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Licensed Children's Mental Health Therapist


LOCATION: Family Village Issaquah and other locations throughout King County

REPORTS TO: Clinical Director, King County Community Mental Health Services


The YWCA is looking for a licensed part-time Children’s Mental Health Therapist to join our community mental health program. The Children’s Mental Health Therapist would counsel children with a broad range of situational and mental health concerns.

This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.


  • Conducts intakes and diagnostic assessments
  • Provides counseling to community and agency clients
  • Provides case management as needed
  • Provides emergency counseling as needed
  • Consults with team members and other services providers when necessary to coordinate client treatment
  • Maintains accurate records and direct service statistics
  • Completes all client-related paperwork in a thorough and timely manner
  • Participates in on-going case conferencing and clinical supervision
  • Meets with supervisor as needed
  • Implement all work by incorporating the YWCA’s Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in all institutions and systems. Recognize that solving racism is the root of how we understand and heal from these –isms.
  • Show demonstrated ability to interact with people of different cultures.
  • Continue search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity.
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring. Work alongside volunteers, where applicable. Understand where internalized oppressions (superiority and inferiority) play a role in volunteer and client interaction and know ways to address these oppressions from a solutions-based perspective.
  • Assure that volunteers are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background. Understand how racism has played a role in defining what respect and dignity is and use racial equity and multiracial perspectives when teaming with volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, or related field
  • Licensed in the State of Washington
  • A minimum of 100 actual hours (not quarter or semester hours) of special training in child development and the treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families
  • The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the treatment of seriously emotionally disturbed children and youth and their families under the supervision of a children’s mental health specialist
  • Commitment to diversity, and ability to work with clients from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Experience in providing solution-based services to managed-care clients
  • Strong understanding of HIPAA and its implementation in a counseling environment
  • Must be able to travel between multiple sites in King County in a work day
  • Experience working with communities of color
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Core competencies expected: communication: oral and written, interpersonal skills, initiative, planning and organizing/time management, and specialized knowledge, race & social justice advocacy, fostering diversity 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS POSITION The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In performing this position, the employee:

  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, agency staff, and other individuals in the community
  • Frequently stands, walks, sits, and climbs in performing duties in the office and in traveling to off-site locations such as clients’ residences
  • Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, fax machines and other office equipment and supplies
  • Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files, and event materials and supplies, occasionally up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequently to occasionally performs close work while updating files, reading program information, using computer and meeting with clients.
  • Occasionally kneels, bends, pushes and pulls in obtaining files in drawers

*Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%


  • $20.43 - $24.51 DOE 
  • 30 hours per week
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Non-exempt
  •  Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
  • At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund. 

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter along with the job title included in the subject line to Please include where you found this posting in your application (HR purposes only).

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

The YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer