Opportunities With Passages



We welcome adults, families, youth, and children who are enrolled in Washington’s Apple Heath program, and are facing behavioral health challenges. We believe that our behavioral health services make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve and contribute to the health, safety, and quality of life for everyone in Spokane County.


  • Employees earn 80 hours of sick leave at the beginning of every year.
  • Employees receive 13 paid holidays off per year.
  • Employees earn 2 weeks paid vacation in the first two years of employment.
  • Eligible employees have access to WA paid medical leave and disability leave under qualifying conditions.
  • Enjoy an extended weekend with Friday noon closures, every week of the year.


  • Medical, dental and vision benefits are available, and we pay the monthly premium for enrolled employees.
  • We offer an impressive 401K retirement plan including up to 4% employer contribution after one year.
  • Company paid life insurance is available with coverage that starts upon hire.
  • Short/long-term disability options are available under qualifying conditions.


  • We offer a signing bonus for direct service staff.
  • We participate in federal and state loan reimbursement programs for those who qualify.
  • We pay for all Department of Health license fees.
  • No-cost licensure supervision is available for those pursuing clinical licensure.
  • Employees receive a generous merchandise store credit.
  • We encourage a culture of staff team building through group events and luncheons throughout the year.


Spokane is a vibrant metropolitan center serving as the cultural, economic, educational, and social hub of the Intermountain Northwest. With a moderate cost of living and quick commute times, the Spokane region leaves residents with more time to live, play and enjoy a high quality of life that won’t break the bank.

From its’ many diverse K-12 options, world-class symphony, Best of Broadway Series, concerts, and music venues of all sizes, numerous wineries/breweries and so much more, the region supports year-round entertainment and outdoor recreation.

• Multiple lakes and rivers are scattered throughout our region.
• Numerous public and private golf courses are available.
• We have 5 ski resorts within a 2-hour drive.
• Numerous state and national parks are easily accessible.
• Spokane has a minor league baseball and hockey team, and of course Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball.


Passages Family Support is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workplace. We are committed to building a team that is inclusive of all people, including those of LGBTQIA+ communities, members of all ethnic groups, people with disabilities and medical conditions, foreign-born residents, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Please call 509.252.0856, or e-mail smaike@passagesfs.org if you have questions regarding any of these positions, or if you would like to see a complete job description.  

If you’re interested in applying, please start by sending a cover letter and resumé in the form below. Any attached documents must be in PDF format only. You can also send a cover letter and resumé to smaike@passagesfs.org

Passages Family Support is recruiting for experienced certified peer specialists to work at the Termonn House, the first adult peer respite house in Spokane County. Termonn House Peer Respite is a peer-run home-like environment for individuals age 18+ in a low level of crisis.

Passages is recruiting to fill peer counselor positions covering weekday afternoon shifts (full time) and weekends (days, afternoons and night positions) which also cover holidays and vacations (part-time positions).

The peer specialist will:

1) Promote engagement and develop positive relationships with Passages’ Peer Respite clients.

2) Model and teach behaviors that lead to healthy choices, the development of resiliency, and the 10 Components of Recovery.

3) Support guests of the Peer Respite in accordance with their recovery plan using a strengths-based, recovery approach that acknowledges the whole person.

4) The Peer Specialist manages time effectively so that each guest has the opportunity to speak privately with staff should they wish to do so and that each guest’s well-being is monitored.

5) The Peer Specialist provides individual and group activities, for example: talking, facilitating activities that address different dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional, social, financial, etc, music, crafts, watching t.v. with guests.

6) The Peer Specialist works with the guest to meet the goals identified in their Recovery Plan, including any health goals such as physical activity, healthy eating habits, smoking cessation.

7) The Peer Specialist works to ensure the house atmosphere contributes to rest and comfort of the guests

8) Appropriate professional boundaries are maintained between staff, guests, visitors and others with the expectation of discussions in weekly supervision and training in ethics and boundaries.

9) Peer Specialist practices and communicates to guests the need to maintain confidentiality and privacy.

10) Participate in house management by:

a. Ensuring the house is kept tidy, welcoming, and hygienic

b. Ensuring assigned tasks are completed timely and in accordance with established procedures and infection control practices.

c. Kitchen is inspected regularly throughout the shift to ensure food items are stored appropriately and the kitchen is clean.

d. Any food handling is done according to accepted safe food handling procedures.

e. Peer Respite staff shall perform minor housekeeping functions such as, for example, sweep, check refrigerator temperature, clean out the refrigerator for left over food when a guest leaves, change bedding when a guest leaves without checking out, etc.

f. Assist in the checking out process for all guests.

g. Change key codes or other assigned security functions when guests depart.

h. If required, transport guests in the company vehicle for them to purchase food, or other activities required for their needs.

i. When there are no assigned guests in the Termonn House, the Peer Specialist will participate in quality assurance projects, house maintenance activities (indoors and outdoors), and other assigned tasks to maintain the Termonn House.

Minimum qualifications include at least two years’ experience working as a CPC with individuals age 18 and older in a behavioral health agency.

Benefits of working at Passages include:

· the full time staff work a 35 hour work week but being paid for a 40 hour work week

· sign on bonus – half paid at first paycheck; 2nd half at gaining permanent status at 6 months

· paid health insurance,

. 13 paid holidays per year for full time staff; overtime pay for those working the holiday

· ability to contribute to a matching 401(k) plan after one year

· employer paid WA Paid Family and Medical Leave act and WA Cares Fund payroll deductions

· 40 hours of vacation leave granted at hire and 40 hours granted at six months

· paid lunch periods

Salary range: salary for full time employees is $26.00 per hour. Salary for part-time employees is $28.00 per hour. Employees who work a holiday are paid time and a half.

Passages is a licensed peer-run behavioral health organization. We invite you to work with a great team.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $26.00 – $28.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • peer counselor: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

Passages’ Employee Benefits:


Passages Family Support offers internship opportunities at our office in Spokane, WA through partnerships with Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume below.  You can also have your faculty field advisor contact us to discuss internship opportunities.



We are always looking for volunteers to assist with our Recovery Through the Arts program.

To get more information about how you can help, please complete the form below.

Enrollee Advisory Council:

Do you like to share your opinion? Passages is now recruiting 3 adults, and 3 parents of enrolled children, to advise us on how our services could be better provided. 

Meetings will be held via Zoom, 3 times a year with Passages Executive Director, Becky Hammill. Participants will also receive a $25 gift card.  

The Passages’ Advisory Council is open to current enrollees and those who have discharged from services in the last six months.  If you would like to apply, please complete the “Enrollee Advisory Application” at the bottom of the page. 

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