Full Time
Port Orchard, WA
Posted Today
Job description

This team member will be responsible for the administration of the Youth Behavioral Health Navigator Program within the Salish Region. This program works to establish and/or strengthen collaborative communication, service coordination, and data collection processes and convenes multi-disciplinary teams to improve access to and coordination of services for children and youth experiencing behavioral health crises.

This team member’s duties will include:
  • Leading youth system coordination including the development and implementation the Salish Youth Behavioral Health Navigator Program
  • Providing staff supervision of youth program coordinators,
  • Ensuring the quality of behavioral health services within our community to include coordination with individuals with behavioral health needs, treatment providers/facilities, and participation in statewide planning initiatives.
  • Serving as a clinical liaison between SBH-ASO, community partners, treatment agencies, schools, youth/families
The successful candidate will have knowledge of Washington State behavioral health regulations and behavioral health diagnosis, treatment techniques and practices. Must have experience with program development and implementation to include monitoring grant requirements and subcontractor compliance, and the ability to administer plans based on identified community priorities.

The SBH-ASO was formed through an Interlocal Agreement between Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam Counties. This consortium of counties, provides planning, contracting and administration for the regional crisis system and limited behavioral health programs and services to low-income/uninsured individuals in the three-county region. Kitsap County serves as the Administrative Entity for SBH-ASO. The SBH-ASO Division of the Human Services Department administers an annual operating budget in excess of $17 million, including State Funding, Federal Grants and Apple Health Medicaid.



  • Master’s in the social sciences or closely related field and
  • Four years of behavioral health experience, with at least one year serving youth populations
  • One year of lead or supervisory experience
  • One year experience with community engagement and/or group facilitation
  • Child Mental Health Specialist Certification, preferred
If you use education to meet the requirements for the position, a copy of your official transcripts must be submitted prior to your first day of employment.

Criminal Conviction Standards:
  • The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
    • Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position:
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • The duties in this position are performed in an office setting utilizing standard office equipment.
  • Travel will be required for offsite meetings with local, regional, and statewide groups as needed.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Ensure the quality of clinical services provided to individuals with behavioral health needs
  • Act as clinical treatment liaison between the SBH-ASO and providers, CLIP facilities, inpatient facilities, and residential treatment facilities.
  • Participate in the resolution of sensitive or complex inquiries, problems, complaints, or emergencies affecting the availability or quality of behavioral health services.
  • Conduct Utilization Management Reviews
  • Address over and under-utilization through clinical consultation with providers and through review of utilization management data.
  • Represent the SBH-ASO in local, regional, and statewide meetings as needed.
  • Direct on-going comprehensive needs assessment, audits, and program evaluation.
  • Audit program for compliance with federal, state, and SBH-ASO requirements.
  • Analyze program for effectiveness and recommend improvements to existing services and system operations.
  • Provide planning leadership and direction and develop short and long-range plans, goals, and objectives for the behavioral health system.
  • Work with provider agencies, consumers, and other stakeholders to plan and implement changes across the region.
  • Serve as a liaison for provider agencies and subcontractors, providing technical assistance, consultation, and training.


  • Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • This position is non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position, and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.
  • Work hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Flexible hours are available, as approved by management.
  • Due to the Governor's Proclamation for healthcare providers and contractors, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with Kitsap County Human Services SBH-ASO.

This position is open until filled and will be screened weekly.

Non-Union Employees
There are a wide variety of benefits available to Kitsap County employees. Please visit our benefits website at: for specific information regarding the following benefits:
  • Medical and vision- Group Health or Premera "Most County Plans"
  • Dental – Delta Dental of Washington or Willamette Dental Group
  • Life Insurance – Basic, Optional Voluntary Term Life or Accidental Death and Dismemberment – Standard Insurance Company
  • Navia Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program –
  • Deferred Compensation (IRS Plan 457b)
  • PERS State Retirement Plan -
  • Annual (vacation) leave and Sick leave Accruals (Select the annual and sick leave link on the benefits website).
Enrollment Forms and Rate Information are available at:
Position Specific Information
This position is non-union and covered under the Personnel Manual.

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