Small, family counseling clinic seeks an Executive Director with
therapy and leadership experience and aspirations
Lighthouse, Inc. seeks a proven or promising leader who is an
experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)/ LMFT /
or LCSW-C and who can steer a long-standing (47 years), small,
community-based counseling center.
Lighthouse (www.lighthousemd.org) is a not-for-profit,
low-intensity, out-patient mental health care clinic that offers
counseling to residents of Baltimore County. The clinic is located
in suburban (Catonsville), Maryland in a 2,000 square foot facility
that contains 5 counseling rooms. Licensed counselors and
counseling interns deliver talk and play therapy services to
children, families, and adults in need of mental health care.
Lighthouse accepts insurance payments, fee-for-service, or lower
fees from clients based on a sliding fee scale related to clients’
income. Lighthouse does not turn away clients due to an inability
Client referrals can come from the educational settings,
physicians, or other sources including self-referrals. Currently,
counseling personnel are composed of several, licensed, master
level, part-time counselors who collectively work 120 hours per
week, and 4 part-time graduate level counseling interns who during
the school year collectively work 40 hours per week. With this
staff Lighthouse delivers approximately 120-190 counseling sessions
per month. Individual and group therapy efforts focus on social and
other behavioral problems in children, and on
anxiety/depressive/adjustment disorders in adults and children.
Lighthouse is expanding its efforts further to address the opioid
epidemic and the COVID-19 crisis.
Lighthouse is seeking a full-time Executive Director (ED) who
can serve as the organization’s senior administrator and as a
family and children’s counselor. This person would spend 70% of
their effort managing the organization including being responsible
for budgets, personnel, facilities, planning,
client-recruitment/community outreach, and fund-raising. The ED
would additionally spend 30% of their effort conducting direct
client therapy (approximately 10 patient contact hours per week).
Your efforts will be supported by a 0.5 FTE billing and
administrative assistant, and a volunteer board of directors of 5-6
community members. Your responsibilities will include direct
supervision. of these supportive administrative and volunteer
resources, as well as hierarchical supervision of clinical staff
from senior licensed counselors to counseling interns. Clinical
counselor supervision is provided by the existing Clinical
Minimum qualifications for this position are:
1. A master’s degree in family and children’s counseling, social
work, or equivalent education
2. A current Maryland license to practice counseling in the
3. At least 5 years full-time experience as a practicing
licensed family and or children’s counselor
4. Demonstrable budgetary and grants management experience
5. Demonstrable personnel (paid or volunteer) management
6. Demonstrable experience with small facility and technology
7. Experience with community outreach/engagement, or
demonstrated skills supporting such responsibilities
8. Demonstrable experience with fund raising and government and
private grant management
9. Experience managing a not-for-profit with a governing board,
or demonstrated skills supporting such responsibilities
10. Familiarity with public and private insurance and health
Those interested are asked to send the following information to
the address below:
Resume or C.V.
ii. Cover letter detailing your motivations and experiences
(please address each of the 8 qualifications above)
iii. A brief salary history of the last 5 years.
iv. 3 professional references with titles, affiliations
Send this information to:
Board of Directors
Note this position carries with it distinctive responsibilities
and opportunities as Lighthouse has immediate plans to expand its
overall effort (facilities and client care) and employee benefits
structure in the near future. As such, we are looking for someone
who has the skills and motivations to quickly integrate into our
organization, and to further guide us in some ambitious directions.
Simply stated, we are interested in your professional abilities and
your leadership ideas.
The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal
Anticipated starting salary for this full-time position will be
commensurate with experience in the range of $60K to $75K per year
including 2 weeks paid vacation, ten holidays, 2 weeks paid sick
time, and 5 personal days per year.
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