Child & Family Therapist - WISe, Oak Harbor

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Compass Health is currently looking for a

Child & Family Therapist / Clinician II to join the Children’s Intensive Services program in Island County! We are looking for a Therapist who can work as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide an individualized, creative, and strength-based approach within the wraparound model. This position will work to support youth and caregivers in order to maintain children in a least restrictive and community based environment.

This position requires a flexible schedule with evening hours both in the office, in the client home, and in the community. Therapists carry a small caseload of 12-14 and deliver clinical services using evidenced based practice models. Once hired, the program will provide training in intensive mental health intervention.

Job Title: Child & Family Therapist / Clinician II
Program: 95002 – Children’s Intensive Services (WISe)
Location: Oak Harbor
Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Wage: $19.53 - $36.12/hour, DOE

•MA/MS/MSW Degree in a Behavioral Science related field.
•Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) as defined by WAC.
•Meets educational and training requirements for designation as a Child Mental Health Specialist preferred.
•Experience in medical, mental health or social services field preferred.
•Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Evidence-Based Practices, or interest and ability to learn.
•Ability to join with, work with, and support children and their families with complex mental health and behavioral needs from a strengths based approach.
•Ability to formulate an individual treatment plan and apply appropriate rehabilitation and treatment modalities.
•Ability to relate effectively with patients, agency staff, other community programs, and the general public.
•Knowledge of in-home and intensive services and/or previous experience working with culturally diverse families preferred.
•Ability to work effectively with individuals with complex needs and multi-system involvement.
•Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.
•Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment.
•Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
•Strong computer proficiency, including keyboarding skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
•Ability to utilize an electronic medical record for collaborative clinical documentation.
•Ability to complete online WISe training modules within 30 days of hire and be fully WISe trained within 6 months of hire.
•Valid Washington State Driver’s License including vehicle and appropriate insurance.
•Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license through the Washington State Department of Health must submit Agency Affiliated Counselor application upon hire and be approved by the DOH.
•Ability to physically intervene with restraint if necessary. Employee will be trained in Non-violent Crisis Intervention.
•Ability to pass pre-employment criminal background check.

Children’s Intensive Outpatient Services supports children and their families in their community in a least restrictive environment using the Wraparound process. Wraparound works to honor the family voice and choice, identify strengths, build natural supports and foster self-sufficiency. Wraparound teams provide comprehensive behavioral health services and supports to Medicaid eligible individuals, up to 21 years of age, with complex behavioral health needs and their families. The goal of the program is for eligible youth to live and thrive in their homes and communities, as well as to avoid or reduce disruptive out-of-home placements. Assessment, treatment and support services are provided in the youth and family’s natural setting, where needs and challenges present themselves (such as the home, school and community). Families report excellent outcomes including, youth/family stability, increased support, connection to their community and hope for the future.

Compass Health is the region’s largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and substance use services in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. We have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years, though our commitment to care doesn’t stop with our clients as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement. We maintain a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance, which includes competitive compensation and benefits programs.

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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