- Job date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:29:27 GMT
- Expected salary: $26.59 – 34.84 per hour
- Job title: EAP Counselor
- Company: State of Washington
- Location: Olympia, WA
This posting will be used to fill two positions. Please note that these positions are Part-Time, 20 hours per week, and are benefit eligible.
Are you a counseling professional who desires to use your counseling skills to assist WA State employees who are in need of your services? Might you be looking to supplement your private practice? If you feel as strongly about public service as we do, we welcome you to apply.
Who you are:
You’re unflappable in the face of stress, and remain calm and resilient in crisis situations. You’ve got strong problem solving skills. You’re able to multi-task and manage multiple priorities, and possess excellent follow-up skills. You’re comfortable with public speaking, both in-person and online. If you are a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, this is an added bonus!
Who we are:
The (DES) is a central service organization, providing support and services for state agencies, cities and municipalities, higher education, vendors, and the citizens of the state of Washington. At DES, we passionately pursue our vision of:
- Satisfied customers,
- Satisfied team members, and
- Financial health of the Agency.
We listen to customers and team members to understand what they need and expect. We promote creativity, learning, and improvement to meet those needs and adapt to the ever-changing business environment. We measure our results and seek feedback to improve our performance. We value respect, integrity, excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and seek new team members that share those values.
**NOTE: This is a virtual position, and we encourage candidates from all parts of WA state to apply, including Seattle and surrounding areas, Eastern Washington and Central Washington.
Why might you be interested in this opportunity:
This would be a great opportunity to supplement your private practice income. It would also be an opportunity to earn guaranteed hours per week while working in a virtual setting.
At DES, we offer supported growth and development, including many opportunities to promote within the agency.
In this role, you will provide support and assistance to employers (supervisors/management/HR) and employees and their family members in identifying and resolving personal and work-life concerns in order to promote a productive and healthy workforce. You will be responsible for:
- Providing Direct Client Services, including delivery of professional, solution-focused, culturally-relevant EAP clinical services, including:
- Clinical Assessments
- Organization Consultation
- Incident Stress Management
- Presentations and Webinars
- Crisis Intervention
- Administrative Duties, including:
- Documentation of all services in an electronic record system.
- Completion of accurate and timely written clinical assessments.
- Maintain highest level of confidentiality and ethics per state law and all applicable professional codes.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge and relevant licensure or certifications.
This position may require travel between EAP’s work location and other agency locations locally and across the state to attend meetings and conduct on-site services, including occasional overnight travel.
Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or related field from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
a minimum of three years of professional experience and training in mental/behavioral health and counseling, preferably in an employee assistance program.
Licensure at the advanced level in at least one of the following fields is required:
- Clinical Social Work
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Professional Counseling or Mental Health Counseling
- Substance Use Disorder Professional
**Required Occupational Specific Qualifications-professional experience noted above should include the following areas:
- Counseling: Conduct clinical assessment and develop individualized assistance plans based on findings of assessment to address identified problems, effectively uses a variety of tools and methods to encourage adults to change behavior and/or overcome physical/emotional barriers, provide referrals to employees and their families for diagnosis, treatment, and/or community resources, develop follow-up plans.
- Training: Effectively communicate information for the purpose of having others learn, understand, and apply specific principles, techniques, or information.
The most successful candidates will possess the following qualifications:
- Training and experience in Incident Stress Management (ISM).
- Knowledge of or experience in assessing and treating substance abuse and addiction issues.
- Knowledge of or experience in short-term counseling models.
- Knowledge of or experience with culturally relevant and trauma-informed practices and care.
- Consultations: Experience with providing consultation to supervisors and managers regarding employee work performance, behavioral issues, and underlying personal problems which may be contributing factors, and effective partnering to help managers and state employees identify, evaluate, and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems, and service needs.
- Analysis: Use data and information in a clear and rational thought process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions.
- Ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment.
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Please provide the following documents in order to be considered:
- A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
- A current resume, detailing experience, and education; and
- A current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information (attached or available to provide at the time of interview)
By submitting these materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.
Prior to any new appointment into the Department of Enterprise Services, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran’s Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For additional information on Veteran’s Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, .
We thank you and are grateful for your service!
The Department of Enterprise Services celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.
You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.
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Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Steve Camerer at (360) 407-8408 or [email protected]