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Mental Health Specialist

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Senior Services of Snohomish County



11627 Airport Rd Everett, WA 98204


Position/Job Description:

Position Title: MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST JOB #: 46-SS-0016 Program: Social Services/Mental Health/Senior Peer Counseling Reports to: Mental Health Program Manager FLSA Full-Time, Non-Exempt Wage: DOE Range: $17.01-$24.67 SUMMARY: The Mental Health Specialist will conduct client intake and assessment, match volunteers to clients, and provide supervision, training and support to peer counselor volunteers. The Mental Health Specialist will conduct support groups at designated locations on an ongoing basis. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Responsible for recruiting, screening, and supervising peer counseling volunteers, as well as matching the volunteers to clients. • Conduct weekly supervision with new volunteers (involved with the program less than two years) to review the volunteer’s activities with their client(s) and provide guidance for future activities. Experienced volunteers will be supervised monthly. • Coordinate and conduct 40 hours of required training for new volunteers. • Conduct bi-weekly Senior Peer Support groups at designated locations throughout Snohomish County. • Conduct home visits to screen and assess clients to rule out personality issues, substance abuse issues, or cognitive impairment that would limit the effectiveness of peer –to-peer counseling services. • Provide ongoing training and support for current peer counselors. • Maintain a working knowledge of community resources available to older adults in Snohomish County. • Maintain accurate, up-to-date client records and prepare reports according to program requirements. ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The functions of this position are not necessarily physically demanding. The functions are usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. CLOSING DATE: December 2, 2016 or until filled TO APPLY: Submit Cover Letter, Resume & SSSC Application to: Senior Services of Snohomish County, HR Dept 11627 Airport Rd, Ste B Everett, WA 98204 Email:, or Fax: 425.290.1244 SSSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Qualification Requirements:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: • M.A. in Counseling, Social and Human services, Gerontology, Mental Health or related field preferred • Two (2) years’ experience in aging social services and/or mental health REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Computer literacy in Word and database and spreadsheet management • Valid WA State Driver’s License and own vehicle • Evidence of experience or training in presentation skills preferred


To Apply:

Contact Mary Heneghan
(425) 290-1245


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Call or email us for more information. (425) 290-1245