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.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
- 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.
- Maintain professional credentials required for the service being provided. Including CEU credits as needed to maintain credentials.
- 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.
- Be familiar with and follow the laws of the State of Washington and the Federal government as they pertain to mental health practice.
- Be familiar with and follow Agency and County Personnel Policies and Procedures.
- Be familiar with agency contracts and Interagency Agreements that pertain to clinical practice.
- Be familiar with the Washington State Children’s Behavioral Health Principles and the Washington State WISe Program, Policy and Procedure Manual.
- 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.
- Hold certification as a Washington State Peer Support Counselor, with willingness to acknowledge ‘lived experience’ to consumer and others, as appropriate.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Prefer Bachelor’s degree in counseling or related field.
- Completed a Peer Counselor WRAP training with wiliness to complete additional WRAP trainings.
- 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate clear respect for consumer rights and dignity.
- 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.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Must successfully pass a background check, a driving record check and a pre-employment physical.
- Possess a valid National Provider Identification Number (NPI), or proof of application must be provided within sixty (60) days of beginning employment.
- 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.