Certified Peer Counselor – Olympia & Vancouver, WA – Open Until Filled

Position Certified Peer Counselor – Olympia & Vancouver, WA
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:

Certified Peer Counselor are individuals with a recent personal history as a youth or as a parent of a child/youth who has been a recipient of behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with families.  Peer Counselors collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving Family Behavioral Health Services.  Working as a member of a team, the Peer Counselor helps a youth or parent voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective and use that perspective in treatment planning.  This position helps youth, parents and families achieve confidence in their abilities to team on a recovery journey and maintain hope for their success after formal behavioral health services have been completed.  Successful applicants must have first person experience in accessing system services and be prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct support to the treatment team assessing and engaging the child/youth and family in safety planning and prevention activities.  Working with the treatment team for high-risk, clinically complex circumstances, team will determine the most appropriate safety crisis and treatment responses and utilize a Peer to support youth and family engagement in service planning to address those safety, crisis and treatment needs.
  • Participate in child and family teams and in the assessment process with referred youth and parents. Relate personal experience to assist in building trust with the family and increasing hopeful engagement in services.
  • Assess and review the youth and parent’s ability to communicate their position, preferences, strengths and needs.  Find ways to relate personal experience to the to the experience of the youth or parent
  • Review personal history receiving services and disclose common elements to youth and parent being served.  Reassure and communicate the recovery process to youth and parents, that “they are not in this alone.”
  • Reach agreement with youth and parents about their functional strengths, passions and activities that will contribute to their healing and support.  Assist in communicating that clinical information to the treatment team and through session documentation to Medicaid funders.
  • As an active participant in the clinical treatment team, review and analyze the safety/crisis and treatment plan, make suggestions for improvement/ modifications that would improve youth and parent participation.
  • Attend clinical team meetings and support youth/parent voice, communicating agreements in cooperation with the youth and parent.
  • Provide a range of peer driven clinical supports and helpful interventions as identified on the individualized treatment plan.  Deliver and support treatment activities as agreed to with the youth and parent, documenting services in compliance with Medicaid standards in an electronic health record.
  • Create plans for clinical peer session activities and interventions with youth and parents that enhance recovery focus and increased safety in the home and community.
  • Assist the youth and parents in analyzing progress toward vision and goals and encourage their feedback to their team.  Provide supportive connection for youth and parent goals rather that becoming a change agent focused on correction of youth or family behavior.
  • Communicate strategies and recovery ideas directly to youth and parents by using own life as a learning and teaching tool (when helpful to family and plan).
  • Support youth and family safety by communicating treatment progress and/or concerns to the team, seeking supervisory assistance and report incidents whenever appropriate.
  • Provide support to youth and parents during transition from behavioral health services, negotiating and supporting post-discharge services to medical, behavioral and community services that best meet the youth and parents needs.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts by sharing perspectives in agency activities such as Quality Improvement reviews, staffings or other means.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification
  • Non-professional personal experience as a youth recipient of social or community services within the past 10 years or a parent with a child who has been a recipient of social or community services within the past 10 years.
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements.
  • Complete peer counselor certification through DBHR within 6 months of being hired.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
  • Washington State Counselor Registration (HIV/AIDS training required).
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A. or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background.
  • One year relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies working with people who need assistance.

Compensation

$16.29-DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Food Service Assistant – Open Until Filled

Position Food Service Assistant
Employer North Cascades Institute
Job Description Work in the mountains! North Cascades Institute seeks outgoing, adventurous people to work in the kitchen at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, an educational field campus in North Cascades National Park. This is a temporary/seasonal position of three months.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

FOOD SERVICE AND PREPARATION
● Will be required to do light prep work and restocking of buffet line.
● Other duties as assigned by the Head Chef or Sous Chef.

MAINTENANCE AND CLEANLINESS
● Maintains exemplary standards of cleanliness in the dining hall, kitchen and walk-in.
● Assists in ware-washing program and hospitality.
● Actively participates in recycling program, composting, use of green materials and local products as related to food service.

OTHER
● Participates in strategic planning, special events, and other duties as assigned by the Learning Center Director.

Qualification No food service experience required, but is preferred. Must be able to meet the following:
● Maintain cleanliness and functionality of food service facilities and equipment.
● Able to communicate respectfully.
● Capable of receiving direction and feedback from Supervisors.
● Interest in organic and slow food movement.
● Recycling, composting and waste handling.
● Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks with exemplary time management and problem-solving skills.
● Ability to comply with a smoke- and drug-free work environment.
● Ability to lift 50 pounds occasionally and walk over uneven terrain.
● Criminal history disclosure form and background check.
● Washington State food handler’s permit.
● Ability to interact with a diverse clientele including school children.
● Valid driver’s license and driving record check must have no more than one moving violation in the past three years, no DUI, reckless driving, or serious moving violations.
● Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that may include employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and a driving history check.

Compensation

$11.00 to $12.50 per hour, DOE. Benefits include sick leave and holiday pay. End of season bonus may be available upon completion of season in conjunction with a demonstrated positive work performance.
Days/Hours This is a full-time, seasonal/temporary, non-exempt position. Season will run from June 12 to mid-September 2017.
Contact Info North Cascades Institute, www.ncascades.org
How to Apply Please apply online on our website: http://ncascades.atsondemand.com/
Complete the online application and upload a resume and cover letter pertinent to this position.
Position Closes Open Until Filled

Community Support Coordinator (Portland) – Open Until Filled

Position Community Support Coordinator (Portland)
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:

The Community Support Coordinator provides one-on-one treatment and support to high-risk children and youth in their homes and community.  This includes the provision of medically necessary services and strategies as specified by the Clinician on the Treatment Plan and Safety Plan.   Services and supports may include supervision for safety for high-risk youth, implementation of therapeutic activities or strategies (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies per the treatment plan), assistance in accessing and safely participating in community activities, and mentoring and coaching positive social skills.  The CSC work will follow a plan of care for each child and family under the direction of a Clinician.  Hours are scheduled in a flexible manner based on program, agency and family need, with no minimum hours guaranteed.

Essential Functions:

  • Prior to introduction to the youth and family, participate in individual Treatment and Safety Plan development upon request
  • Receive assignment from referring Clinician or QMHA Supervisor. If unclear, request additional information pertaining to strategies to be implemented
  • Upon arrival to the home or community location, introduce role and describe activity plan for the day, engaging the youth and parent/family members in a way that communicates ‘friendly enthusiasm’
  • While in the home and community with the youth, continuously assess safety and risk factors visually and report concerns to the Clinician or QMHA Supervisor within appropriate timeframes (e.g. When health or safety is at risk, contact supervisor immediately. For minor concerns, report at the end of the session or the following day).
  • Adapt and modify strategies and activity ‘in-the-moment’ to fit the immediate situation and/or in response to family feedback, remaining as relevant as possible to the Treatment and Safety Plan goals and strategies
  • Provide positive therapeutic structure and support throughout activity
  • Model and teach appropriate behavior and skills
  • Provide positive direct supervision and redirection of children and youth
  • Model appropriate solution-based intervention skills for parents and caregivers
  • When possible, proactively identify situations that require other staffing supports/team members to assure the most effective and appropriate response
  • Anticipate behavioral escalations or crises and redirect or distract when possible, implementing strategies as specified on Safety Plan
  • Call for assistance of supervisor and other team members at any time 24/7, if escalations continue or appear unsafe
  • Continue to work to de-escalate and manage situations until other responders can arrive
  • Focus on and verbally reflect successes experienced during activity or time with the youth and family members – communicate enthusiasm about progress
  • Connect and introduce youth/family to community resources in their own community, (when identified as a strategy on the Treatment Plan)
  • Identify and access positive natural supports and help the youth and family to strengthen relationships with such supports
  • Ask the youth and family for feedback at the close of the session when appropriate (was this helpful today?)
  • Communicate and summarize to the family results of completed activities and observations (I noticed James was working hard to practice his new conflict resolution skills with his brother)
  • Communicate and summarize to CCS Team Members results of completed activities and observations within expected timeframe
  • Accurately complete documentation per required timeframes, to be entered into the FBH Electronic Health Record, PsychConsult
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or 3 years combined education and experience in social work.
  • Age 21 or older per DHS requirements.
  • Meets QMHA requirements per OAR 309-032-1505(106)
  • Requirements for QMHA are defined under the current OAR as either A or B:
  1. Experience:A combination of three years’ experience, work, education or training revolving around child mental health, child development and/or social skill development.
  2. Education:a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in the behavioral sciences field AND communicate effectively, understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and to apply the concepts, provide psychology skills development, and implement interventions as assigned on an individual plan of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide skill building services to youth.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and auto insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Supportand uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Compensation

$16.23-DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Full Charge Bookkeeper – Closes 8/31/17

Position Full Charge Bookkeeper
Employer Pavlosky Accounting Solutions
Job Description Local Accounting Firm seeking Full Charge Bookkeeper with Federal Tax Prep experience. They will need to be proficient in all general office skills including Microsoft Office, QuickBooks and similar Accounting software. Washington State quarterly tax experience a must. Federal Tax prep experience a plus! We are looking for a dependable candidate with a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and grow with us.
Qualification
  • Federal Tax Prep experience
  • Proficiency in general office software
  • WA State quarterly tax experience
  • Federal Tax prep (recommended)
  • Dependability

Compensation

DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time
Contact Info Heather, 1140 10th St. Suite #201 Bellingham, WA 98225  EMAIL:  heatherp@pavloskyaccounting.com
How to Apply To apply please send resume, by email, care of Heather: heatherp@pavloskyaccounting.com
Position Closes August 31, 2017