Care Manager - Salish Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization, Port Orchard, Washington

Created 11/04/2021
Reference 475262
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Washington
City Port Orchard
Salary $71,111.04 - $100,478.05 Annually

Kitsap County Department of Human Services and Salish Behavioral Health

The State of Washington contracts with the Salish Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization (SBH-ASO) to provide Behavioral Health Crisis Services and other state-funded non-Medicaid behavioral health services in the Salish region which includes Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties. The Kitsap County Department of Human Services has been designated as the administrative entity for the region and provides staff support to the Executive Board.

The SBH-ASO division of Human Services has an exciting opportunity for a Care Manager to join our team. Our new team member will perform advanced level professional human services planning to assist with the administration of regional behavioral health programming across the 3-county region. This team member's duties will include: ensuring the quality of clinical services provided to behavioral health consumers, assisting with behavioral health systems coordination and serving as a liaison for provider agencies and subcontractors by providing technical assistance and clinical consultation. The successful candidate will have knowledge of Washington State behavioral health regulations and behavioral health diagnosis, treatment techniques and practices. Must have experience with program creation and implementation to include monitoring grant requirements and vendor compliance, and the ability to administer plans based on survey and data analysis, citizen participation and agency consultation


  • Bachelor's degree in the social sciences or closely related field and
  • Four years of program related experience and
  • One year of lead or supervisory experience
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work;
  • Must have active licensure in one of the following areas: Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Marraige and Family Therapy (LMFT), Social Work (LICSW), and/or Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP)
  • Master's degree in one of the social sciences
If you use education to meet the requirements for the position, a copy of your official transcripts must be submitted prior to your first day of employment.

Criminal Conviction Standards:
  • The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
    1. Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position:
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • The duties in this position are performed in an office setting utilizing standard office equipment.
  • Travel will be required for offsite meetings with local, regional, and statewide groups as needed.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Ensure the quality of clinical services provided to behavioral health consumers
  • Act as clinical treatment liaison between the SBH-ASO and providers, state hospitals, inpatient facilities, and residential treatment facilities.
  • Participate in the resolution of sensitive or complex inquiries, problems, complaints, or emergencies affecting the availability or quality of behavioral health services.
  • Address over and under-utilization through clinical consultation with providers and through review of utilization management data.
  • Represent the SBH-ASO in local, regional, and statewide meetings as needed.
  • Direct on-going comprehensive needs assessment, audits, and program evaluation.
  • Audit program for compliance with federal, state, and SBH-ASO requirements.
  • Analyst program for effectiveness and recommend improvements to existing services and system operations.
  • Provide planning leadership and direction and develop short and long-range plans, goals, and objectives for the behavioral health system.
  • Work with provider agencies, consumers, and other stakeholders to plan and implement changes across the region.
  • Serve as a liaison for provider agencies and subcontractors, providing technical assistance, consultation, and training.


  • Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • This position is non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
  • This position is 100% grant funded.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position, and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.
  • Work hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Flexible hours are available, as approved by management.
  • Due to the Governor's Proclamation for healthcare providers and contractors, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with Kitsap County Human Services SBH-ASO.

This position is open until filled and will be screened weekly.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Employer Kitsap County

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