EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Perinatal Mental Health Therapist
Perinatal Support Washington launched a new clinical program in Fall 2020, where we provide highly specialized care to people in the reproductive period. A successful applicant will have at least 2 years expeience working in the perinatal mental health field and training in at least some of the following modalities - CBT, DBT, IPT - and an evidenced-based trauma treatment (such as CPT, PE, or EMDR) and have a wide range of clinical skills to treat common experiences of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, acute and/or chronic trauma. Our clinical program has a strong social justice focus, and we incorporate an anti-oppressive approach to therapy.
Services are provided via telehealth at this time following public health guidelines; however, when in person service resumes, this position will be assigned to a Pierce County location at least 2 days per week.
This is an hourly position, $30-$40 per hour.
Weekly supervision with a PMH Specialist provided.
Staff are invited and encouraged to attend PS-WA trainings- CEUs are provided.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Mia.Edidin@perinatalsupport.org with “PMH Therapist” in the subject line. The position will be open until filled. Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews will begin starting April 5th..
Clinical Interns and Externs
Perinatal Support Washington launched a new clinical training and new parent therapy program in Fall 2020, we are recruiting for our 2nd cohort of interns and externs beginning Fall 2021.
The objectives of this program are:
- To provide high quality perinatal mental health services to communities that have systematically lacked access to this specialized care. Families will be served regardless of income level or insurance status.
- Train therapists of color to increase access to culturally matched services.
- Train therapists with intention of continuing in the perinatal mental health field to increase high quality supports for parents in Washington state.
Schedule and Commitment
Start Date: Sept 2021
End Date: August 2022
Commitment: A minimum of 20 hours per week for the duration of the program; hours adjustable to meet internship requirements. Interns/Externs are required to attend clinical training, supervision and case consultations. A full clinical caseload is considered 12 client hours per week.
Application Instructions: please send a resume and cover letter to Mia.Edidin@perinatalsupport.org with “PMH Intern/Extern” in the subject line. Intern and Extern Position will be open until filled. Applications accepted beginning Feb 15th and Interviews will begin early March. Intern Hiring Goal: April 15th, Extern Hiring Goal: June 15th.
Perinatal Mental Health Supervisors
We are hiring for multiple positions and this opportunity will stay open. We hope to have a short list of available supervisors to reach out to as new opportunities arise.
We are seeking 1-2 WA state approved supervisors (for MSWs) who have experience working with interns and providing clinical supervision for therapists working towards licensure. Supervision opportunities include both consistent weekly opportunities and also project based opportunities (i.e. facilitating a consult group for 10 weeks).
Application Instructions: To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “PMH Supervision” in the subject line.
Perinatal Mental Health Trainers
We are hiring for multiple positions and this opportunity will stay open. We hope to have a short list of available trainers to reach out to as new opportunities arise.
PS-WA is looking to expand our training team. We are looking for perinatal mental health specialists who also have a specialization in one or more of the following areas- perinatal loss, infant mental health, substance use disorders, birth trauma, or medication management. Providers of color, providers from LGBTQIA communities, and providers who speak a language other than English are encouraged to apply. Mentorship and professional development opportunities may be available for new trainers who would like to grow in this area.
Application Instructions: To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “PMH Trainer” in the subject line.
Our staff roles include: Clinical Director, Program Manager, Program & Operations Coordinator, and Warm Line Staff.
Volunteer Roles: Direct Service, Board & Program Support
Perinatal Support Washington operates with the help of a wide range of volunteers. We welcome parents who have experienced and recovered from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder and professionals from all fields. We offer opportunites to provide direct service, host public awareness events in your own community, get involved behind the scenes to keep our small organization running, and more.
There are many ways to get involved and we are happy to work with you to identify your goals as a volunteer and find meaningful activies that will fit your schedule. To learn more contact Victoria Cherniak at Victoria.Cherniak (at) perinatalsupport (dot) org or complete the application form below.
"I know how difficult it is to struggle with a PMAD and how far reaching the consequences of them can be when you don't get adequate help. I want to participate in helping parents get connected with the resources they need for their own health and the health of their families."
"I want to be the support that I once needed."
Support Parents via our Warm Line
We welcome parents and direct service professionals to provide telephone based support to parents calling our Warm Line.
Get involved in one of our many annual events. Help set up and then dance the night a way at Mom Prom or help with a local Climb Out of the Darkess or lead one in your community.
Outreach and Awareness
While Perinatal Mental Health is becoming more well known, there are still many parents who need help and support. Help us get the word out through phone, email, and in person meetings with health care providers and programs across the state.
Help in Our Office
Help behind the scenes in the Perinatal Support Washington office. We often have ongoing office tasks and one time projects that keep our organization going. These can be done remotely. Let us know what you are interested in and we will find the perfect fit.