Mental Health Therapist

Watercourse Counseling Center is a nonprofit agency that strengthens our community by supporting people in the journey toward emotional well-being. We strive to improve community wellness by:

• creating equitable access to mental health services

• bringing services into the community

• building partnerships to address community issues impacted by mental health

• mentoring mental health trainees in a community mental health model

We currently provide mental health services in an outpatient setting and manage school-based clinics at 16 schools in Minneapolis and are looking for a therapist to join a diverse, multilingual team of dedicated clinicians.

Our History

At the time of our founding, Watercourse stretched traditional definitions of mental health service delivery. We were formed for the specific purpose of developing innovative programs that address the full continuum of mental health needs. Our overarching philosophy is grounded in equitable access to resources that support wellness for individuals and the community. We believe that an individual’s health is impacted by the health of their community and that the health of the community is impacted by individuals’ health. We choose to center this work in Minneapolis with the full understanding that there is a lack of culturally-based mental health resources within the city, and we remain committed to making a difference in the lives of those who have been marginalized and underserved. We continue to be guided by these beliefs, even after 20+ years of service.

The Position

Watercourse Counseling Center is seeking a full-time school-based therapist to work with children and families in Minneapolis Public Schools. We would prefer a licensed therapist but will consider candidates who are working on licensure. Candidates should have clinical experience with youth and families, strong collaborative skills, the ability to work with clients from diverse communities, and an interest in community or school-based mental health.


Clinical Services

• Provide mental health services to middle school students

• Work with parents to complete clinical assessments for clients and support ongoing work

• Maintain clinical files and paperwork according to agency standards

• Utilize culturally appropriate best practices

Coordination with schools

• Maintain close contact with student support staff at the school to coordinate services with clients on caseload and support school-wide goals for social-emotional learning

• Provide consultation for teachers and assist with trainings requested for school staff

• Provide classroom presentations and groups as requested by the school

Agency Tasks

• Participate in community outreach and marketing activities as requested

• Contribute to realization of agency priorities, including our focus on racial equity and justice


Master's degree in Social Work, Family Therapy or Counseling Psychology

Licensed or on the way to licensure as LMFT, LPCC, LP, or MSW

Competence working with diverse communities

Experience providing clinical services to children, families, and adults

Ability to work independently

Experience working in a collaborative work environment

Additional qualifications that would be highly regarded:

• Fluency in Spanish or Somali

• Supervisory credentials


$1,000 sign-on bonus!

Salary range: $50K-$61K


Small agency environment

K-8 opportunities

Autonomy & flexibility valued

Professional Development & Wellness Funds

Generous PTO

CEMIG grant support for licensure and training for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ clinicians and practitioners

Qualifies as an acceptable employer for PSLF program if enrolled

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to