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    About Wayfinder Counseling

    Wayfinder Counseling is a private group practice in the Seattle area. Our therapists provide services of the highest quality to people of all ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationship structures. We work from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive approach, celebrate neurodiversity and adhere to the principles of fat liberation and Health at Every Size.

    Position Overview

    Clinical therapist associates provide outpatient individual, couples and family therapy to clients of Wayfinder Counseling. Clinical therapy services include treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

    Our Values

    Wayfinder Counseling lives by values that guide who we are as a team and how we present to our communities. We hire staff who bring these values to life.

    Creating strong relationships
    Building strong, meaningful relationships is a basic need for all of us. We value building relationships within our community and helping our clients do the same. It’s also a hallmark of our business to promote strong, lasting bonds within our team
    and to work collaboratively, both in the office and out in the community.

    Investing in quality
    We are committed to providing the best atmosphere for our clients and our team, whether virtually or in person. Providing clients with wraparound services and a warm, collaborative workplace are hallmarks of our practice. We promote continued education for our clinicians through quarterly training so clients can feel safe knowing their therapist is always growing in their skills.

    Promoting inclusion
    We promote hiring clinicians of varying backgrounds, beliefs, and specialties to better serve the diverse and unique experience of our clients. It’s also important that our office promotes a foundation of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in its culture and practice.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Perform remote (and eventually onsite) clinical counseling services to patients of Wayfinder Counseling as scheduled and in accordance with company policies.
    • Maintain proper licensure and abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics which are binding upon or applicable to the services performed for Wayfinder Counseling.
    • Respond to patient requests for service or calls within 24 hours, whether such requests are made in person, by phone, voicemail, etc. or through the Wayfinder Counseling website. Respond to such requests by meeting, evaluating, and providing services to such patients.
    • Communicate with a patient’s treatment team (i.e., PCP, psychiatrist, school, etc.) as necessary.
    • Conduct and regulate counseling services in a professional manner so as to maintain and increase the goodwill and reputation of Wayfinder Counseling.
    • Completion of written records for each patient including, but not limited to: intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, contract notes, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by Wayfinder Counseling or third parties in conjunction with the treatment of the patient within a timely fashion (by Friday of each week).
    • Maintain up to date and accurate patient files at all times.
    • Along with Wayfinder Counseling billing staff, ensure payments are charged and collected within a timely manner from  patients for services provided, consistent with the policy and rate for such services as established by Wayfinder Counseling.
    • Foster a collaborative environment and maintain respectful, cooperative relationships with coworkers and colleagues.
    • Attend mandatory staff meetings and training as directed by Wayfinder Counseling.
    • Maintain respectful, cooperative and collaborative relationships with co-workers.
    • Passion for working with others (being collaborative) and helping our team members grow and learn.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree in counseling or social work; and
    • Active, unrestricted license (LICSW, LMHC, LMFT, LMHCA, LMFTA or LSWAIC) in the State of Washington. A copy must be provided to Wayfinder Counseling.
    • Available to hold at least 25 patient sessions per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Wayfinder Counseling.
    • Be punctual to work for scheduled appointments and shifts.
    • Be organized and detail oriented.
    • Be a team player.
    • Be able to work independently on tasks assigned.
    • Have strong written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Prior experience in a private practice setting is highly preferred.
    • Have at least one niche market for counseling services (i.e., children, teens, trauma, anxiety, grief, anger management, etc.).
    • Current approval as an in-network provider with BCBS (highly preferred).
    • Committed to the principles of fat liberation and Health at Every Size and serving clients of all bodies in a fair, equitable and supportive fashion.
    • Energized by helping others in a team and contributing to the growth of Wayfinder Counseling
    • Social justice oriented and practices anti-racism work.
    • Creative, engaged in doing good work, and excited by furthering our mission to make HAES an integral part of the therapy experience.
    • Able to take direct and constructive feedback and run with it.