School Based Therapist - CARE

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:

The School Therapist provides direct behavioral health services to children in Head Start and elementary schools (to age 8) and their families including intake assessment services, individual/family/group therapy, and crisis intervention designed to advance understanding of the emotional and social development of children and the influences of family, community, and cultural differences on student success. They will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with the parent/guardian of each student (if appropriate); complete treatment plans and plan updates and all charting requirements including online data entry of medical/behavioral health information; provide consultation for school staff regarding behavioral health issues of students (as appropriate) in accordance with all privacy laws, rules, and regulations; and conduct group therapy and lead parent education groups as necessary.

What We Require:

  • Master's in counseling, psychology, social work, or related human services field
  • Appropriate WA state licensure (associate licensure accepted)
  • At least 3 years prior experience in providing direct patient services to families and high-need children with social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues, preferably within a school setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • WA licensure

Salary: Depends on qualifications and experience

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

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

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