Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Position Summary:

Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation seeks two licensed mental health counselors to serve students of Enumclaw School District. The independent contractor role will provide school-based mental health counseling services to middle and/or high school students, including diagnostic evaluation, psychotherapy and case management services.

The therapist will provide behavioral health treatment to children and adolescents experiencing symptoms that interfere with their academic progress and social/emotional functioning in the school or home environment. Modalities include individual and group therapy. The goal of this position is to increase youth access to mental health services and improve mental health of youth living in communities within the Enumclaw School District. This position is approximately 40 hours per week and will follow the Enumclaw School District schedule.

Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation (RFWF) is a 501c3 non-profit located in Enumclaw, WA. RFWF supports health and wellbeing by mobilizing our community to address the needs of our most vulnerable population groups across the Enumclaw Plateau. Areas of service include community feeding programs, a Care Van to increase access to healthcare, youth mentorship and school-based mental health.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with school staff including teachers, administrators and school counselors to support mental health of students.
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation in the patient’s record including initial intake, diagnosis, treatment plan and progress notes.
  • Provide groups and classes to the school community regarding social and emotional health, as needed.
  • Adhere to evidence based practice standards and quality metrics.
  • Self-manage caseload and scheduling between three schools within the district.
  • Regularly assess needs of school community to maximize impact and students served.
  • Establish referral system for both inbound and outbound service referrals.
  • Maintain regular communication with Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation including the reporting of goals, students served and other key metrics.
  • Maintain a community presence and stay abreast of local resources for youth and families, making referrals to meet additional needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience providing mental health diagnosis and treatment for children and adolescents.


  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work or a related discipline.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Washington State License in Social Work or Mental Health, such as LICSW, LMHC or LMFT by date of hire/transfer.

 Insurance & Liability:

As a 1099 Independent Contractor, the selected candidate will be responsible for providing and showing proof of all necessary liability & malpractice insurance policies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience providing mental health services in a school based setting.
  • Knowledge and skills in treating children and adolescents with mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, conduct disorders and ADD/ADHD.

 Primary Location:

Services to be delivered in office space provided by Enumclaw School District. One counselor will serve at Enumclaw Hight School. One counselor will split their time between Thunder Mountain and Enumclaw Middle Schools (2.5 days each, per week).

Contract Terms & Schedule:

Services to be offered throughout the 2021-2022 school year and will follow the Enumclaw School District calendar. All services to be offered within school hours.

Contract term of August 2021-June 2022 includes one month of preparation (August) with counseling services delivered September 2021-June 2022.

While initially only a 10-month contract, Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation aims to continue the in-school mental health counseling initiative into future years.


$60,000 for 2021-2022 school year based on terms & schedule outlined above.


Submittals should be sent to Sara Stratton, Executive Director of Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation at and must include:

  • Liability & Malpractice Insurance (if available)
  • Cover letter
  • Resume/Qualifications
  • Copy of WA State Mental Health Counselor License