WISe Program Director 
(Seattle/South King County) 

$85,800 -  $113,700 
Annually Range (Based on years of applicable experience/licensure)  
Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Exempt  
Signing Bonus 
1/3 immediately, 2/3 after one year 

Apply by January 6, 2023 
(applications are considered as received) 

Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply! 


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.  

 Going forward, we are embarking on a new and very ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation. In the next five years, our goals are to double the number of locations and quadruple the number of children and families we are serving - all while developing and strengthening partnerships with other community-based organizations, referral sources, government agencies, and universities. In so doing, we are opening doors to a host of new roles and opportunities within the organization. And that’s where you come in. 

You are a passionate, driven, and dedicated Program Director 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”.   

In partnership with the Chief Program Officer and WISe Program Manager, the WISe Program Director is ultimately responsible and accountable for all program recruitment, hiring, onboarding, professional development, goal setting, quality assurance, finances, data, and ongoing performance management. 

Primary Duties with Examples of Areas of Focus and Activity: 

  • 60% - Program Leadership
  • Ensure that high fidelity WISe services, which utilize Wraparound and IECMH principles and best practices are incorporated into all services for children, caregivers, and their family teams.
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, workplans, and staff professional development.
  • Oversees utilization and implementation of WISe QIRT (Quality Improvement Review Tool) to ensure quality assurance across the Childhaven WISe program.
  • Continually adapt program implementation strategies using program evaluation data, including feedback from participants, staff, and partners.
  • Assure program and staff compliance with all policies, procedures, licensing, accreditation, evaluation, service documentation, and contract standards and requirements.
  • Provide at least two hours of individual reflective supervision monthly to each direct report and clinical team.
  • Create and ensure completion of any corrective action plans resulting from program audits.
  • Oversees utilization and implementation of WISe QIRT (Quality Improvement Review Tool) to ensure quality assurance across the Childhaven WISe program.
  • Partner with Program Manager and Chief Program Officer to ensure continuous improvement in program growth, efficiency, outcomes, financial/dashboard metrics, etc.
  • Enhance and advance Childhaven’s anti-racism practice

30% - External Leadership and Partnership Development  

  • Help represent WISe with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead WISe partnership development with early care and education partners
  • Work with program manager to outreach to current and potential referral sources in the interest of building community partnerships and maintaining full program enrollment and meeting budgeted growth projections
  • Personally attend and/or ensure leadership attendance at the WISe Collaborative meeting with the HCA
  • Represent with program manager WISe on the Program Leadership Team / Clinical Leadership Team 

10% - Other duties as assigned  

  • Maintain current knowledge of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices and research 
  • Participate in ongoing job-related professional development, in-service trainings and continuing education 
  • Participate in regular administrative, clinical, and reflective supervision with designated supervisor 
  • Participate and often lead scheduled team and related meetings 
  • Contribute to federal, state, and local reporting requirements and reporting of child abuse. 


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field.
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision in Washington State
  • Specialized clinical training in infant/early childhood mental health principles and strategies.
  • Be able to balance reflective and administrative supervision for direct reports.
  • Training and experience providing Reflective Supervision and Consultation.
  • Training and experience in crisis work & Trauma informed Care
  • Over 10 years of treatment and supervisory experience 


  • Experience as a leader / manager in a WISe/Wraparound program with specialized training in wraparound principles and best practices.
  • Specialized certification as an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and/or endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Specialist or Infant Mental Health Mentor through a state Association of Infant Mental Health’s Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health (IMH-E®) system (or a comparable IECMH credential. 
  • Training in Promoting First Relationships, Circle of Security, Child Parent Psychotherapy, or other evidence-based early childhood models.
  • Bilingual/bicultural background strongly preferred.   

Here’s a little bit about what we offer our staff:   

  • 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 subject matter, advocacy and more.  Childhaven will support your pursuit of an IMH endorsement.  
  • 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 to serve on our Racial Equity Team, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.  


 Open until filled; qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by January 6, 2023.  In addition to completing the application online, attach a resume and cover letter when prompted or you may apply via our website: https://childhaven.org/careers/ 

 Those applicants who fail to attach resume and cover letter may not be considered.   Thank you for considering Childhaven as your next employer.   

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.