• Kitsap County
  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Mar 28, 2023
Full Time Project Management
  • Salary: $80,449.41 - $102,982.07 Annually USD

Job Description


Kitsap County Department of Human Services and Salish Behavioral Health

Our new team member will be responsible for engaging treatment agencies, communities, and stakeholders in crisis program development, evaluation, and improvement. You will be a liaison for the civil legal system and court coordinator in relation to involuntary treatment and serve as the liaison between SBH-ASO, community partners, and treatment agencies.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of Washington State behavioral health regulations and behavioral health crisis best practices, and behavioral health diagnosis and treatment. Must have experience with program development and implementation and the ability to administer plans based on identified community priorities.

The SBH-ASO was formed through an Interlocal Agreement between Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam County. This consortium of counties provides planning, contracting, and administration for the regional crisis system and limited behavioral health programs and services to low income/uninsured individuals in the three-county region. Kitsap County serves as the Administrative Entity for SBH-ASO. The SBH-ASO Division of the Human Services Department administers an annual operating budget in excess of $17 million, including State Funding, Federal Grants, and Apple Health Medicaid.

For more information, visit us at: SBH-ASO-LANDING-HOME (


  • Master's in the social sciences or closely related field and
  • Active licensure in one of the following areas: Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Social Work (LICSW)
  • Four years of behavioral health experience, with at least one year crisis related program experience
  • One year of lead or supervisory experience

  • Experience as Designated Mental Health Professional (DMHP) or Designated Crisis Responder (DCR), preferred
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:
  • Engage providers, communities and stakeholders in crisis program development, evaluation and improvement.
  • Serve as a liaison for provider agencies and subcontractors, providing technical assistance, consultation and training in crisis related protocols.
  • Coordinate with system partners related to statutory changes to involuntary treatment act and provides technical assistance to ensure partner understanding and implementation.
  • Participate in the resolution of sensitive or complex inquiries, problems, complaints, or emergencies affecting the availability or quality of behavioral health services.
  • Conduct Utilization Management Reviews
  • 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.
  • Analyze 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.
  • 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.

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

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Port Orchard, Washington United States View Map