WSBA or Washington State Bar Association
1325 Fourth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
Member Wellness Program Clinical & Outreach Lead
Job Grade E9; Exempt; Full-Time
Starting Salary: $67,938 + WA State Employee Benefits
The WSBA's mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.
The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals. In furtherance of its obligation to protect and serve the public, the WSBA both regulates lawyers and other legal professionals and serves its members as a professional association—all without public funding.
About the position:
This position is responsible for providing clinical, outreach, and educational resources to improve the well-being, sobriety, and occupational functioning of WSBA members. Functioning as an advocate for wellness in the legal profession through outreach with statewide groups and committees and presentation of educational programs for CLE credit
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Providing clinical support to the WSBA membership:
- Manage response to inquiries and requests in accordance with WSBA service standards for mental health care. Offering consultations as needed for member needs until a suitable referral for therapy, prescribing, peer advising, or other form of support is identified.
- Providing consultations for those concerned about an attorney and outreaching the attorney in question when such an outreach is appropriate.
- Offering group support to members on topics that can include psychoeducation for mental health and addiction issues, stress management, meditation, retirement and self-care.
- Develop and deliver career management resources to lawyers statewide including individual consultation and facilitation of career search groups.
Outreach and educate the membership on mental health and wellbeing
- Deliver presentations at multiple bar functions about the stressors involved in the legal profession and solutions for managing these pressures. These presentations require thoughtful planning and should be eligible for CLE credit.
- Write articles on a broad range of topics for the program’s newsletter, website, Bar News, and other communications channels.
- Outreach the Peer Advisor Network with trainings and support
- Outreach addictions groups and providers statewide.
- Outreach Washington’s Judicial Assistance Services Program, Washington’s law schools, law firms and sections.
Participate in WSBA and MWP programming
- Manage speaker bureau and assist bar groups statewide with speaker requests, while also supporting WSBA CLE.
- Maintain a thorough statewide database of treatment providers.
- Play a central role in planning and executing Well-Being Week in the Law
- Participate in relevant committees, taskforces, or working groups that pertain to well-being in various domains of the legal profession.
- Assist in the design, delivery, and analysis of member well-being surveys.
- Communicate with the ABA’s Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs through their listserv, annual conference, and other campaigns. Maintain an awareness of national efforts focused upon well-being in the legal profession.
- Play an enthusiastic role in culture building within the Advancement Department and among WSBA employees.
- Perform Diversion respondent clinical evaluations and monitoring and coordinate related activities with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel staff.
- Perform Character & Fitness evaluations upon request of RSD Associate Director.
Sitting for extended periods, talking, operating office equipment (fax, photocopy machine, computer, telephone) and software
To apply, upload your résumé and cover letter. Cover letters are required and your application will be considered incomplete.
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.
Masters or doctoral degree and Washington State clinical licensure, required. Individuals with both a counseling license and law degree are preferred.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience providing mental health counseling; psychological assessment; and/or public policy advocacy for an attorney with a counseling license with less than five years of experience
Experience in delivery of education through writing, speaking, and developing on-line resources and presentations
Proficiency in therapeutic consultation; addictions; suicide assessment and crisis management; knowledge of substance abuse treatment; familiarity with the legal profession; and facilitating meetings. Excellent writing and oral presentation skills.
Proficiency in the use of the following: Personal computer, MS 360, MS Teams, MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
Call or email us for more information. (206) 239-2132