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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Group Life Counselor II in Seattle - Renacer, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Group Life Counselor II or III: Posting #22763

Position Summary:

Full-time Group Life Counselor position available for our Behavioral Health Department in Seattle - Renacer, a Treatment Center working with young adults suffering from chemical dependency. The descriptions below outline the job duties and requirements of a GLC II and a GLC III. The person hired will either work in a GLC II or GLC II capacity if the requirements are met.

The Group Life Counselor II is a mid-level Human Service position that is part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team providing direct services to patients in a residential setting. Direct services may include a combination or all of the following: group care, intake procedures, evaluation, individual and group counseling, milieu management, evaluation, and supervision of patients. Services are provided to out-of-control, high-risk, chronic runaway youth. These youth/adult have a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency and may also have mental health problems. The person in this position must be of good character and able to maintain the understanding, physical health, emotional stability, and personality suited to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of the adolescent population served. A mid-level person is expected to have a, “moderate to complete” understanding of how to provide the direct services listed above.

GLC II – Education and or/Experience:

  • B.A. degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, or has at least two years of experience working with high-risk youth.

  • This person must receive a background check from DSHS and Washington State Patrol at hire and yearly. Must have a Washington State driver’s license if applicable.

  • Must have and maintain CPR Certification every two years and First-Aid every three years.

    The Group Life Counselor III is a position that is part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team providing direct services to patients in a residential setting. Direct services may include a combination or all of the following: group care, intake procedures, evaluation, individual and group counseling, milieu management, and supervision of patients. These patients have a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency and may also have mental health problems. GLC III will be responsible to facilitate treatment educational groups with the Individuals. The GLC III is the agent for providing services to patients in individual or group sessions. GLC III will work closely with CDP in treatment activities.

    GLC III – Education and or/Experience

  • B.A. degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Addictions or related field.

  • Associates degree in Chemical Dependency and at least two years’ experience in working with at-risk population.

  • Experience working with high-risk youth or adults preferred.

  • Must have and maintain CPR Certification every two years and First-Aid every three years.

    What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, Full-time employees working 30 hours more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 24 days per year + 10 paid Holidays. We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Kristen Prentice, Program Manager at KristenPrentice@seamarchc.org

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 11/23/2021

External candidates considered after 11/26/2021

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

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