Counseling Services -WISe Family Partner

WISe Family Partner Job Description

Do you have a passion for helping others? Provide wraparound intensive services (WISe) to youth and families with complex behavioral healthcare needs, within the home and community environment.  The WISe Family Partner provides peer support services to youth and their families. Works with the WISe Team, comprised of youth, parents/guardians, other natural supports and professionals. Services include, but are not limited to, providing a role model to WISe youth and other family members and participation in Child and Family Team activities.

Pend Oreille Country is located in North Eastern Washington, on the boarder of Northern Idaho and Canada, with Newport, Washington being the County seat. We are just miles from major cities such as Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We offer rural living, fantastic recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery! In short, Pend Oreille County is a great place to live, work, and play.

Salary: $2,996.58-$3,370.19

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Basic Functions:

  1. Abide by ethical standards developed by the appropriate professional associations, this County and Agency, for Peer Counselors. Although not inclusive these standards require you to respect clients, maintain client boundaries and confidentiality.
  2. Maintain professional credentials required for the service being provided. Including CEU credits as needed to maintain credentials.
  3. Complete all training required by the WAC and RCW’s within the required time frames, to include approved WISe trainings, Peer Counselor, CANs certification and other agency approved trainings for professional development; provide training to staff as requested.
  4. Be familiar with and follow the laws of the State of Washington and the Federal government as they pertain to mental health practice.
  5. Be familiar with and follow Agency and County Personnel Policies and Procedures.
  6. Be familiar with agency contracts and Interagency Agreements that pertain to clinical practice.
  7. Be familiar with the Washington State Children’s Behavioral Health Principles and the Washington State WISe Program, Policy and Procedure Manual.


  1. Possess a valid State of Washington issued credential to practice as a counselor, without restriction, probation, or limiting condition or threat thereof, or proof of application must be provided within 30 days of beginning employment.
  2. Hold certification as a Washington State Peer Support Counselor, with willingness to acknowledge ‘lived experience’ to consumer and others, as appropriate.
  3. High school diploma or equivalent. Prefer Bachelor’s degree in counseling or related field.
  4. Completed a Peer Counselor WRAP training with wiliness to complete additional WRAP trainings.
  5. Able to demonstrate insight, accountability and be proactive with own recovery, to best serve clients, agency integrity, as well as an ambassador of the Peer Recovery model.
  6. Have high level of flexibility and accessibility, to include ability to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of youth and families where and when they need support.
  7. Demonstrate clear respect for consumer rights and dignity.
  8. Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment in all areas of job performance including adherence to appropriate professional boundaries, ethics, accountability and strict confidentiality practices regarding client activities and documentation.
  9. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  10. Must successfully pass a background check, a driving record check and a pre-employment physical.
  11. Possess a valid National Provider Identification Number (NPI), or proof of application must be provided within sixty (60) days of beginning employment.
  12. Have proficient written skills and be computer literate (able to use applications such as MS word, email, internet and able to type 20-25 WPM).


Pend Oreille County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Corrections Officers-Male & Female-Entry (No exp.) & Lateral-Civil Service

No experience required for entry.

The Corrections Officer is a “Correctional employee” as defined under RCW 9.94.050, and as such has the powers and duties of a peace officer while acting in the supervision and transportation of prisoners, is responsible for booking, searching and releasing prisoners; conducting security checks and maintaining security in all areas of the correction facility; writing required reports/documentation of activity; supervise meal service, visitation, recreation and work activities of inmate workers; answer telephones; take informal action to correct inmate behavior as appropriate; monitor jail access.

This exam is for the purpose of establishing a certified list of candidates for current vacancies and future employment as a Corrections Officer in the Sheriff’s Office. The eligibility of successful candidates shall remain in effect one year. See exam announcement below. Laterals, please see exam announcement for additional qualifications and testing options.

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: Minimum of Two (2)

SALARY & BENEFITS: Union, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, longevity, retirement plan, and medical benefits. Starting salary: Entry Level at Step 1, $3112.02/month; Laterals: Step 2, $3220.02/month to Step 3, $3333.53/month, DOE.

1. Must be a U.S. citizen at time of appointment.
2. Must speak, read, write legibly and spell correctly in the English language.
3. Must possess a High School diploma or equivalent.
4. Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment (within the one year the eligibility list is in effect).
5. Vision must be at least 20/100 corrected to 20/20 with no color blindness.
6. Must possess and maintain a valid vehicle operator’s license. Applicants will be checked through the motor vehicle division.
7. Prior to employment, certified applicants will complete additional testing by the Sheriff’s Office including, but not limited to, a thorough criminal history check, a polygraph, physical (medical) check, and psychological tests.

Lateral applicants: See Exam Announcement below.

TO APPLY: Civil Service Application Required. See Below to print an application (you cannot apply on-line), pick up or request a copy by mail, from the Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA 99156, Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM. (509) 447-6480

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   OPEN (until filled) – Monday thru Friday by 4:00pm., in person at 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA., or via mail (PO BOX 5060, Newport, WA 99156)

PEND OREILLE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Testing fee may be waived in cases of financial hardships.

Corrections Exam Announcement

Position Description – MALE

Position Description – FEMALE

PAT Corrections-application copy-informatinal only

POC Civil Service Application

911 Dispatchers for Sheriff’s Office (Civil Service)

THIS IS A CONTINUOUS POSTING, AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND APPLICANTS TESTED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS UNTIL THE POSITIONS ARE FILLED. Schedule individual testing or participate in group testing on July 12, 19th or 26th (typing tests between 8-10 am, with written at 10:00am).

Dispatchers are responsible for the transmission of radio and telephone messages and requests for law enforcement, emergency medical and fire services. They shall dispatch public safety units and monitor their activity, providing support as required. Dispatchers handle highly stressful emergency requests; calms, negotiates and controls callers to gather essential information to communicate to responders. They coordinate inter-office telephone traffic and other correspondence. Dispatchers act as a direct representative of the Sheriff when dispatching Sheriff’s Office law enforcement personnel.

No Experience necessary for Entry.   Laterals, please see the exam announcement.

Exam Announcement, Job Description, and Civil Service Application are below. You cannot submit the application on-line.

NUMBER OF OPEN POSITIONS: (up to) Two (2), Full-time. The Communication Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Union. Starting Entry rate: $17.48/hr ($3031.09/month). Starting Lateral rate: $18.18/hr – $18.91/hr ($3152.33/month-$3278.43/month), DOE. Benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, life insurance, retirement plan and medical benefits.

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE: Typing Test: 40 WPM with a 90% accuracy (a pass or fail 3 minute test). Your keyboarding appointment will be set at the time you file your application (subject to the Chief Examiner’s schedule). Typing & written tests must be scheduled within 2 weeks of filing your application, or participate in group testing with application due the day before. You must pass the typing test to take the Written Exam which will be scheduled upon passing the typing test (can be same day or participate in group testing). Allow 2 hours for written test. Test location:  County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Office 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA 99156. A non-refundable $15.00 testing fee does apply.

TO APPLY: Civil Service Application Required. You cannot apply on-line. Print application from below or obtain an application from the Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA. 99156, Monday through Friday 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.; 509 447-6480. A non-refundable $15.00 testing fee payable to Pend Oreille County Treasurer must accompany the original application packet. Pend Oreille County is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Drop off, fax, or mail application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  by 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Pend Oreille County Civil Service Office, 625 W. 4th St., Newport, WA. 99156. If mailing: use PO Box 5060, Newport, WA 99156 or fax 509-447-0595. If participating on a group testing day (July 12th, 19th, or 26th), application must be received by the day before.


Dispatcher Exam Announcement CONTINUOUS


POC Civil Service 911 Application 

General Application