Clinical Intake Specialist - MA Level *Cap Hill*


The Clinical Intake Specialist is vital to welcoming clients to care with Sound and ensuring that clients receive the right care in the right intensity at the right time from their first contact. The Clinical Intake Specialist is responsible for completing initial assessments and determining appropriate diagnosis and level of care for newly enrolling clients. This includes following guidelines to ensure clients are appropriately assigned to various outpatient programs.

The Clinical Intake Specialist role does not carry an active, ongoing caseload.


  • Provide thorough initial assessment of client needs utilizing Sound's integrated assessment process
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation according to agency policies.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and professional relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respectful of individual and cultural differences.
  • Participate in team consultations, meetings and in-service trainings.
  • Participate in ongoing program development and assessment.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, Sound policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Understand and apply recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in his/her work at Sound.


Establishes and maintains positive, ethical, and professional working relationships with all team members, clients, vendors, and other professionals.


  • Master's degree in a therapeutic counseling field, with a strong emphasis in working directly with adults, children and community agencies is required, plus two years' experience as a psychotherapist or case manager with adults 
  • Must qualify to be a Mental Health Professional (MHP) in Washington State.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or higher credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • A valid Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) or Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT) certification preferred.


  • Understanding of individual therapy, group therapy and/or case management approach to provide services. 
  • Good working knowledge of resources. 
  • Familiarity with state and local health delivery systems, including knowledge of various funding principles and clinical services mandates. 
  • Work independently, to learn new tasks and skills quickly, to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and to manage a crisis effectively. 
  • Capacity to appreciate and work well with the complex and diverse population.


  • Must pass a criminal background check. 
  • Must have WA state driver's license and insurable driving record. 
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential.
  • Prefer WA State licensure and/or WAC 


To successfully perform the essential duties of this position, an individual must be able to sit at a desk for six or more hours a day, and use office equipment, including phones and computer keyboards, for six or more hours per day. Individuals must be able to engage vendors, team members, clients and others over the phone and in-person by voice. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential position functions.


The above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the position. Team members will be required to follow any other position-related instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an ?at-will? basis.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Recruitment@Sound.Health