Employment Opportunities at Samaritan Center
Samaritan Center is excited to announce we are now hiring two Hope for Heroes counselors. We are seeking qualified Veteran and Veteran Spouses to provide military-informed, trauma-informed care to our Service Member, Veteran, and Military Family (SMVF) clients. Please see the below job description for details. Additional experience, training, or credentialing in substance use disorder treatment a plus, but not required. Apply by email only. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Therapist – Hope for Heroes Program
The Samaritan Center (www.samaritan-center.org) is a non-profit counseling and integrative wellness center. Our mission: We heal hearts, provide hope and enhance lives with a holistic approach to all ages, whole families and the military community. Our Hope for Heroes program provides counseling and integrative medicine services (acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, Tai Chi) to veterans, service members, and their spouses and children.
Samaritan Center is looking for an enthusiastic therapist with a passion for serving military/veteran clients and their family members. Staff therapists are part of a diverse and passionate clinical team and participate regularly in case consultation and continuing education. Full-time employees have comprehensive benefits, including paid time off, medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, with opportunities for advanced training and education, and paid professional license fees.
- Reporting to the Clinical Director, a staff therapist provides individual, group, and family counseling to clients in the Hope for Heroes program (military personnel, Veterans and their family members) as well as to community clients.
- Administer client services including: intake, assessment, treatment planning, and documentation via electronic record keeping.
- Reviews client record to determine the progress, effectiveness, and appropriateness of treatment services offered. Maintains current, accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with state and federal law, professional ethics, and Samaritan Center policies
- Provide workshops and/or community education on a variety of mental health related topics as needed.
- Provide crisis counseling as needed. • Attend required meetings.
- Participate in marketing services to grow the Hope for Heroes program.
- Occasional weekend hours may be required for outreach events
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Requires a Master’s or doctoral degree in Social Work, Counseling or a related field.
- Requires licensure in Texas at time of hiring.
- Knowledge and experience providing therapy that is trauma-informed and evidence based.
- Ability to assess a client’s therapeutic needs, to establish a therapeutic relationship, and to evaluate therapeutic outcomes.
- Effectively work in a collaborative and diverse environment with other staff therapists, management, and administrative personnel.
- Work cooperatively with an interdisciplinary treatment team. • Skilled in developing healthy relationships and behaving with professionalism and diplomacy both within and outside the Center.
- Respectful of clients and individuals from diverse religious/spiritual, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Veteran or spouse of veteran or active service member.
- Experience and education related to therapy for children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families.
- Strong understanding of military family life and veteran issues. Veterans encouraged to apply.
- Experience with an Electronic Medical Records system, as well as comfortable with computers, Microsoft office, and various software applications.
Internship Opportunities at Samaritan Center
If you are interested in an internship with us, please read this first.
- At this time, we are only accepting interns from the following schools with which we have partnerships: The University of Texas, Texas State University and St. Edwards University.
- Typically, Spring internship spots are reserved for social work students while Summer and Fall internships are reserved for counseling interns.
- For clinical internships, we only accept 2nd year internships.
- First year graduate students or bachelor-level social work students may submit an application for care-management opportunities at the Samaritan Center.
- We begin accepting applications for Spring internships in October and for Fall internships in February. Interviews are in November and April.
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in applying, please email your resume and education objectives to Shawna@samaritan-center.org.