The School-Based Youth and Family Therapist is an experienced mental health clinician who is responsible for providing clinical counseling services to youth in the school setting. This position provides clinical care and services including assessments, short and long-term therapy, case management, and crisis intervention. School-Based Youth and Family Therapists also provide outreach, education, and prevention services within the community. This position serves to help students who may not be familiar with or have access to traditional mental health services and can assist youth in gaining the support they need.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Maintain direct service by administering mental health assessments, provide individual and family counseling sessions crisis interventions, and drop-in services.
- Provide clinical groups focused on a variety of topics.
- Gather information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.
- Provide case consultation, linkage to and coordination of services with collateral contacts and advocacy for assigned clients.
- Participate in staff case consultations and department meetings and attend regularly scheduled meetings with supervisor to review cases.
- Maintain case records in an accurate and timely manner per all WAC, COA, PHP and King County requirements.
- Master’s Level Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Services, or related field.
- Active Washington State license in mental health field (LSWAIC, LICSW, LMHCA, LMHC, LMFTA, or LMFT).
- 1-2 years in working with children, youth, and/or families.
- Past experience in leading mental health focused groups, trainings, and/or workshops.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$25.07-26.14 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. Friends of Youth offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, dental and vision coverage, 24/7 access to telehealth
- 403(b) retirement plan and matching,
- Long-term disability insurance and life insurance,
- 15 vacation days per year with annual accrual interests, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and two paid floating personal days per year.
- Professional development opportunities are available 24/7 on our online learning platform.
- All employees and their immediate family members can receive free counseling and mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program.
SCHEDULE & LOCATION
Work takes place in-person at the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Work schedule is 7am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Engages with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the mission and values of Friends of Youth.
- Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and Harm Reduction principles.
- Knowledge of youth and young adult development.
- Knowledge of treatment approaches for individual/family/group counseling, crisis intervention, and brief therapy.
- Skill in working with diverse populations and implementing culturally appropriate practices within the field
- Experience in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Must satisfactorily pass criminal background check.
- Must satisfactorily pass tuberculosis (TB) test.
- Must successfully complete the following health certification requirements within 30 days of employment: CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens training.
- Must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth and carry auto liability insurance that complies with the following minimum coverage requirements as defined by Friends of Youth.
- Must have a reliable vehicle and a valid Washington State driver’s license.
Friends of Youth welcomes, honors, and celebrates our clients, colleagues and communities’ diverse identities, histories, knowledges, languages, and cultures. Our organizational values shape the way we work individually and collectively, as we prioritize young people’s belonging and achievement. We work to challenge, alter, and ultimately dismantle interconnected systems of structural and historic oppression. We collaborate with community stakeholders and partners to develop policy and decision-making frameworks that advance racial equity.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Friends of Youth is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with Disabilities to apply for this position or to perform the essential functions of this position. To request accommodation or assistance, please email HR@friendsofyouth.org.
For a copy of the full job description, please e-mail HR@friendsofyouth.org.