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Posted April, 2024
Career Opportunity:
Clinical Director

About Samaritan

Founded in 1982, Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting is a nonprofit counseling center serving men, women, and children in-person and virtually from multiple locations in Western Pennsylvania.

  • As state-licensed therapists from a variety of backgrounds and faiths, we provide professional, compassionate, non-judgmental counseling that empowers clients to achieve mental and emotional wellness. Our therapists utilize the most up-to-date, clinical best practices, and provide therapy from a holistic approach. We value a diversity of perspectives, serving people without discriminating on any basis, including inability to pay.

  • As guides, we provide coaching, spiritual direction, anger management, support groups and more to help people flourish.

  • As consultants, we serve congregations and non-profits to help them grow healthier. We offer educational workshops for couples, parents, families, and the community at large. Samaritan's culture fosters a spirit of caring, trust, encouragement, diversity, and growth among our employees in an organization where offering hope and healing is the focus.

 

About the Clinical Director Position

The following are the essential functions and responsibilities of Samaritan’s full-time Clinical Director:

Administrative (55%): As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Clinical Director will:

  • Offer therapists a high level of clinical supervision, case management skills, care coordination, and community resources.

  • Attend weekly leadership team meetings and monthly Samaritan Board Meetings.

  • As staff to the Therapist Relations Committee, lead regular meetings focused on issues related to enhancing our therapists’ work and relationships.

  • Assist the leadership teams and board to develop the annual Samaritan budget.

  • Monitor the quality of client service standards, using our network affiliate’s (the Solihten Institute) accreditation guidelines, ensuring that the program meets client needs and performs services in a culturally sensitive manner.

  • Oversee auditing functions, including regular supervision of all therapists, and coordinating the auditing team.

  • Demonstrate an awareness of varieties of counseling orientations and offering resourcing and/or networking that help our therapists find help with perplexing situations and cases.

  • Organize and facilitate monthly peer consultation case conferences, encouraging therapists to present challenging cases regularly that nurture consistently high clinical standards.

  • Oversee supervision of the intern program in compliance with all aspects of CACREP standards.

  • Develop Quality Improvement plans that enhance the quality of treatment and services provided. This can include reviewing charts, informing operations and workflows, and developing practice protocols and procedures.

  • As part of the Executive Leadership Team, collaboratively develop and assess creative ideas that can be tangibly and measurably improve Samaritan’s work.

  • Assist in strategic planning, staff development, organizational fund-raisers; and participate in community activities that promote Samaritan.

  • Train staff in the use of the electronic medical record system and adhere to standards set for its use, as well as developing and offering mandatory annual HIPPA training.

  • Conduct annual Performance Reviews using data generated by the EMR system.

  • Participate in Solihten’s monthly, virtual clinical director meeting.

  • Demonstrate appropriate balance of work and personal life for self and therapists.

Clinical Counseling (45%): As a therapist for Samaritan, the Clinical Director will:

 

Offer the same level of clinical care to clients as Samaritan’s therapists by:

  • Providing counseling to a range of populations, including either couples or children/adolescents.

  • Providing evidence-based care appropriate to the age and needs of clients and working from a spiritually integrated, holistic, strength-based and client-centered perspective.

  • Developing treatment plans, monitoring treatment progress, and following up at disposition times.

  • Participating in monthly case conferences with our community of therapists.

  • Participating in our monthly Spiritual Integration Group as a way of developing and enhancing her/his development of appropriate spiritual interventions.

 

General

  • Communicate in a thoughtful and responsive way to employees at all levels and promote team-based care as well as employee and client wellness.

  • Contribute to the culture of Samaritan by fostering compassion, collaboration, cooperation, and mutual growth for client and staff.

  • Seek ways to help Samaritan grow in being a center that offers hope and healing in all ways.

 

Education and  Experience

Minimum Education and Licensure:

  • Master’s degree in counseling with at least one of the following Pennsylvania licensures: LPC, LMFT, LCSW, or PsyD.

  • Preference (but not required): credentialed as a clinical supervisor by a nationally recognized credentialing organization, such as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). AAMFT approved supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs).

  • Act 33/34 Clearances, FBI Clearances.

  • Professional training in use/supervision of video therapy platforms.

 

Minimum Experience:

  • Five to seven years of clinical experience with a minimum of 2 years of qualifying supervisory experience. Preference is for a candidate with at least 1 year of leadership experience in a community mental health center, outpatient counseling center, and/or a psychiatric outpatient clinic.

 

Annual Salary Range: $92,488—$95,872 
Salary range will be based on an average caseload of between 15-18 sessions per week.

Benefits:

  • 401(k) matching

  • Family leave

  • Flexible schedule

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development assistance

Work Location: Hybrid remote at our Sewickley, PA office headquarters at 202 Beaver Street, 3rd floor.

Interested candidates should send their resumes to The Rev. Dr. Graham Standish, executive director, via email at gstandish@samaritancounseling.net.

Career Opportunity:

Licensed Mental Health Therapists

Headquartered in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting has, from time to to time, opportunities for exceptional part-time, but preferably full-time therapists to serve at our Western PA offices as well as via teletherapy. If you are a compassionate, licensed therapist who is ready to:

  • Take control over your own work/life balance;

  • Be generously reimbursed for your productivity;

  • Connect to a creative community of therapists who support and encourage one another…

 

then we would like to talk with you.

Samaritan therapists are special people. We foster hope, healing, and change for men, women, and children by attending to their mental, emotional, relational and spiritual lives. We are sensitive to all the faith, beliefs, and religious or non-religious traditions of the people we serve. We also serve all people, without discriminating on any basis, and welcome people with or without faith or religious practices.

Samaritan offers our therapists encouragement and opportunities to:

  • Use their skills and specialty areas to develop and present workshops, groups, and other creative events in the communities we serve.

  • Develop their personal and professional growth, including CEU-accredited groups and training.

  • Provide both in-person* and teletherapy (*We take appropriate precautions to ensure the health and safety of our staff and clients.)

 

We prefer our therapists to be experienced working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples, but we are not opposed to making an exception for the right candidate. However, all candidates must be PA state licensed.

Compensation

Full-time licensed therapists work with a minimum of 28 clients per week receiving $80,000-$89,000 per year based on 28-35 clients per week.

 

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Non-discrimination Policy

 

Samaritan does not discriminate in our hiring practices nor in our delivery of services based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, familial, or disability status, Veteran status, nor on any other basis.

Part-time therapists work with a minimum of 15 clients per week and can earn $41,650 or more based on number of clients seen each week.

 

Benefits

Samaritan provides competitive reimbursement, healthcare benefits for full-time employees, paid time-off, an IRA plan, and opportunities for continuing education. In compliance with the CDC's health mitigation guidelines, we are currently providing video and phone therapy or in-person sessions where social distancing can be accommodated.

 

If you are a PA licensed therapist who is interested in a part or full-time position, please forward your resume to: Susan Young, Clinical Director at syoung@samaritancounseling.net.

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