Mental Health Therapist - Crisis Support Unit

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:

This position is part of a 24/7 program, scheduled shifts may vary.

Performs wide array of direct and indirect services in the Crisis Services system.  Indirect services include development and ongoing implementation of standardized clinical tools including: Mental Status Exams, Continuous Quality Control, LRA Management and CSU intake and chart reviews, maintaining clinical quality on the unit through observation of staff and clinical functions, monitoring budget, staffing, and compliance with state and local policies.  Responsible for clinical review to insure quality control and agency standards. Direct services include assessment for persons experiencing acute/urgent emotional or mental problems.  Emphasis is on outreach to the community as member of a team with the goal of diverting hospitalizations when possible, clinical oversight of Crisis staff, field supervisions, etc.

What We Require:

  • Professional licensure as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • 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.
  • 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.

Salary: $28.00/hr. If offered a position you will also receive a $3,000 signing bonus and have the potential to have relocation costs up to $1,500 covered if outside a 65 mile radius. 

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 the employee and their family
  • 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.
  • 9 paid holidays
  • 25 days of Paid Time Off per year

*NO Phone Calls Please!

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 60 years!