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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Branch in a Glass Jar
ASSOCIATE THERAPIST
(Remote Or Hybrid)
                     START DATE : FLEXIBLE

We’re so glad to see you found us! 

We are currently looking to grow our thoughtful community of mental health professionals with a talented associate therapist (AMFT, ASW, APCC) who is interested in providing individual, couples, and/or family psychotherapy. This position is ideal for someone who is hoping to gain supervised hours, and would like to continue expanding their career in a group practice after licensure. We ask for a 1-year minimum commitment, with the possibility of continuing on as a licensed clinician.

  • PART TIME POSTITION (15-20 clients/week)

  • Possibility for this position to move up to Full-Time with a minimum of 30 hours per week (i.e. 25 clients per week + 5 admin hours)-  Additional benefits for Medical/Dental/Vision coverage for  Full-Time position 

KEY RESPONSBILITIES

  • Ability to maintain a weekly caseload of 15-20 clients. 

  • Under the supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist, the associate will conduct therapy sessions in a telehealth, and/or a hybrid format

  • Maintain confidential records in compliance with ethical and legal guidelines

  • Complete and maintain progress notes in an efficient, thorough, and timeline manner

  • Attend weekly individual supervision, and bi-weekly group supervision

  • Participate in team meetings on the first Friday of the month at 9 – 10:30 am

  • Attend in-house trainings on various relevant topics (4-5 times per year)

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling Psychology or related behavioral sciences

  • Registration with CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an associate in good standing

  • Completed 1.5-2 years of supervised clinical experience, or apprx 1000 pre-licensure hours

  • Ability to see clients either via telehealth, or in a hybrid setting at our Oakland location.

  • Interest in areas of attachment, grief and loss, ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, BIPOC, LQBTQ+ affirming 

  • Experience/familiarity with the following orientations- client centered, integrative, mindfulness based, attachment based, psychodynamic, trauma informed, culturally sensitive, CBT, solution focused

  • Have reasonable knowledge of the DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria associated with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma/stressor related disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders etc.

  • Have relevant fieldwork experience using clinical diagnostic and assessment instruments to measure treatment progress and outcomes

  • Upholds high ethical standards

  • Enthusiastic and compassionate

  • Commitment to cultural competence and inclusion

  • Sensitivity to diverse client populations

  • Enjoys working collaboratively

  • Independent, self-motivated, and organized

  • Communicates within a timely manner to clients, supervisor, and other team members

  • Commitment to maintaining confidential, accurate, and complete records 

  • Ability to be self-reflective and vulnerable in a supervisory relationship 

ADDITIONAL PREFERENCES

  • Clinicians who identify as BIPOC , neurodiversity affirming, LGBTQ+ affirming

  • We welcome therapists with integrative and mind-body approaches such as nutrition, yoga, Ayurveda, expressive arts)

  • Ability to work with a wide developmental range (children, tweens, teens, adults)

  • Additional training/experience in special populations (e.g., LGBTQ+, BIPOC, giftedness, AD/HD, HSP, chemical dependency)

 

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

  • $40-$50 per clinical hour; depending on experience 

  • $16.50 per administrative hour (includes supervision, team meetings, in-house trainings, collateral calls for care coordination)

  • Phone/Internet Stipend: $25 per month

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Paid Vacation Time (for full full time-employees)

  • Wellness Stipend of $150 per year

  • Professional Development Stipend of $250 per year

  • Malpractice insurance coverage

  • Access to a HIPAA compliant EHR platform

  • Administrative support (billing, scheduling, initial client calls)

  • Beautifully furnished, inviting, and COVID-safe office for in-person sessions

  • Steady stream of client referrals 

  • Training opportunities

  • Peer consultation with a welcoming, supportive team of therapists

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance (for full time employees, min. 25 client caseload per week)

 

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

  • Weekly clinical supervision will be provided via telehealth by either a licensed therapist (LMFT, LCSW) or psychologist (PhD/PsyD) on our team. Clinical supervisors have had prior experience in supervising interns, trainees, and/or associates.

THE CULTURE AT SAVERA

We strongly believe that in order to offer the best care to our clients, we as clinicians must embody our own wellness, curiosity to learn, flexibility, and a supportive environment.  Our team consists of a close-knit group of professionals that support one another through professional challenges. We rely on our individual and group consultations to not only discuss challenges and explore blindspots, but also to give each other kudos and celebrate wins! We also like having fun, and even in the bleak times during the pandemic we managed to put together a Zoom gathering with a surprise musician and a virtual  scavenger hunt! :)

To prevent burnout and maintain balance, our team members are able to create their own schedule, and qualify for health care benefits for seeing 25 or more clients per week .  Our therapists also receive a monthly wellness stipend that they can allocate to a variety of self-care activities such as therapy, massage, gym membership etc.

We also offer opportunities for professional growth through in-house trainings that focus on interesting and relevant topics. Most recently, we enjoyed presentations on working with gender and neurodiverse clients; and conducting intended parent consultations for clients pursuing assisted reproduction. To help with professional development, we also offer our clinicians a continuing education (CE) stipend.

Most common referrals at our practice include children, adolescents, and adults who are seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, life transitions, burnout, mood disturbance, relationship difficulties, grief/loss, work-related stress, and strategies to manage cognitive, social, emotional impacts of ADHD. Our practice also partners with fertility clinics by providing support to intended parents seeking assisted reproduction, as well as egg/sperm donor evaluations. 

We have 2 offices- one in the beautiful Lake Merritt area in Oakland, CA, and the other in Oceanside, CA. Telehealth services are offered all over California.

TO APPLY

Please submit a copy of your CV and a cover letter HERE. In your cover letter, please include:

  1. What is most unique or valuable about you/professional experience/interests?

  2. Please share if you have a preference to work with children, adolescents, and/or adults?

  3. Are you interested in a fully remote position, or hybrid (in-person sessions in Oakland)

  4. What is your ideal caseload (e.g., # of clients/week, client presentation etc.)

  5. What are 1-2 aspects about your personal/professional background that make clients enjoy working with you?

  6. What are 2-3 key qualities you look for in a supervisor?

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