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Careers & Internships

Emerge Counseling Ministries is a multi-site Christian mental health center headquartered in Akron, Ohio with a growing team of 37 clinicians. With 27,000+ counseling hours each year, our clinical team is locally, regionally, and nationally trusted by people from all walks of life. Together, we provide the faith-based support and tools people of all ages are looking for.

Below are career and internship opportunities that are currently available:

Full-Time/Part-Time Psychologists, LISWs, and LPCCs – Main Site

Emerge Counseling Ministries has immediate openings for 3 full-time and 2 part-time Ohio independently licensed clinicians (psychologists, social workers, or counselors) at our main site in Akron, OH. We are looking for experienced and talented individuals to join our growing team of clinicians who are passionate about working with one of the following populations: young children, trauma survivors across the lifespan, or marital couples.

Successful candidates will have the following required skills:

 One of the following must apply:

A minimum of 8 years of experience, with no less than 3 of those years working with trauma in higher risk populations. Qualified candidates will have EMDR training in addition to other advanced skills in the treatment of complex trauma

A minimum of 8 years of experience working with young children using advanced therapy modalities such as play therapy and other expressive arts methodologies with this population

A minimum of 8 years of experience working with marital couples and training in one advanced method of treatment for this population (i.e., imago relationship therapy, Gottman method, or EFCT)

 Experience in integrating the Christian faith into counseling techniques and methods

 Capable of independence in clinical work and display a strong desire to collaborate in a team environment.

 Proficiency in the use of electronic medical records: Current system is CareLogic.

Emerge offers competitive remuneration and benefits to full-time clinicians, which include medical, dental, and vision insurance, matching 403b retirement plan, CE reimbursement, and reimbursement of licensure renewal fees. Part-time clinicians enjoy the following benefits: CE reimbursement and reimbursement of licensure renewal fees.

Interested candidates should send a resume, a statement of faith, references (including email addresses), and a cover letter outlining how your past experiences match the required experience and skills noted above to our Director of Clinical Services, Steve Dunleavey.

Full-Time Psychologists, LISWs, and LPCCs – Partner Site

Emerge has openings for 2 full-time Ohio independently licensed clinicians (counselors, social workers, or psychologists) to assist in providing individual, group, and family counseling at a NEW Emerge outpatient counseling site in partnership with a residential addiction recovery center called Restore Addiction Recovery Services.

Restore is a Christ-centered, Biblically-based, and clinically-supported treatment and recovery ministry located on 18 acres of beautiful, private property in Lakemore, OH that is capable of housing over 70 men receiving treatment at this location. We are looking for experienced and talented individuals to join our growing team at this brand new site.

Successful candidates will have the following required skills:

 Capable of independence in clinical work as an LPCC, LISW, or Psychologist.

 A minimum of 4 years of experience in clinical work of individual, group, and family counseling.

 Experience working with addiction recovery populations, particularly adult men.

 Experience integrating the Christian faith into counseling techniques and methods.

 Qualified candidates will have EMDR, DBT, or other advanced therapy modalities in the treatment of individuals suffering from an addiction, trauma, or comorbid disorders.

 A strong desire to collaborate in a team environment.

 Proficiency in the use of electronic medical records — our current system is CareLogic.

Emerge offers competitive remuneration and benefits to full-time clinicians, which include medical, dental, and vision insurance, matching 403b retirement plan, CE reimbursement, and reimbursement of licensure renewal fees. Part-time clinicians enjoy the following benefits: CE reimbursement and reimbursement of licensure renewal fees.

Interested candidates should send a resume, a statement of faith, references (including email addresses), and a cover letter outlining how your past experiences match the required experience and skills noted above to our Coordinator of Addiction Treatment Partnerships, Dr. David Blankenship. Interviews will commence the beginning of January 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Practicums/Internships

In order to be considered for a practicum/internship, please send the following two items to Jessica Smith, MEd, LPCC-S, Assistant Director of Clinical Services, jsmith@emerge.org.

  1. Cover Letter (please specify your current degree program)
    – Statement of faith
    – Program site contract including supervision/supervisory needs
    – Intended start and finish date of internship
    – Population and clinical interests
    i.e. Children, adolescents, adults, couples, families
    i.e. depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, etc.
  2. Resume

After we have expressed interest in interviewing you, please send three reference letters (including at least 1 professional reference, 1 pastoral reference, and 1 educational reference) to Jessica Smith, MEd, LPCC-S, Assistant Director of Clinical Services, jsmith@emerge.org.

Reference letters should include:

  • What reasons would you give to show the readiness of this applicant for their practicum/internship?
  • How has this applicant been able to show you their leadership skills, clinical knowledge, personal boundaries and strengths in their life?
  • List 2 positive attributes about this person and 2 areas in which this applicant could/should address to become a more effective Christian Counselor.

All applications will be reviewed by our Assistant Director of Clinical Services. All information (including letters of reference) must be sent via email to be considered for a practicum/internship. If you would like to inquire about current practicum/internship openings, please email Jessica Smith. Only email inquiries will receive a response.

Each degree and graduate program has different requirements for supervision. We have LPCC-S, LISW-S, and PhD programs available for supervision. Other supervision needs may not be able to be met by our clinical team at this time.

We typically receive a high volume of internship applicants and make every effort to respond to all inquiries. In the event that you do not receive a response, this likely means we have already filled the available positions and you are, unfortunately, not being considered for an internship at Emerge Counseling. We regret any inconvenience this causes you, but wish you the best in your search for a site.