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Therapist - Whatcom WISe

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Therapist - Whatcom WISe

Job Locations US-WA-Bellingham
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/29/2024 7:02 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Behavioral Health
Hiring Manager
Kimberly Bengen


Full-time position starting at $33.12 - $38.09/hr. (D.O.E) with COMPETITIVE BENEFITS INCLUDING:

  • Generous PTO: Paid Sick Time, Paid Vacation (15 days for F/T Employees), 11.5 Agency Paid Holidays, plus 2 Personal Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life/AD&D and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan and Employer Contribution Pension Plan
  • 2% Annual Longevity Increase
  • Employee Assistance Program

Per the current CBA, union positions will be subject to a 3% increase 7.1.24 and a 7% increase 7.1.25.

Program Description:
Working in WISe is exciting and dynamic: flexible schedule, home and community based therapy, low caseloads (10-12), ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and also with other child serving agencies in the community; weekly supervision and supportive supervisory team.

Position Description:
The Therapist is in a professional position providing intensive, community-based therapeutic services to children, youth and families with serious mental health needs. The Therapist will utilize the Wraparound process to increase safety, stabilize placement and support individuals/families in meeting their identified needs by building a team of natural and formal supports. The Therapist will participate as a clinical team member, learning and practicing Wraparound principles and processes. Incumbent will participate in crisis management and the on-call rotation.

For internal candidates/union positions only:
Compensation is set by agreed to language in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between CCSNW & SEIU 1199NW and determined based on experience.


Team Membership:

  • Work cooperatively with internal and external teams.
  • Actively engage in consultation and supervision.
  • Model dignity and respect for others in all aspects of work.

Direct Therapeutic Service:

  • Provide diagnostic assessment (as qualified).
  • Provide ongoing assessment of client’s strengths and needs.
  • Use appropriate therapeutic modalities to build on strengths and attend to client’s needs, including individual and family therapy.
  • Participate in developing and implementing individualized service plan.
  • Provide therapeutic support/psycho-education to families.
  • Provide in-home therapeutic services as indicated in the Wraparound plan.
  • Case management as needed.

Record Keeping:

  • Complete all paperwork according to agency policy and contract requirements, to include progress reports, service tickets, service plans, scheduled reviews, etc.
  • Learn and utilize Electronic Medical Records.

Crisis Management:

  • Work with team to provide ongoing safety planning for clients and families.
  • Share in on-call rotation for after-hours response to WISe program families.
  • Participate if needed with hospitalization or crisis placement of clients.

Community Relations:

  • Attend appropriate community based networking meetings as requested.
  • Seek out additional training and support as needed.

Access to and protection of PHI:

  • Responsible for upholding a culture of privacy and security in highly confidential work environment (HIPAA covered entity service area).
  • Complies with all CCSWW policies and procedures that involve access to and safeguarding of client Protected Health Information (all forms).

Other work related duties as assigned.


  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field.
  • Willing/able to obtain WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor Certification.
  • Experience working with children and families in a clinical setting.
  • Ability to work in home and community settings.
  • Strengths-based orientation.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
  • Acceptable driving record (Driving Abstract-Full driving record required).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.


  • Current WA State DOH licensure or Associate Licensure: Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage & Family Counselor (WAC 246-809).
  • 1-year relevant experience working with children and families in a clinical/mental health setting.
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional.
  • Children’s Mental Health Specialist.
  • Bilingual – Spanish Speaking.
  • Training and/or experience in Family Therapy.
  • Training or experience in the Wraparound process.


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