Clinical Therapist @ Jewish Family Service

Clinical Therapist

JFS is a 127-year-old non-profit organization providing effective social services to individuals and families of all backgrounds in the Puget Sound region. We help people achieve well-being, health and stability. For more information about JFS, please visit

We are currently seeking a Clinical Therapist at Hillel at the University of Washington to join our team. This position (30- 37.5 hours per week) provides counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students and other young adults on site at Hillel UW. The therapist also provides therapeutic groups and psycho-educational programming; advises and supports Hillel administrators; provides information and referrals to additional mental health support systems. The position reports to the JFS Clinical Director and the Hillel UW Executive Director. Most of the job responsibilities are conducted at Hillel at the University of Washington while clinical supervision and other required meetings will take place at JFS Capitol Hill campus. Evening availability required.

Our ideal candidate has strong clinical expertise, experience and skills, as well as interpersonal skills and ability to engage with young adults. Knowledge of Judaism and Jewish culture required. Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

• Screen requests for service. Provide intake, fee setting and assessment of new clients.
• Provide information and referral to callers whose needs cannot be met at Hillel.
• Provide individual and group counseling to students and other young adults.
• Coordinate care through contact with community resources and other professionals, as necessary.
• Complete and maintain confidential client records in a timely and professional manner.
• Collect and provide data on numbers of clients, sessions and presentations as required by JFS and/or Hillel. Produce annual metrics report
for Hillel UW Development Director and JFS.
• Collect client fees and give them to Hillel Director of Operations.
• Participate in Hillel staff meetings, as time allows.
• Provide trainings for Hillel staff, as requested.
• Develop and facilitate psycho-educational/Wellness programs in collaboration with Hillel or JFS program team. Minimum two per quarter.
Topics may include:
Stress management
Planning for life after college
Depression and anxiety
Freshman adjustment
Grief and loss
• Periodically teach as a member of the JFS clinical team at JFS events.
• Attend and participate in individual clinical supervision and group clinical consultation at JFS.

• Preferred independent Masters-Level License in Mental Health field
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
For the right candidate, will consider Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) with minimum of two to three years clinical
experience, post masters degree
• Experience or training (or willingness to be trained) in trauma-informed services.
• Experience of training (or willingness to be trained) in DV, anti-oppression work or intergenerational trauma.
• Minimum of three years clinical experience post-master’s degree, preferably with young adults.
• Knowledge and ability to respond to psychiatric crises and other emergencies.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Competency using computer programs: database systems, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer and Outlook.
• Ability to work independently as the sole practitioner in this setting.
• Knowledge of Judaism and Jewish culture required.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit resume and cover letter.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2020-02-13
  • Times this job has been viewed: 76 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Counselor
  • Organization Type: Outreach, Hillel
Job Location
Jewish Family Service
1601 16th ave
Seattle , Washington 98122


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