Job Description for Psychotherapist (Child Psychotherapist)

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Psychotherapist (Child Psychotherapist)
Wage and Salary:
$28.25 - $31.47/hour based on qualifications
Application review will begin:
June 4, 2021
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Jefferson County’s Human Services Department has a Behavioral Health division that serves Jefferson County residents with mental health and substance use concerns through an outpatient clinic setting. The clinic staff is committed to delivering evidence based practices by providing person centered and recovery focused services.

The clinic is in need of another Psychotherapist to join the team that will provide Mental Health and Substance Use Intervention services.

As an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate Psychotherapist, you will be successful in this role by completing the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Perform crisis/suicide risk assessments, evaluate client’s safety to self and others through clinical interview, and develop crisis and safety plans to meet their needs
  • Provide ongoing assessments, respond to crisis situations and link client with appropriate resources
  • Perform bio psycho-social assessments for mental health and substance use clients and diagnose the consumer for mental health and substance use, under the direction of the medical director
  • Provide case management as identified in the psycho-social assessment
  • Perform individual and group psychotherapy for mostly youth from children to teens, with the potential to work with some adults, both within the outpatient clinic and the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program
  • Several other tasks needed and provided on the posted job description.

Starting wage: $28.25 - $31.47/hour ($58,760 - $65,457 annually); based on qualifications/experience upon hire
Hours: 40 hours/week with willingness to provide some evening individual/group psychotherapy sessions
Benefits: Eligible for excellent benefit package with details at the below link

If employed with Jefferson County prior to July 18th, 2021, you will be eligible to apply for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program. Thanks to additional funding under the American Rescue Plan, a record number of eligible clinicians will be awarded this year. For more information on this program, please go to


Qualifications Needed:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field with two years’ experience
  • Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four years’ experience
  • Substance Abuse Counseling Certification
  • Trauma Informed Care Training
  • Bilingual qualified applicants encouraged to apply

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. However, initial screening of applicants will begin June 4th, 2021.

Application and position details are available at or Jefferson County Human Resources: 311 S. Center Ave. Room 111, Jefferson, WI  53549.

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer