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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
29640.00 - 33755.00 Per Year
Seattle, Washington
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
< 2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Behavioral Health Case Manager

DESC's Crisis Solutions Center (CSC) - is currently recruiting for Behavioral Health Case Managers.

Behavioral Health Case Managers assist in:

  • Creating and implementing client centered, detailed disposition plans;
  • Facilitating group and individual counseling;
  • Working with other clinical staff to ensure services are fully integrated with mental health, chemical dependency, and primary care;
  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive list of community resources;
  • Providing transportation for clients as necessary;
  • Participating in staff meetings and trainings; and
  • Maintaining a safe and clean environment.

A 24/7 residential treatment facility, the CSC provides a more therapeutic, less expensive, and more effective alternative for individuals in mental health crisis than the extremes of jail or the emergency room as well as giving first responders an alternative to doing nothing. The CSC consists of three teams working in close collaboration:

  • The Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) meets first responders at calls throughout the County, referring individuals to appropriate community providers.
  • The 16-bed Crisis Diversion Facility (CDF) admits clients on a voluntary basis for up to 72 hours, and guidelines for referral include having good behavioral control, no history of violence, and willingness to cooperate with services.
  • Crisis Diversion Interim Services (CDIS), with 30 beds, accepts individuals who have 'graduated' from the Crisis Diversion Facility who are homeless, or at risk for homelessness. Clients may stay for up to 14 days, and will be able to access psychiatric services; mental health and chemical dependency assessments; individual and group counseling; and intensive case management.

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All DESC regular positions include paid medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement benefits and excellent time off benefits. New employees have the potential of accruing up to 6.8 weeks of paid time off in the first year of employment.

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.

  • Current Washington Department of Health minimum credential as an Agency Affiliated Counselor in good standing.
  • Bachelor's degree; one in a relevant social or behavioral science highly preferred.
  • Interest and experience working with individuals disabled by mental illness and/or substance abuse who are experiencing a crisis.
  • Interest or experience working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs.
  • Valid Washington state driver's license and insurable driving record.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English, preferred.

Strong applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathic 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.


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