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Jail Crisis Clinician II

The Jail Crisis Clinician II provides assessments and interventions to inmates exhibiting symptoms of a mental health disorder(s) while incarcerated, and to assure they are not inappropriately incarcerated, but diverted and linked to appropriate community care.

Starting November 1, 2022 Cascade Community Healthcare will not require the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

  • Master’s Degree in Social/Behavioral Sciences required; two years experience working with individuals with severe and persistent illness preferred.
  • Washington State Counselor Credential required.
  • Mental Health Professional Certification Required.
  • Obtain LC Jail clearance.
  • Must be able to pass WA State Patrol background check. A national background check may be required.
  • Must be able to represent the Agency in a positive and professional manner.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to enter information into a computer network system.
  • Must comply with agency policies and procedures.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to gain access to all types of buildings and residences regardless of the structures’ handicapped accessibility or lack thereof.
  • Must maintain current home telephone and address on file with the personnel office.

  • Provide intake assessments for inmates in both the Lewis County Jail and Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center.
  • Provide therapy and crisis interventions for incarcerated persons in both correctional facilities.
  • Assess people leaving the correctional facilities for health and safety purposes.
  • Communicate effectively with correctional staff, correctional administration, mental health, medical, and other contracted staff when needed.
  • Provide written reports and testimony to courts as required.
  • Provide consultation, education, and liaison to law enforcement, health personnel, and other appropriate agencies and groups.
  • Participate in supervision, consultation, and training at the direction of the Program Manager.
  • Maintain records and reports in accordance with CCH policies and procedures.
  • Provides reports in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that ethical and professional standards of practice are maintained.
  • Participates in other selected activities at the direction of the Criminal Justice Program Manager and Program Administrator.              

  • Cascade is an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
  • Meaningful work. The services we provide have a big impact and it makes what we do count. 
  • Self-Care, time away from work. Start off with 13 hours of paid time off (PTO) earned monthly, and 11 paid holidays plus 16 hours of personal holiday. Pro-rated based on FTE. PTO and Personal Holiday are available after 90-days of employment. 
  • Health Benefits. Medical, dental, and vision. HSA and FSA options available.
  • Additional benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Teladoc, AD&D Group Life Insurance, and voluntary long-term disability.
  • Preparing for your Future. 401(k), after 6-months of employment Cascade contributes 5% of your gross earnings monthly. No match required.
  • Working towards licensure? We have Team Managers that will provide those hours at no charge to you.
  • Cascade covers the cost of Department of Health licensure renewals and other certification renewals that are required for you to do your job (DEA, CPR/BLS, etc.).

If you're interested in this position, please submit your resume. No phone calls please.