Licensed Clinician: General Outpatient and Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program
(Remote and/or Hybrid/In-Person in Berkeley, CA)
We are a group of motivated clinicians who leverage technology to serve children, adolescents, young adults, and their families who struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) and other mental health challenges. We offer telehealth, in-person, and hybrid services and our clinicians are passionate about their clinical work. We are team-oriented and value a positive, supportive, and creative workplace environment to complement the meaningful and challenging work we do. If you are an innovative mental health professional looking to both serve youth families and contribute to the emerging digital mental health space, Family Spring is the place for you!
We are seeking applications from motivated clinicians who will provide direct therapy and coaching to children, teens, young adults, and their families. The ideal clinician will bring their unique history, skills, and approach to the work and be committed to ongoing learning and improvement.
Alongside having relevant expertise and a curiosity to grow as a clinician, the preferred candidate will be technology friendly and open to further develop their skills that are ancillary to direct treatment, including but not limited to: 1) marketing/promotion through webinars, 2) writing blogs, 3) training of community partners, and 4) using technology to benefit patients.
About the Position
The ideal candidate will work across the two primary programs that Family Spring has to offer: our general outpatient program and our mindfulness-based substance abuse treatment program (both standard outpatient and intensive outpatient).
This clinician will spend approximately half of their clinical time working in our general outpatient program, providing direct therapy to children and/or teens (including regular meetings with parents), and work with adult patients as needed. These clients may have some history of SUDs but would not be their primary presenting issue. The other half of their clinical time will be spent seeing clients in our mindfulness-based SUD program; both intensive outpatient (in development) and standard outpatient, whose primary presenting problems do include SUD along with other co-occurring mental health challenges.
We welcome applicants with personal histories of struggle (SUD and/or mental health symptoms) that have influenced their transformation and work as a professional.
[If you are interested in a similar position that doesn’t include our SUD program and only operates in our general outpatient program, please click here.]
Duties and Responsibilities
Weekly duties include:
- Provide approximately 25-32* hours per week (see tiers below) of direct therapy services via telehealth or in the office (if providing in-person services), and/or in the patients’ home (e.g., in the backyard) in accordance with company policies. (Note*: We offer two tiers of clinical hours per week commensurate with two competitive salary tiers, see below)
- Maintain all clinical documentation using our HIPAA compliant electronic health record (see below).
- Attend and participate in a 2-hour clinical and administrative meeting.
- Attend bi-weekly or monthly individual administrative/clinical meetings with the clinical director.
- Dedicate non-clinical time to administrative, business development, and marketing tasks in addition to the patient hours. This could include networking with colleagues, writing a blog post, preparing content for a webinar, filming short videos for our target population, beta testing the forthcoming Family Spring web/mobile application, and other similar activities.
- Attend work reliably and arrive on time consistently.
- Be properly licensed and/or certificated (if applicable).
- Abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics that are binding upon or applicable to the services performed for Family Spring.
- Respond to patients’ requests for service or calls within 24 hours whether such requests are made in person, by phone, voicemail, etc. or through the Family Spring website.
- Respond to such requests by meeting, evaluating, and providing services to such patients.
- Communicate with a patient’s treatment team (i.e., pediatrician, PCP, psychiatrist, school, probation officer etc.) as necessary.
- Use online EHR to timely complete written records for each patient including, but not limited to: intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by Family Spring or third parties in conjunction with the treatment of the patient within a timely fashion (by Friday of each week).
- Keep patient files accurate and up to date.
- Conduct and organize therapy services in a professional manner so as to maintain and increase the goodwill and reputation of Family Spring.
- Be respectful and collaborative with co-workers.
- Tend to other duties which may be assigned by Family Spring.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
- Have an active, unrestricted California license (MFT, LCSW, LPCC, PhD, or PsyD) in good standing with the appropriate governing body (BBC or BOP)
- Have a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology from a regionally accredited school.
- Have documented expertise and training doing clinical work with teens, young adults, and their families.
- We require a minimum of 2 years of direct services with this population. (This can include practicum and internship experience).
- Be available for 20-25 direct clinical services hours per week, and 10-15 administrative hours per week.
- Maintain consistent self-care practices.
- Be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to a positive workplace culture.
- Have specialized training and/or certification in treatments with our patient population (e.g., sand tray therapy, play therapy, TF-CBT, SUD training, trauma-specific training, mindfulness training, etc.)
- Have specialized training and/or certification in treatments adjacent to our patient population (e.g., couples therapy, EMDR for adults, etc.).
- Have experience conducting therapy in a language other than English (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, etc.).
- Have experience conducting therapy with adults.
- Have an affinity for technology and conducting presentations / trainings.
- Work hours and schedule may vary depending on patient and Family Spring needs.
- Applicants must commit to at least three evenings of work per week (as defined by after school hours 3pm – 8pm ) and administrative time as scheduled.
Clinical Duties +Compensation
We offer three tiers of to fit your work/life integration and compensation needs:
- Tier 1. 25 booked client hours per week (avg. 22 client hours per week taking into account cancellations).
- Tier 2. 32 booked client hours per week (avg. 29 client hours per week taking into account cancellations).
- Starting Salary Range (DOE): $93k – $122K salary with transparent step system for wage increases.
- All of these the above tiers offer healthcare/vision/dental for full-time clinicians
Upload your CV in the appropriate area below (PDF uploads only, please). Upload a cover letter in the appropriate areas on the website (PDF uploads only, please). In your cover letter please address the four areas in the following order:
- Describe your experience providing therapy to children, teens, young adults and their families, in particular those impacted by trauma. . Please discuss any particular interests or passion you have for this work (two paragraphs maximum).
- List any specific specific training in therapy modalities that apply to children, teens, young adults, and families (one paragraph maximum).
- Describe the characteristics of your preferred work environment/culture. Please be specific (one paragraph maximum).
- Add anything else you think might be important for us to know about you, personally or professionally, regarding your application for this job (one paragraph maximum).
Please note: We serve teens and families from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We endeavor to have a provider team that reflects our patient population, so we encourage people with lived experience, people of color, and LGBTQ+ professionals to apply