not limited to, shelter dorms, individual apartments, hallways, common areas, offices, storage and trash rooms, equipment rooms, stairways, elevators, kitchens, laundry rooms, lounges, bathrooms, showers, alleys, sidewalks and roofs. Repair basic building or apartment systems as assigned, including work on basic electrical systems (switches, outlets, breakers, fixtures, and minor wiring), general carpentry work (woodwork, door maintenance, floor repair, wallboard and plaster work, painting, and lock systems repair), and plumbing repair. Coordinate repair work with Facilities Manager and other relevant agency staff, ensuring maintenance logs are up-to-date, and providing written notification of repair completions. Complete general maintenance work orders as assigned and in a timely manner. Assist with renovation projects and unit preparations for new tenants. Assist Facilities Manager with general Maintenance Team coordination issues, including staff scheduling and inventory and ordering of supplies. Respond to emergencies, initiating emergency maintenance actions, cleaning up debris, water, etc., and contacting supervisors. On occasion, respond to after hour emergencies. Safeguard building and unit keys, never giving anyone access to occupied tenant units. Work at ground level or from ladders and scaffolding. Carry and lift heavy materials, ladders, tools and other equipment to and around work sites. Maintain work order records, notifying Facilities Manager regarding status and parts needed for completion. Monitor facilities and equipment for damage and unsafe conditions and provide upkeep and repair as needed. Assist other staff with large projects as assigned. Participate in staff meetings and trainings, as assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Five years of Maintenance or trade experience. One of the trades should be at Journey level of proficiency. Ability to organize workload and complete duties with minimum direct supervision. Ability to communicate and work effectively with people from various backgrounds. Ability to handle a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior from clients. Commitment to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and consideration and respect for clients. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, operate computer hardware systems, work at ground level as well as on scaffolding, ladders and heights of 50 feet or more including roofs and patios, frequently lift and carry items weighing 75 pounds including heavy materials, ladders, tools and other equipment to and around work sites. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Also required is the ability to tolerate strong odors and ability to wear appropriate protective equipment. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107258289

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Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Hiring Fair
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA DESC Chemical Dependency Professional Hiring Fair Date/Time: January 7th, 2019/TBD Location: Crisis Solution Center Looking for: CDP Supervisors, CDP, and CDP(Trainee) Days Off : TBD Pay Range : $54,852 - $62,060 for CDP Supervisor, $37,781 - $41,713 for CDP and $16.32 - $18.02 for CDP Trainee Shift: Variable Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan PLEASE APPLY AND INCLUDE A RESUME & COVER LETTER NO LATER THAN January 4th at 1PM 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 innovative solutions to society's most vexing problems? If so, a Chemical Dependency Professional role may be for you We are looking for candidates to fill multiple roles with our dynamic Crisis Solution Center team that will help to provides services to clients who are identified as impacted by alcohol or other drug use. This position works cooperatively with agency staff and community resources to provide a range of services to clients with drug and alcohol problems. DESC invites you to apply today to attend our hiring fair Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an in person interview on January 7th at the Crisis Solution Center location. Once at the fair, candidates will have the opportunity to tour our location, learn about what makes DESC unique, and participate in a Q&A with the hiring supervisors after the interview. 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 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for Non-Supervisor Openings: PM17 LI-DD1 Licensed by the State of Washington as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) or have and maintain Chemical Dependency Professional trainee license/credential with Washington State Dept. of Health. Be willing to seek to understand each client's unique circumstances and personal preferences and goals and incorporate them into the crisis response to help the client regain a sense of control. Assist clients in accessing internal resources to reinforce the client's ability to resolve crisis on their own. Assist clients in identifying unmet needs that may be causing them to have recurrent crisis. Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value of client partnerships and client choice, and the balance between protection from harm and personal dignity. Strong knowledge of relevant community resources and methods for accessing them. Possess strong communication and writing skills. Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs. Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. Additional Qualifications forSupervisor Openings: Minimum of two years of full-time work experience as a CDP. BA degree in a social or behavioral science field; additional experience as CDP may substitute for degree requirement. Able to supervise chemical dependency interns per WAC requirements. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PI107258303

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Residential Counselor - Help Fight Homelessness in Seattle
new1 day ago
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : TBD Pay Range : $16.32 - $18.02 plus $0.75 per hour night shift differential Shift: Night Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan DESC Permanent Supportive Housing provides apartment homes for formerly homeless men and women living with severe disabilities. We are firmly committed to the belief that the solution to homelessness is simple: housing. We offer housing to people before anything else, without insisting on abstinence or treatment compliance. This means we are able to end homelessness for the most vulnerable men and women in our community, not just those most able to navigate the system. Our approach has been recognized as a model for other communities and garnered significant academic study and praise. We are looking for energized and passionate Residential Counselors to manage basic day-to-day operations in our Housing Programs. Residential Counselors assist the men and women living in our supportive housing projects with their daily needs, with special emphasis on challenges related to severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders. 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 MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Interact with residents in the general milieu and common areas. Assist clinical staff in the coordination of services to residents; contact residents' outside service providers as necessary. Assist clinical staff in engaging residents through creative, resourceful strategies that build trust and confidence. Assist clinical staff in the initiation, facilitation and promotion of on-site activities, therapeutic support groups, outings and community meetings. Manage all building operations in the absence of other project and clinical staff as assigned. Operate all functions in lobby office, including checking visitors in and out, answering telephones and monitoring security systems. Maintain safety and security by monitoring all general access areas and enforcing project rules. Intervene in crises, respond to emergencies, and initiate action as required, including contact with emergency response systems. Write significant events involving residents and building operations activities in a daily log; read log daily. Assist with room turnovers, new resident leasing and orientation; rent collection and facilities inspections. Respond to resident complaints. Work cooperatively with clinical and maintenance staff sited at the project and with visiting providers; refer residents to clinical and other staff as necessary Initiate appropriate response to maintenance requests. Participate in staff meetings and trainings. Assist with other property management functions as assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS At least one year experience in human services, preferably working with adults challenged by economical disadvantages, homelessness, mental illness and/or chemical dependency. BA degree in social or behavioral science preferred. Residential property management experience desirable. Basic understanding of homelessness and various characteristics of homeless adult population; experience with the issues of mental illness and chemical dependency preferred. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Subscription to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. Current Washington State Driver's License, insurable driving record, ability to drive agency van and transport tenants, preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107258293

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OTN Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT)
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : Starts at $16.32 Shift: Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The DESC Opiate Treatment Networks (OTN) program is a low-barrier initiative created to provide opioid replacement therapy under a contract with the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA), funded through the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA). The OTN Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing outreach and office-based Buprenorphine services to mentally ill, often homeless, and chemically affected adults experiencing opioid dependence, who have significant barriers to accessing more conventional treatment resources. The OTN CDPT will provide a range of services to OTN clients to help them stabilize and successfully transition to DESC's regular outpatient substance use disorder treatment program. Work will be done at DESC's 216 James Street Clinic, DESC's Main Shelter, and the Navigation Center under the supervision of the SUD Program Manager. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Perform alcohol and drug screenings, and assessments on selected clients; with the client's participation, develop support and treatment plans; facilitate linkages to collaborative resources when appropriate. Coordinate and support clients' maximum possible participation in Buprenorphine treatment, tobacco cessation, and other physical healthcare needs. Complete training to become a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, including 240 post-training service hours required for the certification. Plan, organize and facilitate treatment and support groups for clients, as appropriate. Provide substance abuse consultation to OTN project staff. Provide staff training on substance use disorder issues, as appropriate. Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary OTN program team providing ongoing advocacy and integration of services to mentally ill, homeless and formerly homeless adults. Advocate for client access to permanent housing and other community resources and services, ensuring that client needs are met and rights maintained; consult and collaborate with community providers to ensure continuity of care. Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and in-service trainings; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences for clients participating in the OTN program. Comply with the agency's clinical accountability policies and procedures; maintain current and complete clinical records; participate in quality assurance reviews when assigned. Comply with data gathering/submission requirements. Comply with applicable program research and evaluation procedures. Promote and maintain positive relationships with the surrounding neighborhood. Participate in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and be willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe and secure environment. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Licensed by the State of Washington as a Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT). Firm commitment to being part of innovative work in harm reduction and low barrier service delivery. Be willing to seek to understand each client's unique circumstances and personal preferences and goals and incorporate them into the crisis response to help the client regain a sense of control. Assist clients in accessing internal resources to reinforce the client's ability to resolve crisis on their own. Assist clients in identifying unmet needs that may be causing them to have recurrent crisis. Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value of client partnerships and client choice, and the balance between protection from harm and personal dignity. Strong knowledge of relevant community resources and methods for accessing them. Possess strong communication and writing skills. Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs. Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Associates degree in a relevant social science. Valid Washington State driver's license and insurable driving record. Knowledge of de-escalation skills, crisis intervention and stabilization, and harm reduction strategies. Bicultural and/or bilingual background/experience. Experience working with adults who are homeless and/or disabled by mental illness. Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; have the potential to acquire the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills of an effective crisis worker; and value a non-judgmental response to sensitive issues. Candidates should be able to accept feedback and work in a highly collaborative and potentially stressful environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 LI-DD1 PI107258323

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OTN Care Navigator
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $37,781 - $41,713 Shift: Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The DESC Opiate Treatment Networks (OTN) program is a low-barrier initiative created to provide opioid replacement therapy under a contract with the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA), funded through the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA). The OTN Care Navigator will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing outreach and office-based Buprenorphine services to mentally ill, often homeless, and chemically affected adults experiencing opioid dependence, who have significant barriers to accessing more conventional treatment resources. Under the supervision of the OTN/BUP Nurse Supervisor, the OTN Care Navigator will work closely with staff at DESC's 216 James Street Clinic (the OTN Service Initiation Site) and DESC's Main Shelter and the Navigation Center (the OTN Local Medication Assisted Treatment Sites). The OTN Care Navigator will help ensure continuity of care and warm handoffs by coordinating client care, keeping clients engaged with services, addressing issues related to relapse, and communicating client needs to staff. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Outreach potential OTN clients at the 216 James Street Drop-In Center and Clinic, DESC's Main Shelter, and the Navigation Center, in coordination with onsite staff. Schedule OTN client appointments and follow-up with clients on missed appointments. Conduct OTN client screenings, assessments and evaluations, and provide basic health and harm reduction education to clients. Assist OTN clinical staff in coordinating client services, support, and treatment plans. Provide case management aide services in conjunction with Case Managers and other program staff. Coordinate OTN client referrals to an appropriate Local Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Site and tobacco cessation services, if appropriate. Ensure continuity of care by providing a warm hand-off between internal and external MAT providers upon a client's transfer from any current treatments. Facilitate referrals for infectious disease screenings, permanent housing, employment services, withdrawal management services, transportation, hygiene services, nutrition services, and referrals to Opioid Use Disorder or behavioral health counseling. Expedite OTN clients' enrollment into Medicaid, as necessary. Engage clients through creative, resourceful strategies that build trust and confidence. Be familiar with individual OTN clients, their histories, needs and treatment plans in order to respond promptly and appropriately to requests for information from staff and clients. Assist in creating and monitoring completeness of client charts. Document OTN case management and coordination services in CHASERS, as needed and in accordance with established procedures. Assist with OTN program data collection, grant data recordkeeping, medication diversion control, and reporting requirements. Coordinate with OTN program staff to ensure accuracy and completeness of information entered into system. Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary OTN program team providing ongoing advocacy and integration of services to people who are mentally ill, homeless, and formerly homeless. Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and in-service trainings; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences for clients participating in the OTN program. Comply with the agency's clinical accountability policies and procedures; maintain current and complete clinical records; participate in quality assurance reviews when assigned. Participate in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and be willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe and secure environment. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Firm commitment to being part of innovative work in harm reduction and low barrier service delivery. Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and refer to traditional programs. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Ability to relate to a wide range of people, demonstrate highly developed communication skills, and have a desire to serve clients who are homeless and/or mentally ill. Strong knowledge of relevant community resources and methods for accessing them, or an ability to quickly learn about such resources. Ability to handle sensitive information with a high degree of professionalism. Possess strong communication and writing skills. Computer skills, including data entry and word processing experience. Willingness to be flexible and work cooperatively with coworkers to accomplish all responsibilities of the team. Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs. Ability to remain open and receptive to constructive feedback. Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Relevant Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or related behavioral science, or Bachelor's degree in any field and 1 year of paid work experience in social services, or Relevant Associates degree and 1 year of relevant paid work experience, or Any Associates degree and 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience, or A combination of 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience and formal training in clinical and case management skills to demonstrate an ability to successfully perform the job. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge and skill in working with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders; with homeless or formerly homeless individuals; harm reduction strategies; and crisis and stabilization experience. Bicultural and/or bilingual background/experience. Valid Washington State driver's license and insurable driving record. Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; have the potential to acquire the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills of an effective crisis worker; and value a non-judgmental response to sensitive issues. Candidates should be able to accept feedback and work in a highly collaborative and potentially stressful environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 LI-DD1 PI107258318

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Outreach Case Manager - SHARP
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Saturday, Sunday Pay Range : $ 43,448 - $47,970 annually Shift Differential : N/A Location: Crisis Solutions Center Region: International District Shift: Office Day Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan The Outreach Case Manager is a member of the Services and Housing to Access Recovery Program (SHARP). Persons referred through Coordinated Entry for All are the priority for this grant, specifically Single Adults in King County experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use disorders. This position is responsible for providing outreach, engagement and intensive case management services. This position provides on-going case management in streets, shelters, and consumer homes. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provide outreach and engagement services, as assigned, on the streets, in shelters and, on occasion, in outlying King County areas. Efforts are balanced between initial outreach and follow-up activity. Perform assessments (as trained) for accessing housing & services, conduct intake evaluations and mental health assessments; with client participation, develop support and treatment plans; facilitate linkages to long-term treatment resources when appropriate. Assume primary responsibility for coordinating all aspects of clients' support and treatment plans. This includes providing and/or coordinating the following: survival services with a focus on access to food, shelter and clothing; fastest possible acquisition and stabilization of housing; acute and ongoing medical care, psychiatric treatment, financial assistance, criminal justice system coordination, and substance abuse treatment. Advocate for clients' access to community resources and services, ensuring that clients' needs are met and rights maintained; consult and collaborate with community providers to ensure continuity of care. Participate in education of service community regarding the needs of homeless clients and present with co-occurring disorders, techniques of engagement and service provision. Participate in psychiatric consultation, supervision, program meetings and in-service trainings; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences for clients on caseload. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Current Washington State, Department of Health minimum credential as an Agency Affiliated Counselor in good standing. Experience working with adults who are experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, have a mental illness and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Valid Washington State Driver's License, reliable vehicle and insurable driving record. Interest or experience in working with participants who are difficult to engage and refer to traditional programs. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds. Ability to communicate effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Relevant Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or related behavioral science, or Bachelor's degree in any field and 1 year of paid work experience in social services, or Relevant associates degree and 1 year of relevant paid work experience, or Any Associates degree and 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience, or A combination of 1 year of highly relevant paid work experience and formal training in clinical and case management skills to demonstrate an ability to successfully perform the job. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS A relevant master's degree in social work, psychology or counseling is highly preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish/English preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, drive a vehicle with passengers, communicate with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107258304

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Part-Time Residential Counselor
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Location: Seattle, WA Days Off : Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Pay Range : $16.32 - $18.02 Shift: Swing, Night Combo Insurance Benefits : N/A Other Benefits : Paid Time Off, Retirement Benefits DESC Permanent Supportive Housing provides apartment homes for formerly homeless men and women living with severe disabilities. We are firmly committed to the belief that the solution to homelessness is simple: housing. We offer housing to people before anything else, without insisting on abstinence or treatment compliance. This means we are able to end homelessness for the most vulnerable men and women in our community, not just those most able to navigate the system. Our approach has been recognized as a model for other communities and garnered significant academic study and praise. We are looking for energized and passionate Residential Counselors to manage basic day-to-day operations in our Housing Programs. Residential Counselors assist the men and women living in our supportive housing projects with their daily needs, with special emphasis on challenges related to severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders. 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 MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Interact with residents in the general milieu and common areas. Assist clinical staff in the coordination of services to residents; contact residents' outside service providers as necessary. Assist clinical staff in engaging residents through creative, resourceful strategies that build trust and confidence. Assist clinical staff in the initiation, facilitation and promotion of on-site activities, therapeutic support groups, outings and community meetings. Manage all building operations in the absence of other project and clinical staff as assigned. Operate all functions in lobby office, including checking visitors in and out, answering telephones and monitoring security systems. Maintain safety and security by monitoring all general access areas and enforcing project rules. Intervene in crises, respond to emergencies, and initiate action as required, including contact with emergency response systems. Write significant events involving residents and building operations activities in a daily log; read log daily. Assist with room turnovers, new resident leasing and orientation; rent collection and facilities inspections. Respond to resident complaints. Work cooperatively with clinical and maintenance staff sited at the project and with visiting providers; refer residents to clinical and other staff as necessary Initiate appropriate response to maintenance requests. Participate in staff meetings and trainings. Assist with other property management functions as assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS At least one year experience in human services, preferably working with adults challenged by economical disadvantages, homelessness, mental illness and/or chemical dependency. BA degree in social or behavioral science preferred. Residential property management experience desirable. Basic understanding of homelessness and various characteristics of homeless adult population; experience with the issues of mental illness and chemical dependency preferred. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors. Subscription to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. Current Washington State Driver's License, insurable driving record, ability to drive agency van and transport tenants, preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 PI107348774

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Registered Nurse (RN) Hiring Fair Supervisor Openings Included
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Location: Seattle, WA DESC Registered Nurse Hiring Fair Date/Time: January 7th, 2019/TBD Location: Crisis Solution Center Looking for: Registered Nurses and RN Supervisors Days Off : TBD Pay Range : $66,748 - $75,519 for RN Supervisor, $55,585 - $64,683 for RN Shift: Variable Insurance Benefits : Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical Other Benefits : Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan PLEASE APPLY AND INCLUDE A RESUME & COVER LETTER NO LATER THAN January 4th at 1PM 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 innovative solutions to society's most vexing problems? If so, a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse Supervisor role may be for you We are looking for candidates to fill multiple roles with our dynamic Medical Crisis Solution Center team that will help to coordinate client care with a multidisciplinary team of social workers/case managers, chemical dependency professionals, peer support specialists, psychiatric nurses and other mental health staff. DESC invites you to apply today to attend our hiring fair Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an in person interview on January 7th at the Crisis Solution Center location. Once at the fair, candidates will have the opportunity to tour our location, learn about what makes DESC unique, and participate in a Q&A with the hiring supervisors after the interview. 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 for RN Supervisor Openings Will Have: Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Washington with the Department of Health in good standing. Knowledge of psychiatric medications, side effects and methods of administration. Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs. Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs. Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check. Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies. Ability to relate to a wide range of people, demonstration of highly developed communication skills, and a desire to serve homeless, mentally ill clients. Ability and interest in providing case consultations with a multi-disciplinary staff. Ability to remain open and receptive to constructive feedback. Ability to communicate with and coordinate with staff from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. Qualified Candidates for RN Openings Will Have: Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Washington with the Department of Health in good standing. Knowledge of psychiatric medications, side effects and methods of administration. Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs. Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs. Valid Washington state driver's license and insurable driving record. Be able to pass a Washington State Criminal background check. Knowledge of Harm Reduction strategies. Ability to relate to a wide range of people, demonstration of highly developed communication skills, and a desire to serve homeless, mentally ill clients. Ability and interest in providing case consultations with a multi-disciplinary staff. Ability to remain open and receptive to constructive feedback. Ability to communicate with and coordinate with staff from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior. Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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. PM17 LI-DD1 PI107258301

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