We are currently recruiting for therapists to join our Mental Health Support Team at Rahab’s Sisters!
Now, more than ever, mental health services are needed in every area of our community. We are looking for established clinicians desiring to put their skills and passion to use on a purposeful team that comes alongside marginalized, resilient neighbors with our partner, Rahab’s Sisters. While Rahab’s Sisters is run primarily and passionately by volunteers, the therapists on the Mental Health Support are paid a stipend. This action is a unique culture-shift in the industry, which we take seriously with our partners and providers to emphasize the importance of mental health services and to also care for each clinician’s emotional labor. This position is meant to be supplemental to the work of a clinician already practicing, offering the opportunity to use your skills to bring greater mental health access into the non-profit community. While this is work, our team also finds it to be a great gift to serve in this way together.
Please review the job details thoroughly and submit the form below. Please remember to include an informal 60-90 second personalized video where you introduce yourself and describe your interest in the position. We are looking for 3 therapists who are the right fit rather than how to fill the positions the fastest.
We enthusiastically welcome inquiries from mental health clinicians with diverse backgrounds, narratives, perspectives, experiences and clinical approaches. We are invested in co-creating a practice culture together that celebrates the unique expression of ability, gender, age, race and ethnic heritage, sexual orientation, and spirituality. Second Growth Counseling brings on therapists that support and practice inclusive, affirming, and antiracist worldviews.
ABOUT SECOND GROWTH COUNSELING: We are an emerging group practice focused on creating therapeutic experiences that impact social change. We offer counseling services to individuals, families and relationships while also providing mental health support through groups, community events, organizational consulting, and partnerships with non-profits. We are a creative, compassionate, and fun group of clinicians who work collaboratively to uplift the dignity, health, and wellness of our community.
ABOUT RAHAB’S SISTERS: We create community through radical hospitality with those marginalized by poverty, houselessness, sex work, violence and substance use. Our doors are open to anyone who identifies as a woman or gender nonconforming. We provide additional support to those living on the streets in our neighborhood. Rahab’s Sisters offers stability, connection and acceptance. We believe community is a basic human need essential to well-being, and everyone deserves to feel they belong somewhere. Radical hospitality strives to break down barriers of fear, shame and judgment and create a healing space where individuals feel valued and find solidarity with one another.
Second Growth partners with Rahab’s Sisters to provide mental health support to guests, volunteers, and visitors. Counselors contribute in many different ways through on-site presence, virtual support groups, educational and inspirational infographics, volunteer trainings, guest check-ins, crisis intervention, camp outreach and deliveries, hospital visitation, and special projects (foot clinic, photography shoots, feedback surveys, memorials, and art exhibits).
Applicants must have graduated from a master’s program in a mental health field. It is preferred that applicants are also practicing clinicians registered with the state board and licensed or working towards licensure with proper supervision. Prior experience with marginalized, high-risk, or oppressed populations is highly valued.
Essential Responsibilities: Does this sound awesome to you?!
- Develop relationships, earn trust, and build rapport with guests, volunteers, and community members.
- Hold space for emotional processing, story-telling, and meaning-making.
- Assess group space during therapeutic experiences, community meals, and activities.
- Initiate grounding, de-escalating, and calming techniques when appropriate.
- Be comfortable providing mental health services that include rotations with: on-site support, camp outreach, infographic creation & design, psychoeducation group facilitation, virtual group meetings, Facebook livestreams, filming short videos of one’s self on psychoeducation material, calling/texting/emailing guests from our communication platform, volunteer training and debriefing, and being flexible to support needs as they arise.
- Staying highly communicative in person and through text, email, or digitally with the counseling team about personal capacity, experiences, workload, and questions.
- Collaborate with counseling team members, volunteers and guests to ensure community mental health needs are being met.
Key Qualities: Does this sound like you?!
- Enthusiasm to creatively and compassionately adapt mental health skills to non-clinical, community settings.
- A team-oriented, outgoing, and self-motivated individual with warmth, flexibility, and willingness to co-create wellbeing alongside women and gender non-conforming community members.
- Energized to work alongside people from a variety of backgrounds with differing perspectives, expectations, and skillsets.
- Comfort to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
- Have or be able to complete training in de-escalation, implicit bias, risk assessment, drug use and paraphernalia, and trauma.
- Actively learning and practicing equity, justice, and inclusion. (We can also provide this training.)
- Commitment to prioritize relationships, community-building, and guest autonomy.
- Demonstrated familiarity or lived experienced with issues of houselessness, mental illness, substance use, poverty, sexual assault, domestic violence, sex work, systemic oppression, and LGBTQIA rights and experiences.
- Embrace of Rahab’s Sisters’ posture of radical hospitality and Second Growth Counseling’s mission of mental health support.
This position is meant to supplement the work of a clinician already practicing. This is a flexible, independent contractor position for one year through consistent weekly investments with self-selected scheduling. Evening and weekend work on rotation is necessary throughout the month by on-site and online presence. This position comes with a financial stipend, paid monthly as a flat rate with earning potential between $200-$500 a month, depending on services provided. Expected time commitment is roughly 10-15 hours a month.
*If you are working towards licensure, we can collaborate with supervisors around hours that may contribute towards your credentialing.
There are currently 3 open positions for therapists on the counseling team, to be filled over the summer of 2020. Candidates who complete requirements, meet our current needs and submit a completed form will be considered for a phone screening or interview and may then be invited into experiences over 4 weeks to learn about Rahab’s Sisters, the community served, mental health activities provided, and shadow the team. A mutual, collaborative decision by the candidate, counseling team, and community will conclude the hiring process.
If you have any issues with this form or submissions, send your info to Kelly@SecondGrowth.com.