Get Involved

If you share our belief that all people—including those with serious mental illness—deserve to have decent housing, to feel needed and wanted, to be a part of community, to engage in meaningful activities, and to be a part of community, then please consider supporting our work.

There are so many ways that, together, we CAN make a difference. Because of friends like you, Transitional Resources is able to provide our clients safe and affordable housing, the support necessary to be successful, and the opportunity to return to work.

Here are ways that you can become involved with TR:

Donate Now

 

When you make a donation directly to Transitional Resources, this is how your contribution helps us run our programs:

• $1,000 could cover the cost of a psychiatric evaluation and a year of medication management services.
• $500 could provide basic furnishings for a first studio apartment.
• $250 could pay for a month of one-on-one counseling for an outpatient client.
• $100 could provide clothing, hygiene items and other basic needs for a crisis guest.
• $50 could provide a recreational outing for one of our therapeutic and social community groups.

 

 


 

Workplace Giving

 

Many companies match charitable contributions to non-profit organizations. By taking advantage of your company’s matching gift program, you can generate an additional gift that could double or triple your own contribution to Transitional Resources. Please check with your company’s human resources department to find out about its matching gift policy.

In addition, Transitional Resources is a partner agency of United Way. Employees can designate Transitional Resources to receive donations through United Way workplace campaigns.

 


Corporate Sponsorship

 

If you are part of the business community, consider Corporate Sponsorship! Your sponsorship shows our supporters and the Seattle area your commitment to strengthening the local community. Transitional Resources has many events throughout the year that offer sponsorship opportunities.

For more information, contact our Development Office at (206) 883-2029.

Join our Staff Team

 

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.

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. Carries 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 teammates 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.

Volunteer with Us

 

TR benefits from the skills and time generously contributed by volunteers.

Each year, we are lucky to have year-of-service volunteers from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest and Lutheran Volunteer Corps. You can learn more about each program by visiting their websites: https://jvcnorthwest.org/ and http://lutheranvolunteercorps.org/.

In addition, we host volunteer groups for done-in-a-day projects through the United Way Day of Caring and Seattle Works.

Specialty volunteer roles will be posted here. If you have any questions or idea for volunteer projects, please contact our Development Manager at emilym@transitionalresources.org.

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