September 4, 2019

“Sometimes my heart feels broken, but actually what I think is that it’s busy building courage.”

~ six-year-old at Jumping Mouse

Seeking Child Therapist – Do you want build a better world for kids? We offer unparalleled support for our staff, flexible hours, and opportunities for professional growth.

Apply by: September 30, 2019

Do you want to make a significant difference in the lives of children and their community? Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is a highly regarded nonprofit in Port Townsend, Washington, and the only organization in our region providing long-term, in-depth mental health therapy to young children. We offer:

  • Health benefits
  • Discretionary leave policy, where each employee is afforded the flexibility to utilize paid time off as needed
  • Professional development funds
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Excellent support for our therapists, including one-on-one weekly supervision and weekly consult groups
  • Relocation assistance

About Jumping Mouse: Located in Port Townsend, Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is a nonprofit founded in 1999 to address the gap in children’s mental health care in our rural area. The organization’s name is derived from a Native American myth and reflects the healing and hope possible through long-term creative therapy. Our unique therapy model is led by the child’s need and therapy lasts as long as necessary. Since accessibility is one of our core values, no one is ever turned away for inability to pay.

The Job: We’re looking for a Child Therapist with a licensed graduate degree in counseling, psychology or social work. The Child Therapist is a 22/hour a week non-exempt position with a salary range of $25,500 – 28,000 per year, DOE. Additional hours may be available. See full job description here.

The Location: Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is located in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington, a maritime city renowned for its historic charm and stunning natural setting. With a thriving arts community, vibrant walkable downtown, Victorian seaport heritage, and nearby award-winning organic farms and Olympic National Park, Port Townsend offers numerous activities for everyone.

Why Should You Apply?

You are a caring, compassionate, and open-minded professional who wants to be part of a dedicated and collaborative team, and you are seeking:

  • To transform children’s lives and make a lasting difference in the community that surrounds them
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • A beautiful location in a thriving community
  • A flexible work schedule in a supportive team
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Read our recruitment brochure here.

To apply:

Email cover letter and résumé to Jenny Manza at

In your cover letter, please include responses to the following questions:

  1. Share a personal experience that relates to your own intentionality in working with children. You might include experiences that have offered you insight into play, staying with your own creative self, etc.
  2. What do you feel you will bring to Jumping Mouse Children’s Center?
  3. What resonates for you about Jumping Mouse’s modality and mission? Why do you want to work with Jumping Mouse?