School-Based Mental Health Therapist

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 in working with diverse communities
Experience providing clinical services to children, families, and adults
Ability to work independently
Experience working in a collaborative work environment
Interest in working with middle school-aged youth
Additional qualifications that would be highly regarded:

  • Fluency in Spanish or Somali
  • Supervisory credentials


$1,000 sign-on bonus!
Salary range: $50-$61k
Small agency environment
Autonomy and flexibility valued
Professional Development and 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


Send your cover letter and resume to