Mental Health Therapist - Intakes

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:

Intake clinicians provide the 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.  Intake clinicians provide the foundation for client care, guiding the client to the best evidence based treatment modalities for their presenting concerns.

 What We Require:

  • 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
  • Master's or Nursing degree in counseling and/or social services related field from an accredited college or university required.
  • Agency Affiliated Registration in Washington State is 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 consumers and their natural supports.
  • Clinical competence in the provision of individual, family and group treatment
  • LMHCA or LMFTA required, licensure preferred.

Salary: $21.40 and up based on experience and qualifications. If offered a position you will also receive a $1000 signing bonus and have the potential to have relocation costs up to $1500 covered if outside a 65 mile radius. 

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 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 and 1 paid floater per year.
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation in the 1st year of employment, 4 weeks after the first year and 5 weeks after 4 years.
  • 3 pay increases within the first year of employment

*NO Phone Calls Please!

Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Visit our website: www.columbiawell.org to learn more about our organization.

Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 60 years!