Hello! Thank you for visiting this page. Since you are reading this, we are assuming you are interested in possibly working with us.  Something important to know about us is that we focus on three areas in our practice:   

  • Client Care – Connecting future clients to a clinician that’s a good fit as well as offering services and programs that clients need
  • Community care – Volunteering at community events or resource fairs, providing presentations each month at local places of worship, employers, doctor offices, and schools as well as implement and promote services or programs that our community asks for
  • Employee care – focusing on the importance of employee self care and allowing ourselves to focus on long term career goals 

We are always open to talk with prospective employees that might be a good fit for our office. We encourage you to browse through the various pages to get to know us.  One thing you will notice is that we offer a wide range of services to our community, and work with a wide range of different clientele.  You will also notice, that we strive to help clients find a good fit, whether that is in our office or with another counseling office close to us. We are proud to say that our clinicians are able to work autonomously, while also having the support of  other professionals in sharing resources and case consultation.  So whether you are new to the mental health or counseling field, or you are currently employed and are ready for a change of pace, we would love to hear from you! 

 

If Interested in joining our team…we would love to hear from you! 

Step 1:

Provide our office with: 

1. A cover letter highlighting what position you are applying to, why you want to work with our office and what experiences, credentials or certifications you have that would be helpful for our clients or to our office. What makes you stand out compared to other applicants? 

2. Resume sharing some of your professonal experiences that would be relevant to our open position.

On your resume, please include references, that the person’s name,  relation to you and their e-mail address.  Please know that we check all references. Please only give references that will be able to communicate with our office within a timely manor.  Often we have applicants who provide references that will either not return our emails or phone calls, or references that state they only confirm employment but do not provide character or clinical references.

Please send your cover letter & resume
Email: info@StepByStepCounselingLLC.com or Fax: 636-634-4777

 

Step 2:

Please complete our get to know you form online 

Clinician only: GET TO KNOW YOU (Clinicians)
Admin only: GET TO KNOW YOU (Staff) 


Step 3: 
Interview

Once application materials have been received, we will determine if the applicant seems to be a good fit for our office.   If we feel as if the applicant may be a good fit, we’ll reach out and offer a phone or video interview. During this conversation applicants have the opportunity to ask questions about our organization and share more about what they are looking for in a position.  

 

What we expect:

We want our employees to enjoy the work they do, and feel as though they are supported. We want our employees to have a healthy work and personal life balance.   On the flip side, our employees are a part of a team, something bigger than just being on their own.  

Currently, we are recruiting for therapist positions (W2) at both of our locations.Please specify what location you would prefer the St. Charles location or St. Louis location. 

All positions start as part time, and we are open to clinicians growing their caseload to full time from there.  Ideal canidates would have some weekend or evening availability.  If you feel that you would be a good fit, we would love to hear from you!  

Child and Adolescent 

  • In office – Part time licensed clinician (St. Charles, St. Louis County)
  • In home – Part time provisionally licensed or licensed (Saint Charles County, St. Louis County)

Adolescent and Adult Therapist  

  • In office – Part time licensed clinician (St. Charles, St. Louis County)

 

 

Helpful information for potential applicants to know: 

  • Part time = 15-20 client hours a week; Full time = 27+ client hours a week
  • Preference and consideration given to those clinicians that have availbility in afternoon and evenings and/or weekends
  • Preference and consideration given to those clinicians that have the openness to see clients both in person and telehealth.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in psychology, counseling or social work
  • Active, unrestricted professional license (LPC, LCSW) in the State of Missouri (must be fully licensed). A color copy must be provided to Step By Step Counseling during the interview process
  • Available to hold at least 15 client sessions per week (openings for 18-21 to allow for flexibility in scheduling
  • For child therapist positions, experience, CEUs or training specific to working with children & adolescents is needed.
  • Comfortable working with technology including our Electronic Health Record and telehealth when needed

 

Other Preferences:

  • Have at least one niche or speciality 
  • Openness to being paneled in-network with insurance plans
  • Understanding of and uses evidence based mental health treatments
  • Evidence of mastering and practice of a consistent theory or modality
  • Ability to collaborate with other professional team members including school personnelle, medical providers, case managers and others involved in the treatment of their client.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships.

 

Creating a new position! 

Currently we are recruiting for the W2 position of Clinical Director.  If you feel that you would be a good fit, we would love to hear from you!

Ideal candidate: 

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in psychology, counseling or social work
  • Active, unrestricted professional license (LPC, LCSW) in the State of Missouri (must be fully licensed). A color copy must be provided to Step By Step Counseling during the interview process.
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor in Missouri, as we are actively seeking someone who can supervise interns and supervise clinicians for licensure. Would need the documentation from the state showing approval
  • Experience, CEUs or training specific to working with children & adolescents
  • Available to hold a part time caseload
  • Understanding of and uses evidence based mental health treatments
  • Would need some afternoon/evening or weekend availability
  • Comfortable working with technology
  • Ability to collaborate with other professional team members including school personnelle, medical providers, case managers and others involved in the treatment of clients in the office. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships.

Additional information:

Our Clinical Director will be responsible for overseeing and developing the clinical staff of the practice.  This position will help the owner with developing, planning and implementing strategies for Step By Step Counseling’s growth and stability.   Primary role is to support clinicians by provide feedback and consultation.  Position must have a positive and supportive attitude towards the practice and be able to make decisions independantly. 

We have found the dynamic, talented people to assist us with administrative support.  Currently we are not interviewing for front desk positions.   

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • High school diploma. (Associates or bachelors preferred)
  • Available to work 20-25 hours a week
  • Comfortable working with technology and social media
  • Language skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, instructions or manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate verbally to clients in person and over the phone.

Other Preferences:

  • Ability to collaborate with other professional team members including school personnelle, medical providers, case managers and others involved in the treatment of clients
  • Professional appearance and attitude, ability to establish and maintain professional relationships
  • Adaptable, flexibility in changing shifts in direction, ability to multitask
  • Well organized with great attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiar with basic office equipment including telephone, fax, computers and printers, copiers
  • Displays non-judgmental and empathetic listening skills
  • Ability to problem solve – identify and resolves problems in a timely manner

 

Full job duties and responsiblites list will be provided and discussed during the interview process. 

Why would a therapist want to work for us instead of starting their own practice?  We believe that’s a great question for therapists to ask themselves. 

We share with candiates in the interview process, working with us means that we have to be a good fit for YOUR career goals, and you need to be a good fit for OUR culture.  It should always be a win-win!

So why choose us?   First, we are a family.  We celebrate and support each other, we stay connected, versus when independant you may not have that community to rally around you.  Additionally, owning a business can take alot of extra time and mental space.  Our admin team takes care of the administrative part of private practice, including but not limited to billing, credentialling, paying bills and answering phones so that our clinicians do not have to.  Chances are if a clinician is on their own, they are spending additional unpaid hours each week completing those tasks on top of their clinical caseload. Clinicians will report that it’s a nice benefit where they can come in, work with their clients and then go home!  This allows for a better work/home balance. 

Clinicians have shared that it’s a relief that working with us is a low risk decision, having access to all the systems we have in place, EHR, website, paperwork, marketing and billing all while the practice takes the bigger risk by footing the rent, building maintence, utilities, etc.  And while an independant therapist may be making more in revenue at a first glance, when broken down the take-home revenue it goes down significantly.  There’s alot more hours, expenses and of course we can’t forget self employment taxes!  

Our practice supports our clinicians by: 

  • Furnishing HIPPA compliant cloud storage, electronic health record for documentation and as well as HIPAA compliant platforms for telehealth/viritual therapy
  • Providing marketing support, client referrals in preferred niche, billing & insurance support (file claims, post payments, track down issues, etc)
  • A wealth of resources included but not limited to play therapy journals, professional books, treatment planning guides, therapeutic board games, art supplies for clinicians who use expressive arts, lending library for clients, multiple shelves of books for child bibliotherapy, and workbooks/intervention books for clinicians 
  • Encouraging and supporting clinicians in working towards their career goals, including CEU stipends 
  • Equipping staff to be connected to others including clinician group chat, intra office website with additonal resources as well as owner availability for questions, consultation and guidance when needed 
  • Removing the responsiblity of general practice expenses, practice covers costs including but not limited to: property taxes, internet, phone, fax, office supplies, lawyer retainer fees
  • Providing the opportunity for W2 employment, practice covers hourly wage, payroll taxes, and self employment taxes. 
  • Space to see clients! Practice covers property/building taxes, insurance, business licence, cleaning supplies, utilities (electricity, gas, water), general maintence, snow/ice removal.  

Finding somewhere to call home is a huge decision.  We don’t take that lightly.  We are honored that you would consider working with us…Ask questions during the interview process, we encourage that dialgue!