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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Group Life Counselor II/Medical Coordinator in Bellingham - Visions, 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:

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

Group Life Counselor II/Medical Coordinator - Posting #26453

Hourly Rate: $20.85

Position Summary:

Full-time position available for our Visions Youth Treatment Center in Bellingham, WA. This inpatient rehabilitation center is designed to provide culturally sensitive chemical dependency services to high-risk adolescent females who require care and empathy to help in dealing with substance use disorder. 

This is a mid-level l position that is part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team providing direct services to patients in a residential setting. Direct services may include the following: group, care, intake procedures and evaluation, individual and group counseling, milieu management, and supervision of patients. Services are provided to high-risk, co-occurring substance use and mental health. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gain a thorough working knowledge of appropriate WAC's, WIG's, and RCW's.

  • Support the Chemical Dependency Professional/Trainee with the patient's individualized treatment plan as designed and implemented by the treatment team.

  • Provide counseling for persons in the process of discovering and dealing with emotional, social, and behavioral problems with attentions on building self-esteem, problem solving skills, healthy communication habits, and tools needed to develop a positive peer culture.

  • Able to identify and categorize each patient's age-specific groupings of needs, such as those for infant, adolescent, or geriatric patients.

  • Prepares current patient progress reports and completion notices and provides them to the courts, probation departments, and referral sources when appropriate.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must hold an  Associate's degree or have a high school diploma with at least two years of experience that is relevant to the primary responsibilities of this position. A Bachelor's degree may replace years of experience with high-risk youth and adults.

  • Candidate must have at least one-year experience working with high-risk or in treatment patient care.

  • Must pass required BH EHR system trainings.

  • Must hold and maintain an active Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor License within 90 days of hire date.

  • Must obtain a CPR certificate within 90 days of the hire date and maintain a current CPR certificate throughout employment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization, and willingness to contribute to the group and team overall.

  • Proficiency in MS Office products and other medical software and electronic processes is a plus.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required.

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 or more, receive an excellent benefit package of:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Prescription coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • 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 Oscar Rivera, Program Manager or Whitney Jorgensen, Admission Coordinator

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 5/14/2024

External candidates are considered after 5/17/2024

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

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