EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Parent Resilience Specialist (PRS) Serving Spanish-Speaking/Latinx families
The Parent Resilience Specialist (PRS) reports directly to the Program Manager and supports PS-WA’s mission by supporting Latinx/Spanish-speaking parents directly. This is a part-time job (25-29 hours per week) with occasional evening and weekend work required with advance notice. The PRS will work with pregnant and parenting families that are at-risk for or are experiencing a PMAD (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder).
Specialists are not mental health providers, and will be trained in culturally respectful screening, evidenced based behavioral health support, wellness planning, and resource and referral navigation. The PRS will support families to create culturally specific emotional wellness plans, introduce and discuss mental health care, listen and support families with barriers/reservations about mental health therapy, and walk with families as they navigate formal mental health care or other services as needed.
Application Instructions: please send a resume and cover letter in one document to Elizabeth.MooreSimpson@perinatalsupport.org with “PRS” in the subject line.
Perinatal Mental Health Therapist
Perinatal Support Washington is hiring for 2 perinatal mental health therapists:
Please note these positions are on hold until Jan 1st (Applicants are welcome to still submit a resume and cover letter.)
A successful applicant will have at least 2 years experience working with people in the perinatal period and have 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 these positions will transition to hybrid in-person/telehealth.
Position 1: Hybrid in-person and telehealth- must be able to be in person in Pierce County location at least 2 days per week.
Position 2: Hybrid in-person and telehealth based in King Co.
Out of King/Pierce Co providers will be considered for the right fit. PS-WA values the opportunity to support clients in culturally matched care when possible. Therapists of Color, Spanish Speaking, or LGBTQIA therapists highly encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions: please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “PMH Therapist” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled. Applications accepted beginning immediately and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.