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Mental Health Intake Specialist, Remote- Washington State Only

locationSeattle, WA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description


Since 1972, Therapeutic Health Services (THS) has provided evidence-based, culturally appropriate and compassionate behavioral health treatment, programs and services for children, youth, and families with substance use and mental health disorders. We are on the frontlines:

  • Fighting the region’s opioid epidemic
  • Providing behavioral health support for those experiencing homelessness
  • Lowering barriers to behavioral health for youth and adults who have had challenges accessing quality care
  • Specialists in serving the needs of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities
  • A family of caring and compassionate providers dedicated to serving the most vulnerable in our community.

We are hiring a Mental Health Intake Specialist to join our multi-disciplinary Seattle team. As a Mental Health Intake Specialist, you will be responsible for conducting initial intake assessments for individuals enrolling in mental health services. Additionally, you'll provide crisis support, brief intervention, referrals, and case management to prospective or enrolled clients. This position is Hybrid. The pay range for this role is $64,000- $81,884 annually, depending on experience.


  • Performs intake interviews/assessments and collects and processes psycho-social data from participants, families, peers, and others as appropriate.
  • Ensures prompt, accurate clinical documentation and submit all paperwork associated with the intake assessment within the agency identified timeline.
  • Performs work according to established THS policies and procedures.
  • Performs clinical work in an efficient and competent manner and works to achieve THS productivity, direct service, and quality standards.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and manages services for assigned participants.
  • Provides advocacy, support services, information and referral, and wrap-around services in an out-patient setting.
  • Maintains all program files in a professional and efficient manner according to procedures outlined in the THS clinical manuals, in accordance with legal requirements and accrediting bodies.
  • Develops initial treatment plan with participant’s input with a focus on building upon strengths.
  • Participates in staff meetings, consultations, enrollee presentations, and training programs.
  • Consults with psychiatric practitioners, medical staff, substance use disorder professionals, and other professionals as needed.
  • Assists in resolving participant’s issues. Participates in consultations and presentations as needed.
  • May provide individual therapy, group therapy, case management, and other mental health services as clinically indicated to individuals enrolled in programs at THS and/or its affiliates.
  • Participates in staff meetings, consultations, enrollee presentations, and training programs.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a social service field is required.
  • Must possess WA State DOH credential that permits mental health counseling and assessment.
  • Have a minimum of one year experience providing behavioral health services to individuals, groups, and/or families using a variety of therapeutic models.
  • Must be able to travel within the THS service area if an in-person provider (non-applicable to virtual position).
  • Demonstrated experience working with and maintaining positive relationships with a diverse group of participants, co-workers, and community service providers.
  • Experience in engaging and involving families in the treatment process is preferred.
  • Experience conducting multi-dimensional assessments and interventions with participants and their families, as well as other relevant systems impacting participant’s lives (e.g. family, peers, school, neighborhood and other community agencies).
  • Demonstrate cultural humility in clinical work and interactions with THS staff and external individuals and agencies.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong problem-solving, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency required.

Employer paid medical/dental/vision insurance packages.

  • Employer paid life insurance
  • 12 accrued vacation days for year one, up to 20 days in subsequent years
  • 12 days sick leave accrual per year
  • Mental Health Day
  • 1 Personal Day
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • 403(b) Retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Training Allowance/License Reimbursement
  • We are also a Second Chance Employer
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