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WISe Therapist


Provides Substance Use Disorder (SUD) training, technical and consultation services for host site staff, provides SUD services (i.e. education, prevention, recovery groups, assessment and referrals) as needed to children/adolescents and their families.


  • Complete mental health intake assessment and secure authorization for treatment. 

  • Develop individualized treatment and service plans with the child and family to best address mental health needs.

  • Conduct program orientation explaining the role of WISe Therapist.  Provide ongoing psycho-education to clients and their families by meeting them in and out of the office; develop the recovery plan; provide educational information in conjunction with direct service providers related to treatments, procedures, medications, and continuing service requirements.

  • Participate in WISe Child & Family Team Meetings for each client, contributing to the development of the Cross-System Care Plan and Team Safety Plan. 

  • Provides Crisis Management Services and coordination after hours, as needed.  Participates in crisis rotation as assigned.

  • Partner with the family in order to assist them in utilizing the resources offered by formal and informal sources within their community.

  • Complete all documentation in keeping with Wraparound fidelity guidelines, King County requirements, agency policies, and State and Federal requirements.

  • Create and practice a plan for aftercare supports and response post Ryther involvement.

  • Assists the client in strengthening connections to informal, natural supports such as friends, extended family members, community groups, etc.

  • Attends meetings related to the client’s involvement in other child-serving systems, including school, juvenile justice, child welfare, primary care, or other related systems. Serves as an advocate for the client in these meetings. 

  • Works closely with Wraparound Facilitators and Peer/Parent Partners to make and monitor applicable referrals. May accompany clients to access these referrals.

  • Works with team to monitor delivery of care by reviewing client records; overseeing completion of necessary agency and county forms, documenting care; identifying progress toward desired care outcomes; modify and adapt recovery plan to address barriers; review the recovery plan with clients in conjunction with the other service providers.

  • Serve as knowledgeable resource to families and professionals regarding Children’s Long-term Inpatient Psychiatric facilities in the state of WA, including application procedure and processes.

  • Implements team recommendations and tasks assigned at Child and Family team meetings

  • Evaluates outcomes of care with the interdisciplinary team by measuring intervention effectiveness with the team.

  • Utilize Evidence Based Practices to move a client toward readiness to engage in ongoing therapy.

  • Provide therapeutic groups relevant to WISe enrolled clients.

  • Provide consult to child-serving clinicians across the agency, particularly related to high-need use with multi-system involvement, as assigned.

  • Provide and participate in consult to fellow WISe team members regarding mandated reporting or duty to warn situations.

  • Attend trainings relevant to Therapist role as they are available and assigned by supervisor

  • Demonstrate a high degree of skill in communication and positive interaction with all Ryther employees, prospective employees, external agencies/companies, and the community at large.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency.

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy or a related field.

  • Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, cultural, and spiritual practices.

  • Minimum 21 years of age.

  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions including but not limited to:

    • lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.,

    • standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time,

    • kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and

    • running for brief periods of time.

  • Ability to use the senses of sight and hearing to effectively supervise clients.

  • Licensure with the state of Washington desired.

  • Mental Health Professional (as defined by WAC 388-877). MHP status required to perform in the field intakes.

  • Have and maintain current Washington State DOH counselor registration or license.

  • Two years’ experience providing treatment to children or adolescents who have serious emotional or behavioral issues and experience intervening on a family level within a publicly funded service system.  Experience working with youth and families with complex needs or frequently accessing crisis services, a plus.

  • Have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.  Must have ability to transport clients.

  • Capacity to have flexible schedule including working evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Prior experience in Wraparound programs a plus.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Effective computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office & Electronic Health Records.

  • Able to accurately input and track data while meeting deadline requirements.

  • Able to multi-task effectively.

  • Able to problem solve effectively and work collaboratively with other team members.

  • Have access to reliable transportation and able to transport clients in the community.

  • Undergo and pass background check upon initial employment and any subsequent checks requested by the agency.

  • Comply with agency policies and procedures.

PAY: $62,500 - $88,800

Full and part-time employees at Ryther enjoy a variety of competitive benefits including: 

  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Coverage (We pay your medical deductible!)

  • Multiple Retirement Plan Options (403b tax deferred)

  • Generous Paid Leave Program (3 weeks paid vacation, 10 accrued sick days, 5 personal days, and paid holidays)

  • Life Insurance Coverage

  • Professional development funds

  • Ryther is a recognized and accredited non-profit (501c3) which qualifies for the federal public student loan forgiveness program

SUPERVISOR: WISe Program Manager

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