Group Life Counselor II or III: Posting #19909
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
 Key Center, WA

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Position Summary:

Full-time Group Life Counselor (Graveyard) position available for our inpatient treatment Center in Tacoma. Our Tacoma inpatient Treatment center uses an interdisciplinary team approach to problem solving, acquiring resources, and engaging Individuals. This makes our treatment team dynamic and able to create an environment of healing and sustained healthy lifestyle changes. We use an integrated health care model which allows for accessibility to medical, dental, and mental health services. We pride ourselves in creating and maintaining relationships with external agencies within the community to assist individuals with reunifying with their families, acquiring skills for employment, addressing chronic medical conditions, and developing a sober support network. Each client has a dedicated, and highly trained multidisciplinary team of diversely credentialed staff who are onsite 24/7. The following is a summary of the job requirements of qualifications.

The Group Life Counselor II is a mid-level Human Service position that is part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team providing direct services to patients in a residential setting. Direct services may include a combination or all of the following: group care, intake procedures, evaluation, individual and group counseling, milieu management, evaluation, and supervision of patients. Services are provided to out-of-control, high-risk, chronic runaway youth. These youth/adult have a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency and may also have mental health problems. The person in this position must be of good character and able to maintain the understanding, physical health, emotional stability, and personality suited to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of the adolescent population served. A mid-level person is expected to have a, “moderate to complete” understanding of how to provide the direct services listed above.

GLC II – Education and or/Experience:

  • B.A. degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, or has at least two years of experience working with high-risk youth.
  • This person must receive a background check from DSHS and Washington State Patrol at hire and yearly. Must have a Washington State driver’s license if applicable.
  • Must have and maintain CPR Certification every two years and First-Aid every three years.

The Group Life Counselor III is a position that is part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team providing direct services to patients in a residential setting. Direct services may include a combination or all of the following: group care, intake procedures, evaluation, individual and group counseling, milieu management, and supervision of patients. These patients have a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency and may also have mental health problems. GLC III will be responsible to facilitate treatment educational groups with the Individuals. The GLC III is the agent for providing services to patients in individual or group sessions. GLC III will work closely with CDP in treatment activities.

GLC III – Education and or/Experience

  • B.A. degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Addictions or related field.
  • Associates degree in Chemical Dependency and at least two years’ experience in working with at-risk population.
  • Experience working with high-risk youth or adults preferred.
  • Must have and maintain CPR Certification every two years and First-Aid every three years.

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package; Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employment Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 24-27 days per year + 10 paid Holidays. We offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Marche’ Ward, Program Manager at MarcheWard@seamarchc.org

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 12/26/2019

External candidates will be considered after 12/31/2019

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).