Get Involved

If you share our belief that all people—including those with serious mental illness—deserve to have access to proper 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.

 


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 Staff at (206) 883-2029 or (206) 883-2049

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.

Transitional Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

INTENSIVE CASE AIDE

The Intensive Case Aide works with a small number of clients in the Expanded Community Service program at Transitional Resources. Their goal is to provide consumers with serious and persistent mental illness, referred from Western State Hospital, a higher quality of life with decreased dependence on inpatient and institutional care by helping them to acquire and maintain living situations that are as normal and independent as possible.  Using a recovery-oriented model, the Intensive Case Aide works collaboratively with the Intensive Case Manager to remove barriers which otherwise block consumers from engaging in employment and other adult roles.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists the primary Case Manager in implementing individualized treatment plans for consumers, focused on developing the skills needed to successfully live and work as independently in the community as the consumer is able.
  • Using an assertive community treatment model, does outreach to consumers, monitoring medications and encourages reluctant consumers to comply with medication regimens. Educates consumers regarding the role and use of medications.
  • Develops healthy and effective working relationships with consumers; their significant others; staff at TR, Western State Hospital, and other community agencies.
  • Spends a majority of time in the community, motivating, teaching and assisting consumers in self-care skills, practical living skills, structured day activities, leisure skills, interpersonal skills, vocational preparation, placement referral and on-the-job support within the settings natural to those tasks. Accesses social service network, family and other support resources.
  • Works with Intensive Case Manager to plan for and addresse consumers’ health care needs and substance abuse issues.
  • Effectively intervenes in consumer crises, including consulting with agency staff and supervisors, County Designated Mental Health Professionals, police and hospital staff regarding potentially dangerous or problematic situations. Assists with hospitalization or alternatives as needed.
  • Motivates and assists consumers to pursue an appropriate mix of meaningful adult activities among the offerings of the TR Programs and other vocational opportunities as indicated. Encourages and assists consumers to develop appropriate work behaviors and supports consumers in sustaining work situations.
  • Ensures that consumers meet their appointments, accompanying consumers to these appointments and to access other resources when indicated.
  • Completes daily documentation in a timely and thorough manner. Communicates with Intensive Case Manager anad ensures coolaboration and coordination.
  • Enter service data, provides data for program evaluation, and maintains high quality clinical files and electronic data .

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH COMMUNITY AND CO-WORKERS

  • Contributes to cooperative working relationships with clinical team- mates and with supervisors.
  • Solicits and provides case consultation and coordination as needed.
  • Presents a positive professional image of the agency to referral sources and other service providers and community resources needed by agency consumers.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

H.S. Diploma, and two years treatment experience with adults with serious and persistent mental illness preferred. Other residential or vocational experience may substitute.  The position requires state counselor registration, a valid driver’s license, an automobile, first aide/CPR training, HIV related training, negative 2-step TB test, criminal background inquiry, and fingerprint ID.  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 bodily inury per person, $300,000 accident, $50,000 property damage).  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.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

$18.24 per hour with an extra $2.50 per hour for weekend shifts.

Benefits include 22 paid leave days and 9 paid holidays (each pro-rated per fte); agency paid medical, dental insurance and long term disability insurance; voluntary participation in the Agency sponsored AFLAC and HSA cafeteria plans; voluntary 403(b) retirement plan.

 

HOURS

40 hours per week, to include one weekend day shift.  Must must be flexible to ensure program coverage as needed.

 

SUPERVISED BY

Chief of Clinical Services

 

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume to Julie Watkins, Chief of Clinical Services, at juliew@transitionalresources.org

 

INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER

The Intensive Case Manager works with a small number of clients in the Expanded Community Service program at Transitional Resources. The goal is to provide consumers with serious and persistent behavioral health issues, referred from Western State Hospital, a higher quality of life with decreased dependence on inpatient and institutional care.  This is accomplished through a collaborative process with clients, other agency team members, external providers and natural supports in helping consumers acquire and maintain living situations that are as normal and independent as possible.  Case Managers use a recovery-oriented model to intervene to remove barriers which otherwise block consumers from engaging in employment and other adult roles in and out of office setting.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Orients and educate clients and their families by meeting them in and out of the office; explaining the role of an intensive case manager, ECS program structure, collaborating on the recovery plan; providing educational information related to treatments, procedures, medications and continuing service requirements.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans to assist a small caseload of consumers to develop the skills needed to successfully live and work as independently in the community as the consumer is able.
  • Using an assertive community treatment model, does outreach to consumers, monitoring medications and encourages reluctant consumers to comply with medication regimes and engage in services. Educates consumers regarding the role and use of medications.
  • Develops healthy and effective working relationships with consumers; their significant others; staff at TR, Western State Hospital, and other community agencies.
  • Spends a majority of time in the community, motivating, teaching and assisting consumers in self-care skills, practical living skills, structured day activities, leisure skills, interpersonal skills, vocational preparation, placement referral and on-the-job support within the settings natural to those tasks. Accesses social service network, family and other support resources.  This may include but is not limited to clients homes, hospitals, schools and shelters.
  • Proactively plans, addresses and coordinates consumers’ health care needs and substance use issues. Schedules and attends medical & substance use appointments.  Coordinates with medical & substance use providers to ensure positive health status and follow-up on treatment recommendations.  Follow-ups with client to work on healthy lifestyle choices to ensure positive health status and decrease in drug and alcohol use.  Take vitals as recommended by Primary Care Physician.
  • Utilizes technique such as Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Trauma Informed Care principles, Stages of Change and evidence-based practices to move the client towards readiness to engage in services, medication compliance, etc.
  • Advocates for the client with community, family, providers, landlords, etc.
  • Effectively intervenes in consumer crises, including consulting with agency staff, lead agency Crisis Services staff, and Designated Crisis Responders, police and hospital staff regarding potentially dangerous or problematic situations. Assists with hospitalization or alternatives.
  • Provides referral to employment services or assistance to gain other meaningful day structure. Motivates and assists consumers to pursue an appropriate mix of meaningful adult occupation among the offerings of the TR Programs and other vocational opportunities as indicated.  Encourages and assists consumers to develop appropriate work behaviors and supports consumers in sustaining work situations.
  • Ensures that consumers meet their appointments, accompanying consumers to these appointments and to access other resources when indicated.
  • Carries a caseload of 5-10 consumers, including maintaining responsibility for high quality, professional records of consumer progress completed and other necessary correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Ensures transfer planning is coordinated with the array of services offered by TR.
  • Performs intakes, including close coordination with Western State Hospital.
  • Enter service data, provides data for program evaluation, and maintains high quality clinical files and electronic data.
  • Create systems that help develop order and the work environment.
  • Complies with TR and legal requirements by fostering practices that here to TR philosophy, goals, And standards of care; requiring adherence to other governing regulations.
  • Protect self, coworkers and clients by following policies and procedures to prevent the spread of blood-borne and/or airborne diseases.
  • Respects clients by recognizing their right; maintaining confidentiality.
  • Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH COMMUNITY AND CO-WORKERS

  • Contributes to cooperative working relationships with clinical team- mates and with supervisors.
  • Solicits and provides case consultation and coordination as needed.
  • Presents a positive professional image of the agency to referral sources and other service providers and community resources needed by agency consumers.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

B.A.. in Human Services plus two years treatment experience with adults with serious and persistent behavioral health issues. Other residential or vocational experience may substitute.  The position requires state counselor registration, a valid driver’s license, an automobile, first aide/CPR training, HIV related training, negative 2-step TB test, criminal background inquiry, and fingerprint ID.  The employees 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 bodily inury per person, $300,000 accident, $50,000 property damage).  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.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

Must demonstate ability and skill in the following areas:

  • Computer use skills
  • Reliable transportation
  • Facilitation skills
  • Time management skills
  • Set appropriate priorities
  • Meet deadlines
  • Build positive, collaborative working internal and external relationships
  • Resolve conflict
  • Understanding of Trauma Informed Care principals, Recovery, Harm Reduction, Stages of Change models
  • Desire to work non-traditional days/hours

 

INTERPERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent communication skills, teamwork and attitude.
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness and working with a variety of people.

 

INTRAPERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to adapt to be flexible in a constantly changing environment
  • Self-discipline/directed
  • Stress management skills
  • Good work ethics
  • Positive attitude

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

$20.61 to $22.59 per hour DOC.  Additional $2.50 per hour for weekend shifts.

Benefits include 22 paid leave days per year of service and 9 paid holidays, each pro-rated per fte; agency paid medical and dental insurance; long term disability insurance; and voluntary participation in the Agency sponsored AFLAC cafeteria plan, 403(b) retirement plan, and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) after one year of service.

 

HOURS

32 to 40 hours per week, includes weekend shifts.

 

SUPERVISED BY

Clinical Director

 

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume to Julie Watkins, Chief of Clinical Services, at juliew@transitionalresources.org.

OUTPATIENT SERVICES SUPERVISOR

Job Summary: The Outpatient Services Supervisor is responsible for the management of Transitional Resources’ outpatient clinical programs and shall ensure high quality clinical services are delivered and documented in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. The position hires, trains and supervises all outpatient clinical staff. The Outpatient Services Supervisor will assist with quality asssurance activites and agency trainings. As a member of the management team, the Outpatient Services Supervisor must maintain a professional demeanor, be sensitive  to the culture, religion, language, age, gender and sexual orientation of the population served and work collaboratively with other staff and stakeholders for the benefit of TR clients and staff.  The position may be called to provide direct service and to serve as a primary case manager, as needed.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly oversees and supervises outpatient and intensive case managers, as well as 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 Chief of Clinical Services.
  • 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 Chief of Clinical Services in program development and oversight of all TR clinical programs including ICCP as requested.
  • 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 COWORKERS:

  • 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.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.
  • Two years experience working with clients with SPMI.
  • One year minimum supervisory or administrative experience.
  • Knowledge of treatment for 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 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 Chief of Clinical Services.

 

SUPERVISED BY:

Chief of Clinical Services

 

TO APPLY:

Respond to this posting with a cover letter and resume addressed to Darcell Slovek-Walker, CEO.

Rehabilitation Specialist

The Rehabilitation Specialist’s goal is to provide consumers with serious and persistent mental illness a higher quality of life in a safe and therapeutic environment. The Rehabilitation Specialist 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) Supports each resident’s individualized treatment plan to assist him or her in developing the skills needed to successfully live and work more independently in the community.

2) Precisely monitors and documents consumer medication compliance. Educates consumers regarding the role and use of medications.

3) Develop 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) Monitors consumers’ health care needs and substance abuse issues and reports concerns or incidents to consumer’s primary case manager, agency RN, or supervisory staff.

6) Effectively intervenes in consumer crises, including consulting with agency staff, on-call supervisors, 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) Reminds consumers of appointments with prescribers, and assists in preparing them for other appointments as necessary.

9.) Documents each consumer’s symptoms and behavior in the daily shift log, and in the client’s record as appropriate.

10.) Conduct regular safety checks of the facility. Monitor and document the presence of residents on site.

11.) Other duties as assigned including but not limited to: shredding confidential documents, copying and stocking forms and med room supplies, general cleaning of the staff office space.

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH COMMUNITY AND CO-WORKERS

1) Contributes to cooperative working relationships with clinical teammates and with supervisors, and other staff within the agency.

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/MA in Human Services field (e.g. psychology, social work) plus two years treatment experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. Other residential or social service experience may substitute. The position requires agency affiliated counselor registration, home care aid certification, a valid driver’s license, first aid/CPR training, HIV related training, 2-step TB test, criminal background inquiry, and fingerprint ID.  The employees driving record must be acceptable in order to be able to drive Agency vehicles.

 

WAGES & BENEFITS

$18.24 per hour, non-exempt position.  Additional $2.50 differential for weekend shifts.

 

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

 

HOURS

34 hour week to be arranged with the Chief of Clinical Services.  Rehabilitation Specialists are expected to participate in the agency’s on-call system.  On-call hours require being available by phone to be called in immediately and are reimbursed at $3.00 per hour.  All rehabilitation staff are required to work overnight, weekend, or holiday shifts.

 

SUPERVISED BY

Chief of Clinical Services

 

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter to Julie Watkins, Chief of Clinical Services, 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 The Supportive Housing 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

  • B.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.

 

WAGES & BENEFITS

$20.61 to $22.59 per hour DOC.  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; voluntary participation in one of the Agency sponsored 403(b) retirement plans and AFLAC cafeteria plan.

 

HOURS

20 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

 

SUPERVISED BY

Supportive Housing Manager

 

TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume to Skip Waters, Supportive Housing Manager, at skipw@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 various programs, including 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 Director of Development at emilym@transitionalresources.org.

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