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MHT III- NOC Full-time- Whatcom Triage

Mental Health Technician III

Bellingham, WA

Compass Health is looking for a Mental Health Technician III for our Triage Center in Whatcom County!

The Whatcom County Triage Center (WCTC) in Bellingham can accommodate individuals who are recovering from a mental health crisis. We provide crisis stabilization, walk-in emergency and next day appointments. The mental health facility is co-located with a detox facility that is operated by Pioneer Services, to which individuals needing non-medical sobering support can be referred.

Compass Health provides two Crisis Triage facilities -- one located at the Bailey Center in Everett and one in Bellingham, WA. Both Triage programs utilize a recovery model to assist those in behavioral health crisis to access services and supports and resume typical levels of functioning. Multi-disciplinary teams of Peer Counselors, Mental Health Technicians, Clinicians, Nurses, and Psychiatric providers work together to address their needs.

What you will be performing

As part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team, the MHT III provides a combination of social, physical, and psychological services to strengthen and enhance the capability of psychiatrically impaired persons and enable these persons to function with greater independence.

  • Provides supervision of clients during the day, evening, or night shift.
  • Provides independent living skills training to include social and self-care skills training.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings to access, plan, implement, and evaluate client treatment.
  • Develops and monitors individual treatment plans.
  • Assesses, monitors, and documents client progress.
  • Engages in active listening with individuals in the Triage Center.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled supervision and team meetings.
  • Remains compliant with required trainings and certifications.
  • Behaves in an ethical and professional manner consistent with agency policy, state law, and licensing entities if applicable.

What you will be carrying along

  • BA/BS/BSW Degree in a Behavioral Science related field OR AA Degree and 2 years related work experience OR any combination of education and experience totaling at least 4 years and demonstrates sufficient knowledge and skills.
  • Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license through the Washington State Department of Health must submit Agency Affiliated Counselor application upon hire and be approved by the DOH.
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification and Food Handlers permit, or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License required including vehicle and appropriate insurance, if applicable.

What you will be sharing

  • Assists in monitoring vital signs and safety checks.
  • Engages clients in group activities.
  • Performs chart audits.
  • Conducts follow-up phone calls to check on client progress after discharge.
  • Cleans client rooms after discharge and assists in maintaining the cleanliness of the unit.
  • Monitors meal times.
  • Answers the phones and takes criteria from community partners.
  • Assists with the intake process of clients on admit.

What we will be offering

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

(benefits pro-rated for part time employees)

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

ABOUT US
Compass Health is the region's largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and chemical dependency services in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. We have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years, though our commitment to care doesn't stop with our clients as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement. We maintain a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance, which includes competitive compensation and benefits programs. Please visit our website for more information: www.compasshealth.org.

Compass Health promotes equal treatment and equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual minority status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification

POSITION SUMMARY:

Job Title: Mental Health Technician III
Program: 400-21350- Triage, Whatcom
Location: Bellingham
Hours: 38 hrs/week, 7:30pm-8am Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Wage: $18.15-$31.87/hr DOE
Shift: NE

Posted
04/26/2022
Salary Range
$44,000.00 - $63,000.00
per Year
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Location
Bellingham, WA, 98226, US