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On-Call Mental Health Counselor- Whatcom MCOT

Mental Health Professional/Clinician II (Bellingham)

We offer Supervision hours toward licensure!

Are you looking for a fast paced, community based role? Well then look no further! Compass Health is currently looking for a Mental Health Professional/Clinician II at our Whatcom County Emergency Services. The Clinician will provide crisis intervention mental health services to persons of all ages experiencing acute behavioral health issues and when appropriate evaluates for an involuntary detention. These services will be provided primarily in community settings to individuals who are in crisis or for whom a crisis episode is deemed to be imminent. This position will also provide support and back-up to team members as needed.

What we will be offering you:

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.

(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!!

What you will carry along:

  • MA/MS/MSW Degree in a Behavioral Science related field.
  • WA State licensure in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling preferred.
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (MHP) as defined by WAC.
  • Training in Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and Trauma-Informed Care preferred. Ability to obtain training within 60 days of hire required.
  • Ability to work independently without daily onsite supervision. Familiarity with RCW 71.05 and 71.34 preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Evidence-Based Practices, or interest and ability to learn.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals with complex needs and multi-system involvement.
  • General computer proficiency, including the ability to utilize electronic medical record systems.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License including vehicle and appropriate insurance. Proof of TB test within the last year required upon hire.
  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination (either completed or in-process), or a signed risk acknowledgement if vaccination is waived for any reason required within 30 days of hire.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment criminal background check, which may or may not include an additional search by DSHS.

The community you will engage with

If you enjoy tranquil lakes and scenic mountain views you might just be ready to relocate to Bellingham, Washington. Live in a community consistently rated as one of the most desirable in the USA! With a population of 82,000 people, you will feel welcomed and at home in one of "the best places to live" according to National Magazine. The locals, who call Bellingham home, are their own blend of diverse members of their community who help uphold the city's great reputation of a fun and outdoorsy town.

An area with so much to offer is the perfect place to call home. Just a 90-minute drive north of Seattle and 20 miles south of the Canadian border, Bellingham is everything one could ever want in a small-mid-sized municipality. Filled with good-hearted people who are inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds them, Bellingham resonates with a strong and youthful vibrancy. This eco-friendly community appreciates local restaurants supported by local farmers. Also known as the "City of Subdued Excitement," Bellingham is well maintained by its community and has a vast array of entertainment including: Bellingham's Farmer's Market, breath-taking landscape views, astonishing waterfalls, local shops, dining, independent breweries, sightseeing excursions, hiking, boating, whale watching, and much more.

The organization you will be a part of

Compass Health is the region's largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and substance use services in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan, 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:

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

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption.


Position: Mental Health Professional / Clinician II
Program: 500-21330 - Emergency Services
Location: Bellingham
Hours: On-call
Wage:$23.12-$39.48/hr DOE **Licensed wage scale - $25.88-$39.48/hr DOE

Salary Range
$43,000.00 - $62,000.00
per Year
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Bellingham, WA, 98226, US