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Overview

This role is for clinicians looking for a full-time counseling role that includes Salary and Benefits packages.

About RLCBH

Real Life Community Behavioral Health is a licensed Behavioral Health Agency in Clark County, WA. This Master’s Degree Level Clinician 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. We also provide weekly supervision for both employment and licensure purposes and adhered 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 and billing within expected timelines.
  • Maintain a weekly minimum billing of 22.5 billable sessions/week, scheduling at least 25 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 orientation training and relias training within the first week of employment (30-40 hours) and annual training as requested (towards your license and in adherence to our Behavioral Health Agency 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

  • Qualifying Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Counseling (MA/MAC) that allows you to be a Washington State associate (licensed) for Mental Health Counseling (LMHCA), Social Work (LICSWA)r Marriage and Family (LMFTA), or Licensed Agency Affiliated Counselor (LAAC). 
  • Must have reliable transportation. 
  • Applicants must successfully complete and pass a background check, prior to being offered employment. During the hiring process, an employee must have their Licensed Agency Affiliated, LMHCA, LICSWA or LMFTA. 
  • Be team player/worker - RLCBH takes a collaborative approach to providing services through regular supervision and engagement with other staff members. 
  • Be able to provide services professionally in both office and telehealth settings with minimal client concerns and grievances filed at no more than one per quarter or five per year.
  • This is a Full Time Position, based upon a 40 hour week position, Work schedules are flexible and set based on clinician preference, office availability and client availability. (Alternate schedules are available) 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 28 or more sessions weekly are considered "primary" office holders. 
  • It is expected that Clinicians will manage their own license/associate license requirements and maintain an “Active” & “In good standing” qualification in regards to their Licensed Agency Affiliated, LMHCA, LICSWA or LMFTA. This includes adhering to both the Ethical and Legal requirements to provide mental health counseling within WA State.

Benefits

  • Salary is $70,720 ($34/hr)
  • Bonus Incentive. This position is designed for a clinician to have space within a 40 hour work week to add bonus sessions if desired. Clinicians receive 50% of average collected dollars beyond $14,000 per month, average - assessed over a quarterly period (e.g. - January - March, etc). The bonus can be elected to be paid directly to 401k. 
  • We are offering a 100% Employer paid premium for Kaiser Bronze for all full-time employees or a Medical Stipend if you prefer to opt out of our plan (options to buy up to higher tier plans are available) 
  • 401K - RLCBH has a 401K plan that you can contribute to and integrates a matching program of up to 3% of your income (starting at the end of your probation period and full vesting at 5 years of employment). 
  • CEU’s - RLCBH provides a library of training that meets the requirements for all clinicians for the BHA. Also available, on your own time is an additional 100+ hours worth of CEU’s (including Ethics) to support your requirements for your license - free to you. 
  • 10 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 the following year(s).
  • Vacation time offered first year, 1 hrs/40 hrs hours worked. Second year earn 1.5 hrs/40 hrs hours worked and 3rd year earn 2 hrs/40 hours worked (about 3 weeks/year).   Additionally, employees accrue 1 hrs/40 hrs worked of sick time (must meet WA state guideline to qualify as sick time) 
  • Free Supervision towards licensure - we provide individual and group supervisions. For LMFTA's, you will also need additional supervision outside of RLCBH in order to complete your requirements towards licensure. 
  • RLCBH is an approved HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) & WA Health Corps site, offering both of their Student Loan Reimbursement Programs with two years or more commitments to employment. Qualifying staff can apply to HRSA for student loan reimbursement while employed with us (during annual application periods). 
  • Growth opportunities upon licensure - 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 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 with scheduled Holidays off available for “holiday swap” (alternate schedules are available) We provide flexibility. 
  • 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.
  • We encourage all clinicians to incorporate an administrative day into their work week - meaning, a day with no sessions scheduled; where documentation, training and researching can be completed. These days fall on a weekday. These are not required, but encouraged as part of the sustainability and case management. 

Work Conditions

  • Services can be provided in the office and/or 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 sessions weekly are considered "primary" office holders.

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