ProGram Lead for AssoCiates Cohort 

Our program lead is for a Licensed Clinical Supervisor

We are hiring for a licensed clinical supervisor with experience and excitement to nurture, mentor, teach, and train  4-6 newer clinicians in an annual cohort-style experience. 

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 – clients and colleagues! Our program lead will join the team in a role that both sees clients and supports Associate clinicians. Candidates would have  a specialty niche (examples: trauma, EMDR, perinatal, grief, couples, etc.) with advanced training and experience in both treatment modalities and in clinical supervision. 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

This is a new position at Second Growth! The Program Lead for our Associates Program is designed for an up-and-coming leader who wants to continue to see clients while also supporting new clinicians in meaningful ways.  The Program Lead is a licensed clinical therapist with systems training and a specialty client niche, looking for a long-term position on a collaborative team where they can also grow as a developing leader. 

As a Program Lead, this position will clinically supervise Associates and provide supportive scaffolding through a curated program to grow competency, confidence, contributions, and collaboration. Their client services will include 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 (40-hours a week) employee status with an expected annual compensation range between $100,000 – $106,000, dependent on training, experience and kept sessions. We can begin onboarding upon hiring with anticipation of seeing clients and Associates within the following 1-3 months.  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. 

Employment Details

Position: Program Lead for New Associates Program – Clinical Supervisor & Therapist
Credentials: OR Licensed Clinical Supervisor (with systems supervision training to supervise Associates on the LMFT, LPC & LCSW tracks) with active, practicing license as an Oregon LCSW, LPC, or LMFT.
Location: 3 options: Hybrid in-person & telehealth / In-person in PDX, inner SE and outer SE / Fully telehealth with availability to be on-site for team gatherings multiple times per year.
Status: Full-time, salary employee (Hours include clients, supervision, and program development = 40 hours per week)
Compensation: Expected annual compensation between $100,000 – $106,000, dependent on training, experience, and kept sessions.

Benefits:

Full benefits available to full-time employees

  • Collaborative, creative, supportive team environment
  • Competitive and stable salary compensation, paid every other week through direct deposit 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Practice Manager to support onboarding, employee experience, and logistical operations
  • 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.
  • Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor for Oregon Associates. Proof of 30-hr supervision training with systemic elements. 
  • 1-3 years post-licensure practice experience in providing full-time evidence-based and culturally-specific therapy. (experience after becoming fully licensed)
  • 1-2+ years experience in clinical supervision of Associates. Can be as a supervisor candidate or when under supervision as a supervisor.
  • 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 work 40-hour weeks with the majority of hours during typical business operations.  Hours include hold at least 20 kept client sessions per week.  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 to develop training materials, handouts, policies, procedures, or workplace accomodations.
  • Working skillset in developing online mental health content for platforms that include: social media, websites, blogs, downloads, e-books, or online courses.
  • Washington license
  • Bilingual fluency

Duties & Responsibilities

CLINICAL

  • Offer the best of your clinical training, expertise, wisdom and experience to the therapeutic journeys clients and clinicians entrust to you. Model and advocate for trauma-informed engagement, clear boundaries, and liberating treatment plans.
  • Provide clinical supervision to meet and exceed board requirements for Associates through a posture of support that uplifts clinicians with professional development, skills training, productivity guidance, and burn out prevention.
  • 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. Give oversight on these tasks to Associates. 
  • 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.
  • Attend weekly meetings with the leadership team for collaborative dialogue on the clinical teams strengths and growth areas to identify and collaborate on any potential clinical risks, training needs or resourcing. 
  • Develop and implement training material in fulfillment of the Associate Cohort Program. 
  • 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.  
  • 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 and accuracy to job tasks, sessions, and gatherings with reliability, consistency, and intentional presence.
  • Respond timely to team messages and clients’ referrals, messages, and care coordination.
  • Attend, participate, and contribute to staff meetings and team trainings.
  • Complete continued education as required to maintain licensure and supervision best practices.
  • Regularly communicate with clinicians, staff, and leadership at Second Growth Counseling from a posture of collaboration, 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 not yet an approved mental health clinical supervisor in Oregon.
  • 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 are fully licensed and approved as a clinical supervisor in Oregon, with experience in supporting Associates as a clinical supervisor. 
  • 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

If what we’re doing and who we’re trying to be together resonates strongly with the kind of team you want to contribute with, don’t worry about ‘checking every box’ or meeting every single requirement. We encourage you not to let imposter syndrome creep in to take away an opportunity that could work out in some pretty awesome ways. We recognize that great talent comes in many forms and our team is stronger because of our diverse perspectives, skill sets, and histories.

If you’re excited about our values and believe you’re a good fit for this role, we encourage you to apply!! You may be just who we’ve been searching for!

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 being received in May but interested candidates are encouraged to apply early as we hope to identify, interview, and select the next member of our team as soon as we can!

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!