LiCensed Mental Health Therapist positions

We are hiring for experienced licensed therapists to provide clinical counseling to individuals, couples, relationships, families, and groups as part of our therapeutic services.

Ideal candidates are looking for a long-term career fit with a workplace that empowers their excitement to help people grow more fully into themselves. The ideal candidates have a specialty niche (examples: trauma, EMDR, perinatal, grief, couples, etc.) with advanced training and experience. We are a great environment for providers who are team-oriented, communicative, and self-reflective with a desire to learn and contribute alongside a team of diverse, supportive, hope-filled clinicians.

We enthusiastically welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, narratives, perspectives, and experiences who hold a kinship with bilingual, BIPOC, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA2S+, HAES, and inclusive communities.

We invest in co-creating a practice culture together that celebrates the personalized expression of ability, gender, age, sexuality, ethnic heritage, and spirituality. Second Growth Counseling brings on staff that support and practice inclusive, affirming, and antiracist worldviews. 

Position Overview

Each of our licensed providers (LCSW, LMFT, or LPC) provides services through individual, community psychoeducation, and group therapy to serve adults and families navigating challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, and trauma. At our practice, LMFTs or systems-trained therapists also work with couples and relationships. This position is for full-time (25 clinical sessions completed a week) employee status with a compensation range between $65-$75 per clinical hour of practice, dependent on training and experience, for an expected annual range between $86,000 – $93,000, with the opportunity to build beyond that. Anticipated start date is NOW – with an expectation of seeing clients between spring and early summer of 2024! We can also work with candidates who are transitioning from another life stage while simultaneously building a caseload with Second Growth for gradual entry and growth.

Benefits:

Full benefits available to full-time employees

  • Collaborative, creative, supportive team environment
  • Competitive and stable hourly compensation, paid every other week through direct deposit, with opportunities to earn more at your discretion 
  • 100% covered Employee Health Insurance through MODA’s abundant and accessible network
  • Retirement plan with up to 4% match
  • Malpractice & Liability Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Funding and support to pursue training as a Clinical Supervisor
  • Personalized advancement opportunities for leading groups, trainings, events, partnerships with local organizations, and advocacy efforts
  • Workplace flexibility, including working remotely and/or in-person as well
  • Recurring Team case consultation
  • Virtual-office resource package for remote working
  • Administrative, networking, and marketing support
  • Billing specialist to coordinate insurance, benefits, eligibility, payments, and claim submissions
  • Client Care Coordinator specialist to triage inquiries, set-up clients, and manage scheduling.
  • Training and development opportunities for advancing your skillset
  • Flexible work hours and paid time off
  • Additional compensation bonuses shared annually
  • Additional benefits added with company growth

Qualifications & Skills

  • Enthusiastically align with Second Growth Counseling’s mission, vision, and values with a desire to embody this with client, colleagues, and the community.
  • Master’s Degree in clinical counseling, mental health, marriage and family therapy, art therapy, expressive cultural therapy, or other clinical mental health area accepted for Oregon state licensure.
  • Active, unrestricted license (LPC, LCSW, or LMFT) in the State of Oregon (must be fully licensed). Additional corresponding license in Washington state preferred.
  • 1-3 years post-licensure (after becoming fully licensed) experience in providing full-time evidence-based and culturally-specific therapy.
  • Commitment to inclusion, intersectionality, and best practices from ACA Code of Ethics, WPATH Standards of Care, and ACA competencies including Multicultual & Social Justice, ALGBTIC, ASERVIC, and Advocacy to advance quality care with underserved populations.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check prior to seeing clients.
  • Available to hold at least 25 kept client sessions per week. Some evenings required and preferably some sessions available on a weekend day. Can be telehealth or in-person.
  • Fluent at the clinical level in the spoken and written English language with preference to those with second language fluency, also at the clinical level.
  • Have at least one specialty/niche market for counseling services (i.e., grief, trauma, perinatal, etc.) with specialized training. Certification preferred.
  • Preferred: Prior experience in either a community agency, healthcare facility, or group practice setting.

Please mention if you have these additional offerings:

  • Current completed CAQH ProView file and approval as an in-network provider with Pacific Source, Kaiser, Aetna, MODA, Trillium OHP, HealthShare or CareOregon OHP insurance.
  • Knowledge with an Electronic Health Records System
  • Working skillset in developing online mental health content for platforms that include: social media, websites, blogs, downloads, e-books, or online courses.
  • Clinical Supervision training and/or OR Board supervision status.
  • Washington license
  • Bilingual fluency

Duties & Responsibilities

CLINICAL

  • Offer the best of your clinical training, expertise, wisdom and experience to the therapeutic journeys clients entrust to you. Model and advocate for trauma-informed engagement, clear boundaries, and liberating treatment plans.
  • Perform clinical counseling services to clients of Second Growth Counseling, as scheduled, and in accordance with company policies.
  • Provide timely authorizations, assessments, diagnoses, treatment plans, progress notes, safety plans, and evaluations through therapy services.
  • Document at the standard that fulfills Medicaid guidelines and state statutes.
  • Coordinate with a client’s care team as needed for collaboration of treatment, case management, crisis prevention, and multidisciplinary teamwork. (May include PCP, prescriber, family members, etc.)
  • Provide referrals and community resources to clients as appropriate.
  • Maintain professional, clinical, and ethical standards in accordance with ACA Code of Ethics, HIPAA, state law, insurance guidelines, and licensing requirements.

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Timely (same-day) documentation of written records for each client and service including, but not limited to: intake notes, assessments, diagnoses, progress notes, treatment plans, safety plans, termination notes, contact logs, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by Second Growth Counseling or third parties.
  • Regularly update client, caseload, and scheduling data for accurate collaboration, metric tracking, and practice operations.
  • Practice mandatory reporting, HIPAA-compliant training and standards, update CAQH file, and renew licensing. (You get support with all of this!)
  • Computer skills to operate as a completely digital practice within our Electronic Health Records system, integrated telehealth platform, and with secure communication strategies.
  • Maintain client files accurately and up to date completely within the Electronic Health Records system.
  • Manage and maintain a full caseload, schedule and coordinate care with clients and admin team, bill and collect payment according to policies and rates determined by Second Growth Counseling.
  • Market and promote clinical services through social media posts, blog articles, speaking engagements, profile listings, or networking to grow a relational referral base and recognition in the community.
  • Utilize phone, computer, fax, scanning, secure texting, and app technologies as appropriate to best practices for clinical care, customer services, and professional standards.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT

  • Examine and apply anti-oppression factors in clinical work.
  • Exercise self-awareness, communication, and transparency with leadership at Second Growth to support self-of-the-therapist well-being and sustainability.
  • Maintain licensure and abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics that are binding upon or applicable to the services performed for Second Growth Counseling.
  • Demonstrate attendance to job tasks, sessions, and gatherings with reliability, consistency, and intentional presence.
  • Respond timely to clients’ referrals, messages, and care coordination.
  • Attend, participate, and contribute to staff meetings and team trainings.
  • Complete continued education as required to maintain licensure.
  • Regularly communicate and collaborate with all clinicians, staff, and leadership at Second Growth Counseling from a posture of cooperation, curiosity, and goodwill.
  • Other duties as may be assigned to keep up with industry-regulated standards, practice procedures, and best practices for clinician and client care. 

This position may not be the right fit for you if:

  • You are more than a few months away from full licensure in the state of Oregon as an LPC, LCSW or LMFT.
  • You feel neutral or un-excited about our values, mission, and vision for this work together.
  • You desire to only build a caseload and are uninterested in investing in the local community through events, advocacy, education, digital content, and community partnerships.
  • You prefer to work fully independently and separately, without collaborative accountability and teamwork.
  • Your career goals are ultimately to be in solo practice or run your own practice. It’s ok if this is you! It just means we are not the right place. Our efforts are aligned to invest in our teams and provide growth opportunities within Second Growth. Our ideal candidate is looking for a long-term career fit and workplace to invest and grow within.

This position could be a great fit for you if: 

  • You resonate with Second Growth Counseling’s mission, vision, and values.
  • You feel energized by helping others in a team and contributing to the depth, identity, and impact of the practice.  
  • You actively hold a social justice orientation, live with dedication to anti-racist, inclusive, and anti-oppressive practices, and are engaged in the ever-ongoing learning journey of humbling, personal growth.
  • You are self-motivated, driven, and thrive on the ability to apply your creative grit to tough situations.
  • You are able to engage in the mutual exchange of direct and constructive feedback with courage, compassion, and accountability.
  • You are looking for the opportunity to be involved in something bigger than yourself to make a difference in the lives of colleagues, clients, and community members.
  • You desire that take-home feeling of knowing it’s ok to be off and resting, you’ve done meaningful work, and you’ve made a difference in the lives of colleagues, clients, and community members that you’re connected with.

    Application Instructions:

    Please apply if you meet the qualifications and are excited about this opportunity! 

    Complete and submit the form below.

    While we appreciate a good cover letter, this is not required! Find any way to tell us a little about yourself, what makes you a good fit for this team, your therapeutic approach (posture, theories, clinical orientation), and more details about your specialty niche/corresponding training. We welcome the submission of a brief, informal, intro video (about 3-minutes) to hear you share about yourself in this way.

    We reply to every candidate to confirm we received your materials. We are delighted by your follow-through to confirm receipt of your materials, too. We don’t want to miss you! 

    Applications are reviewed as they are submitted. We have several full-time licensed therapist positions to fill throughout 2024.

    For candidates who advance to the next round in the hiring process, you will receive a detailed questionnaire to complete prior to scheduling an interview. In preparation for your interview, we will also provide you with a significant list of our interview questions. We hope this allows you to feel more comfortable and prepared to share. We also find it a better experience rather than attempting to discern candidates through anxiety or uncertainty in the experience.

     We look forward to a supportive process together!