Client Services-Mental Health Clinician

Kent, WA, USA

Our Mission: Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.

About Us Lutheran Community Services Northwest is a non-profit human services agency that improves lives of people in communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. We provide a wide variety of services to adults, adolescents, children, families, schools and communities. We are privileged to touch lives of all ages, cultures and faiths.

LCSNW is looking for a Mental Health Clinician for 37.5 hours per week based out of our Kent officeThe Mental Health Clinician will provide mental health counseling to refugees and asylum seekers through a Medicaid-supported community mental health program that serves over 300 clients per year. This is an opportunity for a candidate to make a difference in the lives of our communities most vulnerable.

The role:

Provide mental health, case management, social services and group support to refugees and asylum seekers from low-income backgrounds.  The role will also:

  • Provide trauma-informed, culturally competent, and client centered assessment, counseling, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Maintain a case load; ensure documentation is current and submitted in a timely manner, including entering client interactions within an electronic health record system.
  • Provide case management services, including information and referral and client advocacy as needed.
  • Attend training and workshops as required to improve job skills.
  • Help develop supportive mental health programs, including support groups and outreach.
  • Support the mental health program through interactions in community and refugee meetings, and participating in community and organization events.
  • Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity in the delivery of client services to diverse populations served.
  • Model and encourage direct, professional communications amount staff members and facilitate development of a positive staff support network.
  • On occasion, may provide services in client’s homes, hospitals, clinics, agencies and other locations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  

  • An understanding of mental health issues, especially as they may be applied cross-culturally.
  • Must be able to work in a multicultural setting.
  • Adherence to the code of ethics of a professional counseling association.
  • Requires strict adherence of HIPAA standards in the office workspace to ensure confidentiality.
  • Must be able to multitask and set priorities.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to follow directions.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Lutheran Community Services.
  • Must have transportation.


  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in social work, psychology or other related field.
  • 2 years’ experience in a related field/program.
  • Experience working cross-culturally, preferably with refugees and/or immigrants is ideal.


  • Valid Driver’s License and Auto Insurance is required. 


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, write, and understand directions.  Must have the ability to write memos and other basic correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, clients, and the general public.  Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to read, write, and speak English.  Fluency in Arabic, Russian, Farsi, Dari, Somali, Swahili and or French preferred.


We offer a full benefits package with options for medical and dental insurance.  Vacation includes up to 2 weeks in the first year, with an increase up to 3 weeks in the second year (based on hours worked).  Up to 2 ½ weeks of Sick leave for you or to take care of your immediate family (based on hours worked). 10 Paid Holidays plus 2 Floating Holidays each year.  A 403(b) Retirement plan with a matching program after meeting eligibility requirements.  Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help and support you with free and confidential counseling, financial, and support services.  Mileage and expense reimbursement is also provided.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interest in joining the Lutheran Community Services Northwest team.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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