Careers

Careers at CHS

We have employment opportunities in a variety of our programs and in various locations, some office-based and some community-based. We strive to have a diverse workforce and inclusive organization. It is our privilege and obligation to serve under-served and historically excluded populations. We are seeking employees who have a commitment to community-based services. Our values are to embrace diversity, equity & inclusion, provide accessibility, champion collaboration, demand accountability, personify integrity, and to have fun. We have employment opportunities in our Shoreline, Bothell, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Everett offices, plus positions that work in schools, medical clinics, or other community locations as well as home-based services.

If CHS sounds like an agency that would be a good fit for you, we’d love to hear from you. 

Exceptional Employee Benefits

  • 100% Paid Medical 
  • 100% Paid Dental Insurance
  • 100% Paid Life Insurance (1 x annual salary)
  • 100% Paid Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 403-B Retirement Plan with up to 3% Match by CHS
  • 12 Days of Paid Vacation per Year (+ one day per year of service; maximum 20 days)
  • 12 Days of Paid Sick Leave per Year
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Note: Benefits are prorated for part-time employees

Other Reasons to Work at CHS

  • Weekly individual clinical supervision (usually by an “approved” supervisor) and weekly group case consultation
  • Smaller caseloads than most
  • Internal & external training available
  • Insistence of employee self-care
  • Our commitment to racial and social justice – We primarily work with a diverse population of people who have low income and/or are historically excluded people.
  • Designation of a Trauma-Informed Organization
  • Collaborative spirit
  • CARF Accredited Organization
Office Based Mental Health Internships

We are in the process of interviewing applicants, and we are no longer able to accept applications for our scheduled March 7th and April 11th group interviews. Any applications submitted by the end of February may be considered for late April or early May group interviews pending any openings in our office or school-based programs. If you have any questions, please email

Overview of Mental Health Internships in the Mental Health Department: 

Our internship placements provide the graduate student opportunities to utilize their knowledge and coursework through engaging and assuming responsibility of select tasks for the promotion of learning under the supervision of an experienced professional. 

We recognize our interns are not employees, however, they are an integral part of our clinical teams. Interns are considered primary therapists and carry a limited caseload of clients while supervised by experienced and trained clinicians. The limited caseload provides time for a variety of tasks including training, supervision, case consultation, case management, documentation (such as service notes, treatment planning, appropriate screenings, etc.), and maintenance of assigned client files.  

Interns in the Mental Health Department can be part of our Office Based Teams either in Shoreline, Bothell or Edmonds; or can be part of the School Based Team based out of one of our Shoreline offices (working primarily with Edmonds, Northshore, Shoreline and Mukilteo districts). The first month of internship is focused on providing training and structure to help begin the journey as a clinician. Interns fill out a “timesheet” every month to keep track of their schedule and hours with CHS.  In a “typical” 20-hour-a-week, you will spend approximately 60% in direct service, 20% in indirect service delivery such as documentation and 20% in training and supervision. A typical internship caseload will consist of 12-15 clients. 

Our Mental Health Department accepts approximately 9 master’s level interns each year. Office Based MH Interns work onsite, and School Based MH Interns are working onsite at schools assigned (typically one or two schools).

Please note that interns will not be guaranteed supervision with an Approved Clinical Supervisor as these supervisors typically work with our employees, howeverinterns will be supervised by fully licensed clinicians when possible. 

MH Master’s Level Internship Stipends   

CHS may offer master’s level clinical interns a stipend.  Interns must be scheduled to work at least 10 hours a week in-person.

  • Scheduled to work at least 10 hours per week: $250 per quarter
  • Scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week: $500 per quarter

Note: The stipend will be received after completing each quarter of internships at CHS to help defray the personal costs of interning. Stipends are considered taxable by the IRS and interns who are paid $600 or more in a calendar year will receive a 1099-NEC tax form with the reported income from CHS. “Quarters” will be determined based on the onboarding date of the intern. 

Office Based Master’s Level Internship Opportunities: 

Office-based Mental Health: We provide mental health treatment to children, youth, and families who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.  We work with such issues as depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, ADD/ADHD, and divorce as well as other family disruptions, crisis, and transitions.  We use a strengths-based approach and strive to tailor our services to the particular strengths and needs of each of our client.

Eligibility 

Graduate students pursuing MHC (Mental Health Counseling), MACP (Master of Counseling Psychology), MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy), and MSW (Master of Social Work) are all eligible to apply. If your degree program differs from those listed, please inquire about your eligibility. We try to accommodate supervision needs as best as we can, however, it is not guaranteed that we are able to fulfill a particular program’s requirements.  CHS and the applicant’s school must have a signed learning agreement completed by the start of their internship start date. Interns are expected to complete a minimum of 700 hours (approximately 20 hours per week for at least 10 months). Minimum internship period commitment: September until last week of June.  Internships start date will be negotiated with intern, school, and agency. For our Mental Health Department, Tuesday is required for weekly staff meetings and onsite training. Please note that start and ending dates of internships are determined by CHS calendar and not the interns’ program schedules.

Internship Application Process 

MH Internships begin in the fall of each year.  In 2024, orientation will take place September 9th 2024 from 9am – 3pm. Interns need to complete and send our Intern Application and resume to be considered. Once CHS Leadership can review your application, you may be invited to join other applicants for a group or individual interview. 

Fall 2024 Internship Deadlines:

The first round of applications for Mental Health Internships take place at the beginning of March. A completed application packet identifying program preference must be sent to . In your subject line please specify program (i.e., Office Based Mental Health,  and/or School Based Mental Health. Students can apply to multiple placements.)

Our in-person 90-minute interviews for the first round of applications will be held on Thursday, March 7th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in either our Edmonds or Shoreline location.  We will let applicants know specific location closer to the date.  Our second round of interviews will be on Thursday, April 11th from 12:00pm-1:30pm.  Applicants will know of decisions a week after interviews.

MH Internships Documents:

Intern Job Description

Internship Application

Please contact us at  to inquire about mental health internships.

School Based Mental Health Internships

We are in the process of interviewing applicants, and we are no longer able to accept applications for our scheduled March 7th and April 11th group interviews. Any applications submitted by the end of February may be considered for late April or early May group interviews pending any openings in our office or school-based programs. If you have any questions, please email

Overview of Mental Health Internships in the Mental Health Department: 

Our internship opportunities provide field experience that is required as part of interns’ educational journey.  Placements provide the graduate student opportunities to utilize their knowledge and coursework through engaging and assuming responsibility of select tasks for the promotion of learning under the supervision of an experienced professional. 

We recognize our interns are not employees, however, they are an integral part of our clinical teams. Interns are considered primary therapists and carry a limited caseload of clients while supervised by experienced and trained clinicians. The limited caseload provides time for a variety of tasks including training, supervision, case consultation, case management, documentation (such as service notes, treatment planning, appropriate screenings, etc.), and maintenance of assigned client files.  

Interns in the Mental Health Department can be part of our Office Based Teams either in Shoreline, Bothell or Edmonds; or can be part of the School Based Team based out of one of our Shoreline offices (working primarily with Edmonds, Northshore, Shoreline and Mukilteo districts). The first month of internship is focused on providing training and structure to help begin the journey as a clinician. Interns fill out a “timesheet” every month to keep track of their schedule and hours with CHS.  In a “typical” 20-hour-a-week, you will spend approximately 60% in direct service, 20% in indirect service delivery such as documentation and 20% in training and supervision. A typical internship caseload will consist of 12-15 clients. 

Our Mental Health Department accepts approximately 9 master’s level interns each year. Office Based MH Interns work onsite, and School Based MH Interns are working onsite at schools assigned (typically one or two schools).

Please note that interns will not be guaranteed supervision with an Approved Clinical Supervisor as these supervisors typically work with our employees, howeverinterns will be supervised by fully licensed clinicians when possible. 

MH Master’s Level Internship Stipends   

CHS may offer master’s level clinical interns a stipend.  Interns must be scheduled to work at least 10 hours a week in-person. 

  • Scheduled to work at least 10 hours per week: $250 per quarter
  • Scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week: $500 per quarter

Note: The stipend will be received after completing each quarter of internships at CHS to help defray the personal costs of interning. Stipends are considered taxable by the IRS and interns who are paid $600 or more in a calendar year will receive a 1099-NEC tax form with the reported income from CHS. “Quarters” will be determined based on the onboarding date of the intern. 

School Based Master’s Level Internship Opportunities: 

School-based Mental Health:  In providing mental health treatment to children and youth, often the easiest place to meet with our clients is at their schools. Based mostly out of our Shoreline location, school-based interns will be assigned to various schools in several school districts such as Edmonds, Shoreline, Everett, and Mukilteo School Districts. The emphasis of this internship is providing structured, systemic care for clients within their schools, connecting with families, educators, and school staff to provide well-rounded supports for the client. We work with such issues as depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, crisis, family disruptions and transitions, to name a few.

Eligibility 

Graduate students pursuing MHC (Mental Health Counseling), MACP (Master of Counseling Psychology), MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy), and MSW (Master of Social Work) are all eligible to apply. If your degree program differs from those listed, please inquire about your eligibility. We try to accommodate supervision needs as best as we can, however, it is not guaranteed that we are able to fulfill a particular program’s requirements.  CHS and the applicant’s school must have a signed learning agreement completed by the start of their internship start date. Interns are expected to complete a minimum of 700 hours (approximately 20 hours per week for at least 10 months). Minimum internship period commitment: September until last week of June.  Internships start date will be negotiated with intern, school, and agency. For our Mental Health Department, Tuesday is required for weekly staff meetings and onsite training. Please note that start and ending dates of internships are determined by CHS calendar and not the interns’ program schedules.

Internship Application Process 

MH Internships begin in the fall of each year.  In 2024, orientation will take place September 9th 2024 from 9am – 3pm. Interns need to complete and send our Intern Application and resume to be considered. Once CHS Leadership can review your application, you may be invited to join other applicants for a group or individual interview. 

Fall 2024 Internship Deadlines:

The first round of applications for Mental Health Internships take place at the beginning of March. A completed application packet identifying program preference must be sent to . In your subject line please specify program (i.e., Office Based Mental Health,  and/or School Based Mental Health. Students can apply to multiple placements.)

Our in-person 90-minute interviews for the first round of applications will be held on Thursday, March 7th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in either our Edmonds or Shoreline location.  We will let applicants know specific location closer to the date.  Our second round of interviews will be on Thursday, April 11th from 12:00pm-1:30pm.  Applicants will know of decisions a week after interviews.

MH Internships Documents:

Intern Job Description

Internship Application

Please contact us at  to inquire about mental health internships.

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Internships

Interns will go through an evolution in their time at CHS. The first month of internship is focused on providing training and structure to help you begin your journey as a clinician. Caseloads will vary between 5 and 10 clients in the first several months. In a “typical” 20-hour-a-week, you will spend approximately 60% in direct service, 20% in indirect service delivery–documentation/client files and 20% in training and supervision. A typical internship caseload will consist of 12-15 clients.

We recognize our interns are not considered primary therapists, they carry a limited caseload of clients and are supervised by experienced and trained clinicians. Please note that interns will not be guaranteed supervision with an Approved Clinical Supervisor as these supervisors typically work with our employees, however interns will be supervised by fully licensed clinicians. The limited caseload provides necessary time for training, supervision, case management including but not limited to treatment planning, documentation and maintenance of assigned client files. 

Community Based Intensive Services Internship Opportunities:

  • Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health(IEC):  We provide relationship-focused interventions to parents, foster parents, or other primary caregivers with children ages birth through five years old.  Children and parents often need help recovering from the effects of early trauma, loss, family conflict, addiction, abuse and stress. Sometimes parenting is not what parents expect it to be, or other challenges like depression or anxiety, and sleep or feeding challenges can make caring for a new baby difficult. All of these things can greatly impact the development of the child and the parent-child relationship.  The treatment models used at CHS are evidence-based and include Promoting First Relationships and the Child-Parent Psychotherapy model for working with trauma. We believe when parents are nurtured and supported themselves, they are better able to meet the needs of their children. Interns in the IEC program are based at our 170th office but spend the majority of their time out of the office, visiting clients in their homes, or “third places” in King and Snohomish Counties.

Eligibility

  • Students studying for their MACP (Master of Counseling Psychology), MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy), MSW (Master of Social Work) are all eligible to apply. If your degree program differs from those listed, please inquire about your eligibility. Also inquire about the unique requirements of MFT and MSW degrees as we may not be able to accommodate some of those. 
  • CHS and the applicant’s school must have a signed learning agreement completed by the start of their internship start date.
  • Interns are expected to complete a minimum of 700 hours (approximately 20 hours per week) or the minimum hours required by their school’s programs.

Internship Application Process

WISe/Wrap Mental Health Internships

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Medical Clinic Mental Health Internships

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Substance Use Disorders Department Internships

CHS is proud to be an internship site for the field experience required as part of WA state’s Substance Use Disorders Trainee programs. We provide students who are working toward their Substance Use Disorders Professional (SUDP) certification with opportunities to utilize their knowledge and coursework through engaging and assuming responsibility of select tasks for the promotion of learning, knowledge application and practice while under the supervision of an experienced SUDP. Interns gain practical experience through projects, special assignments, or research that support federal, state, and community-based programs, policies, and best practices in the treatment of substance use disorders, and psychosocial stressors. Ideally, CHS will have two SUD interns at all times at our Shoreline location and one at our Everett site. 

Our interns are expected to adhere to our mission and values.

Substance Use Disorder Intern Job Description .

Eligibility

  • CHS SUD internships require the applicant to be actively seeking their SUDP.
  • Interns are expected to complete a minimum of 3 months (approximately 20 hours per week) or the minimum hours required by their school’s programs.
  • If the potential intern is in recovery from substance use, they must have been clean and sober for the last 2 years.
  • A student is allowed to serve as a SUDP trainee (SUDPT) if the student meets the requirements of a SUDP trainee and has the required documentation from the appropriate certifying/licensing entity. These are paid positions. 

Internship Application Process

  • Potential interns can apply at any time and the internships may begin at any time.
  • Interviews will be conducted.
  • Internship selection is based on their application, interview(s), and the availability of an internships,

Substance Use Disorder Internship Application.

Administrative Internships

CHS welcomes a limited number of interns to help with administration to perform such duties as: filing, shredding, scanning, answering phones, etc. No application necessary. Just call Mirsada at 206-631-8837.

Family Support Department Internships

Our family support department can be a great place for students entering the field of human services and social work to get experience in prevention programming, such as youth development out of school time activities and early learning/parent education programs. If you are interested in exploring an internship (or practicum) with our programs please contact the Family Support Department Director at