Careers and Internships

Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC offers a mental health workplace environment that is safe, non-judgmental, validating, and always striving to provide a felt experience of connection and belonging. Our clinical team flourishes through mutual collaboration and teamwork. Here at Birchlawn Place, we support growth in individual clinician’s areas of interests, strengths, and expertise. We welcome innovative ideas for bridging the gap between children and families’ mental health needs and access to holistic and equitable community based mental health services. Our clinical team values the importance of balancing each clinician’s professional life and personal life thus we offer full-time and part-time positions in which clinicians can create their own work schedule.

Current Career Opportunities:

Full-Time or Part-Time Play Therapist 

Job Description:
Play Therapist work with children between three and twelve years of age (or appropriate adolescents), with a variety of social-emotional concerns and complex life experiences. Play therapist will partner with children and their families to work through difficult life issues and experiences, to include but not limited to emotional dysregulation, behavioral dysregulation, disruption of family unit, various forms of trauma and neglect, and an array of psychological concerns and mental health diagnosis. Complex needs cannot be treated in the same way as with adults consequently play therapist will need to understand the nature of how children express themselves and their understanding of the world by utilizing play as their language. A professionally trained play therapist at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC will partner with children and their families to foster decreased internal conflict, increased insight and resiliency, coping, healthy connections, and emotional wellness within the child and family. 

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a MA/MS in an appropriate profession.
  • Licensure is required and may be LPCC, LISCW, LMFT, LP, or another appropriate license.
  • Advanced training in providing children and family mental health services.
  • Certified Registered Play Therapist via The Association for Play therapy or may have advanced training in play therapy and the motivation to seek their Registered Play Therapist certification.
  • Pass legal background check.
  • Offer evening appointments (5pm and later) a minimum of one day per week.

Full-Time or Part-Time In-Home Therapist

Job Description:
In-Home Therapist provider offering counseling services to children and families in their natural environment, their home. This position may also, on occasion provide therapeutic services to children and families in the community, shelters, and other appropriate locations as needed, depending on the children and families’ unique needs. In-home therapist will work with a diverse range of family structures, a variety of social-emotional concerns, and complex life experiences, to include but not limited to emotional dysregulation, behavioral dysregulation, disruption of family unit, various forms of trauma and neglect, and an array of psychological concerns and mental health diagnosis. In-home therapist at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, Inc. will provide counseling services, individual and family coping skill development, and resource and support system development.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a MA/MS in an appropriate profession.
  • Licensure is required and may be LPCC, LISCW, LMFT, LP, or another appropriate license.
  • Advanced training in providing children and family mental health services.
  • Pass legal background check.
  • Offer evening appointments (5pm and later) a minimum of one day per week.

Internships:

Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC’s internships will assist master level students in gaining clinical skills and specialized training associated with providing children and families community based mental health services. Clinical staff will support master level students studying counseling, social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, and related disciplines.