Counselor - Mobile Crisis Team - Longview, WA

Why Work For Us?

Columbia Wellness is proud to be a company of real people committed to quality. We are focused on building a better future in mental health and behavioral healthcare. We have established a strong referral base in the community and we are invested in our clinical growth. We offer generous training opportunities, free supervision, and a large spectrum of programs in which you can work. Columbia Wellness is located in-between two major cities, Seattle and Portland. By working with us you get the best of both small town and big city life. You're close to the beach, the mountains, the quiet and the city life. If you're looking for a place to call home and build a career, join our team at Columbia Wellness. If you want to make a difference that matters then we want to hear from you. Together we can do more.

Position Overview 

Performs wide array of direct and indirect services in Crisis Response system for persons experiencing acute/urgent emotional or mental problems. Emphasis is on outreach to the community as a member of a team with the goal of diverting hospitalizations when possible.

Schedule: This is a 24/7 program and may require coverage of all three shifts including holidays and weekend availability.

Summary of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete Mental Status Evaluations including suicide risk assessments. 
  • Crisis Counseling.
  • Referral and/or follow-up.
  • Screening of applicants for clinical services at all locations.
  • Location of clients by phone contact & home outreaches.
  • Assistance in assessment of client's clinical needs.
  • Monitoring of LRA's, to include facilitation of court orders with a variety of community providers and/or programs. 
  • Crisis Triage Services including: Screening, Facilitation of Admissions/discharges, Monitoring of Status, Overseeing Continuity of Care
  • Document the problems, interventions, and disposition of the case, including all referrals and termination summaries.
  • Document each telephone contact as soon as possible, but no later than the next working day.
  • Complete all MIS document daily service reports, weekly schedules, and any other documentation to facilitate the business operation or administrative reporting of the Center.
  • Provide case consultation with community services, therapists, family, and nursing homes as appropriate, and with consumer's written consent.
  • Provide information regarding ITA disposition to individuals and agencies as required by law.
  • Assist in triage and coordination with other staff to provide appropriate levels of response to requests for assistance.
  • Participate in the Agency's public education programs.
  • Be available to provide crisis intervention outreach services as appropriate. Be continuously available during periods of coverage, including ensuring that his/her location is known at all times and also he/she can be contacted.
  • Attend all crisis response staff meetings and training meetings as required.
  • Provide consultation, education and training for Center staff and other agencies or individuals as deemed appropriate by supervisors.
  • Be familiar with and follow all laws and regulations governing emergency services
  • Effective use of technology and software including but not limited to: computers, phones, email, EMR, etc.
  • Ability to work with difficult cases and vulnerable populations.
  • Be helpful, respectful, approachable and team-oriented.
  • Effective time management including but not limited to: planning ahead where possible and be punctual in person and work performed.
  • Build strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Be receptive to feedback, willing to learn, and embrace continuous improvement.
  • Complete all documentation, reporting, and other paperwork per agency standards.
  • Attend all appropriate staff, organizational, and external meetings (as assigned).
  • Work efficiently both independently and as part of a team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in social work, behavioral, medical or nursing sciences.
  • Upon hire: professional registration or certification by the Licensing Department of the State of Washington as a counselor.
  • Required to have a valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License and automobile.

Salary: Starting at $20.90/hr.

This position is a part of a union (OPEIU Local 11)

We are proud to be able to not only offer competitive compensations but also a benefit package that our employees love.

We offer all permanent full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision paid in full for employees and children beginning the 1st of the month following 30 days of full-time employment. Spousal/Significant other coverage at a nominal cost to employee of just $46.95 per month.
  • Long term disability and life insurance paid for by the employer
  • 5% of gross pay put into a retirement plan by the employer. Immediately vested, no match requirement.
  • 11 paid holidays per year.
  • 26 days paid time off per year.
  • Revenue Share Opportunities.

Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 70 years!