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Member Wellness [Clinician, Counselor, Therapist] Program Lead

Washington State Bar Association.
Seattle, WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Member Wellness Program [Clinician, Counselor, Therapist] & Outreach Lead
Advancement Department

Salary: $75,725 + WA State Employee Benefits
FLSA: Exempt; Full

The WSBA's mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar; ensure the integrity of the legal profession; and dedicated to champion justice.

About the Washington State Bar Association

The Washington State Bar Association operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court and exercises a governmental function authorized by the Washington Supreme Court to license and regulate the state’s nearly 40,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, limited practice officers, and limited license legal technicians. The WSBA both regulates legal professionals under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA administers the bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; administers the lawyer discipline system. and provides continuing legal education for legal professionals, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities.

About this Position:

This dynamic position is responsible for providing clinical, outreach, and educational resources to improve the well-being and occupational functioning of WSBA members. This is an opportunity to work both as a clinician and public health advocate for a profession that is vulnerable to a high prevalence of mental health symptoms.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide short-term counseling via telehealth to members struggling in their personal or professional lives. Common challenges include areas such as stress, addiction, depression, and workplace challenges.
  • Consult with attorneys concerned about other attorneys, and as necessary, outreach attorneys to offer support.
  • Provide group counseling to members on topics such as self-care, stress management, and career search.
  • Perform clinical evaluations, treatment planning and monitoring for attorneys who have received grievances.
  • Outreach multiple bar functions (law firms, law schools, sections, and the judiciary) about the stressors involved in the legal profession and solutions for managing these pressures.
  • Write articles on a broad range of topics for the program’s newsletter, website, WSBA’s award winning Bar News magazine, and other communication channels.
  • Provide training and support to WSBA’s Peer Advisor mentorship program.
  • Participate in relevant committees on well-being in the legal profession and connect with national campaigns that recommend best practices in promoting attorney well-being.
  • Play an enthusiastic role in culture building within WSBA.

Location and Schedule of this Position:

This position will have the flexibility to be performed remotely or in person. WSBA Employees must reside in the State of Washington.

This is a Full-time position with an opportunity to flex down the schedule, and be ideal for a candidate to have, or continue a private practice.

Education Required:

Masters or Doctoral Degree, and Washington State Clinical Licensure are required for this role.

Experience Required:

A minimum of four years’ experience, including pre-licensure work, providing mental health counseling; psychological assessment; and/or public policy advocacy.

An attorney applicant who does not have a counseling license must demonstrate at least two years of experience in working with mental health populations.

Proven Experience in delivery of education through writing, speaking, and developing on-line resources and presentations

Abilities/Skills Required:

Proficiency in therapeutic consultation; suicide assessment and crisis management; addictions; knowledge of substance abuse treatment; familiarity with the legal profession; and facilitating meetings. Excellent writing and oral presentation skills.

Experience in delivery of education through writing, speaking, and developing on-line resources and presentations

Proficiency in the use of the following: Personal computer, MS 360, MS Teams, MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)

WSBA Benefits Include:

  • State of Washington Retirement system (PERS) including an optional Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Medical benefits through the WA Healthcare Authority, with WSBA paying a majority of the premium cost
  • 100% coverage for employee Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Benefits
  • Transportation benefit through the ORCA Passport system, and paid parking
  • Allowance to set up a home office, based on work selection
  • Free Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional Employee only discounts and incentives through LifeMart
  • A somewhat non-traditional Clinical role that will provide the selected candidate with a pleasantly surprising professional balance and meaningful fulfillment, not necessarily experienced in a traditional clinical setting.
  • You will be working with a team of supportive, collaborative, creative, and dedicated colleagues driven to accomplish our WSBA Mission.
For immediate consideration, candidates must apply online and submit the following required materials: online application, along with a comprehensive cover letter, and resume.

WSBA employees must have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 1, 2021. All new employees are required to present proof of vaccination status at the time of hire unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption and are approved for an accommodation by Human Resources.

The WSBA is committed to fostering a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Washington State Bar Association.


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