Job Description


Make yourself at home in our town, located at the edge of the Olympic National Forest in Clallam County, Washington. With a population of under 4,500 residents in the city, Forks is home to many FCH team members and patients. 

Accessible by car or bus, Forks is a scenic four-hour drive from Seattle or a five-hour drive from Portland. In town, you’ll find find a diverse population of residents working together to support one another and the local schools, small businesses, and organizations that make up our community. Just beyond the city limits, you can venture into the wilderness and explore the lush expanse of rainforest surrounding Forks or the protected Olympic Peninsula beaches.


The area surrounding Forks is truly an outdoor paradise, ideal for a number of recreation pursuits that many of your future coworkers and neighbors enjoy. Forks Community Hospital offers flexible scheduling and grants time off requests whenever possible so our employees can get out for fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and even surfing.


Responsible for providing clinical treatment services with minimal administrative functions.  The MHS is under the supervision of the Director of Outreach Services, and/or coordinator of program area assigned.  The MHS provides multifaceted mental health services within his/her credentialed areas of expertise.  This may encompass emergency services, information and referral, individual, group and family psychotherapy, consumer support services, community education and consultation services.

MHS may qualify by meeting the requirements of WAC 388-865-0150 for any of the additional specialties:  children, elderly, developmental disabilities, minorities, hearing impaired, or emergency services.  Qualification for any of these shall then mean that the MHS may further provide direct service or consultation to other staff in cases involving clients belonging to the special populations described above.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master’s Degree in behavioral science, social work, nursing sciences or related field from an accredited college or university, or otherwise meeting the requirements of “Mental Health Specialist” under WAC. 388-865-0150.   At least two years’ experience in the direct treatment of mentally ill clients under the supervision of an MHS.  There is no prior experience requirement if the MHS possesses a license to practice as a medical doctor or osteopath pursuant to RCW 19.75 or 18.71, or is psychologist licensed pursuant to RCW 18.83.  Must have current Counselor Registration or applicable Certification or licensure from the Washington State Department of Health

*This is a professional salary exempt position. 

Shift:  Monday - Friday Days with call rotation.

SALARY RANGE:  $28.79 - $40.30/hour  $7,500 Sign on Bonus

**Forks Community Hospital is an eligible site for the Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)