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Care Transitions Specialist - Recovery Place Kent

Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care Kent, WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Care Transitions Specialist - Recovery Place Kent

Position Summary

The Care Transitions Specialist will function as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing recovery-oriented, person-centered inpatient care services at Recovery Place Kent. The primary responsibilities of the Care Transitions Specialist are to assist clients with connecting and gaining access to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and/or Mental Health (MH) services, as well as medical, social, educational, and other services upon discharge from treatment. This may also include direct assistance with accessing services, coordinating care, and linkage towards appropriate service needs. The Care Transitions Specialist will utilize a harm-reduction approach when delivering services to inpatient clients and collaborate with program staff to support client goals.

Essential Job Functions: (This is not the job description in its entirety)

● Provide support and resources to clients to help them meet goals included in individualized treatment plans

● Provide assistance in identifying and linking clients to appropriate community-based services and supports (primary care, mental health and/or substance abuse treatment, housing, financial benefits, etc.)

● Provide liaison functions with hospitals, clinics, private practitioners, and managed care systems

● Provide ongoing coordination of case management services, treatment planning, resource identification and development, environmental assistance, advocacy, and clinical services for clients as appropriate

● Work with multi-disciplinary care team members, including mental health, chemical dependency professionals and medical providers, as part of a comprehensive therapeutic environment, to assess and address client needs throughout the workday

● Collaborate with clinical and residential staff to identify and support clients’ goals

Education and Experience:

· Minimum of MA/MS in Behavioral Sciences field

· Obtain Agency Affiliated Counselor registration within 2 weeks of hire

· CPI Certification required within 6 months of hire (training provided by Valley Cities)


● Understanding of, and familiarity with addiction, withdrawal, and treatment resources for recovery

● Understanding of various community resources, to include those for housing, food, medical care, transportation, legal, etc.

● Ability to work independently and in collaboration with a team

● Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of professionals and a diverse client population

● Experience working in a medical or residential setting preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

● Familiarity with issues related to homelessness and substance use

● Ability to maintain strong professional boundaries

● Understanding of Trauma-Informed Care principles and service provision

● Good communication skills, teamwork, and attitude

Our caring, professional staff is Valley Cities’ most important asset – the very heart and center of who we are. Every day, we strive to ensure that your experience working at Valley Cities reflects the importance of your role as we carry out our mission. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, retirement, paid time off, and 10 paid holidays. Please send resume & cover letter to our Human Resources Department: Email:, FAX 253-661- 8644 or directly to Valley Cities/HR, 325 W Gowe St, Kent, WA 98032

We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans and does not unlawfully discriminate under federal, state, or local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care

Valley Cities is a community behavioral health center established by the people of South King County in 1965. Today, we operate comprehensive outpatient clinics in Auburn, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Meridian (Northgate), Midway (Des Moines), Rainier Beach, and Renton.

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