Company DescriptionGreater Lakes Mental Healthcare is a full-service community mental health center, providing behavioral healthcare to the citizens of Pierce County for 50 years. We are conveniently located near the intersection of Bridgeport and Gravelly Lake Drive at 9330 59th Ave SW in Lakewood, WA. Greater Lakes serves over 10,000 individuals each year with a team of over 300 staff. Our modern professional clinic provides a comfortable setting for counseling and medication services. Job Description Greater Lakes PACT program focuses on individual's recovery, safety in the community, the promotion of wellness and independence of the individual in their residential structured setting, and the re-establishment to a higher level of social life functioning. These services are designed to support and rehabilitate individuals who are experiencing symptoms of severe mental illness that impact their ability to live in the community. Seventy-five percent or more of services are provided outside of the program office in locations that are comfortable and convenient for clients. The Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) serves as the primary contact with clients, is responsible for screenings, assessments, development of treatment plans and providing individual, group and family counseling. Provides program information and facilitates referrals to outside resources to facilitate recovery and ensure client compliance with all legal requirements. Responsible for rotating on-call shifts as assigned. Job ScopeThe SUDP works under the supervision of the PACT Manager with support from SUD Supervisor. The nature of the work in this position is highly diverse, of moderate complexity, and the potential impact of errors in this position is significant. Supervisor Responsibilities NoneCommunication/Customer Contacts This position involves a high frequency of communication, in various forms, verbal and written, with clients, other staff, and community partners. Must communicate on a regular and timely basis with supervisors, other staff, consumers, their families and community supports, and with professionals outside the agency. Must also abide by all confidentiality laws and pertinent codes of conduct. Use the computer system to send and receive email, to write reports, to schedule and complete clinical transactions. Utilizes voice mail and email on a regular basis, and responds to those contacts in a timely manner. Knowledge and SkillsIn depth understanding of the SUD population, ASAM criteria, modalities of treatment and services for adults and special populations. Ability to operationalize those treatment options within the managed care environment of the Pierce County MCO/ASO. Skilled in a broad range of SUD treatment methods & techniques for working with diverse populations and various client issues. Direct clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of SUD needs. Knowledge of and experience with a wide variety of social systems and the general public. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise way, often on complex issues. Demonstrated problem-analysis and decision-making abilities. Thorough knowledge of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria. Well-developed skills in managing time, priorities, and paperwork; excellent written and oral communication skills Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and the ability to collaborate effectively with external partners Understanding of the importance of clear, professional boundaries, and maintenance of such Cultural competency Education and/or ExperienceA Substance Use Disorder Professional license issued by the Washington State Department of Health is required. Associate Degree in Chemical Dependency/Substance Use Disorder or Behavioral Sciences is also required. Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences with 2 years of experience as a SUDP is preferred. Other combinations of education and experience that provide the required familiarity and skills may be considered.Job ConditionsMust be able to drive a car; possess a good driving record; provide proof of auto insurance; be able to work both in and out of the office and go into consumers' residences, which may require climbing stairs and walking on uneven terrain. Must be able to speak and hear at normal conversational levels.
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.