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Kootenai Health Mental Health Specialist in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Do you have a passion for providing optimal mental health supports to those utilizing treatment and educational services? Do you have a dream to share your passion - Join our Behavioral Health Team as the newest Mental Health Specialist at Kootenai Health!

As a Mental Health Specialist on our team, and under direct supervision, you will provide child, adolescent, or adult patient support and supervision in a treatment or educational milieu; and assist in the maintenance of a safe, secure environment that enhances treatment and/or educational effectiveness.

  • Competent to meet age specific needs of the unit assigned

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology, social work or related field.

  • OR Human Services Certification or Registered Counselor Certification and 2 years related patient care experience preferred.

  • Crisis prevention training, or must acquire within 6 months of employment, required.

  • BLS Required. Current AHA Healthcare provider, American Red Cross or Kootenai Health BLS within 60 days of hire.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to maintain a sitting position

  • Typical equipment used in an office job

  • Must be able to stoop, crouch, or bend

  • Must be able to push, pull, or transport heavy equipment

  • Exposure to needles, blood and body fluids, etc.

Why Kootenai Health?

Kootenai Health has a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest and has a rich history that spans nearly 60 years of innovation, achievements, and benchmarks in healthcare. Providing a comprehensive range of medical services, our main campus is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and includes a 330-bed community-owned Level II Trauma hospital. We have been recognized among large employers as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, and are regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to our community.

Employer Highlights:

  • 3 Time Magnet Designated since 2006 – This designation is nursing's top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence. Kootenai was the first hospital in the Inland Northwest to receive this designation and the second in Idaho.

  • Member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – in 2014 Kootenai Health became the 30th member, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. Kootenai Health is the first health care organization in the Pacific Northwest to be selected as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and, like all network members, will remain locally-owned and independent health care provider.

  • Most Wired / Wireless Hospital, Hospital & Health Networks – Kootenai is consistently named one of the 100 Most Wired hospitals in the country. In this same survey, Kootenai also earned a spot on the list of Top 25 Most Wireless hospitals.

  • 3 Time Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner – Kootenai Health has been recognized as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world!

Employer Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits! 100% employer-paid health insurance premiums for full-time employees.

  • A tuition assistance program! If you want to further your education, we’ll help you pay for it!

  • Looking forward to retirement? We’ll help you with that! We offer a 457 retirement plan through Fidelity with a match of 3-6% based on years of service and defined contribution account which puts 2% of your annual income into a retirement account for you.

  • Convenient Daycare near campus!

  • Competitive wages and annual increases!

  • An award winning and incentive-driven wellness program!

  • Employee reward, recognition, and retention programs!

  • Professional development and leadership training opportunities!

  • And much more!

Have you considered a career at Kootenai Health? Maybe you should! Apply today!

Kootenai Health complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sex. Kootenai Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sex.