Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) in Goldendale, Washington is seeking a full-time Behavioral Health Counselor to join their strong, energetic and growing behavioral health team. This position offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes, medical/dental/vision, retirement, HSA or FSA, generous PTO, employer paid LTD plan, partial employer paid STD plan, medical services credit, and much more!
The Behavioral Health Counselor is one who provides professional counseling services within the mission, values and goals of KVH. The Counselor will work with children, adolescents, adults, and families to promote good therapy outcomes. The Counselor provides assessment, individual, group and family therapy; as well as diagnosis of patients experiencing serious mental and/or emotional disorders. The Counselor works with other Behavioral Health providers and Family Medicine staff to achieve integrated care and optimal outcomes for the patient.
At KVH Family Medicine, we are seeking to develop a strong behavioral healthcare team. Our goal is to provide integrated care to our patients by collaborating with Primary Care Providers, Care Managers, other counselors, and community partners. We believe patients heal when they have multiple sources of care and community support. With both our patients and staff, we seek to use a trauma-informed model of care that emphasizes strengths, encourages processing of traumas and relationship problems, and reduces likelihood of burnout. We believe behavioral health counselors perform best when they are in a work environment that includes: professional development and support, encouragement of self-care, and placing a high value in each counselor developing their unique therapeutic style.
Minimum Education, Training & Experience:
Master’s degree in counseling psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family counseling, or equivalent degree
Licensure / Certifications:
Current licensure to practice as Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Clinical Social Worker in the State of Washington or ability to obtain within 60 days.
At least two years’ of clinical experience providing behavioral health services
Knowledge of ethical standards, principles and practices of social work, counseling, and human behavior.
Knowledge of clinical assessment techniques, interviewing and other information gathering practices.
Ability to make independent clinical judgments.
Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, colleagues, and other community partners.
Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence.
Ability to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing.
Internal Number: 2020BHC
About Klickitat Valley Health
Klickitat Valley Health is a rural, critical-access hospital located in scenic Goldendale, Washington only two hours from Portland along the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge. KVH offers emergency and acute inpatient care and a full scope of ancillary services including a large Family Medicine practice. The KVH team consists of approximately 250 staff members and considers it an honor to offer high quality healthcare to our friends, family and neighbors.
Goldendale has a population of 3,500 and is nestled among the rolling Simcoe Hills with gorgeous views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, skiing, kayaking, and windsurfing are world-class with the Columbia River and untouched wilderness just minutes away. Locals enjoy the cultural offerings of Hood River and Portland, as well as the dozens of wineries that dot the landscape throughout the Columbia River Gorge. Each of the four seasons are prominent with beautiful wild-flowers in the Spring and fiery orange colors in the Fall.