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 MANAGER

The Intensive Case Manager works with a small number of clients in the Expanded Community Service program at Transitional Resources. He or she’s 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 Case Manager intervenes to remove barriers which otherwise block consumers from engaging in employment and other adult roles. Local candidates only, please.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develops and implements treatment plans to assist a small caseload of consumers 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. 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.
• Plans for and addresses consumers’ health care needs and substance abuse issues.
• Effectively intervenes in consumer crises, including consulting with agency staff, lead agency Crisis Services staff, and County Designated Mental Health Professionals, 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 .

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 mental illness. 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 injury 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:
$21.23 to $23.27 per hour DOC, with an additional $2.50 per hour for working weekend shifts.

Benefits include 22 paid leave days and 9 paid holidays per year (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.

HOURS:
24 hours per week, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday day shifts. Flexibility to cover other
shifts as needed is a plus.

SUPERVISED BY:
Chief of Clinical Services

TO APPLY:
Send resume and cover letter addressed to Julie Watkins, Chief of Clinical Services, at juliew@transitionalresources.org

Local candidates only, please.

REHABILITATION SPECIALIST JOB DESCRIPTION

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 AND BENEFITS:

$18.79 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

Residential Counselor

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, home care aide certification, 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 & BENEFITS:

$21.23 to $23.27 DOC. Benefits include 22 paid leave days and 9 paid holidays 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:

40 hours per week, swing shifts with one weekend shift included.

Counseling staff 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 a rate of $3.00 per hour while off-site, with an additional $100 paid if called in to work. Staff working a weekend shift receive an extra $2.50 per hour. Counseling staff are encouraged to be flexible in providing coverage for overnight, weekend, or holiday shifts, when needed.

 

SUPERVISED BY:

Chief of Clinical Services

 

TO APPLY:
Send resume and cover letter addressed to Julie Watkins, Chief of Clinical Services, 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 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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