Spokane County Detention-Mental Health Professional; RE-OPENED 6/13/18 in Spokane, Washington

Detention-Mental Health Professional; RE-OPENED 6/13/18

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Detention-Mental Health Professional; RE-OPENED 6/13/18

Salary

$53,090.40 - $71,637.84 Annually

Location

Public Safety Building 1100 W Mallon Spokane, WA

Job Type

Regular

Department

Detention Services

Job Number

17-00329

Closing

Continuous

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Job Summary

NOTE: THIS RECRUITMENT HAS BEEN RE-OPENED EFFECTIVE 6/13/18. IF YOU APPLIED DURING THE INITIAL RECRUITMENT (5/1/18 - 5/14/18), THEN YOU DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $67,955.71 - $91,696.43 annually. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, median retirement fund contributions, and current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates (including medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and leave). The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

Under the authority and direction of the Detention - Mental Health Manager, the Mental Health Professional is responsible for providing mental health care and access for all offenders incarcerated in the Spokane County Detention Services.

Examples of Duties

The Detention - Mental Health Professional functions under the direction and supervision of the Detention - Mental Health Manager and Detention Services Physician. Duties include providing mental health services to offenders with short term crisis episodes or serious to severe chronic mental health needs. In addition, the Detention - Mental Health Professional works with Community Health Care Providers and outside organizations to ensure continuity of care, and appropriate discharge planning. The Detention - Mental Health Professional will comply with all federal, state and local legal requirements regarding mental health treatment, referral, and confidentiality issues as well as requirements pertaining to the Regional Support Network (RSN).

Minimum Requirements

• Age 21, United States citizen who can read and write the English language

• Master's degree from an accredited college or university in mental health or a related field and two years experience in direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance, such experience gained under the supervision of mental health professional.

LICENSE: Possess and retain current registration in a mental health profession in the state of Washington or actively in the process of obtaining current mental health profession licensure in the state of Washington to be received within two years of hire.

Selection Factors

Knowledge of:

• mental health and chemical dependency issues, normal and abnormal human development, developmental disabilities, and abuse and neglect;

• currently accepted principles and best practices in the treatment of mental health and chemical dependency issues, normal and abnormal human development, developmental disabilities, and abuse and neglect.;

• state, federal, and local laws for voluntary admissions and involuntary commitments, restraints, and confidentiality;

• outpatient resources available through other allied providers.

Ability to:

• provide referral to appropriate mental health providers regarding assessment and treatment;

• manage aggressive and harmful behaviors;

• communicate effectively orally and in writing;

• deal with offenders, co-workers, and the public in a tactful, calm, and courteous and professional manner often in stressful situations;

• perform duties independently with minimal supervision;

• demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, particularly with diverse client populations;

• exercise independent judgment in addressing a variety of problems and situations;

• understand and support clinical services and treatment plans;

• liaison with corrections staff;

• handle interruptions efficiently and effectively;

• effectively use interpersonal communication skills to avoid or defuse tense or hostile offenders.

SPOKANE COUNTY

Employee Benefits Summary

PAID TIME OFF

Spokane County Observed Holidays

Ten paid holidays are observed by County employees. Represented employees should consult their perspective collective bargaining agreement regarding holidays.

Vacation

For employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, you receive one day a month for a total of 12 days per year. After six (6) months, employees are eligible to take accumulated vacation time. Vacation time accrual increases every 5 years up to a maximum at 25 or more years of service of 27 days per year. This totals up to 12 days per year available to use for vacation plus a personal holiday leave accrual.

For positions that have PTO available, no wait to use your time and you will have up to 21 days accrued each year to use for either sick or vacation time off.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is earned one day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated. Unused sick leave hours carry over each year until you reach the cap of 75 days.

Other Leaves

Spokane County provides several other paid and unpaid leaves, such as: bereavement leave, Family and Medical Leave, maternity leave, jury duty and military duty leave.

INSURANCE BENEFITS

Medical Insurance

Two plans are currently available: PREMERA BLUE CROSS PREFERRED PROVIDER and GROUP HEALTH NORTHWEST. Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents. Please note that we have two pay periods per month.

2018 Rates:

Premera Kaiser:

Employee Only: $17.18 per pay period Employee: $16.23 per pay period

Employee & Spouse: $67.55 per pay period Employee & Spouse: $63.50 per pay period

Employee & Family: $94.70 per pay period Employee & Family: $88.58 per pay period

Employee & Child(ren): $61.52 per pay period Employee & Child(ren): $58.09 per pay

Dental Insurance

Two plans are currently available: DELTA DENTAL OF WASHINGTON and WILLAMETTE DENTAL. Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents.

2017 Rates:

Delta Dental Willamette Dental

Employee: $2.71 per pay period Employee: $2.90 per pay period

Family: $5.42 per pay period Family: $5.80 per pay period

Long Term Disability Coverage

All employees are automatically enrolled for Long Term Disability except Spokane County Deputy Sheriff's Association employees which have their own plan. Spokane County pays the premium for this plan.

Group Life Insurance

The County provides a $10,000 employee group life insurance policy to each employee. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.

RETIREMENT

Retirement Plan (401a)

Spokane County employees are automatically included in the WASHINGTON STATE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS). Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan. This retirement plan provides a lifetime monthly benefit once vested and at retirement age.

Tax Deferred Compensation (457b)

Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program. There are choices of two plan providers: Nationwide and Empower Retirement. Former employer plans can be rolled into the deferred compensation plan.

VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

AFLAC

Supplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance. The employee pays 100% of the premium.

Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)

Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow you to pay for your out-of-pocket Medical Expenses with Tax Free Dollars. The FSA allows you to make an annual election and have pre-tax money withheld from your paycheck and reimbursed to you for eligible medical expenses. Contract year is January 1 – December 31. Enrollment only available during Open Enrollment. Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA.

Travel Assistance

Provides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home. Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, legal assistance while traveling and emergency evacuation coverage. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County.

Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Voluntary Term Life Insurance is optional and provided through The Standard Insurance Company and is subject to application review and approval. Additional coverage up to $500,000 is available for employees, spouse/domestic partner. Dependent children can be insured up to $10,000 each. The employee pays 100% of the premium.

WORK/LIFE PROGRAMS

Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their family members are eligible to receive free confidential assistance from an outside agency to assist with problems related to: marriage, family, alcohol, drugs, personal and work. These services are available up to eight (8) sessions per year/per issue. There are also benefits relating to financial and legal concerns.

Reduced Cost Bus Pass Program

Spokane County encourages employees to use alternatives to driving along to work and participates in a program offered by Spokane Transit Authority (STA) to reduce the cost of bus passes. The program provides employees the option to pay $5 per month for a bus pass.

Wellness Programs

There are opportunities for nearby exercise programs at reduced cost and education programs around wellness themes including financial well-being, nutrition and stress reduction.

The above is a brief list of benefits available to Spokane County regular employees. Complete information is available from Human Resources Department. This information is subject to change.

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DMHP: Do you have a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in mental health or a related field and two years experience in direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance, such experience gained under the supervision of mental health professional?

  • Yes

  • No

02

DMHP: Minimum requirements for this position include being 21 years of age and a United States citizen who can read and write the English language. Do you satisfy this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No

03

DMHP: Do you possess current registration in a mental health profession in the state of Washington or are you actively in the process of obtaining current mental health profession licensure in the state of Washington to be received within two years of hire?

  • Yes

  • No

04

Please check the box that applies to your current Union status (if you are not a current Spokane County employee, please select "I am not a Union member").

  • I am a 492N Union member in the open position's department

  • I am a Master Contract member

  • I am not a Union member

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Agency

Spokane County

Address

824 N Adams

Spokane, Washington, 99260

Phone

509-477-5750

Website

http://www.spokanecounty.org/employment