Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

MAKE YOUR WORK COUNT!  Join our team and be a part of a small organization that strives to improve the quality of life for individuals living with serious and persistent mental illness.

Transitional Resources is a small non-profit community behavioral health agency that relies heavily on teamwork.  Successful candidates must be flexible and open to taking on whatever is needed to help our programs run smoothly.  We offer a positive and supportive work environment committed to promoting the best outcomes possible for our employees and the individuals we serve.

Open Positions:

 Outpatient: Clinical Program Manager

 Residential Counselor(s)

 Housing Case Manager

 Chemical Dependency Professional

 Volunteer Opportunities


 

Outpatient:  Clinical Program Manager

The Outpatient Clinical Program Manager is responsible for the management of Transitional Resources’ outpatient clinical programs.  The goal of this position is to ensure clinical services are of high quality, and to promote a safe and supportive environment for tenants so that they can achieve housing stability. The Outpatient Clinical Program Manager will be expected to work with a diverse population and must be sensitive to the culture, religion, language, age, gender and sexual orientation of the population serviced.

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Directly oversees and supervises outpatient and intensive case managers and vocational specialist. Also supervises peer support specialists.
  • Ensures clinical services provided to clients are of high quality and are delivered in an ethical and respectful manner.
  • Responsible for compliance with all relevant regulations and expectations, including those of the BHO, State, Navos, United Way and WACs. Ensure compliance with all agency contracts.
  • Hires, orients and trains new staff. Responsible for evaluating staff performance and addressing any performance issues in collaboration with the Clinical Director.
  • Conducts intakes and provides direct service to clients as necessary.
  • Participates in screening of potential ECS clients and ensures timely enrollment and/or transfer of clients into or from the program.
  • Helps in the establishment and attainment of service outcomes.
  • Maintains accurate program data and ensures timely submission of all client services.
  • Ensures clients’ funding and benefits are either initiated or continued as necessary.
  • Oversees ongoing management of client funds for outpatient clients with representative payeeship at Transitional Resources.
  • Participates in evaluating programs, preparing and submitting narrative and statistical reports on program activities for agency Quality Assurance and Improvement plan.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with referral sources, community resources, and other mental health professionals.
  • Assists Clinical Director in program development and oversight of all TR clinical programs including ICCP as requested.

 

Housing Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the utilization and operation of the supportive living program.
  • Provides supervision for Housing Coordinator, Maintenance Technician/Facilities Coordinator, and other maintenance and general labor personnel.
  • Ensures housing program is adequately staffed.
  • Provides backup supervision as needed.
  • Orients and trains new staff, ensures staff have proper training and meet ongoing continuing education requirements.
  • Screen new tenants in accordance with program policies and enter into lease contracts.
  • Promote positive tenant relations and foster a sense of community through tenant meetings and other activities.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of contracts with funders, complete accurate and timely reports, and ensure compliance with funder agreements.
  • Issue legal notices and pursue evictions after consultation with CEO.
  • Apply training in conflict resolution, landlord/tenant law, Fair Housing, and HUD regulations.
  • Maintain complete individual tenant files including all income and household eligibility information of tenants.
  • Assume property maintenance oversight responsibilities including ordering and approving repairs, inspecting the condition of the buildings, scheduling maintenance, and preparing vacant units for lease, etc.
  • Respond to emergencies as needed.
  • Responsible for compliance with State and City Landlord Tenant Laws, City and County contracts, Seattle Housing Authority, Plymouth Housing, and other funding requirements.
  • Assists the CEO in the Quality Assurance/Continuous Quality Improvement processes.
  • Assists in assessing and implementing improvements in the safety and quality of agency housing.
  • Serves as liaison to mid-managers and clinical staff of other mental health agencies, Plymouth Housing, Seattle Housing Authority, KCBHO, and other housing funders.

 

Relationship with Community and Co-Workers:

  • Works collaboratively with other TR staff and managers. Fosters positive professional relationships with staff from Navos and other agencies, stakeholders in the community, and State and County representatives and/or auditors.
  • Participates in the agency’s strategic planning activities.

 

Qualifications:

  • State Licensure in Mental Health Counseling or Social Work.
  • Mental Health Professional as defined by WAC 388-877-0200.
  • Master’s Degree in Mental Health related field.
  • Five years experience working with clients with SPMI.
  • Previous supervisory and/or administrative experience.
  • Delivery of housing services commensurate with responsibilities outlined above is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the empowerment of individuals who are homeless, low-income or who have special needs.
  • Must have good organizational skills and be able to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Good communication skills. Experience working in groups.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive wage and Benefit package that includes:  22 paid leave days per year and 9 paid holidays; employer paid medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance; voluntary participation in an agency sponsored 403(b) retirement account; AFLAC cafeteria plan; and voluntary participation in an FSA plan, after one year of employment.

Hours:

  • Full-time exempt position. Provides after hours, on-call clinical consultation, as assigned.
  • Work schedule and other hours are arranged with the Clinical Director.

Supervised by:

Clinical Director

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Darcell Slovek-Walker, CEO, at darcellw@transitionalresources.org.


Residential Counselor

f/t, p/t, & on-call positions available

 The Residential Counselor’s goal is to provide consumers with serious and persistent mental illness a higher quality of life in a safe and therapeutic environment. The Residential Counselor will be expected to work with a diverse population and must be sensitive to the culture, religion, language, age, gender, and sexual orientation of the population served.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1)  Develops and implements individualized treatment plans to assist consumers to develop the skills needed to successfully live and work more independently in the community.

2)  Precisely monitors and documents consumer medications during each shift and takes action to encourage reluctant consumers to comply with medication regimens.  Educates consumers regarding the role and use of medications.

3)  Develops therapeutic and effective working relationships with consumers, while maintaining professional boundaries.

4)  Spends a majority of time in the house milieu, motivating, teaching and assisting consumers in self-care, practical living, leisure, and interpersonal skills, as appropriate.

5)  Plans for and addresses consumers’ health care needs and substance abuse issues.

6)  Effectively intervenes in consumer crisis, including consulting with agency staff, lead agency Crisis Services staff, and Designated Mental Health Professionals regarding potentially dangerous or problematic situations.

7)  Encourages and assists consumers to engage in work or other meaningful activities.

8)  Assumes a specialized responsibility role for eliciting and coordinating consumer success in some function of the running of the cooperative household, e.g. upkeep of certain rooms, management of a portion of the household budget, operation of the self-governance group, providing classes or groups.

9)  Ensures that consumers meet their appointments outside TRY House, accompanying consumers to these appointments and to access other resources when indicated.

10)  Carry an assigned caseload, including maintaining responsibility for high quality, professional records of consumer progress completed and other necessary correspondence in a timely manner.

11)  Ensures transfer planning coordinated with the array of services offered by Navos and access to supervised and supported living options in King County BHO.

12)  Based on individual strengths, assumes responsibility for coordinating treatment team efforts, e.g. in verifying record keeping, billing, or planning.

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH COMMUNITY AND CO-WORKERS

1)  Contributes to cooperative working relationships with clinical team-mates and with supervisors.

2)  Solicits and provides case consultation and coordination as needed.

3)  Presents a positive professional image of the agency to referral sources and other service providers and community resources needed by agency consumers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

BA in Human Services plus treatment experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. Other residential or social service experience may substitute.  The position requires state agency affiliated counselor registration, first aid/CPR training, HIV related training, 2-step TB test, criminal background and fingerprint ID, valid driver’s license, an acceptable driving record in order to drive Agency vehicles.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Two years treatment experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness

COMPENSATION

$17.35 to $21.93 per hour, DOQ.  Non-exempt position.

BENEFITS

Benefits include (full & part-time positions only):  22 paid leave days and 9 paid holidays (both pro-rated per fte) per year, employer paid medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance; voluntary participation in one of the Agency sponsored 403(b) retirement plans, AFLAC cafeteria and FSA plans.

HOURS

Full-Time, Part-Time, and On-Call positions available.

Full and part-time counseling staff are expected to participate in the agency’s on-call system.  The on-call system’s hours require being available by phone to be called in immediately and are reimbursed at a rate of four hours on-call equaling one hour on-site.  All counseling staff are encouraged to be flexible in providing coverage for overnight, weekend, or holiday shifts when needed.

SUPERVISED BY

Clinical Director

TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume to Julie Watkins, Clinical Director, at juliew@transitionalresources.org.

 


Housing Case Manager

The Housing Case Manager’s goal is to provide housing case management services to sixteen tenants living at Avalon Place apartments in order to help the tenants achieve housing stability.  The Housing Case Manager will be expected to work with a diverse population and must be sensitive to the culture, religion, language, age, gender, and sexual orientation of the population served.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage tenants in services.
  • Assess tenant strengths and obstacles to housing success.
  • Ensure tenants’ safety is assessed and a safety plan is developed.
  • Assist tenants with developing adult daily living skills (ADLS).
  • Assist tenants with securing and maintaining funding sources.
  • Assist tenants with locating primary care providers and assist in addressing medical health issues.
  • Help tenants connect with basic resources in the community, ie: food bank, shopping, and clothing needs.
  • Coordinate mental health services with mental health case managers at TR or other community mental health case managers.
  • Develop a housing success plan with each tenant, record service delivery, maintain housing charts and service documentation.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Develop group activities that will enhance the tenant’s abilities to live independently.
  • Work collaboratively with Housing Program Manager and Front Desk staff to help maintain safety and promote tenant success while living at Avalon Place apartments.

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH COMMUNITY AND CO-WORKERS

  • Contributes to cooperative working relationships with other agency staff and with supervisors.
  • Solicits and provides case consultation and coordination as needed.
  • Presents a positive professional image of the agency to community resources utilized by the tenants of Avalon Place apartments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A./B.S. degree in human service field
  • Ability to meet state requirements for becoming an Agency Affiliated Counselor
  • Two years experience working with homeless and low-income individuals, including persons living with mental and physical illnesses or chemical dependency/addictions
  • Experience working with people living with serious mental illness or co-occuring disorders is preferred
  • Valid Washington state drivers license
  • Ability to pass a state criminal background check.

 BENEFITS

Benefits include 22 paid leave days per year of service (pro-rated per fte); 9 paid holidays; medical and dental insurance; long term disability insurance; 12% salary enhancement after one year of employment,  voluntary participation in one of the Agency sponsored 403(b) retirement plans and AFLAC cafeteria plan.

 HOURS

40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

SUPERVISED BY

Housing Manager

Send application materials to skipw@transitionalresources.org


 


 Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with psychiatric prescribers in the oversight of consumers’ medications.
  • Provides assessment of consumers’ physical health needs as needed and coordinates efforts to get these needs met in the community.
  • Documents consumer medication needs and adjustments.
  • Motivates and teaches consumers skills in the role and use of medications.
  • Provides consultation to other agency staff about medications and other physical health issues.
  • Assists in effectively intervening in consumer crises, including consulting with agency staff regarding potential dangerous or problematic situations.
  • Develops healthy and effective working relationships with consumers and co-workers.
  • Coordinates medication orders and deliveries with the pharmacy.
  • Provides injections of psychiatric long-acting medications for consumers.

 RELATIONSHIP WITH COMMUNITY AND CO-WORKERS:

  • Contributes to cooperative working relationships with clinical teammates and with supervisors.
  • Presents positive professional image of the agency to referral sources and other service providers and community resources needed by agency consumers.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

LPN or RN plus familiarity with mentally ill adults and experience coordinating health care for adults.

 COMPENSATION:

$34.96 per hour, exempt position.

 BENEFITS:

Benefits (pro-rated for part-time) include 22 paid leave days and 9 paid holidays per year;  employer paid medical, dental and long term disability insurance; voluntary participation in agency sponsored 403(b) retirement plan and AFLAC cafeteria plan; and voluntary participation in agency sponsored FSA account after one year of service.

HOURS:

32 to 36 hours per week to be arranged with the Clinical Director..

SUPERVISED BY:

Clinical Director.

TO APPLY: 

Send cover letter and resume to Julie Watkins, Clinical Director, at juliew@transitionalresources.org


 

Chemical Dependency Professional

RESPONSIBILITIES
1) Assesses referred clients, level of chemical dependency and develops and implements individualized treatment goals to assist consumers to develop the skills needed to manage and address their substance abuse, whether the goal is harm reduction or abstinence.
2.) Develops healthy and effective working relationships with consumers.
3) Works effectively as a member of a treatment team with other staff members including case managers and prescribing staff.
4) Effectively intervenes in consumer crisis, including consulting with agency staff, and Designated Mental Health Professionals regarding potentially dangerous or problematic situations.
5.) Engages clients effectively in discussions about substance abuse and provides outreach and crisis intervention as needed.
6.) Refers clients to inpatient CD treatment or intensive outpatient CD treatment as needed.
7.) Familiar with and able to use Motivational Interviewing in work with consumers.
8.) Completes required documentation in a thorough and timely manner in accordance with Agency, County and State guidelines.

RELATIONSHIP WITH COMMUNITY AND CO-WORKERS
1) Contributes to cooperative working relationships with clinical team-mates and with supervisors.
2) Solicits and provides case consultation and coordination as needed.
3.) Provides education regarding substance abuse to other staff and to clients as needed.
3) Presents a positive professional image of the agency to referral sources and other service providers and community resources needed by agency consumers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
CDP and B.A./M.A. in Human Services. Prefer two years treatment experience with adults with serious and persistent mental illness and/or adults with chemical dependency. Prefer experience working with individuals who have co-occurring disorders. The position requires State Agency Affiliated Counselor registration, a valid driver’s license, an automobile, first aide/CPR training, HIV related training, criminal background inquiry. The employee’s driving record must be acceptable in order to be able to drive the Agency’s vehicles. The employee’s personal automobile insurance must be at the business coverage level required in the agency’s Personnel Policies (100,000 combined single limit). The agency reimburses agency related travel at the standard rate set by the federal government to help cover the cost of insurance, fuel, and wear on the automobile.

BENEFITS
This is a non-benefited position.

HOURS
8 hours per week to be arranged with the Clinical Director.

Please send application materials to juliew@transitionalresources.org

EOE


Volunteer Opportunities

Transitional Resources is currently looking to fill the following volunteer positions:

Website Developer

Do you have a background in creating visually appealing and easy-to-navigate websites? Do you like working with a strongly mission-driven organization? If this is you, Transitional Resources (TR) could use your help.

TR is a behavioral health center and residential treatment facility in West Seattle that serves individuals from all over King County. TR has been operating since 1976 and helps adults living with the most serious and persistent forms of mental illness by providing respectful and optimistic recovery-oriented services, affordable housing and advocacy against discrimination.

Our website has served us well, but it now needs a redesign. We have collected input from our staff, board members and volunteers about what a redesign should achieve. We need a creative designer with a technical background to help us realize our vision. The final product from you will be a website that our staff can maintain and update.

Responsibilities

  • Re-design current website to achieve our agency’s goals
  • Advise agency staff about common web design platforms
  • Create visually appealing pages that feature a user-friendly design and clear navigation
  • Convert the website to be mobile friendly
  • Train agency staff who will be responsible for the website to maintain and update it

Skills

  • At least 1-2 years experience in web design working on a collaborative team
  • Knowledge of current web standards and web design platforms, such as Word Press
  • Understanding of site architecture, usability and basic interface design principles
  • Computer Science, Web or Multimedia degree, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with the resources and working environment of nonprofits or small agencies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently

Time commitment

This volunteer position is expected to last three to six months.

This position is a great opportunity for someone looking to expand his/her professional portfolio and gain important references. You will report to TR’s Chief Executive Officer and be part of a team that is making a difference in the lives of individuals living with mental illness.

How to Apply

Please complete the Transitional Resources volunteer application and send to Darcell Slovek-Walker, CEO at: darcellw@transitionalresources.org. Applicants whose interests are a good match with the agency’s will be contacted for an interview.

Click here to download Volunteer Application

Thank you for considering this volunteer opportunity.