We are interested in providing support to providers with a strong Social Justice lens. We focus on 2 main areas of care:
- Culturally Aware Mental Health
- Support for Medical Trauma, Medical Providers, and Caregivers (primarily by former hospital mental health/SW staff)
We are able to support students in Mental Health Graduate School programs (MSW, Masters in Psychology, etc.)
Description of Placement:
- This position is Part time:
- 10-12 minimum client hours a week, 2 days minimum (following 1st Qtr On-boarding) for Day Program students (24 hour per week total requirement by school)
- 5-6 minimum client hours a week (following 1st Qtr On-boarding) for EDP Program/Part time students (12 hour per week total requirement by school)
- One hour bi-weekly supervision, and 2 hour weekly case consults/guest panels
- Experience with diverse populations
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Strong Social Justice lens, with an understanding of how systems of oppression negatively effect mental health (including racism, colonization, and patriarchy)
- Has good insight: Able to work within their areas of expertise, and seek out training/consultation if they want to work with populations they don't have specialized training for yet
- Open to feedback and shared problem solving, especially around crisis intervention
- Able to self reflect
- Values open communication with staff and PI
- Understands laws and ethics that govern their work
- Interested in working with trauma, including racial trauma, or trauma related to your intersectional identity if not BIPOC
- Interested in treating anxiety
Our ideal candidate has:
- A minimum of 2 years of direct client care experience. Practicum placements may count towards this time.
- Experience with crisis intervention (SI assessments, APS/CPS reporting, etc.)
We like to foster a sense of independence and flexibility. This work is hard and its important to take care of yourself. You set your own hours, and have a say in accepting or declining new referrals.
We also understand and accommodate those who have full time jobs while going to school, and are able to support non-traditional hours, such as evenings and weekends.
All students start in October each year. Mandatory meetings scheduled Fridays from 12 pm to 2 pm or 6 pm to 8 pm. Outside of that, you can build your own schedule.
We are seeking out providers with intersectional identities, such as BIPOC, immigrants, and/or LGBTQIA+. Systems are not made for us, so when they negatively impact our bodies, its hard to champion for change because they are doing exactly what they were created to do.
Peaceful Soul Healing was created to build a community of providers that support and foster new talent in a supportive environment.
$500 per quarter, for up to 3 quarters (prorated for part time students)
Students are expected to have appropriate technology, such as computers, devices, and the internet, to support virtual therapy sessions. The quarterly stipend is in place to help support any costs associated with this.
Students are also expected to have a quiet, confidential, professional looking space from where they can conduct their sessions. If this is not possible, we may be able to provide access to an office, or make other arrangements.
Applications will be accepted until 3/1. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and notified by mid March.
If you are interested in a position, please contact our Clinical Director, Sima Kulshreshtha at email@example.com with your resume and cover letter. Please include your ideal client/population.
University of Washington - MSW
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