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Position Summary: Residential Counselors are individuals who are well grounded and able to model competency in ongoing coping skills. They help clients identify goals that promote recovery and assist them in identifying services and activities to help reach these goals. Assist clients in obtaining, maintaining, and/or using appropriate mental health, general health, and other community resources relevant to their goals. Provide counseling, outreach, crisis intervention assistance, stabilization assistance; assist and support use of medical, community and natural supports, and facilitate psycho-education groups/classes. All services are provided under the supervision of a Mental Health Professional.In addition, this position also requires the following knowledge and skills: knowledge of mental disorders and substance abuse issues, effective counseling skills, ability to assess and teach independent living skills, good interpersonal communication skills, and good computer-user skills. Prefer knowledge of Pierce County public mental health system, community resources, and recovery-based and trauma-informed models of care. Prefer having reliable personal auto, driver's license, good driving record, and personal auto insurance. Prefer AA degree in social services related field and 1 year experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Responsibilities
Serve as a "recovery coach" to clients, collaborating with the client and their clinician to develop an effective service plan to support the client's goals and clinical Treatment Plan.
Manages all required paperwork and records and prepares documentation (forms, reports, etc.) when needed
Helps clients attain their goals, providing hope and motivation, as clients heal and develop resiliency
Provides one-on-one counseling and community resource information
Prefer AA degree in social services related field and 1 year experience working with mentally ill consumers in a residential setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be eligible to become a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor. Must have First Aid-CPR certificate and Food Handler's card. This position requires a TB test upon hire
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Excellent computer and Microsoft Office skills
Knowledge of community resources
Unrestricted driver's license and clean driving record
Reliable transportation and valid automobile insurance
Position Type: Part Time - Regular Full Time Employee: NoPrimary Shift: Evening Work Schedule: Tues/F/Sat 3p-11:30p
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.