We're Hiring!

Seeking Licensed Clinicians

Talk-a-While, Child and Family Therapy Center PC is a private therapy group practice where we strive to enable licensed therapists to deliver high-quality therapy in a dynamic group setting.  We believe that therapists provide the best care for clients when they can work in a supportive, nurturing, and enriching environment that allows the therapist to focus on clinical excellence.  We created a practice where our Talk-a-While support team is responsible for the advertising, marketing, referral generation, billing, office space, legal, compliance, regulatory issues, malpractice, and the majority of clients’ scheduling needs.  We just need great therapists who are excited to focus on what they do best: deliver great therapy.

 

Our Center’s mission is to help families develop relational resiliency and healthy family dynamics by providing therapy to children, individuals, and families.  Because we often work with children, we also provide critical therapy with parents to focus on parenting concerns and issues. 

 

Position: Licensed Mental Health Therapist (employee position)...Sign-on Bonus!!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed clinician in CA for at least two years and in good standing with the BBS

  • Passionate and motivated about providing therapy to a wide range of clients, including young children ages 2-11, pre-teens/adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

  • Experience working with clients, especially children and adolescents, with diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, parent-child conflicts, etc

  • Mastery in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems modalities

  • Required commitment of at least 12 - 25 hours per week.  In addition, we provide nonclinical hours based on the number of clinical hours you provide. Example: for 20 hours of clinical patient hours, we provide you with 5 admin/collaborative hours during the week for case consultation, team meetings, and other designated nonclinical work. 

  • Collaborative team member and receptive to feedback from management and clients

  • Available to work afternoons/evenings 2 - 3 days per week

  • Must not work in private practice

 

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive intakes, assessments, and collaborate with clients to develop effective treatment goals/plans

  • Utilize DSM 5 to thoughtfully diagnose and treat clients with varying psychiatric needs and conditions

  • Provide high quality therapy and evidenced-based treatment to a wide range of clients in alignment with client needs and identified treatment goals/plans

  • Communicate regularly with parents of children receiving therapeutic services to ensure transparency in how therapy is being delivered, how goals are being approached, how clinical care is delivered, and that parents’ expectations of treatment are met

  • Coordinate care with third party providers and multidisciplinary teams (i.e. psychiatrists, developmental pediatricians, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, school personnel) when needed

  • Manage crisis situations, when identified, and deliver appropriate crisis intervention support in accordance with state regulations and professional board standards

  • Maintain clinical notes/documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with center’s policy

  • Participate in weekly case collaborations with other Team therapists

How we take care of you:

  • Competitive compensation - High clinical hourly $78 (for nonclinical/admin hourly is $25)

  • 401k with Employer matching up to 6%

  • Generous PTO accrual rate

  • Health/Dental Benefits (available at 20 clinical hours)

  • Education fund

  • Provide personal malpractice insurance

  • Professional, caring, and collaborative team

  • Weekly team group consultation (Fridays at 10 am)

Interested applicants can email their cover letter, and resume to maritza@talkawhile.org.  Please also include answers to the following questions.

  1. Please describe the current clients you are working with today.  What do you enjoy most about working with them and why?

  2. Please describe what is most challenging in working with clients, and what have you done to address those challenges?

  3. Describe treatment modalities/approaches you use with children, adolescents, and families?  How do you typically approach the work with parents and divorced parents when your identified client is their child?

  4. What client population do you have the least experience with but are interested and motivated to work with in the future?

  5. How do you feel about building a caseload over time?

  6. What is your current availability during the week to work late afternoons/evenings?  When would you be available to start working?