Details for Mental Health Therapists-School Based in White Salmon and Goldendale


We are looking for School Based Mental Health Therapists to work as part of the treatment team to provide direct counseling and therapeutic support to students in a school setting. These positions will work full time (40 hrs/wk), 200 days per year.

Essential Functions:

  1. Work with students and their guardians in the development of an individual support plan which is strength based, measurable, and assists students in meeting their goals.
  2. Provide individual, family and group counseling, provide care coordination services as indicated for students in accordance with the individual support plan and evaluation recommendations.
  3. Work in an environment with students with mental health challenges including but not limited to self-injurious behaviors.
  4. Assess for need and submit referrals as clinically indicated for students on caseload.
  5. Administer and assess evidence-based measurement tools to track student improvement, success and readiness for service conclusion.
  6. Maintain complete and timely documentation as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations.
  7. Support and implement ESD 112 agency policies and procedures.
  8. Actively participate as a member of multidisciplinary team including but not limited to guardians and other natural supports, IEP teams, school and district staff, community treatment team members, and other  team members as indicated.
  9. Provide consultation, education and training for staff as directed by the program director or supervisor.

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications & Skills

Minimum  Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree or higher in Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology.
  2. Experience working with social/emotional at-risk youth.
  3. Experience with social/emotional support or therapy.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Hold or ability to obtain a unrestricted Washington license (LMHC, LMFT, or LICSW).
  2. Experience and understanding of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), including multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). 
  3. Experience working in a school setting.
  4. Experience working with Special Education students and/or programs.
  5. Familiar with Washington mental health agencies and resources.
  6. Bilingual.

For a complete list of job functions and qualifications, and to apply, visit the online posting at