Full or Part-Time Therapist

Pastoral Counseling Services, Inc. is actively seeking a full or part-time therapist. Please read the following minimum qualifications carefully. If interested in learning more, please contact Cliff Thomas, Executive Director at; cthomas@pastoralcounselingservices.net or by phone at 904-398-2437 ext 103.


Minimum Qualifications for Pastoral Counselor/Pastoral Psychotherapist

 

 

1. Full licensure by the State of Florida as a Clinical Psychologist/Psychologist, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Mental Health Counselor or any combination of the above.


2. 3-5 years of post-licensure experience providing outpatient psychotherapy or mental health counseling with clients with a variety of presenting problems and via at least two of the following treatment formats: individual, marital or couple, family, or group therapy.


3. Either specific training sought or received about spiritually integrated psychotherapeutic service offered in an outpatient setting or historically demonstrable interest in developing such a skill set via a routine of regular collegial consultation at PCS.


4. Clear understanding and commitment to the fact that Pastoral Counseling Services is an interfaith pastoral counseling center committed to respecting any and all faith perspectives which individuals may hold or aspire to, including being agnostic or atheist as well. Spiritually integrated pastoral psychotherapy is ethically bound to support and help clients in the development and utilization of their faith or ultimate meaning worldview. The thoughtful examination in the therapeutic alliance of how that worldview may either help or hinder their progress towards “sacredly transforming” goals undertaken in treatment by the client(s). Counselors at PCS do not in seek to “proselytize” clients towards a faith or worldview of their own.


5. Clear understanding and commitment to the fact that PCS expects clinicians to participate actively in the development of referral sources, both for themselves and for other colleagues at the Center by:

     a. Participating in “Dog and Pony Show” presentations about the center and its services to religious institutions and their staff or mental health facilities, medical or legal practices and other potential sources of referral,

     b. Nurturing referral sources not only via providing timely and quality services but also via intermittent or even more consistent “thank you”s that encourage a trustworthy and appropriately mutual connection with referral sources (HIPPA and confidentiality laws require withholding information from any and all counseling work done by PCS. However, feedback about counseling services which come from referring sources is welcomed and evaluated to ensure continual improvement of services offered.)

     c. Taking the initiative beyond the support provided by PCS via business cards and website information actively seek out new and fruitful referral sources.


6. Commitment to seeking and abiding in strategies reflecting respect, integrity, civility and openness in relations with staff, supervisors and members of the Board. The following ensures that what is available to clients is also what staff and Board offer to one another and the community.