Intake Specialist

Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care - Renton, WA4.0


Responsible for screening and disposition requests for services from VCCC. Performs as crisis counselor, as needed. Gathers information for referral to our program and for statistical purposes.

Essential Job Functions: (This is not the job description in its entirety)

  • Conduct diagnostic mental health assessments with skill and compassion.
  • Provide client placement in appropriate level of care based on clinical screening and JCAHO criteria.
  • Ensure consent for services and understanding of client rights for individuals requesting services.
  • Work collaboratively with Front Desk, Care Coordinators and other staff involved in intake process.
  • Attain client satisfaction goals, as specified.
  • Attends scheduled VC staff meetings and training.
  • Assists Access Specialist for Intakes in the overall program development.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA Degree in Behavioral Sciences Field.
  • Two years of experience in mental health field or MSW.
  • Ability to obtain Washington State MHP (Mental Health Professional) designation upon hire.
  • Pass required background checks.
  • Ability to work independently.

Our caring, professional staff is Valley Cities’ most important asset – the very heart and center of who we are. Every day, we strive to ensure that your experience working at Valley Cities reflects the importance of your role as we carry out our mission. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, retirement, paid time off, and 10 paid holidays. Please send resume & cover letter to our Human Resources Department: FAX 253-661-8644 or directly to Valley Cities/HR, 325 W Gowe St, Kent, WA 98032.

We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans and does not unlawfully discriminate under federal, state, or local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status

Job Type: Full-time


  • mental health field: 2 years (Required)


  • Master's (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts