Professional Positions

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Cowlitz Family Health Center is an EOE / Affirmative Action Employer

PCAP Advocate

Family Health Center is looking for an advocate to join our Behavioral Health outpatient team for PCAP – The Parent-Child Assistance Program.  This position is a para-professional intervention for high-risk women and their families and will be responsible for providing direct outreach, home visitation case management, and advocacy services to high-risk mothers who have used alcohol and/or drugs heavily during pregnancy, and to their children, partners, and extended families when needed.   The PCAP Advocate maintains a professional, collegial positive relationship with staff and clients.

Some of the key duties and responsibilities are performing case management activities, managing a caseload of 15-20 clients and their families,  conduct home visits, provide outreach services, administer clinical assessment instruments, collect and enter data, participate in staff meetings and required trainings, complete special projects.  Along with your PCAP supervisor you will have interaction with the University of Washington PCAP team and staff from other PCAP sites in Washington.


  • BA or BS degree and 4 years of community –based experience working with high risk populations
  • Experience on issues/projects working with prenatal substance abuse or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum of 1-2 years previous/related experience
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively engage with high risk mothers and their families
  • Strong communication skills  and ability to work with community service providers and resources
  • Ability to work with a low-income, multi-ethnic patient population and a demonstrated ability to relate respectfully and effectively to people of diverse racial, educational and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Must be a confident, self-directed individual who can work within a team as well as independently
  • Strong communication, organization, documentation and record keeping skills necessary.
  • A valid unrestricted driver’s license.

We do background checks and pre employment drug tests.

Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee

We are looking for a Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee to work at our Residential and Outpatient facilities.  Are you enrolled in a Chemical Dependency program at a higher learning institute?   Do you have a passion to help people?  Do you have the patience to be a good listener?  Can you work in a stress filled environment and still make common sense decisions. Are you self-motivated and great at multi-tasking?  Do you have WA certification/registrations, necessary documentation to be compliant with immunizations, HIV/AIDS training, CPR and First Aid?  We would be very interested in finding out about you.

Your responsibilities would include but not be limited to:   daily communication with other staff members, agencies, and the public regarding agency issues.  Following all policies and procedures; prepare clinical paperwork, assist with patient medication calls, use a multi line phone system, and provide transportation for clients/patients.


  • Must be enrolled in a Chemical Dependency Program at a higher learning institute
  • Must have all registrations and certifications necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position including an Active Washington Counselor registration
  • Proof of Up to Date training on HIV/AIDS, CPR, & First Aid
  • Have a current valid Driver’s License and obtain a Driver’s Abstract from the DMV
  • Have proof of Up to date immunizations or be able to get proof
  • Possess strong communication skills — verbal and Oral
  • Computer skills — Word, Excel, Outlook
  • EPIC knowledge a +  (electronic Medical Record entry)
  • Be well versed in HIPPA confidentiality laws
  • Must have working knowledge of ASAM Patient Placement Criteria as well as DSM IV
  • Must be knowledgeable of Washington Administration Codes and the Revised Code of Washington,  to ensue Unit compliance with all requirements
  • Must be well organized and keep documentation up to date
  • Must be at least 2 years with no alcohol or other drug abuse/misuse prior to employment

We do background checks and drug test

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

We are seeking a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a passion for providing quality and compassionate medical and psychiatric services for a diverse population of patients.  Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners work as part of the patient’s care team and participate in care coordination activities to provide whole person health.  


  • Two or more years experience providing psychiatric nurse practitioner services care in a primary care outpatient setting, or related experience.
  • Current Washington State license,without restriction, probation, or limiting condition or threat thereof.
  • Board certified or Board eligible in Psychiatric Practice
  • Valid unrestricted license or registration to prescribe medications, pharmaceuticals, and controlled substances.
  • Working knowledge of the specialty mental health system structure and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of evidence-based psychiatric/psycho social treatments for common mental disorders.
  • Knowledge of psychopharmacology for common mental disorders
  • Experience working with patients who have co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, and physical health problems.
  • Experience working with safety net providers within the community and knowledge of community resources.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Comfortable and competent with computers
  • Experience and competency with electronic health records
  • Ability to travel to our other clinic locations
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented
  • Customer focused attitude 
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus