Assistant Clinical Director of Outpatient Mental Health
Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Exempt
Location(s): Renton; Seattle; South King County
$76,900 - $101,200 annually (Grade 16)
Based on years of applicable experience

+ Signing Bonus of up to $9,000
1/3 paid immediately; 2/3 after one (1) year; terms and conditions apply.

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.

Are you passionate about mental health and eager to inspire others in this field? Do you enjoy building programs and helping new clinicians to grow professionally? Are you ready to take the next step in your career, balancing direct service with leadership development? If you share Childhaven’s vision and are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo, let's connect and explore the positive impact we can create together.


Childhaven is seeking a dynamic Assistant Clinical Director of Outpatient Mental Health 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 Renton and King County, Wash., this position will report to the Clinical Director and requires up to 30% travel.


  • Carry a caseload of 6-8 clients.
  • Develop strength-based documentation of client case records keeping with Agency, County, and State guidelines.
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of Childhaven’s Clinical Internship Program, including relationships with graduate schools and overseeing contracted supervisors as needed.
  • Provide regular reflective, clinical, and administrative supervision with interns.
  • Coordinate client assignment for intake assessment and diagnosing and ensures staff/intern caseloads are full and equitable.
  • Oversee and monitor clinical recordkeeping of interns, provide Quality Assurance, ensure case records are accurate and updated in a timely manner per all WAC, State, and King County requirements.
  • Approve and cosign clinical notes for supervisees (as needed) in EHR.
  • Provide crisis coverage as needed during normal business hours.
  • Utilize agency programs/services in effort to provide a continuum of care.
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with community referral sources.
  • Meet with Clinical Director on a regular basis and attend required meetings, consultations, and training and assist with continual process improvement.
  • Represent Childhaven at meetings required by Clinical Director and other duties as assigned by Clinical Director.
  • Participate in the recruitment, hiring, supervision, and training, and evaluate, performance of all Outpatient Behavioral Health (OPBH) interns.


  • Master’s degree in the mental health field with at least two (2) years of experience supervising.
  • Washington State license in mental health or equivalent in good standing. LICSW (preferred), LMHC, LMFT.
  • Maintain qualification as an Approved Clinical Supervisor or be eligible to get approved within 6 months of starting (has completed the 15 hours of training in clinical supervision required by the Department of Health and meets WAC requirements as an approved clinical supervisor).
  • Successful completion of Childhaven background check.
  • Familiarity with King County Mental Health System preferred, but not required.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to successfully work within a diverse cultural setting and provide culturally dynamic, equitable, and supportive services.
  • Computer literacy, knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, and Teams, and experience with Electronic Medical Records systems (e.g., Credible).
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record, have state required minimum automobile liability insurance, and be able to use own vehicle for the job.
  • Flexibility in scheduling, including a potential of one or two evenings a week.
  • Maintain current certification of bloodborne pathogens, first aid, and HIV.
  • Knowledge of various counseling approaches for individual and family counseling, crisis intervention, and brief therapy.
  • Knowledge of Performance and Quality Improvement process.
  • Knowledge of group process.
  • Ability to develop and monitor goal-directed treatment relationships.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a community setting, marketing services, and developing community resources.
  • Experience and familiarity with Proven Programs, Best Practices, Evidence-based service systems.
  • Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural diversity.
  • Be able to balance reflective, clinical, and administrative supervision for direct reports.
  • Possess the ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
  • Adhere to mandated reporting and contracting requirements.
  • Work is performed in an office and/or school environment with extensive periods of time sitting. Individual will use computer requiring hand/wrist/finger movement and viewing of computer monitor. Ability to stand for periods of time during group facilitation.

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, desired qualifications include:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish highly desired.
  • Experience in program growth scaling.
  • Training and experience receiving and providing reflective supervision and consultation.
  • Knowledge or experience in Early Relational Health.

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.

Include a cover letter detailing how your experience and education qualifies you for the position and a resume with professional experience and education that meets the minimum qualifications.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.