Mental Health Professional (Crisis)

  • Location: Vancouver, WA
  • Type: Full-time
  • Job #184502
Vancouver, WA
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Mental Health Professional

  • Chance to make a positive community impact
  • Multiple openings


Lifeline Connections has been leading the way in mental wellness and substance use treatment for 60 years. Since opening our doors in 1962, we’ve provided hope, help and healing to thousands of individuals in Washington State and within the Portland metro area.

Today, with programs that cover mental health and wellness, recovery, employment and crisis management, our impact—and our desire to help more people—has never been greater.

If you’re looking for a social services non-profit that is rooted in community care and service, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.


Mental Health Professional

Under the supervision of the Program Director, you’ll provide behavioral health services to individuals at the Crisis Stabilization and Triage Center. 

The Crisis MHP will be responsible for providing specialized crisis intervention and short-term intervention services to adults experiencing an acute behavioral health crisis, with the goal of crisis stabilization within the least restrictive setting.


Practically speaking, you will:

  • Review Washington Administrative Codes (WACs) and Revised Codes (RCWs) and Federal regulations pertaining to mental health and chemical dependency treatment
  • Provides basic recovery support and documents services using recovery focused language
  • Ensures completion of designated mental health assessment for all participants
  • Determine provisional diagnosis and obtain documentation of medical necessity
  • Develop individualized service and recovery plans in partnership with participant and peer specialist
  • Assists in completing admission to the Center including orientation, hygiene, and organizing personal property
  • Helps in maintenance of recovery environments through room checks, removal of hazardous objects, and implementation of contraband policy
  • Maintain complete and up to date clinical files that document all services and contacts provided consistent with regulations
  • Initiate and complete incident reports
  • Work with clients in developing individual service plans that are strength based and meet their unique needs in compliance with regulations
  • Provide individual therapy, group therapy and case management services to clients in accordance with the individual service plan and evaluation recommendations
  • Work as part of a treatment team
  • Maintain complete and up to date clinical files that document all services and contacts provided consistent with regulations
  • Support and implement agency policies and procedures
  • Networks within the community to identify outside agencies and services available to help individuals meet their needs


The Details

There are both full and part-time, permanent positions available, working in our inpatient unit. Several shifts are available, including overnights and afternoons.

In addition to a wage between $22 and $26 per hour, FT staff will receive medical/dental/vision benefits, as well as life insurance, paid time-off, and 401K + Roth 401K Plan with 5% employer match. We also offer several unique benefits that make a big difference for many of our staff: things like first-time home buyers’ assistance, and reimbursement for tuition and accreditation.

Collaboration and community are the hallmarks of our work culture. We are a team that shares in our values and dedication to the important work that we do; we are person-centered, not only with our clients, but also with one another.



  • Master’s degree or higher in counseling/social sciences from an accredited college or university
  • Meet the requirements of a mental health professional as defined in WAC 246-341
  • 1+ years’ experience working with adults suffering from co-occurring mental illness and chemical dependence
  • Current CPR and First Aid and Food Handlers permit, or ability to obtain one within 90 days
  • Demonstrated knowledge regarding the management of challenging behaviors.
  • Understand and support the Living Room Model of service delivery-specifically that MHPs are not the primary support in the CSC
  • Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value of partnerships and individual choice, and the balance between protection from harm and personal dignity.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors.
  • Familiarity with Washington State regulations related to the provision of mental health services (RCW 71.05) and chemical dependency services (WAC 246-341) required
  • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License required including vehicle and appropriate vehicle
  • Current unencumbered driver license and proof of current car insurance
  • Ability to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or an approved medical/religious exemption


Applying with Ian Martin

Ian Martin is an established healthcare, IT and engineering hiring firm with over 60 years’ experience connecting talented candidates with meaningful work. When you apply, you’ll get more than just a chance at a great job—you’ll become part of a vast network of employers that are always changing.

We strive to build teams that reflect the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities.

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