Jobs

Please see below for our open positions!

Nurse Case Manager, Low-Barrier Clinic & Adult Jail Facility (Walla Walla)

Posted March 25, 2021

This is a great job for someone who wants to engage in our innovative medication-assisted therapy for individuals with opioid use disorder and who are in a controlled environment. We couple our MAT with case management services in the jail, and help transition individuals as they re-enter the community. This position can rotate with the clinic nurse case manager at our low-barrier MAT program.

Duties:

  • Administer medication as prescribed by the BMHTH provider, including administration of buprenorphine
  • Provide daily, direct patient care, making referrals to provider as needed
  • Work closely with on-site non-medical Case Manager
  • Refer to external partners as appropriate, in consultation with BMHTH provider (e.g., serious mental illness, emergency care, imaging or surgical procedures)
  • Chart patient progress, incorporating goals and work of BMHTH non-medical Case Manager
  • Plan along with other BMHTH staff for post-release support of patient
  • Provide naloxone to all releasing inmate patients who have OUD/SUD
  • Rotate among BMHTH staff for on-call hours (typically one week per month)

Expectations:

  • Timely reporting to work
  • Clear written and oral communication with supervisor, coworkers, clients, and contract holders
  • Thoughtful contact with clients as part of a longer-term plan for their empowerment
  • On-time, accurate, and complete paperwork support for clients in the form of case notes, medication management, and paper file requirements
  • “No surprises” communication with team and supervisor
  • Active engagement in client issues and needs
  • Initiative taking in continuing education and project-specific training for professional development

Qualifications:

  • Active RN license required; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual candidates preferred

To apply, email Everett Maroon at e.maroon@bmh2h.org with a cover letter and a resume. Job open until filled. BMHTH is an equal opportunity employer.

Outreach Manager

Posted May 26, 2021

This position manages one of our oldest supported programs at BMHTH! From attending health and information fairs, to managing volunteers and three fixed-site SSPs, the job is a bit different every day. The engagements with the public can be life-changing—for them and for us! Mission-driven professionals will do very well in this post.

Duties:

  • Follow all state and federal regulations and laws relating to syringe services program (SSP) activities and confidentiality protections
  • Conduct HIV and hepatitis C testing, with relevant prevention education and referrals to services for reactive results; if not certified to conduct testing at time of hire, must become trained and certified within six months of hire
  • Conduct SSP operations at fixed and mobile sites, which may include places in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, as contracts require
  • Regularly inventory SSP supplies to ensure sites are stocked; familiarize with purchasing process for various vendors
  • Continually review evidence base for outreach to hard-to-access and stigmatized participant populations
  • Understand and adhere to best practices for syringe services and harm reduction programming
  • Ensure confidentiality and/or anonymity of all program participants who access any prevention and harm reduction services
  • Collect accurate transaction data to assist monthly reporting requirements to Washington State Department of Health, University of Washington, and other collaborators
  • Conduct naloxone distribution to laypeople, and support Harm Reduction Coordinator in their work to train local responders in naloxone administration to the public
  • Collect and analyze data on naloxone distribution and results of distribution
  • Attend regional opioid crisis response meetings and summits as appropriate
  • Attend HIV prevention training and conferences as appropriate

Expectations:

  • Timely reporting to work
  • Clear written and oral communication with supervisor, coworkers, clients, and contract holders
  • On-time, accurate, and complete paperwork support for clients, BMH2H, and its contract holders
  • “No surprises” communication
  • Trauma-informed practices and communication with coworkers and clients
  • Active engagement at work to enhance program delivery and provide quality services
  • Excitement that you’re helping the community!
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or 2–4 years’ experience working in harm reduction and with vulnerable populations

To apply, email Everett Maroon at e.maroon@bmh2h.org with a cover letter and a resume. Job open until filled. BMHTH is an equal opportunity employer.

Field-Based Mental Health Counselor

Posted June 2, 2021

We have seen many successes with our law enforcement-assisted diversion (LEAD) program that launched in January 2021. Along with our partner in the effort, Comprehensive Healthcare, we now carry a caseload of 87 individuals across four case managers. BMHTH’s low-barrier buprenorphine program (a.k.a. “Meds First”) has also done very well, inducting nearly 300 people onto Suboxone since June 2019. This mental health position will be partly co-located at our SSP in Walla Walla, and partly meeting clients in the field. Energetic, team players with a passion for trauma-informed therapies will love this position. More details follow.

Duties:

  • Meet clients where they are (e.g., bus transfer station, shelter program, SSP site)
  • Assess clients through detailed conversations, interviews, and observations to determine the appropriate testing or examination
  • Diagnose the client’s mental and emotional disorders
  • Create effective treatment plans that include counseling, medication, or other services
  • Work with your client; develop goals that align with case managers’ goals for that client
  • Regularly discuss the treatment plan with your clients to identify changing needs
  • Educate appropriate coping mechanisms to help clients through tough situations or ongoing trauma
  • Record the client’s progress and change treatment plans when needed
  • Regularly confer with in-house and partner clinical and case management staff to ensure all services are brought to bear for the clients’ interests

Expectations:

  • Timely reporting to work
  • Clear written and oral communication with supervisor, coworkers, clients, and contract holders
  • On-time, accurate, and complete paperwork support for clients, BMH2H, and its contract holders
  • “No surprises” communication
  • Trauma-informed practices and communication with coworkers and clients
  • Active engagement at work to enhance program delivery and provide quality services

Qualifications:

  • Degree in psychology, social work, or psychiatry
  • Able to make professional evaluations, decisions, and recommendation for treatment planning and implementation
  • Active practitioner license, active driver’s license 
  • 3 years of experience in counseling or mental health services 
  • Working knowledge of legal guidelines stipulating psychiatric admission requirements
  • Able to work independently and as a positive member of a team 
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with mentally or emotionally disabled persons and their families 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable treating both routine and serious mental health illness 
  • Strong computer literacy skills

To apply, email Everett Maroon at e.maroon@bmh2h.org with a cover letter and a resume. Job open until filled. BMHTH is an equal opportunity employer.

Everett, Crystal, and a student intern stand in one of the syringe service program sites, smiling for the camera.

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Blue Mountain Heart to Heart is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Walla Walla, WA. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our statement of nondiscrimination reads: Eligibility for employment and advancement or promotion and entitlement to benefits accruing there from shall be without regard to race, sex, age, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or disability.

Contact Us About Job Listings

5 West Alder St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
USA
Everett Maroon, BMH2H Executive Director e.maroon@bmh2h.org
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