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Perinatal Mental Health Therapist

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About the Clinical Program at PS-WA   

Perinatal Support Washington launched a new clinical program in Fall 2020, where we provide highly specialized care to people in the reproductive period. A perinatal mental health therapist is unique in that we serve people with a wide range of mental health experiences at a time in their life when they may not have a lot of time to devote to therapy. Some clients may be seen for brief solution-focused therapy and some may want longer-term therapy. A successful applicant will have training in at least some of the following modalities - CBT, DBT, IPT - and an evidenced-based trauma treatment (such as CPT, PE, or EMDR) and have a wide range of clinical skills to treat common experiences of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, acute and/or chronic trauma. Our clinical program has an anti-oppressive grounding and is actively working to reduce barriers for clients and create a diverse clinical team. We are actively recruiting for a Spanish Speaking Therapist and/or BIPOC Therapist and provide clinical supervision by a provider of color who is a native spanish speaker and has a strong anti-racist framework.  


PS-WA is hiring for 2 positions:

Services are provided via telehealth at this time following public health guidelines, however these positions will transition to hybrid in-person/telehealth:

Position 1: 15-25 hours per week, hybrid in-person and telehealth - must be able to be in person in Pierce County location at least 2 days per week once in person services resume (currently telehealth through Dec 2021)

Position 2: 15-25 hour per week, hybrid in-person and telehealth based in King County (currently telehealth through Dec 2021)

At this time PS-WA does not currently have an administrative office. Client appointments are conducted online, in clients’ homes, embedded at local partner organization locations, or when available at our North Seattle clinical office. Team meetings, training, and supervision will be held in our North Seattle office (or virtual). 


Essential Functions

  • Conduct clinical assessments.
  • Maintain a caseload of at least 15 clinical hours per week.
  • Provide crisis intervention services to clients and/or family members. (no on call work required)
  • Meet clinical documentation requirements in electronic health record.
  • Collaborate with community and/or clinic providers as needed. 
  • Participate in weekly supervision. 
  • Participate in and attend clinical meetings such as group consultation and therapist meetings. 
  • Other duties as requested by the Clinical Supervisor. 


Personal Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to engage clients easily
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Excellent empathic skills
  • Knowledge of perinatal mental health and the healing process
  • Ability to work with independence
  • Understanding of cultural differences and barriers that clients may encounter
  • Ability to organize and prioritize competing work demands
  • Ability to multitask


Qualifications  

  • Licensed mental health provider (LICSW, LMHC, LMFT). Associate level providers considered for the right candidate, must be close to licensure.  
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the perinatal mental health field. 
  • Training in at least some of the following modalities - CBT, DBT, IPT - and an evidenced-based trauma treatment such as CPT, PE, or EMDR.
  • Ability to maintain a clinical caseload of at least 15 clinical hours a week plus meetings and admin time.  
  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Experience working with LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Experience and commitment to social justice and working with diverse, underserved communities.
  • Works well in a group and independently. 
  • Have a workspace appropriate for telehealth: confidential space, a computer, stable internet, and phone. PS-WA provides HIPAA compliant phone, video, and documentation software.  


Desired Qualifications

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish or other languages.  


Start Date:  October 2021

Perinatal Support Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, of any sexual orientation or gender identity, from under-represented communities, and people with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. 

About the Clinical Program at PS-WA   

Perinatal Support Washington launched a new clinical program in Fall 2020, where we provide highly specialized care to people in the reproductive period. A perinatal mental health therapist is unique…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$30-$40 per hour

Benefits

PS-WA offers part time employees paid time off based on prorated hours (40 hours per week = 160 hours per year) and up to 15 paid holidays per year based on work schedule.   

Flexible schedule. 

Weekly supervision with a PMH Specialist provided.

Staff are invited and encouraged to attend PS-WA trainings throughout the year such as: 

  • 1 or 2 Day Perinatal Mental Health Trainings
  • Group Peer Support Facilitator training (Fall 2021)
  • Any specialty trainings hosted by Perinatal Support WA

PS-WA offers part time employees paid time off based on prorated hours (40 hours per week = 160 hours per year) and up to 15 paid holidays per year based on work schedule.   

Flexible…

Level of Language Proficiency

Desired Qualifications: Bi-lingual in Spanish or other languages.  

Desired Qualifications: Bi-lingual in Spanish or other languages.  

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to kay.hwang@perinatalsupport.org with “PMH Therapist” in the subject line and please specify which position you are applying for - King Co or Pierce Co. The positions will be open until filled. Applications will be accepted immediately and phone screening will begin the week of August 16th.

Please send a resume and cover letter to kay.hwang@perinatalsupport.org with “PMH Therapist” in the subject line and please specify which position you are applying for - King Co or…

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