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Full Time Associate Licensed Clinician

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Overview - (Currently on Pause for Additional Hiring)

This role is for not yet fully Licensed Counselors looking to grow in their practice in a full-time employment position that includes licensure supervision, salary, and benefits package.

About RLCBH

Real Life Community Behavioral Health is a licensed Behavioral Health Agency in Clark County, WA. This Master’s Degree Level Clinician (Associate-Licensed) is responsible for the provision of mental health outpatient therapy in a private practice setting, utilizing in-office and telehealth services. We work with a combination of Medicaid Funded Insurances, Private Insurances, and Private Pay. It is also provided weekly supervision for both employment and licensure purposes and adheres to the standards and expectations set forth by our Behavioral Health Agency License through the State of Washington.

Direct Service Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families (if qualified) utilizing evidence-based practices in office and telehealth settings. 
  • Work from a strengths-based/team-based approach in coordinating the provision of services. 
  • Clinicians will occasionally interact with community partners and resources as part of some case management activities when the clients present with needing additional resources (e.g. - engaging with their PCP or med management provider, accessing addiction related service, etc) 
  • Know or learn the service expectations of our Behavioral Health License, including service and documentation standards (we provide training on this and, as a clinician, would be responsible for following these standards). 
  • Complete documentation & billing within expected timelines & expectations
  • Maintain a weekly minimum billing of 25 billable sessions/week, scheduling at least 28 sessions weekly to provide room for cancellations and appointment frequency adjustments. 
  • Counseling Services - including harm reduction strategies, family systems approach of identifying social roles, relationships, and family functioning and is trauma-informed & utilizes evidence-based interventions. 
  • Complete and integrate provided assessments as part of the treatment planning process (e.g. - PHQ9, GAD7, PCL-5, etc) 
  • Participate in weekly individual supervision with a direct supervisor (this will also serve as your licensure supervision) and every other week group supervision (also part of your licensure supervision) for 6 hours of supervision provided monthly. 
  • Complete initial training prior to seeing clients and within the initial week of hire.  All training is provided by RLCBH at no cost and is completed independently (with support from a supervisor and/or our trainer).  Initial training can include attending 1-2 shadowing sessions with current RLCBH clinicians.  RLCBH also conducts annual/ongoing training as requested as part of our Behavioral Health License.
  • All Associate Licensed Clinicians are required by the state to complete 36 hours of CE’s every 2 years, with 6 of those being Ethics hours.
  • Operate within the Rules and Ethics of your field as outlined in Washington State RCW/WAC and NASW & ACA

Qualifications and Position Expectations

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field.
  • Active Washington State Associate License in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC/LMHCA), Social Work (LICSW/LICSWA) or Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT/LMFTA).  Licensure must also be “in good standing.” Inability to obtain or maintain this may result in employment termination (as the Agency would be unable to bill for your services). A Licensed Agency Affiliated Counselor Credential is also acceptable.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Applicants must successfully complete and pass a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • Be able to provide services professionally in both office and telehealth settings
  • Be team player/worker - RLCBH takes a collaborative approach to providing services through regular supervision and engagement with other staff members
  • This is a Full Time Position, based upon a 40 hour week position, working days are Monday - Friday - evenings and weekends are optional based on Clinician preference, office availability and client availability. 

Benefits

  • Starting wage is $27/hr.  Raises are assessed openly & annually and are performance based, dependent upon meeting communicated job expectations and goals and are weighed in conjunction with clinic revenues & profits.  This position is considered 40hrs/week.
  • Bonus Incentive that can add up to an additional $10,000/annually.  This position is designed for a clinician to have space within a 40 hour work week to add bonus sessions if desired. Clinician receives 50% of the reimbursement rate for any billable sessions carried over the session minimum of 25 billable sessions/week - assessed over a quarterly period (e.g. - January - March, etc). 
  • 100% Employee premium coverage on Medical/Dental (Eligible at 90 Days) or Medical Stipend if you prefer to opt out of our plan.  Options to buy up to higher tier plans.
  • 401K - RLCBH has a 401K plan that you can contribute to and integrates a matching program of up to 3% of your annual income (matching begins after 1st yr of employment and fully vests at 5 years of employment).
  • RLCBH is an approved HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) & WA Health Corps site, offering student loan reimbursement programs with 2 years or more commitments to employment.  Qualifying staff can apply for student loan reimbursement through these programs subject to availability. Awarding of student loan repayment is the decision of the individual program, RLCBH has no involvement in the decision making of who gets loan forgiveness.
  • CEU’s - RLCBH provides a library of training that includes 100+ hours worth of CEU’s (including Ethics) to help support your requirements towards your license - free to you.
  • Paid Holidays & 2 floating holidays.  Paid Holidays can be traded for an alternative day off, if preferred, within that holiday’s quarter.  Floating  Holidays do not accrue or carry over into following year(s).
  • PTO (Sick & Vacation) - All employees earn 1hr/40 hours of sick time.  This position earns an additional Vacation time at the rate of; First year earn 1hr/40hrs worked, 2nd year and earn 1.5hr/40hrs worked and 2hr/40 hours worked 3rd year and beyond
  • Free Licensure Supervision (frequency determined on number sessions completed monthly) - both individual and group (for LMFTA's, you would also need additional supervision outside of RLCBH per LMFT licensure requirements unless your schooling was COAMFTE Accredited - The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education). 
  • Additional Positions available upon licensure - including; Salaried license position (You can view the details on this position on our Website); Possible Supervisor Position for qualified candidates (You can view the details on this position on our Website); or possible 1099 Licensed Position with our sister company. Real Life Counseling, after your first full year of RLCBH employment.
  • Independence in setting your weekly schedule (coordinated with client/office availability) as long as production minimums are being met.
  • We provide you all your referrals to ensure you are able to maintain caseload and take care of the billing
  • We provide you a documentation & scheduling platform that includes a Client Portal for completing all documentation and integrating desired assessments
  • We provide you a Telehealth Platform (and device) in which to provide Telehealth sessions.  All our positions may be a mix of in person and virtual
  • We have a “team” environment and provide regular ongoing support for both clinical and documentation related activities.  You’ll have access to regular consultation & support  with other team members and a supervisor as you continue to grow into your practice

Schedule

  • Monday - Friday (Scheduled Holidays off)
  • Evenings (depending on client schedule availability). Weekends can be an option based on client availability and clinician preference.
  • 40hrs/week (Travel, Services Provided, Supervision/s, Documentation) - this job is designed, based on session minimum, to be able to be completed within 40 hours/week.
  • This is considered a full time position and would expect that it be treated as such.

Work Conditions

  • Service provisions are provided in office and via telehealth. Telehealth preference can be increased based upon clinician preference and client availability
  • Clinicians are provided office space to adequately provide their caseload of in-office sessions.  We request that requested office space is utilized 75% of the time for completed sessions).  Clinicians completing 25 or more billable sessions weekly are considered "primary" office holders. 
  • We encourage all clinicians, supervisors and the Executive Co-Director to incorporate a “protected” day into their work week - meaning, a day with no sessions or meetings where documentation, training, researching or missed sessions can be completed. These days usually fall on a Monday or Friday. These are not required, but encouraged as part of sustainability of workload and managing documentation & case management related work. Protected days are classified as “work days” for Full Time Clinical Staff. Staff not meeting productivity minimums would need to be using their protected day to meet session minimums.

COVID-19/Pandemic Precautions (when applicable)

  • Telehealth Options as needed
  • RLCBH will provide Personal Protective Equipment when required for in person sessions/in office work when mandated by the state.
  • RLCBH provides a system of navigating COVID related barriers, offering Telehealth options to all clients (when exposed or quarantining) and clinicians (if they’ve been exposed or tested positive).

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