Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Social Worker~(C-CATODSW)
The City of Everett is seeking a highly motivated individual for the appointive position of Community Support Specialist/Social Worker.
Under the general supervision of an Everett Police supervisor, respond to people with mental health, substance use, behavioral, housing, financial and other social service needs. The duties include considerable public contact and are intended to bridge the gap between law enforcement and/or emergency medical response and the social needs of people within this population. An individual in this classification will directly contact and/or accompany law enforcement on patrol to assist individuals belonging to the target population in accessing mental health, substance use, and/or homeless or other social services. Work is reviewed through conferences, analyses of reports and observations. Successful performance of the work requires the incumbent to exercise individual initiative and apply considerable independent judgment gained through experience.
Cultivate contacts and establish and maintain positive, effective, collaborative working relationships with Everett Police Department personnel, Everett Fire Department personnel, other law enforcement agencies, other emergency medical response agencies court systems, members of the Community Streets Initiative, community leaders, Snohomish County Human Services, federal, state, regional and local agencies, homeless shelters, area community service and faith-based groups, staff of state and local hospitals and health providers in an effort to care for and assist chronic utilizers and other citizens in need of social services.
Develop a network of working relationships with: the Triage Center, voluntary outreach teams, Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) teams, Snohomish County Jail, detox providers, emergency housing providers and other social service providers.
Serve as a liaison with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies and the community. Participate in system planning, including representation on various committees.
Establish and maintain rapport with the population served.
A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, nursing, or counseling or related field; and two (2) years’ experience in the direct treatment of acutely and severely mentally ill, homeless and/or chemically dependent individuals. Experience as a Mental Health Counselor or Specialist specific to the area of homeless individuals, preferably those living with mental illness and or substance addictions is preferred.
Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License within 30 days of hire.
Possession of or the ability to obtain and maintain licensure throughout period of employment of one of the following licenses issued by the State of Washington:
A valid Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or
A valid Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW), or
A valid Licensed Social Work Associate and Independent Clinical (LSWAIC), or
A valid Licensed Social Work Associate and Advanced (LSWAA)
The City of Everett, population 108,000, is the county seat of Snohomish County, Washington. Located about 25 miles north of Seattle, Everett is a Pacific-Rim city situated on Port Gardner Bay. Once a mill town built on wood-based industries, today's labor force of more than 80,000 is predominately employed in technology, aerospace and service-based industries. The city government operates with an... elected mayor and a seven-member city council. Everett was home to the late U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson.
City of Everett
Everett Community College
Port of Everett (commercial seaport)
Fluke Corporation (electronic testing equipment)
Naval Station Everett (the Navy's state-of-the-art base with five Navy destroyers and two Coast Guard vessels)
Providence Everett Medical Center
Snohomish County Government
Snohomish County Public Utility District
The Boeing Company (747, 767, 777 wide-bodied aircraft, and the 787 Dreamliner)
The Everett School District and Mukilteo School District serve the city’s K-12 students. Everett Community College, Washington State University (North Puget Sound-Everett), the University of Washington and UW Bothell Branch Campus, Cascadia College, Edmonds Community College and ITT Technical Institute provide higher education in the area. University Center at Everett Station offers upper level classes from several state universities.
Interstate 5 is the major north/south highway access. The Everett marina is the largest public marina on the West Coast. Snohomish County Airport at Paine Field has the capacity for a large range of aircraft sizes and types. The Washington State Ferry System operates from Mukilteo, Edmonds and Seattle. Everett Transit, Community Transit and Sound Transit operate extensive bus routes. Amtrak and Burlington Northern provide rail service, and Sound Transit provides commuter light rail service to Edmonds and Seattle. Everett Station, a transportation center near downtown, offers local, cross-country and express buses as well as trains, shuttles, taxis and Park-and-Ride facilities. The Port of Everett Seaport is the fastest growing commercial export port on the west coast.
Residents and visitors enjoy more than 40 parks, trails, golf courses and open spaces. Summer and winter sports opportunities abound at nearby lakes, rivers and campgrounds, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, Whidbey and San Juan Islands. Everett is home to the AquaSox baseball team, a Class A minor league team associated with the Seattle Mariners. The Everett Events Center, which seats 8,000, opened September 2003 and is home to the Everett Silvertips who are part of the Western Hockey League.
Statistics and Demographics
Statistics and demographics information for the Everett area can be found on the Economic Alliance Snohomish County website.