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Make a difference in the lives of children and families in East King County by joining the committed, dynamic staff of Youth Eastside Services. To apply for any of the positions listed below, email a cover letter and resume to (attachments must be in *.doc or *.txt format) or fax to 425-274-0728. All positions remain open until filled, and are full-time unless otherwise noted. YES is committed to diversity; LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color are encouraged to apply. YES is an equal opportunity employer.


Internships are one of the many ways in which YES is helping to build the next generation of mental health service providers. YES relies on ongoing relationships with mental health counseling, social work, and marriage and family programs in the area to fill around a dozen Clinical Internship positions each year. The commitment for internships at YES is a minimum of 12 months. Even though internships are unpaid, interns get course credits to qualify for graduation requirements (specific to each program) along with weekly supervision, ongoing training opportunities, and diverse experience in the field.

For more information visit our internship page.


Join Youth Eastside Services (YES) in providing integrated mental health and substance abuse services to Middle and Choice School students in important partnership work with the Lake Washington School District (LWSD). As a Behavioral Health Support Specialist, you are part of the School Based Behavioral Health Team, on site at a school(s), and also connected to the Agency and Community Teams.

YES serves the entire Eastside community through three integrated pathways of service, School Based, Agency Based, Community Based.

YES pursues continuous quality improvement and transformation through participation of all staff in three main initiatives: Trauma Informed Approach, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging and Zero Suicide.

YES is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to having a diverse staff team. LGBT+ and people of color encouraged to apply.

Position hours are Monday through Friday, primarily during the school day with occasional evening presentations.

YES Behavioral Health Support Specialists work in the frame of MTSS, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. They provide a range of services supporting students in a time of challenge-confronting high rates of anxiety, depression, and the impacts of suicide and accidental drug overdose amongst their peers.  We have found that the best approach is a collaborative approach with school teams offering a broad spectrum of strength based and trauma informed services. Services provided by the BHSS range from universal education and prevention to short- and long-term individual and group interventions all focused on equipping students with emotional regulation skills, developing wellness and resiliency, and healing into their best selves. Integrated work with school teams supports positive changes in school culture and supports caregivers and families.

The scope of work includes educational presentations for parents, students, and staff; mental health and substance abuse screenings and assessments; consultation with school staff and student care teams; facilitating referrals; providing counseling in individual and group formats; crisis support, suicide risk assessment, safety planning, and related intervention for students within the learning community. The BHSS integrate their work with that of their Agency and Community based colleagues to better provide whole person care including a focus on social determinants of health. The BHSS are supported by their Team members and Director, consultation opportunities, weekly supervision towards licensure and substance use disorder certification, financial support towards SUDP education, licensure fees, and training in Evidence Practices.

Join us in the work with the following values and aptitudes:

  • Ability to work with diverse youth/families.
  • Flexible, Responsive and Organized under pressure.
  • Able to balance self-care while working with high volume of high need students.
  • Effective at partnering with school administration and staff.
  • Able to triage, conduct crisis intervention, screenings and assessments for mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to work with parents, provide education and prevention work in classroom and with small and large groups.
  • Provide individualized goal oriented short-term counseling.
  • Skill in timely documentation and ability to manage time well.


Master’s in Counseling/Social Work; LICSW/A, LMHC/A, LMFT/A AND SUDP/T.  If not a SUDP/T, able to immediately apply for and begin educational program.  YES partially financially supports pursuit of SUDP with reimbursement for education and Certification.

Preferred: Bicultural/Bilingual reflective of greater Eastside/LWSD.

Salary dependent on education and post Masters/Licensure experience:

Therapist I (not licensed but has Associate License with MHP and Child Mental Health Specialist) $62,025 – $68,390

Therapist II (licensed) $68,806 – $75,878

Therapist III (dually licensed) $79,643 – $87,696


  • Medical/Dental/Vision after 1 month of employment, HSA for those on medical plan
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 4 wellness days

8 hours of vacation accrued each month; increases by year up to 4.5 weeks annually

  • 8 hours of sick accrual each month
  • EAP Mental Health up to 6 free sessions, unlimited $25 telehealth sessions
  • 403B/401K
  • 36-hour work week during July and August (Fridays off)
  • Up to 5% annual increase with regular workforce salary range reviews

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