Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Behavioral Health Support Staff Needed in King County

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URGENT: King County is seeking staff with behavioral health training to staff the COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facilities. Currently, two locations are being set up: One in Kent and another in North Seattle, with additional locations likely.

View a brief video about the isolation and quarantine facilities

These are facilities for people who have symptoms of COVID-19 and have been tested by the EDs but the test results have not come back yet, or for individuals recovering and needing a safe place to stay.

Term Limited Temporary (TLT) job postings are now available. Find out how to apply here.

This position will be part of a 24 hour onsite multidisciplinary team that offers support to guests and each other.  Behavioral health support staff will be asked to provide de-escalation and crisis intervention support for guests who experience a behavioral health event. The goal is to support the comfort of the guest and to promote their remaining in quarantine for the time necessary to obtain test negative results and/or complete the isolation period. The majority of these interventions will be completed telephonically.

If you are willing to volunteer or have additional questions, please email Jennifer Winslow at

For more information about community, school, and human services, please visit King County’s COVID-19 website.