YMCA of Greater Seattle

Mental Health Therapist – Associate Licensed or Licensed

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/6/2023 6:40 PM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Social Impact Center YMCA - 2100 Building
Social Impact Center
2100 24th Ave S
Minimum compensation
USD $65,520.00/Yr.


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Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Job Summary

Provides comprehensive counseling to youth, and their families to meet their social emotional needs identified by the branch. Provide community outreach and presentations and participate in quality assurance processes including clinical audits.


This position is at the Social Impact Center Y, the social services branch of YMCA of Greater Seattle (YGS). The mission of the Social Impact Center Y is to accelerate young people’s ability to build safe, successful, and happy lives. Every year, we serve 5,000 children, youth, young adults, and families across King County with programs that aim to strengthen young people’s ability to develop to their fullest potential through four strategies: reducing risk factors; navigating systems towards successful life transition; ensuring stability, safety and wellness in times of crisis; and building competencies and social capital. The Social Impact Center Y’s programs include housing, behavioral health, foster care licensing, violence prevention, education, and employment. Many of the young people we serve have had involvement in the foster care, criminal justice system, and/or homelessness systems.


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Retirement with generous employer contributions
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs


Hiring Range: $65,520 - $72,072/yr


  1. Maintains a caseload of 55 Medicaid and private pay clients as assigned and two assessments per week as assigned. Assists and partners with clients to succeed in school, job, home, courts, and community settings.
  2. Utilizes Credible including all required forms including documentation daily of all activities performed that day.
  3. Utilizes evidence based and best practice treatment modalities to provide individual and family stabilization services, including crisis prevention and safety planning, parenting skills training, behavior management, de-escalation training and brief counseling and case management.
  4. Uses clinical skills to assess, diagnose (DSM 5 and ICD 10) and treat individuals.
  5. Develops and implements individual Service plans in partnership with the individual and family that are sensitive to cultural, social, mental health and recovery needs.
  6. Responds to emergencies in a timely and effective manner.
  7. Accurately completes all required paperwork in a timely fashion. And, documents activities and interventions in accordance with agency, King County and state requirements.
  8. Provides consultation and training as appropriate to assist individuals and families in articulating personal goals for recovery and determining the objectives the individual and family needs to take in order to reach their recovery goals.
  9. Attends weekly clinical and supervision meetings as scheduled.
  10. Understand and utilizes the recovery model in assisting consumers.
  11. Teaches individuals and families how to facilitate their own recovery, access support groups, utilize effective problem-solving techniques, and identify natural and community supports that are conducive to recovery.
  12. Collaborates effectively with other professionals including attending internal multi-disciplinary case planning meetings and external Family Team Decision Meetings, Child and Family Team meetings, wraparound meetings, etc. in order to meet the goals of the individuals and families.
  13. Maintains a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field through continuing education and reading relevant materials.
  14. Reports all critical incidents and adheres to YMCA program policies and procedures.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Holds at a minimum a current WA Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) or a WA Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWA-IC). 
  2. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.

  3. Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the branch and its members.
  4. Previous experience providing community-based mental health services to youth and families from a broad range of cultures and social needs.
  5. Strong knowledge of risk assessments, crisis intervention and de-escalation, wraparound service delivery, parent skills training, safety planning and case management.
  6. Training and experience in individual, family and group treatment modalities.
  7. Ability to work independently and interdependently within a team management setting with no-onsite supervision.
  8. Strong organizational skills with attention to details, timelines and follow through.
  9. Ability to meet with clients at home and in the community, and to transport clients in a safe and effective manner. (Proof of adequate vehicle insurance is required and met qualified requirements of the YGS).
  10. Complete all required and agency mandated trainings within 30 days of hire including CPR.
  11. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical activity, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment. 

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. 


“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana.  We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.


If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”

Therapeutic, clinical supervision, interventions, Mental Health, emergencies, recovery, counseling


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.



  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence



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