Counselor Technician, 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 

A counselor technician provides outpatient support and mental health interventions to CW clients as directed by a Mental Health Primary Care Provider in the individual service plan.  Counselor technicians augment therapy and psychiatric services by providing holistic support to ensure successful living in the least restrictive environment.  They provide skill building, care coordination, and treatment support to empower individuals to assume control of their lives.  The counselor technician may be assigned to a specific program at CW or may serve in several programs.  The range of mental health interventions delivered by a counselor technician is established by the individual's demonstration of skill and knowledge.  Proficiency must be established in order to deliver the service.

Summary of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Referral and/or follow-up
  • 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.
  • May provide other clinical services when/as time permits
  • Document all face-to-face contacts in a timely fashion.
  • The files shall document the problems, interventions, and disposition of the case, including all referrals and termination summaries.
  • Be prepared to submit files to Director for review.
  • Document each telephone contact as soon as possible, but no later than the next working day.
  • 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.
  • Constructively identify program needs and work with Director to enhance and develop programs and to assure service coverage and continuity of care.
  • Be available to provide crisis intervention outreach services as appropriate. Be continuously available during periods of coverage, including insuring that his/her location is known at all times and also he/she can be contacted.
  • Provide consultation, education and training for Center staff and other agencies or individuals as deemed appropriate by your Director.
  • Be under the direct supervision of the program Director or his or her designee.
  • Receive at least one hour of clinical supervision/consultation per week.
  • Participate in an annual performance evaluation and the development of an individualized training plan.
  • Be familiar with laws and regulations governing emergency services and assist with other job demands as they occur.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A counselor technician must have a high school diploma.  Some college credits and/or a special proficiency preferred
  • Registration in the state of Washington is required upon hire
  • The counselor technician must have a valid Oregon or Washington driver's license and must clear a multi-state criminal background check

Salary: $18.38

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!