PACT Mental Health Professional

LWC is seeking a full-time Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) Mental Health Professional (MHP). The MHP is an exempt position part of the multidisciplinary PACT team who has training in one of the mental health professions (e.g. nursing, social work, rehabilitation counseling, or psychology) and clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses under the supervision of the Team Leader. MHP functions as a clinical member of the multidisciplinary team and provides treatment, rehabilitation, and support services or may be designated by the team leader to function as the lead mental health professional, lead registered nurse, a team vocational specialist, or substance use specialist.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, etc.) and experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Must be licensed or certified to work in the field, able to obtain Agency Affiliated License as defined in chapter 18.19 RCW and 246-810 WAC within 30 days of hire, able to meet the requirements of an MHP as defined by the WAC 388-865-0150, and abide by professional code of ethical and practice standards, and committed to a process of lifetime knowledge and skills development. Must have strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences and have access to helpful, adequate, competent and continuous supports and services. Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential. Other skills: good organizational skills; good verbal, written communication skills, and computer skills; ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks; ability to work cooperatively in a team approach; ability to apply a recovery-based approach and to apply clinical knowledge; ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion; visual and auditory skills required to communicate, to ensure and deliver client care, and to provide legal documentation of care; requires frequent standing, bending at the knees and waist, kneeling and reaching; requires frequent walking to accomplish tasks; requires ability to lift 30 pounds. CDP or CDP-T eligible preferred, as well as individuals who are bi-lingual. Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to be covered by LWC insurance carrier required. Employment contingent on successful background check.

Why work for Lake Whatcom Center?

LWC is a DSHS licensed not-for-profit organization providing an array of residential and community mental health services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ needs and their ability to meet their goal of Recovery. We are a fast-growing service, and committed to creating a supportive and positive environment for all our employees.

LWC offers competitive salaries along with a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical Insurance (paid by LWC for full-time employees)
  • Dental (paid by LWC)
  • Life Insurance (paid by LWC, additional available for purchase)
  • Long-term Disability (paid by LWC)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Competitive Vacation Pay
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Premium Pay for Holidays Worked
  • Floating Holidays
  • Annual Base Pay Increases
  • Generous Comp Time for Exempt Positions

Lake Whatcom Center & our COVID response:

LWC has been a reliable employer during the COVID pandemic. We have not reduced hours or laid off staff and have taken significant steps to protect our employees and clients. During the last year, we have paid significant bonuses and increased the base pay for all staff, partly in appreciation for the excellent teamwork and commitment to our clients. We have provided flexibility in scheduling and invested substantial resources in personal protective equipment. We are proud of the fact that we were one of the first agencies to recognize the challenges presented, and in our agility in responding quickly to changing circumstances. We believe we will come out of the COVID pandemic stronger than other, and attribute that to our dedication to our core values.

LWC is a tobacco-free and scent-free workplace. LWC is an Equal Opportunity employer, we are committed to an Affirmative Action Program and enhancing the diversity of our staff. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, religion, creed, marital status, ancestral heritage, sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veteran status, or the presences on any physical, mental and/or sensory disability. If accommodations are needed for participating in the application or interview process, please feel free to let us know.

  • Compensation: DOE
  • Closes when filled
Minimum Qualifications
Submit application packet to: HR, 3600 Meridian St, Bellingham WA 98225
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $27.71-$35.00 Hourly DOE
Experience Required:
Education: Master's
Licenses: Mental Health Professional (MHP)

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