Counselor

Position Overview 

This position provides outpatient support services and mental health therapy to all clients served at Columbia Wellness.  Counselor will provide services to a broad array of mental health disorders based on counselor's demonstration of skill and knowledge of treating disorder.

Summary of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Services necessary for the continuity of client care (consultation, supervision, referrals, phone messages, correspondence).
  • Completion of all clinical paperwork, such as progress notes, quarterly reviews, transfers, requests for service authorizations, group notes & rosters, etc. per agency timelines and standards.
  • Group preparation (research on treatment, soliciting for referrals, sending letters, evaluation of test scores).
  • Public speaking.
  • Location of clients by phone contact & home outreaches.
  • Assistance in assessment of client's clinical needs.
  • Provision of individual, couple, family therapy based on evidence of skills and knowledge.   
  • Facilitate & assist in groups based on evidence of skill and knowledge.
  • Collateral meeting with Counselor Assistants, PCP, Medical and Crisis Teams.
  • Identifying various needs not provided by CW and connecting client with community resources.
  • 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 a counseling-social services related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Upon hire: professional registration or certification by the Licensing Department of the State of Washington as a counselor.
  • Clinical competence in providing supportive services, education, and therapy to various populations.

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 the employee and their family
  • 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.
  • 9 paid holidays and 1 paid floater per year.
  • 6.5 sick days per year
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation in the 1st year of employment, 4 weeks after the first year and 5 weeks after 4 years.
  • 2 pay increases within the first year of employment

*NO Phone Calls Please!

Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Visit our website: www.columbiawell.org to learn more about our organization.

Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 60 years!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.78/hr