Behavioral Health Therapist – LMHC


Vine Maple Place

Job Description:


Reports To: Behavioral Health Manager
Location: Maple Valley or Kent
Supervises: None
Key Relationships: Program Team, Clients, Behavioral Health Interns, and Volunteers
Effective Date: September 2022
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week, with some evening and weekend hours
Job Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $28 – $35 per hour, DOE; 401(k) plan; medical, dental & vision benefits; PTO: vacation, personal time and sick time

The Behavioral Health Therapist will work with marginalized clients who are coming from generational homelessness or are currently threatened with homelessness, and have experienced toxic stress, domestic violence, abuse and/or neglect. The Therapist that chooses to serve at VMP will love the positive and energetic work environment. The Therapist will work with VMP clients in a variety of settings, primarily with youth in individual, family, and group counseling. The Therapist will also participate in teaching life skills to adult clients, and training volunteers and staff in trauma-informed care and trauma stewardship. This role is a foundational part of the success of vulnerable and homeless single-parent families reaching their goal of self-sufficiency and stable housing while in the program.

Due to the homelessness crisis in King county, Vine Maple Place is expanding to serve more families in need.

• Primary work involves children and youth.
• Partner with the VMP team to identify mental health needs and assist with care by referral, or counseling clients in individual, family or group services.
• Partner with another VMP therapist to facilitate life-skills classes, trauma-informed care with staff and volunteers, and trauma stewardship with staff.
• Document client attendances using VMP data collection systems.
• Use trauma-informed practices in all areas of client interaction.
• Communicate, to the Behavioral Health Manager, any perceived risks or discrepancies with VMP clients.
• Attend evidence-based trainings to support work as a Therapist to VMP clients.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agree with the Vine Maple Place Statement of Faith.
• Be passionate about helping families overcome the trauma of homelessness.
• Strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
• Ability to address higher needs of clients in crisis.
• Ability to independently prioritize and organize workload and special projects to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work independently, take initiative and exhibit flexibility.
• Possess the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
• Maintain an acceptable background check and ability to pass a drug test.

• MA Degree in Behavioral Sciences field: LMFT or LMHC.
• Minimum two years of experience in mental health field preferred.

• Ability to use online platforms for classes.
• Comfortable with culturally-diverse populations.
• Sensitivity to the needs of clients, staff, and volunteers from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities or requirements of this position. Other duties may be assigned.

Send all Inquiries, Resumes and Cover Letters to:


Janet Rencken-Shoe


Phone: (425) 432-2119


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