Staff Therapist Position Opening

Position Title: Staff Therapist
Reports To: Executive Director or Clinical Director
General Description:

A staff therapist provides individual, group, couple, and family counseling. He or she participates as a clinical staff team member, shares in staffing and case conferences, performs necessary administrative tasks, and participates in Center community relations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Professional services
  • Clinical staff participation
  • Center administration and development

Examples of Work:

Professional Services

  • Providing the number of agreed upon clinical hours
  • Maintaining electronic clinical records in keeping with Center policies and procedures
  • Working with the administrative staff to set and collect appropriate fees
  • Representing the standards and practices of their primary professional fields

Clinical Staff Participation

  • Working cooperatively with staff colleagues, consultants, and referring professionals
  • Actively participating in clinical staffing and case consultations
  • Attending administrative staff meetings, staff retreats, and other team building activities

Center Administration and Development

  • Participating in the development of the Center's referral network
  • Performing administrative and development tasks as assigned
  • Participating in the Center's programs of education, consultation, and community relations
Desired Experience and Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's or doctor's degree in pastoral counseling, psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or equivalent
  • Clinical training and experience, validated by state licensure, and advanced standing with the group(s) corresponding to their field(s), including the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Academy of Clinical Social Workers (ACSW), American Psychological Association (APA) or a medical discipline
  • Evidence of having had enough personal therapy to work freely with clients and to protect them from the therapist's own problems
  • Mastery of a coherent theory and practice of therapy
  • Ability to use the language and methodology of differential diagnosis and familiarity with the contributions of various diagnostic tests
  • Ability to assess a client's therapeutic needs, to establish a therapeutic relationship, and to conduct, complete, terminate, and evaluate that therapy
  • Ability to relate the contributions of various disciplines to the therapeutic task and to make appropriate use of inter-professional collaboration
  • Ability to integrate spirituality into therapy practices
  • Ability to work effectively with religious leaders, congregations, and other community sponsors and resource persons
  • Ability to help clients deal with theological issues utilizing religious resources within the client’s own belief system
  • Understanding of the dynamics of spiritual experiences and the implications for pastoral psychotherapy
  • A willingness to think theologically about the therapeutic task and the relation of therapy to the total task of the religious community
  • Ability and willingness to develop and cultivate his/her own caseload by representing the Center in the community and relating to referral sources
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate personal and professional relationships and boundaries both within and outside the Center
  • Participation in a sponsoring or affiliated religious congregation or spiritual tradition

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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