Mental Health Therapist - Adults (Longview, WA) $7,500 Sign-on bonus

Why Work For Us?

Columbia Wellness is proud to be a company of real people committed to quality. We are focused on building a better future in mental health and behavioral healthcare. We have established a strong referral base in the community and we are invested in our clinical growth. We offer generous training opportunities, free supervision, and a large spectrum of programs in which you can work. Columbia Wellness is located in-between two major cities, Seattle and Portland. By working with us you get the best of both small town and big city life. You're close to the beach, the mountains, the quiet and the city life. If you're looking for a place to call home and build a career, join our team at Columbia Wellness.

If you want to make a difference that matters then we want to hear from you. Together we can do more.

Some of What You'll Do:

Clinicians provide initial and ongoing assessments for individuals wishing to receive outpatient mental health treatment in order to determine if the individual has a qualifying DSM-5 diagnosis and to formulate a treatment plan.  Clinicians conducting intakes provide the foundation for client care, guiding the client to the best evidence based treatment modalities for their presenting concerns. Individual, family, and group therapy are provided to treat a broad array of behavioral health disorders, including facilitation to a Medical Home. Clinical services are provided with a context of multi-agency collaboration with an emphasis on effective, outcome-oriented treatment.  Natural and formal supports are actively involved in treatment. 

 What We Require:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Mental Health Professional as defined in WAC 388-865-0238 or its successor, summarized as:
  • Master's degree in social work, or
  • Licensed mental health counselor, licensed mental health counselor associate, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed marriage and family therapist associate, or
  • Master's degree in counseling or social services from an accredited college and two years of experience in the direct treatment of individuals with mental illness obtained under the supervision of a mental health professional
  • *Recent graduates are not subject to the required two years' experience.  Recent graduates shall receive a higher level of supervision until they 1) meet the WAC Mental Health Professional definition, or 2) receive a MHP waiver
  • Master's or Nursing degree in counseling and/or social services related field from an accredited college or university required.
  • LMHCA or LMFTA required, licensure preferred.
  • State of Washington mental health specialty in child, disability (developmental disability/serious physical handicap or sensory impairment), and/or older adult populations preferred.
  • Clinical competence in providing assessment, supportive services, education, and therapy to children, youth and their natural supports.
  • Clinical competence in providing assessments using the DSM-5
  • Clinical competence in treatment planning
  • Clinical competence in the provision of individual, family and group treatment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to plan work to ensure efficient use of time, establishment of goals, non-duplication of effort, scheduling of projects, getting projects started without delay.
  • Ability to function as a team member.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and others to maintain respect, confidence and positive public relations.
  • Reliability in performance of assignments: conscientiously, accurately & effectively.
  • Cooperative, enthusiastic attitude towards their work, displaying a professional image to the community.
  • Capacity for accepting responsibility & acting independently to achieve goals.
  • Ability to express self clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to be flexible and manage urgent and crisis situations effectively.
  • Commitment to providing behavioral health services to children, youth, and their families.
  • Commitment to continued professional development.
  • Ability to motivate staff and develop a working team around individual cases.
  • Values and actively participates in supervision.

Salary: $29.80 - $32.79/hr. depending on education and experience

Sign on bonus: $7,500.00

Relocation assistance: Up to $1,500 in relocation reimbursement.

*If offered a position you will also receive a $7,500 signing bonus. Bonus is payable at $3,750 in your first paycheck and $3,750 after 6 months of employment.

This position is a part of a union (OPEIU Local 11)

We are proud to be able to not only offer competitive compensations but also a benefit package that our employees love.

We offer all permanent full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision paid in full for employees and children beginning the 1st of the month following 30 days of full-time employment. Spousal/Significant other coverage at a nominal cost to employee of just $46.95 per month.
  • Long term disability and life insurance paid for by the employer
  • 5% of gross pay put into a retirement plan by the employer. Immediately vested, no match requirement.
  • 11 paid holidays.
  • 26 days of paid time off.
  • Revenue share opportunities.
Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 70 years!