Mental Health Specialist

Mental Health Specialist

Responsible for providing clinical treatment services with minimal administrative functions. The MHS is under the supervision of the Director of Outreach Services, and/or coordinator of program area assigned.  The MHS provides multifaceted mental health services within his/her credentialed areas of expertise.  This may encompass emergency services, information and referral, individual, group and family psychotherapy, consumer support services, community education and consultation services.

MHS may qualify by meeting the requirements of WAC 388-865-0150 for any of the additional specialties: children, elderly, developmental disabilities, minorities, hearing impaired, or emergency services.  Qualification for any of these shall then mean that the MHS may further provide direct service or consultation to other staff in cases involving clients belonging to the special populations described above.


Master’s Degree in behavioral science, social work, nursing sciences or related field from an accredited college or university, or otherwise meeting the requirements of “Mental Health Specialist” under WAC. 388-865-0150.   At least two years’ experience in the direct treatment of mentally ill clients under the supervision of a MHS.  There is no prior experience requirement if the MHS possesses a license to practice as a medical doctor or osteopath pursuant to RCW 19.75 or 18.71,        or is psychologist licensed pursuant to RCW 18.83.  Must have current Counselor Registration or applicable Certification or licensure from the Washington State Department of Health

 PAY RANGE: 24.69 – 34.55 DOE

STATUS: Full Time, Exempt