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6 Oct 2022

Full-Time Clinical Director

anarue – Posted by anarue Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Have Heart Healing and Wellness 

Clinical Director Job Description

Applications due by December 16, 2022. All qualified applicants will be contacted by Friday, January 6th, 2023 to move forward with the interview process. 

****Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Color are encouraged to apply

Who We Are

Have Heart Healing and Wellness is a multidisciplinary group practice committed to collective liberation, healing justice, and belonging to a vibrant community of practitioners with shared values. We believe that healing is an essential piece of creating a more just and liberated world. Accordingly, our practice focuses are embodied trauma healing, healing from gendered violence, affirming care for trans, queer and nonbinary communities, and eating disorder and body image work from a body liberation perspective. We draw heavily on our interdependence, knowing that our clinical work is only strengthened by the relationships we have with one another. The cultivation of our shared values and commitment to politicized healing guides us in the work we do.  

Position Overview

We are looking to bring on a new clinical director as our practice grows and expands to meet community need. The ideal candidate will share our commitment to politicized healing and an interdisciplinary approach to our work. We are looking for someone to join us who has a strong commitment to social justice values and practice, a working knowledge of experiences of systemic oppression, and has clinical experience working with eating disorders/disordered eating, somatic trauma therapy, as well as experience working inside of queer, trans, and gender non conforming communities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to mentorship, providing clinical supervision and teaching. The clinical director is responsible for providing leadership and clinical development, and in some cases, supervision to our clinical team members. The clinical director must think globally and be able to act both independently and interdependently with the rest of the leadership team to promote the growth and effectiveness of Have Heart in our communities. This is a full time, 40 hour/week position. The clinical director maintains their own 18 clients/week caseload, provides ~10 hours a week of clinical oversight including supervision and team meetings, and an additional 10-12 hours a week of administrative and community duties. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and collaborates with leadership team made up of clinical leads, operations manager, and director of training to ensure Have Heart’s effectiveness in our communities
  • Ensures and guides in embodiment and active practice of our clinical and theoretical orientation to embodied politicized healing amongst clinical team members 
  • Understands and takes an active, independent role in improving Have Heart’s commitment to the community by proactively recruiting new team members. Bottom lines and collaborates with leadership team in all hiring activities
  • Guides clinical team members in attending to self of the therapist issues and supports commitment to their growth and development as clinicians and community members
  • Bottom lines and facilitates weekly team meetings with collaboration from leadership team 
  • Develops, implements, and supports the streamlining of processes to benefit Have Heart and our clients
  • In collaboration with the leadership team develops and implements effective strategies to promote the continued growth of Have Heart including marketing and client retention efforts
  • Understands,  follows, and effectively communicates all policies and procedures of Have Heart as a supervisor and clinician. Regularly reviews and recommends updates to existing policies and procedures to make sure they are in alignment with the needs of our practice and community
  • Is proactive and responsible in holding clinicians accountable in note content and timeliness, marketing and networking (if applicable), embodiment of practice culture,  and overall performance of their job duties on a consistent basis
  • Checks in at least monthly with leadership team regarding processes and/or procedures, including proposed changes, clinical issues and successes
  • Provides biweekly supervision to fully licensed clinicians
  • If applicable provides licensure supervision to associate level clinicians in collaboration with clinical leads 
  • Within boundaries and personal capacity, provides crisis support to clinical team members
  • Manages their clinical team and provides accountability, performance evaluation, hiring and structuring of the clinical team
  • Proactively works towards improving the client experience at Have Heart and ensures client satisfaction by way of supervising clinicians
  • Collaborates with leadership team and administrative team members on improving overall client and team member experience
  • Identifies areas of clinical improvement and in client experience and initiates the improvement measures
  • Stays highly organized
  • Maintains a high attention to detail and ability to prioritize various projects independently
  • Passion for working with others (being collaborative) and helping our team members grow and learn
  • Ability to handle and provide straight-forward feedback amongst other leadership team members and clinical team members
  • Maintains a problem solving and self-generating mindset and thinks ahead to ensure any challenges don’t greatly impact progress or outcomes for clients or Have Heart team members
  • Sets goals and develops achievable timelines to meet them 
  • Other supervisory and leadership related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Current Masters or Doctoral level degree and licensure in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field
  • Experience and proper licensure to provide clinical supervision to masters level counseling associates and other professionals
  • Ideal candidates will have some managerial experience
  • Desire and commitment to deepening experience in somatic work 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and share mutual support with other team members
  • Desire to be part of a community of healers deeply invested in community care and collective liberation
  • Capacity to know, assert and keep the therapeutic frame with clients and to communicate and teach its importance to supervisees
  • Ability to reflect critically in regards to self of the therapist and share openly about own process
  • Responds to and gives feedback with not only directness, but also with grace and humility 
  • Utilizes kind, respectful, and professional communication
  • Commitment to increasing access to healing for QTBIPOC
  • Desire to expand one’s therapeutic knowledge and skills through trainings, readings, and other educational opportunities
  • Excited about networking and building connections in healing community in Seattle and surrounding area
  • Capacity to build and maintain caseload of 18 client appointments/week 
  • Ability to manage time and schedule efficiently and adhere to agreed upon schedule
  • Conduct oneself in alignment with the standards of the appropriate professional association associated with your license

Desired Qualifications

  • Lived Black, indigenous, or person of color experience
  • Experience working with queer and trans clients
  • Training in EMDR, IFS, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Organic Intelligence, Somatic Experiencing, or other somatics and trauma modalities
  • Experience and continued interest in working with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image
  • Working knowledge of body and fat liberation
  • Commitment to growing knowledge and practice of social justice/world issues
  • Engaged in personal and professional community

Our practice is not a good fit for: 

  • Someone just looking for a job to clock in and out of
  • Those invested in perfectionism, collapsing complexity, rigidity
  • Those wishing to maintaining or participating in traditional power over relationships inside of the work environment 
  • Someone who doesn’t feel passion for politicized embodied healing and critically examining medicalized models of healing
  • Someone who’s not a team player or prefers not to work collaboratively
  • Someone who wants to own their own business in the near future. If that’s you, awesome! But we’re not the place for you. We dedicate a lot of time to our teams, and provide the flexibility, autonomy and space to allow each member of our team to get creative in their role. The ideal person wants to be all in with Have Heart
  • Someone who doesn’t like to collaborate with others to succeed in their roles – we highly value teamwork and interdependence 
  • Someone who has difficulty leading teams and having candid conversations
  • Someone who has difficulty making decisions that help our practice thrive
  • Someone not committed to their own healing and growth

You will thrive at Have Heart in this role if you are:

  • Aligned with our commitment to embodied politicized healing 
  • Self generated and able to hold complexity
  • Deeply committed to your own healing, growth, and development not only as a clinician, but as a person in the world 
  • Wanting to be part of a team who is actively reimagining the world of work and how we relate to hierarchies and power inside of it
  • Energized by supporting others in a team and contributing to the growth of Have Heart
  • Able to take direct and constructive feedback and run with it
  • Able to make tough decisions, have difficult conversations, and lead a team of people in a radically candid way while holding mutual dignity
  • Energized by leading, making important decisions, and making real impact

Compensation and Benefits

  • Generous salary with 4 weeks PTO/year. Exact salary DOE
  • Somatic coaching certification
  • Relocation assistance if necessary 
  • Comprehensive administrative support including intakes, client matching, scheduling, payment processing
  • Support and collaboration with a leadership team committed to holding the values and growth of Have Heart 
  • Training and support in learning and practicing our shared orientation to politicized healing work
  • Generous stipend for continuing education and professional development
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • SIMPLE IRA with matching after 1 year of employment
  • Technology stipend
  • Ability to set your own schedule with capacity for hybrid in office and work from home options
  • Beautifully furnished offices in convenient Capitol Hill location 
  • Being part of a team that is invested in and cares deeply about your growth and sustainability as a politicized healer and leader 
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How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: clinical director, counseling, lgbtq affirming, Mental Health, and trauma informed. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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