ESIT Mental Health Therapist
Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Nonexempt
Location: South King County/Auburn
$61,850 – $107,100 annually
Based on licensure, education, and years of applicable experience

Up to $6000 for licensed professionals and up to $2500 for non-licensed professionals (terms and conditions apply)
1/3 paid on hire; 2/3 paid after one (1) year

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

We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. The following are the values guide our work:

  • 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.

Childhaven is a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. We are building a continuum of care model that is growing to respond to the changing needs of families by combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of community partners. Going forward, we are embarking on a new and ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation.

You are a passionate and dedicated individual who shares 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. 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…” If this sounds like you, then we want to meet, get to know you, and talk more about the positive impact we could have together.

The Early Intervention Mental Health Therapist will provide mental health intervention to support children and their families from birth to 3 years old in home- or community-based program settings. Specifically, this position focuses on using a parent coaching model and utilizes evidence-based practices to support attachment-related concerns, impacts of trauma and social emotional delays as appropriate.

The Early Intervention Mental Health Therapist will work as a member of the larger Early Intervention team to support children from a whole child/whole family perspective with a focus on the integration of both physical and mental health services to support each unique child.


  • Provide services to children and families, offering parent participation during treatment to encourage parent involvement and training.
  • Monitor treatment progress.
  • Evaluate children for program qualification.
  • Develop ongoing individualized goals and regular progress reports.
  • Participate with team members on a regular basis and provide interdisciplinary consultations with other therapists as needed.
  • Complete written daily treatment notes in a timely manner to document services rendered.
  • Maintain records on each child as mandated to report progress.
  • Include parents in decision making opportunities at progress report/reassessment periods.
  • Monitor and track caseload requirements with ongoing new referrals.
  • Participate in staff development/training opportunities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with parents, caregivers, and professionals.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • A fundamental understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from underserved communities including sensitivity to racial equity/diversity.
  • Willingness to support team in delivery of evidence-based practices through reflective supervision and ongoing training.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Valid Washington State professional license for providing Early Intervention services in Washington State (i.e., LMHC, LMFT, LICSW), or related associate license.
  • Infant and child CPR, first aid, and bloodborne pathogens training within 90 days of hire.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Pass Washington State DSHS criminal history and background check and FBI fingerprint check if not in state for more than the past 3 years.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and friendly manner with strong verbal and written communication skills.

We are dedicated to recruiting candidates who reflect the diversity and lived experiences of the communities we serve. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply! In addition to position specific qualifications, preferable skills include:

  • Reflective Consultation experience.
  • Certified as a Promoting First Relationships provider (or eligible to become certified upon hire).
  • Infant Mental Health Endorsement level III or higher or ability to obtain.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish highly desired.

Childhaven has committed to equitable compensation practices, including pre-determining what roles require and the qualities needed from the individual that will fill the role. To achieve this, Childhaven uses a grade and step approach to determine the compensation of each team member.

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

  • We believe in a fully transparent hiring process.
  • We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account (FSA), healthcare reimbursement account, and 403(b) savings program. A full listing of benefits is available.
  • Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and educational 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. As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and our antiracism council, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.

Childhaven values organizational culture and professional development. Team members at Childhaven have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through the following:

  • Trainings
  • Project work groups
  • Clinical and/or reflective supervision
  • Community advocacy and engagement
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equity Council (DIREC)


Please apply through our website. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please let us know.

This position will be open until filled; applicants are encouraged to apply. In addition to completing the application online, please attach a resume and cover letter when prompted.

Childhaven would like to get an accurate understanding of each applicant’s experience and interest.

COVID -19: “Due to the amending Proclamation (20-05) (21-14) by Governor Inslee, Childhaven employees are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 for the protection of the clients we serve. Medical and religious exemptions are acceptable to the extent of the law for those entitled under the ADA, Title VII, THE WLAD and/or if there is a sincerely held religious belief accommodation to the requirements of this Order. Requests for these exemptions are required.”

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.