Mental Health Therapists (School Based) - Cowlitz County

Educational Service District 112   Kelso, WA   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on May 5, 2023
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We are recruiting for several School-Based Mental Health Therapists (I or II) to work in school districts in Cowlitz County. Positions are full time (40 hrs/wk) and will work either 200, 220 or 240 days per year depending the assigned district. 

General Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Behavioral Health, the Mental Health Therapist works as part of the treatment team to provide direct counseling and therapeutic support to students.

See what it is like to work with our team:


The full range for this position is $56,126.14-$89,356.80. IMPORTANT: Offers are made at the entry level of the range and will be prorated depending on the annual working day assignment. 

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  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.
  4. Hold or ability to obtain a unrestricted Washington license: LMHC, LMFT, or LICSW. (required for Mental Health Therapist II only)

For a complete listing of openings, essential functions, and qualifications, or to apply, visit the online job postings at: