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Trabajando como asociado en Authentic Alliance
Authentic Alliance, una corporación profesional de trabajadores sociales clínicos con licencia, actualmente está aceptando solicitudes para asociados clínicos de posgrado elegibles para licencia (AMFT, ASW, APCC) que buscan obtener experiencia profesional supervisada para obtener una licencia en California.

We are seeking pre-licensed therapists (who already have a BBS associate number) to be a part of an LGBTQIA+ -focused mental health practice where clinicians provide telehealth services. We welcome therapists who have an interest in working with youth as well as those who have an adult focus. The practice is also open to pre-licensed therapists who enjoy working with polyamorous and/or clients in the kink community.  The ideal candidates would build and maintain a full-time caseload of 18+ clients. We are open to employing therapists who are based anywhere in California. We have an in-person site in Oakland, CA. We prefer each of our therapists to run at least one telehealth or in-person therapy group.  Therapists building towards full-time can choose to be 100% remote or we will consider establishing a hybrid telehealth/in-person practice in their area.
 
We are especially interested in hiring associate clinicians as hourly employees, working under supervision, who have a specific interest in providing psychotherapy to gender diverse clients. The practice owner, Lisette Lahana, LCSW (LCS #23663) is a seasoned gender therapist, a WPATH Mentor, and has 25 years of experience serving sexual minorities, transgender, non binary people and their loved ones. You may also be working with other secondary supervisors who specialize in LGBTQIA work.  We offer an hour of supervision for up to ten clients (triadic or/and individual). If you see more than ten clients a week, you will receive group supervision for the additional supervision hour. Our practice has an established administrative structure, intake coordinator, social media contractor, and offers competitive compensation.  Associate clinicians earn 40% of client fees received, and $20/hr for non clinical hours.  As we are a newly established group practice, you’ll have an important role in building our practice’s supportive team culture and professional reputation. 
 
The hourly position can accommodate a full-time position (over 18 client hours), but we will consider part-time associates (minimum 10 hours) .  We are primarily a self-pay based practice.  Therapists can expect that building a self-pay caseload often take time, as well as the associate’s partnership with the practice’s marketing efforts.We are looking for associates who can commit to staying with us for the duration of time obtaining their licensing hours. 
 
In addition to client hours, associate therapists should expect to dedicate 2-5 hours each week for supervision, documentation, an optional monthly gender-focused consultation group, case management, marketing, staff meeting and/or educational trainings (paid at non-clinical rate of $20/hr).   Staff will have a role in choosing monthly educational topics, focused on trans and queer mental health, trauma and evidence based care.
 
Authentic Alliance strives to provide services to our diverse community in California. We are establishing a team that reflects the identities of the clients we serve. All interested individuals, but especially those who identify as BIPOC, neurodivergent, disabled, transgender, intersex, and/or non binary, are urged to apply. Bilingual therapists are encouraged to apply.
 
We are a trauma-informed practice and prefer our clinicians to have experience with at least one trauma therapy (Eg. EMDR, Brainspotting or Cognitive Processing Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Pronlonged Exposure Therapy,or Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). 
 
You may apply for the position through this google form.
Please pass this on to colleagues you feel might be a great fit.
Questions? Please reach out to the practice owner, Lisette Lahana, LCSW at (707) 596-9696
 
Benefits and Pay
 
•Pay: $40-$64/therapy hour (40% of clinical hour fees received) and $20 per non clinical hour

• Group therapy income can range from $55-100/hour

• 401K with 3% match vested after 1 year
•Expected hours: 10 – 26 per week
•Flexible schedule
•Sick leave

•Up to 5 weeks unpaid leave allowable per year
•Optional opportunity to be a member of a monthly national gender-focused consultation group
•Consultation opportunities
•Monthly staff educational trainings
•WPATH group mentorship to meet WPATH certification requirement
•Reimbursement for Psychology Today listing, Bay Area Open Minds and Gaylesta membership
 
Full Time Associates (18+ clients)*

•Reimbursement of up to $200/month of health insurance premium
*after 8 weeks of 18+ average number of clients
 

Responsibilities
 
- Conduct individual and group therapy sessions with clients of various ages and backgrounds under supervision
- Provide mental health counseling to individuals in your desired age-range 
- Perform comprehensive assessments to determine appropriate treatment plans and learn to write referral letters for gender-related medical interventions
- Develop and implement treatment interventions relevant to our practice’s common clinical diagnoses including depression, anxiety disorders and gender dysphoria
- Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to coordinate care
-Advocate for or teach self-advocacy for clients within systems such as schools, hospitals, medical practices, and institutions
- Utilize evidence-based interventions in therapy sessions
- Provide crisis intervention services as needed
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records
 
Qualifications
 
- The applicant will have graduated from an accredited doctoral or master’s program and obtained a current California based license including LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, PhD or PsyD
- Obtain required licenses
-Individual NPI Number
-Professional individual malpractice insurance (in addition to the practice’s group insurance)
- Ability to maintain client confidentiality and follow HIPAA policies
- Ability to develop individualized treatment plans for clients 
- Clinical experience and interest in transgender, non binary, gender-questioning and sexual minorities required. WPATH membersvencouraged to apply
-Experience in at least one trauma therapy
- Comfortable with conducting therapy and/or group therapy as a telehealth provider
-Completion of a BBS required 3-hour telehealth CE course
-Ability to utilize electronic medical records systems
-Strong wifi and own a computer for telehealth sessions (phone, laptop and utilities for remote work reimbursed)
-Proficient in Google programs such as Google Docs and Google Sheets
Open to feedback from supervisor(s) and have the ability to use it to make improvements
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including comfort in triadic or group supervision contexts

Join Us!

We are proud to be fostering the growth of the next generation of talented therapists.Through the google form you can submit a CV, cover letter with your timeline for a hire, any relevant training, clinical experience or other experiences related to our client population. 

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