Kaniksu Community Health, based in Sandpoint, is a federally qualified community health center, serving the citizens of Bonner and Boundary Counties with clinics in Sandpoint, Priest River, and Bonners Ferry.

We are seeking a dynamic Elementary School Therapist to join our team. The North Idaho Panhandle is a four-season recreation paradise, with friendly folks, little traffic, an abundance of amenities, and excellent schools. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and come live, work, and play in one of the most beautiful small towns in the northwest!

Job Summary

The Elementary School Therapist will be integrated in and support the mission of the Lake Pend Oreille School District.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The BH Provider provides competent primary and preventive health care at the schools integrated with Lake Pend Oreille School District and within:
  • the scope of practice for which the BH Provider is educationally and clinically prepared, for which competency has been maintained
  • KCH’s FQHC scope of service the scope of practice of the BH Provider as defined by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing
  • if applicable, the scope of practice defined in a Certificate of Registration, documenting a supervisory relationship with a BH Provider licensed in good standing in the State of Idaho current standard of practice within his/her field
  • This position provides challenging and rewarding opportunities for professional growth and development with self-motivation to achieve goals and objectives.


    • Graduation from an accredited School
    • Can be cleared through the National Practitioner Database
    • Currently Licensed (State of Idaho) as a BH Provider
    • Working knowledge of the basic principles of health, illness, and wellness including current best practice in effective delivery of
    • preventive and primary behavioral health care and health education to low- income and special needs populations.
    • Proven clinical competence and outcome-effective experience providing primary and preventive health services
    • Skill in behavioral health services primary care delivery and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with patients and staff.
    • Experience with school districts, rural community health care, public health principles and practices desired.
    • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, creative thinker and a proven collaborator.

    Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required:

    • A high level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards
    • Excellent judgment, flexibility, good humor, high energy level and graciousness
    • FTCA coverage obtainable
    • Unrestricted license to practice in the State of Idaho
    • Current CPR (BLS) certification, ACLS preferred
    • Ability to be designated a Medicare and Medicare provider in Idaho
    • Computer literacy and willingness to utilize electronic health records required


      • Strong communication skills to connect with both adults and children
      • Ability to effectively collaborate with others
      • Must be detail oriented, have strong problem solving, and decision making skills.
      • Must possess good presentation and training skills.
      • Ability to work independently