Community Mental Health
Liaison for Mental Health Court - Request for Interest (RFI)
Snohomish County Human Services is seeking a mental health professional to act as a Liaison to a Mental Health Court in Snohomish County. This RFI is funded by 0.1% Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Sales Tax funds in the amount of $35,000 annually, prorated for the term of the contract (through December 31, 2012). It is anticipated the contract will be renewed in 2013, subject to approval of the County Council. An Applicant's Conference will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 11 am in 4B05; written inquiries must be received by 9 am June 12th.
Responses to the RFI must be received by 12:00 pm (noon), Tuesday, July 10, 2012. For additional information, please review the full Request for Interest Packet
in PDF (0.9 MB)
- Take the Dignity & Respect Pledge!
The North Sound Mental Health Community has initiated a Dignity and Respect Campaign to promote the belief that all people in our community are deserving of dignity and respect. In every community we encourage treating one another with Dignity and Respect. To take the pledge, go to the Dignity & Respect website. Note: this is not a County website.
View the 2006 Jail Transition Services Report (54 KB).
About the Program
The Community Mental Health Program provides for residential placement, community support, and crisis response services to persons with mental illness of all ages who meet the statutory definition of "acute," "chronic" or "seriously disturbed." The program:
- Contracts for community services
- Monitors services
- Plans for and develops new programs
- Conducts general troubleshooting, and
- Provides the following direct services:
- Screening and authorization of residential placements
- Discharge planning for patients of hospitals and treatment centers
- Advocacy for clients
- Problem-solving with clients
- Planning for and coordination of services for difficult-to-serve individuals
- Mediation of consumer/customer complaints
Last year the program authorized over 5,000 assessments and developed individualized plans to help persons who had been hospitalized for a mental illness make a successful transition back to living in the community.
The Mental Health Advisory Board provides advocacy and community input for community mental health concerns. For additional meeting information, please visit the Human Services Public Meetings web page.
The County also appoints representatives to the North Sound Mental Health Administration (NSMHA) Advisory Board to provide independent and objective advice on the regional public mental health program. For additional information about this board, please go to the NSMHA Advisory Board* web page. *note: the NSMHA Advisory Board is a regional board; clicking this link will open a new window and take you to the NSMHA website.
For more information or to apply for appointment to either board please contact Jill Dace at 425-388-7209 or by email at email@example.com.
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