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 with no deductibles, co-pays, or co-insurance) – you pay nothing for health care including prescriptions
  • 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

UPDATE: As of April 2022, we are shifting some things in our Mental Health Internship program:

  • Master’s level Interns will receive $500 stipend per quarter starting in the fall of 2022.
  • We are changing our application process to a rolling process which means we will evaluate, consider, and interview candidates as applications are received rather than waiting on a hard deadline.
  • And finally, our MH application has been updated and interns need to complete and send our new CHS application and resume to be considered.

Overview of Mental Health Internships in the Mental Health Department:

Interns in the Mental Health Department can be part of our Office Based Teams either in Shoreline or Edmonds; or can be part of the School Based Team based out of Edmonds. The first month of internship is focused on providing training and structure to help you begin your journey as a clinician. In a “typical” 20-hour-a-week, you will spend approximately 60% in direct service, 20% in indirect service delivery such as documentation/client files and 20% in training and supervision. A typical internship caseload will consist of 12-15 clients.

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.

Internship Opportunities in the Mental Health Department:

  • 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, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, ADD/ADHD, divorce and separations as well as other family disruptions 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. Office Based Interns are located at our 148th/Shoreline and Edmonds Clinics.
  • 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 Edmonds location, school-based interns will be assigned to various schools in several school districts such as Edmonds, Everett, and Mukilteo School Districts. 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.

Intern Job Description

Eligibility

  • Students studying for their 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.
  • 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) or the minimum hours required by their school’s programs.

Internship Application Process

  • Typically, CHS Internships begin in the fall of each year.
  • 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.
  • Once CHS Leadership can review your application, you may be invited to join other applicants for a group or individual interview.

Rolling Application Process

  • Our Mental Health Internship program has adopted an internship rolling application process. Though we do follow school calendar (Fall to Summer) in some of our positions, we will also be accepting and interviewing as positions become available and/or as needs for interns increase.
  • Rolling application process is an application structure that receives and responds to the internship applications during a larger window of time or “as they roll in.” Students can apply to internship opportunities all throughout the year. This can be particularly helpful if a student needs to apply after typical application deadlines have passed, and/or if the student wants to hear about their application earlier, which can add a level of confidence and certainty to the internship application process.
  • We still recommend students apply as early as possible. Rolling application structure doesn’t mean there are no deadlines. If students really want to be invited to a particular Mental Health Team, the best option is to apply early.

Internship Application

Please contact us at  to inquire about mental health internships.

 

School Based Mental Health Internships

UPDATE: As of April 2022, we are shifting some things in our Mental Health Internship program:

  • Master’s level MH Interns will receive $500 stipend per quarter starting in the fall of 2022.
  • We are changing our application process to a rolling process which means we will evaluate, consider, and interview candidates as applications are received rather than waiting on a hard deadline.
  • And finally, our MH application has been updated and interns need to complete and send our new CHS application and resume to be considered.

Overview of Mental Health Internships in the Mental Health Department:

Interns in the Mental Health Department can be part of our Office Based Teams either in Shoreline or Edmonds; or can be part of the School Based Team based out of Edmonds. The first month of internship is focused on providing training and structure to help you begin your journey as a clinician. In a “typical” 20-hour-a-week, you will spend approximately 60% in direct service, 20% in indirect service delivery such as documentation/client files and 20% in training and supervision. A typical internship caseload will consist of 12-15 clients.

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.

Internship Opportunities in the Mental Health Department:

  • 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, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, ADD/ADHD, divorce and separations as well as other family disruptions 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. Office Based Interns are located at our 148th/Shoreline and Edmonds Clinics.
  • 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 Edmonds location, school-based interns will be assigned to various schools in several school districts such as Edmonds, Everett, and Mukilteo School Districts. 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.

Intern Job Description

Eligibility

  • Students studying for their 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.
  • 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) or the minimum hours required by their school’s programs.

Internship Application Process

  • Typically, CHS Internships begin in the fall of each year.
  • 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.
  • Once CHS Leadership can review your application, you may be invited to join other applicants for a group or individual interview.

Rolling Application Process

  • Our Mental Health Internship program has adopted an internship rolling application process. Though we do follow school calendar (Fall to Summer) in some of our positions, we will also be accepting and interviewing as positions become available and/or as needs for interns increase.
  • Rolling application process is an application structure that receives and responds to the internship applications during a larger window of time or “as they roll in.” Students can apply to internship opportunities all throughout the year. This can be particularly helpful if a student needs to apply after typical application deadlines have passed, and/or if the student wants to hear about their application earlier, which can add a level of confidence and certainty to the internship application process.
  • We still recommend students apply as early as possible. Rolling application structure doesn’t mean there are no deadlines. If students really want to be invited to a particular Mental Health Team, the best option is to apply early.

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

Due to the impact of COVID on our department’s operations, we are unable to accommodate interns seeking experience in the social work, human services, education and family support field.