Child Mental Health Therapist - Youth Inpatient Unit

Child Mental Health Therapist - Youth Inpatient Unit (24hrs/wk.) $3,000 hiring bonus

The Youth Inpatient Unit is a newly remolded 10-bed inpatient psychiatric unit whose mission is to offer a trauma-informed environment of hope and empowerment to guide youth through the journey of recovery. If you are a person who would like to be a part of something extraordinary and be an agent of change for the youth in the community please apply.

General Summary of Duties: The Child Mental Health Processional provides inpatient therapeutic psychosocial care for voluntary and involuntary youth admitted to the YOUTH INPATIENT UNIT. Provide leadership in all aspects of the treatment process involving four fundamental responsibilities: psycho-therapeutics, representation of the unit in Kitsap County Superior Court, and responsibility for an array of agency and unit-based work practices to ensure unit safety and effective practices.

The Youth Mental Health Professional works collaboratively with staff in carrying out client treatment plans and objectives from time of admission to discharge. Provides ongoing assistance to clients in inpatient services while maintaining a safe and therapeutic work environment, and provides appropriate documentation as required by KMHS policies and procedures.

Our recruitment processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any aspect which makes someone unique.

  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking
  • Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions along with flexible hours for professional advancement


Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Masters Degree in Psychology, social services, or behavioral health field or must meet waiver criteria of RCW 71.24.260.

EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

Two years of postgraduate, documented, supervised clinical experience in providing services to individuals and families

LICENSURE: Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration. Must meet and maintain the definition of a Mental Health Professional as defined in WAC 388-877-0500. Qualified as Child Mental Health Specialist. Must maintain a Washington State Department of Health license in good standing.

Preferred Qualifications:

EXPERIENCE: Experience with the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Experience in a therapeutic residential treatment setting is highly preferred. Substance Abuse Disorders treatment knowledge and experience necessary with certification preferred.