Consultation Group Leader Position
AHW’s consultation group model promotes quality and consistency of care, prevents volunteer burnout, and creates a community of mental health practitioners who are continuously honing their practice. The consultation groups consistently demonstrate the benefits of long-term mental health care for foster youth.
Volunteer Consultation Group Leaders are responsible for leading and maintaining regular group meetings where Clinicians can get support around their cases. Typically, Consultation Group Leaders are seasoned Clinicians who have deep knowledge of trauma and the foster care population. Consultation Group Leaders and group members together determine the length and frequency of their group. Consultation groups can meet in person or through video conference.
Consultation Group Leaders are expected to communicate with AHW staff and their local Clinical Director(s) as often as needed to provide updates on clinical issues, terminations, or other matters.
Requirements to serve as an AHW Consultation Group Leader include:
- Licensed as a mental health clinician
- Completed volunteer application and met with local Clinical Director(s)
- CV and three professional references
- Able and committed to holding a consultation group of up to six people at least once per month
- Committed to communicating with the Clinical Director regarding clinical issues as often as needed
- Available to support participating volunteers in instances of clinical crisis unless Clinical Director(s) or AHW program staff have committed to providing this support
- Ability to respond to all communications from Clinical Director and national office within 3-5 business days