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Christian Licensed Psychotherapist
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 03/12/2009
Categories: Health Care
Job Type: Full-Time
Licensed Christian Psychotherapist Wanted
Organization: Cornerstone Family Health PC, is a group practice with a medical (family medicine) and counseling (psychotherapy) dual emphasis and from a Christian perspective. Cornerstone is located in north central PA in Williamsport, a small size city (60-70,000 people in greater Williamsport) within a beautiful rural area setting. Cornerstone has been in existence for 30 years, has 4 family practice physicians with two midlevel medical providers and three outpatient psychotherapists.
Mission Statement: “To provide compassionate Christ-centered whole-person health care in partnership with our patients”.
Job Position/Opening: A person to replace a retiring female psychotherapist, who is licensed as a psychologist, social worker, professional counselor or marriage and family therapist. This psychotherapist would be working with two male therapists who have worked, along with the retiring female therapist, as a team for many years.
Job responsibilities: Provide individual, couple or family therapy for a wide range of diagnoses in this rural region. There is a need for an individual who is particularly adept with women’s issues and works well with female adolescents. The person would be expected to work independently, as well as a team, with regular departmental peer supervision and collaboration.
Nature of the practice: The psychotherapy practice is seen primarily as a ministry in which we serve the psychological and spiritual needs of those seeking care. The added therapist will be expected to have an integrated Biblical worldview and practice from it. Not all the clients seen share this point-of-view. Therefore, there is sensitivity to provide quality ethically based Christian care without being explicitly Christian for those of other persuasions.
Each therapist is expected to generate their own client load. However, in this well-established practice, it is normally hard to fit in all the clients who call for appointments. In fact, many clients have been turned away. The two current therapists will share existing referrals and referral sources to help secure additional clients through their network of contacts.
Billing and many other front office functions are provided by an office staff which also serve the medical part of the practice with an established system of operation. Computer scheduling, billing, and communication are heavily used.
Practice overhead costs are shared among the providers with each being responsible for their percentage of overhead expenses. The amount beyond these expenses become the salaries of the individual providers based on the income generated from the clients/patience they serve. Start up funding is available to allow this new therapist to draw an initial salary while building a practice. There is a benefit structure which includes medical insurance, a pension and profit sharing plan and other benefits.
This unusual group practice provides for the opportunity of collaboration with family practice physicians for the wholistic care of clients.
Sample statement of faith by one therapist: (available upon request)