Jobs

We care about your working environment, especially during this pandemic. We commit to a healthy work/home balance and understand that the conditions of serving stigmatized patient populations are more than challenging right now. As a nonprofit, we are mission-focused on improving individual and community public health. We want you to feel fulfilled as a staff member, not burn out. Please see our positions listed below.

Field-Based Mental Health Counselor (Walla Walla)

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.

Nurse, Walla Walla County Jail

Posted July 31, 2021

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.

X-Waived Prescriber, Low-Barrier Buprenorphine Program (Kennewick, part-time)

Posted September 8, 2021

Two to three days a week prescribing buprenorphine as appropriate for walk-in and scheduled appointments at both of our Kennewick-area offices. Prescriber will work with a team that includes a nurse case manager, a care navigator/social worker, and a peer counselor. New expansion of low-barrier service includes contingency management for polysubstance users. Must be patient-oriented and understand the mission of the low-barrier program.

Active X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine required. We can work with providers who are limited to 100 patients. Some tele-health can be used but clinical evaluation does often need to happen in person. Contingency management clients need to be seen and assessed twice weekly for eight weeks.

Prescribers will:

  • Be familiar with differential diagnosis for patients meeting DSM diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder
  • Be familiar with the COWS assessment
  • Be versed in or willing to train in trauma-informed care practices, anti-stigma communication with patients, and social determinants of health
  • Work with the non-medical team to address a comprehensive care plan that includes wraparound care and mental health support
  • Need to work at more than one location in Kennewick, WA, and take tele-health calls for followup consultations
  • Need to include polysubstance users in the patient load
  • Work independently but also as part of a larger care team
  • Have a current X-waiver and prescribing authority

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

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

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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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