Behavioral Health Crisis Services Manager – Community Services

  • Clark County
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Apr 14, 2020
Full time Healthcare

Job Description

Job Summary

This position manages the overall operations of Clark County Behavioral Health Crisis Services which is 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Responsible to develop and continuously improving county crisis services and the broader crisis system of care which includes planning, budgeting, organizing, supervising staff, directing, systems collaboration, and administering county-wide services. Further, s/he is responsible for ensuring compliance with Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to all crisis intervention and outreach services and involuntary treatment. S/he is responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with community organizations, including community substance use and mental health treatment providers, community social service providers, hospitals, Evaluation and Treatment Centers, Crisis Stabilization and Triage Centers, consumer focused and/or advocacy groups, law enforcement agencies and other community stakeholders. This position is responsible to ensure staff are trained and culturally proficient to meet the needs of a diverse population using an equity lens to address disparities in the system. S/he also must be able to effectively manage and adapt to change frequently and work in a fast pace high stressed environment. Responsible to lead staff in program changes that focus on a more person centered approach to support am integrated community health care system that is putting more emphasis on early interventions. Responsible for leading in the delivery of crisis interventions that are voluntary, resolution-focused and collaborative and result in diminished need for hospitalization/involuntary treatment. S/he must be results oriented and a data driven decision-maker. Supervisory responsibilities also include managing all aspects and functions for Designated Crisis Responders to include clinical supervision.

All applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter is preferred.

First review of all applications will be March 31. This posting may close at any time after March 31 without additional notification. Applications received after March 31 are not guaranteed to be reviewed.


A master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, psychology, or related discipline required.  

At least three years' experience managing or coordinating the delivery of behavioral health treatment services and/or at least 5-years' experience as a clinician providing behavioral health treatment services are required to fulfill the key elements of this position.

Five years' experience working in crisis services and/or intensive community based behavioral health services is preferred; licensure in Washington State as a mental health professional required for clinical supervision. 

Proven clinical and administrative skills, including ability to implement state statutes and rules, and directing clinical services is essential in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position. Position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong customer service orientation, report writing ability, demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders, experience with diverse, equity and inclusion work and computer proficiency. 

At least three years of management experience supervising staff and managing annual budgets. 

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check, as required by RCW 43.43.830.

Other Special Requirements: A valid unencumbered driver’s license and a successful criminal background check as required by law.


An online application is required.  For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:

Salary Grade: M2.823 ($5,929.00 - $8,374.00) per month

Close Date:  6/02/2020


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M2.823 ($5,929.00 - $8,374.00) per month