Outpatient Mental Health Therapist
$52,500 – $75,400 Annually

(Dependent upon years of experience and Licensure)

Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Exempt
This position is open until filled; Applications will be reviewed each day.
The most competitive candidates will receive immediate consideration.



For over 110 years Childhaven has been a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. In the past few years, we have been adding services and locations, becoming more community-based, and forming partnerships to increase our impact. In June 2020, Childhaven consolidated with Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS) and Art with Heart, which further expanded our capacity to better serve more children, families, and communities. By combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of our new partners, Childhaven is building a continuum of care model that is unlike any other in the Puget Sound Region.


We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values are the compass we use to get us there. They guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. Values are the touchstones to chart and guide our behavior, and reflect our commitment to:


  • TEAMWORK: Relationships come first.
  • EQUITY: There’s infinite value in every human.
  • EXCELLENCE: Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • DEDICATION: Do more. Do better.
  • RESPECT: Meet people where they are.
  • REFLECTION: Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.

Mission: We partner with parents and community to strengthen families, prevent childhood trauma and its damaging effects, and prepare children for a lifetime of well-being.

Vision: All children are safe and healthy; flourishing physically, socially, emotionally, and educationally; well-nurtured by family and community.

Values and Commitment: Childhaven serves families from diverse communities and are committed to racial equity in our programs and services. We also value diversity and inclusion in our workforces and we are committed to recruiting candidates.


You are a passionate, driven, and dedicated Outpatient Mental Health Therapist who is excited by this opportunity to bring your superpowers and diverse mix of skills and experience to advance our work. You share our vision to help ensure that all children are safe and healthy; thriving physically, socially emotionally and educationally; and well nurtured by family and by their community. You too are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo, embrace continuous improvement, and heed the call to better serve more. You are equal parts learner, leader, and mentor… and see around the corners of a challenge, replaying the question of “What if” with a reply of “Why not”.


Childhaven is seeking a dynamic Outpatient Mental Health Therapist to support us in achieving our mission, vision, goals, and values.

Above all, the selected candidate will bring enthusiasm for helping us build and support a passionate and skilled workforce of diverse professionals who make significant positive impacts in the lives of children, families, and communities. Currently located in South King County. This position will report to our Clinical Director.

The Outpatient Mental Health Therapist will provide a full range of direct and indirect services to children and their families presenting with a wide variety of emotional and behavioral disorders. Services include: Child Parent Psychotherapy, family therapy, individual child therapy, ongoing case management, assessment, treatment and discharge planning and advocacy. Delivery of therapeutic services in the office, in foster or birth homes as well as in a community setting.

Childhaven’s values are Teamwork, Excellence, Equity, Dedication, Reflection, and Respect. If you are inspired by these values and aspire to live them out at work, then join us.


• The Outpatient Mental Health Therapist completes initial intake as well as a comprehensive
assessment and determines DC-05/DSM V diagnosis on an ongoing basis that places clients in the most
appropriate treatment course in the timeliest manner.

• Assists in developing strength based, goal-oriented treatment plans which address the specific
needs of the family and specific anticipated clinical outcomes.

• Provides therapy in clients’ homes, at schools, in the community and/or Childhaven therapeutic

• Provides direct treatment services, group therapy and group facilitation to assigned cases,
including case management, parent skills training (PPP, Incredible Years, PFR, PCIT or TF-CBT),
crisis intervention, home visits, referral and advocacy, and therapy in a culturally sensitive and
family focused, strength based manner. Provides discharge planning as well.

• Maintains complete documentation of the child’s case records in the designated EHR, including
assessments, progress notes, individual treatment plan, other internal paperwork as needed and
discharge summaries. Maintains consumer records in keeping with Agency, County and State

• Maintain productivity standards of direct service as established for the position.

• Ensures timely collection of statistical information for external funding sources and program

• Ensures compliance with applicable agency contracts and adheres to all Federal, State and
Local confidentiality requirements and guidelines. Performs periodic reviews of documentation on
regular basis when required by Clinical Supervisor or when need arises (self-audit).

• Participates in scheduled supervision, bi-weekly clinical team meetings, quarterly
psychiatrist consult meetings and other staff and administrative team meetings.

• Maintain ethical, competent and health client relationships, communication skills, and

• Assists with supervising and recruiting mental health interns, if applicable.

• Remains current with professional development requirements through seminars, etc.

• Complies with the agency's policy and procedure regarding the identification and reporting of
child abuse.

• Complies with all Childhaven policies and procedures.

• Other duties as assigned.

• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or closely related field. Preference will be given to individuals experienced in case work with disadvantaged or dysfunctional families from a variety of cultural backgrounds and those with experience in working with preschool children

• Valid Mental Health Counselor; Independent Clinical Social Worker; or Marriage & Family Therapist Certification/License AND/OR Associate status

• Training in evidence based practices is preferred (i.e.: Child Parent Psychotherapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Triple P, Incredible years, Infant Mental Health, Promoting First Relationships, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

• Possess a valid driver’s license, have a state required minimum automobile insurance, and be able to use own vehicle for the job

• Verifiable safe driving record

• Childhaven background check and drug screen requirement

• A cleared portable background check through Washington Department of Early Learning

• Maintain current certifications including Child/infant CPR, first aid and AED, HIV and blood borne pathogens

We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity,
Excellence, Dedication, Respect, and Reflection. Here’s a little bit about what we offer our staff:

• We believe in fully transparent hiring process.

• We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account, healthcare reimbursement account, a 403(b) savings program with employer contributions. A full listing of benefits is available.

• Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and education topics, advocacy and more.

• We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them and their values. As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and our anti-racism council, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.

This position is open until filled. Please complete the application and attach a resume and cover letter that details how you meet the requirements of the job.

Applications without the resume and cover letter attached may not be considered.

Childhaven is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We value Diversity and practice Equity and Inclusion.

If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, please let us know.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.