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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3956283
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: July 6, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

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. The position will be full-time, working 200 days per year. Salary placement will be determined based on experience, education and licenses held. Effective September 1, 2022, the salary for this position will be $51,023.95-$57,263.94.

In addition to the standard ESD 112 benefits package, we also offer:
  • Supervision provided for licensure
  • Small caseload, allowing for deeper and more personalized sessions
  • Shorter work hours during summer
  • Overall organizational focus on work/life balance
Essential Functions/Other Functions
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.
Other Functions:
  1. Maintain a safe, therapeutic environment for students.
  2. Participate in staff and team meetings, in-service programs, workshops and seminars.
  3. Maintain knowledge of best practices in the mental health field.
  4. Support extracurricular activities.
  5. Other duties as assigned, which may include:
    • Teach group lessons on social skills and conflict resolution.
      • Coordinate and manage student 504 plans.
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.
Working Conditions/Employment Requirements
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
  1. Travel throughout ESD 112 region.
  2. Variety of settings including students' homes, office and school environment.
  3. Extended or flexible hours as necessary.
Employment Requirements - ESD job offer is contingent upon satisfying the following:
  1. Successful completion of a criminal history and fingerprint check through the WA state patrol and FBI.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $48,367.90 to $57,263.90 Per Year
  • Job Categories: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
    Student Services > Social Worker
  • Job Requirements

    • Minimum Qualifications:
      Master's degree or higher in Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology.
      Experience working with social/emotional at-risk youth.
      Experience with social/emotional support or therapy.
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Mayra Najera, HR Coordinator
    • 2500 NE 65th Ave
    • Vancouver, Washington 98661

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