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  • Job Level: Individual Contributor
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Aaron M.


Psychiatric Social Worker

Kaiser Permanente has been an excellent platform for me to grow as a professional. The organization has demonstrated its commitment to the continued growth of its employees through the training it offers and encourages. I’ve always resonated with the organization’s integrated approach to health care, and its recognition of how essential good mental health is to a person’s overall well-being.
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I would recommend and do recommend working for Kaiser Permanente. It’s a professional, clean, friendly, fast-paced environment and there is a real trust and respect for clinical staff no matter what role we serve. I love feeling valued and heard and am thankful to have found an environment that provides that.
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Clinical Program Manager

At Kaiser Permanente, I have opportunities to learn and work in a professional setting with people who are passionate about patient care. I love my career as a therapist and now as a manager! I really enjoy helping others and learning new interventions and modalities. These ensure my personal and professional growth.
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PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

We’re an innovative, vision-forward company. While Integrative-Care models are relatively new, we’ve been on the frontlines of building out a high-functioning integrated team for over a decade. Within this model of care, we’re pushed to think out of the box when it comes to patient care, be collaborative, and succeed in a fast-paced environment.
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PhD, Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical

Kaiser Permanente demonstrates its commitment to their employees’, has a top-notch salary and compensation package, and has a leadership body that is well trained and supportive. As a Clinician and a Manager, I am very impressed with our commitment to quality outcomes. I have truly found a home here and would be honored for Kaiser Permanente to be my last professional stop in my career.
Michael V.


PsyD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Psych Social Worker

Kaiser Permanente, in my opinion, is a great mix of professional, friendly and fast-paced. They allow me to be who I am and let me have a voice. I love being a therapist and I’m very proud and excited about the Gender Assessments and transgender group work being conducted. I’m helping the LGBT community and making this population feel comfortable throughout their care journey. Kaiser Permanente is a breath of fresh air to me in my work.
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School Based Counselor

Primary Location Seattle, Washington Facility Rainier Valley Medical Center Job Number 1156002 Date posted 04/11/2023
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$5,000 Sign On Bonus Eligible Position!

The School Based Counselor provides behavioral health services within a multidisciplinary primary care medical team. The SBC works with the other health care providers at their clinic to identify and manage patients with mental health, substance use, and health behavior concerns. Activities include the provision of evidence-based behavioral interventions, real-time consultation with providers, and brief behavioral health assessments. The therapist works in partnership with other team members to increase patient access to behavioral health and substance abuse services.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide behavioral health care including diagnostic evaluation, psychotherapy and case management services to children and adolescents in a school based clinic setting. Modalities include individual, family and group psychotherapy. Provide behavioral health treatment to children and adolescents experiencing symptoms that interfere with their academic progress and social/emotional functioning in the school or home environment.

  • Complete accurate and timely documentation in the patients medical record including initial intake, diagnosis, treatment plan and progress notes. Maintain patient electronic medical charts in accordance with the organizations policies and procedures.

  • Communicate and consult regularly with multidisciplinary team of School Based Health Clinic providers regarding patients progress and to development of appropriate treatment plan for the patient. Attend and participate in all required meetings including clinical consultations.

  • Work closely with school staff including teachers, administrators and school counselors to improve academic performance of students. Provide groups and classes to the school community regarding social and emotional health. Adhere to evidence based practice standards and quality metrics.

  • Train other program personnel as necessary in treatment protocols, evidenced based practice and treatment plan development.

  • Provide high quality, culturally-sensitive health services that are in line with organizational productivity expectations.

  • Provide brief behavioral health assessment and intervention services for patients across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults) who present with a broad range of psychopathology, substance misuse, and health compromising behaviors contributing to chronic medical conditions.

  • Maintain a balance of same-day access to BH services, and a caseload of scheduled follow up patients.

  • Support PCPs and consulting psychiatric providers with regard to psychiatric medications, including basic patient education and helping to monitor adherence, side effects and effectiveness.

  • Work with the primary care team to refer patients to community mental health centers when appropriate, and support patients during transition.

  • Facilitate time-limited behavioral therapy groups, including psycho-education and skill-building.

  • Work in cooperation with other behavioral health staff, including peer consultation and information sharing.

  • Work with clinic reception and other support staff to maximize patient access to behavioral health services.

  • Coordinate care with staff at community mental health centers to facilitate exchange of information on services and shared patients.


Basic Qualifications:



  • Minimum three (3) years of experience providing mental health diagnosis and treatment for children and adolescents.



  • Masters degree in psychology, social work or a related discipline.


License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (Washington) required at hire OR Mental Health Counselor License (Washington) required at hire OR Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Washington) required at hire


Additional Requirements:

  • Actively promotes team-based care within multidisciplinary medical teams including comfort in communicating with medical colleagues about clinical care.

  • Working knowledge of a wide range of behavioral health conditions across the lifespan and clinical spectrum.

  • Skill in assessing and intervening on patients with complex presentations, including those with comorbid medical and psychiatric symptoms.

  • Ability to utilize brief behavioral health assessments to form diagnostic impressions and develop initial care plans

  • Knowledge of substance use disorders and ability to provide brief screening and evidence-based behavioral interventions for them.

  • Expertise in using contemporary, validated assessment instruments for behavioral health conditions that are appropriate to the primary care setting.

  • Working knowledge of psycho-pharmacology.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with persons of varied racial, educational and socio-economic backgrounds as well as individuals with disabilities.

  • Ability to utilize interpretation services to provide care to non-English speaking patients.

  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with patients, families, co-workers and community resources.

  • Ability to maintain professional standards and follow the treatment policies and procedures of Kaiser Permanente and of state, local and federal regulators.

  • Knowledge of and skill in the use of computers with the ability to learn and use required software programs, including clinical documentation in an electronic health record program.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six (6) plus years of experience providing mental health services in a school based setting.

  • Knowledge and skills in treating children and adolescents with mental health disorders including depressive disorders, eating disorders, conduct disorders and ADD/ADHD.

Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Rainier Valley Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Central Campus South - School Based Clinics - 1130 Pay Range: $70000 - $90530 / year Sign on bonus: $5000.00 The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest

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