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Director of Training and Clinical Services - William Temple House

Portland, OR · Healthcare

William Temple House - Serving the whole person - mind, body, and spirit.

Position Announcement:
Director of Training and Clinical Services
Leading our Mental Health Counseling Program

Mission / Organization / Department
William Temple House restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere. With low- and no-cost mental health counseling, a food pantry, and faith-neutral spiritual care, we lend a helping hand to Portland’s most vulnerable populations.
WTH has a budget of $3.9 million and 27 staff members (26 FTE). In September of 2019, the organization developed a diversity, equity and inclusion framework, conducted a client needs assessment, and began its strategic planning process, which it completed in July 2020.
The Counseling Program, which does not have religious elements, has a budget of $700,000, including revenue of approximately $45,000 in annual fees. Our team is comprised of 3 staff members and 4 contracted counselors. Our program has close partnerships with local universities and regularly recruits and trains 10 - 14 interns per year. As an agency, we serve a wide variety of clients in our programs, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and people who are younger, older, and LGBTQIA+. We are proud of our reputation for providing quality counseling to people who otherwise may not have access to services.
The current director, Dr. Susan Bettis, has been with the organization for more than 28 years. She created one of the finest counseling training programs in the Northwest and one of very few in our community accessible to people with low incomes.

The Opportunity
As the full-time Director of Training and Clinical Services, you will lead the Counseling Program team in providing mental health and relationship counseling for adults and families. With your collaborative leadership, in alignment with our equity goals and in partnership with a dedicated staff, we will continue to diversify our staff, contractors, interns, and client base and work to ensure our services are accessible, effective, and welcoming to all. You also will work closely with members of the Leadership Team to achieve the organization’s equity, strategic, and funding goals. We will appreciate your lived experience, passion for our work, and sense of humor.
Link to home page and full job description:
About Us
William Temple House has a 55-year history of responding to the needs of our community through essential programs and services, and we are a passionate group of people dedicated to our mission and social justice. We are in the midst of some pretty big organizational cultural shifts as a result of our equity work and because of COVID-19. Our staff and board believe deeply in our social justice roots and have a commitment to equity that we’re working to instill more authentically in our operations. It is a very exciting time of change, and we are looking for someone that is willing to be a full participant in shaping the future of this program and our organization as a whole.
We recently approved a strategic plan (the first in decades) and DEI framework, which serve as our roadmaps. Our staff participate in regular meetings to keep information flowing across departments. We recently completed a staff climate survey and are now identifying areas of work that we will collaborate on in the coming year. One of these includes our staff meetings and how we create a more collaborative model.
We have a deep appreciation for our team members and celebrate staff and volunteer birthdays and anniversaries and, pre-COVID, regularly held “fun committee” events.
Salary and Benefits Information 
  • $65,000 - $75,000, depending on experience
  • Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee (100%)
  • Life insurance and AD&D
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401K retirement plan with employer match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): 3 weeks the first year, 4+ weeks in years 2-4, 5 weeks after 6 years
  • Paid holidays: 10 designated holidays and 1 flexible “personal holiday”
  • Parking permit or transit reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Thrift Store Discount (20% off regularly priced merchandise)

Qualifications and Skills Required
  • Master's degree in psychology or related field.
  • Licensed in the state of Oregon for a minimum of two years or ability to be licensed in Oregon within six months. License required: LCSW, LPC, or LMFT.
  • Credentialed as approved supervisor in the State of Oregon or ability to be credentialed within six months.
  • Commitment to racial and economic justice, equitable practices, and inclusive decision making; ability to collaboratively lead equity work.
  • Collaborative, inspiring, innovative, and strategic leadership skills, including motivational, team-building, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of advanced principles of psychology, with special experience in treatment of mental disorders and psychopathology.
  • Proficiency in individual treatment models as well as couples and family treatment models.
  • Advanced clinical skill in diagnosis and treatment planning, including knowledge of drug and alcohol diagnosis and treatment and trauma-informed care. Experience working with clients experiencing suicide ideation and domestic violence. Keen de-escalation skills.
  • Experience with tele-mental health delivery models and knowledge of related legal and ethical standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of medication and psychotropic drugs.
  • Knowledge of professional legal and ethical standards coupled with clinical wisdom and judgment necessary to ensure safety of clients, staff, contractors, volunteers, and interns.
  • Ability to supervise and teach qualified, professional counselors and graduate-level psychology students. 
  • Research and evaluation skills, including knowledge of quasi-experimental designs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times. Ability to interface with the legal community while enforcing Oregon Counseling Association (OCA) rules around client confidentiality. Knowledge of HIPPA (health privacy) standards.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to details, and a genuine interest in service to the community. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and databases.
A Plus, But Not Required
  • Lived experience related to being a person of color, LGBTQIA+, having a disability, living in poverty, being an immigrant, or being part of a marginalized community.
  • Bi-cultural and/or bi-lingual.
  • Ph.D. in psychology or related field.
  • Knowledge of available resources in the community for further referral of clients.
  • Work experience in an agency setting.
Please Note:
WTH offers faith-neutral spiritual care. Employees are not asked about religion, nor do they need to be religious.

How to Submit an Application
  • Please send a cover letter and chronological resume to our Recruitment Committee via our recruitment consultants, Allison Lugo Knapp and Kathy Kniep:
 By August 26, 2020
  • In your cover letter, please answer these questions, supplying a one-paragraph answer to each:
    • What are your best qualities as a supervisor, and how do you know?
    • What have you done in your professional and/or personal life to promote equity and justice?
  • An email acknowledgement will be sent to all applicants within two business days. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within that timeframe, please contact Allison Lugo Knapp: / 503-528-6403 (c). 
  • All inquiries will be handled confidentially.
  • The position will remain open until filled.
  • Not sure if you should apply?  Please call Allison Lugo Knapp with questions: 503-528-6403.
Equal Opportunity Employer
William Temple House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages
applications from people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, women, and people with disabilities.
The board and staff  believe they can meet the organization’s mission only with
a diverse board and staff who actively cultivate a­ culture of equity and belonging.

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