Currently, we are recruiting for part-time and full therapist positions.  We are open to both provisional and licensed clinicians. 

Currently, for the needs of our local community during covid, we do ask that clinicians be open to both virtual and in-person sessions.   If you feel that you would be a good fit, we would love to hear from you!  

In-Home Child & Adolescent Therapist

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Experience, CEUs, or training specific to working with children & adolescents is needed
  • Comfortable working with technology including our Electronic Health Records and telehealth when needed
  • Afternoon and evening hours are expected because of current client demand. Ideal candidates would have some weekend or evening availability. 
  • Understanding of and using evidence-based mental health treatments, and  evidence of mastering and practice of a consistent theory or modality
  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in psychology, counseling, social work, marriage, and family and active, unrestricted professional license (LPC, LCSW, LMFT) in the State of Missouri (must be fully licensed). A color copy must be provided to Step By Step Counseling during the interview process.
    • Open to PLPCs who are willing to work towards certification in EMDR, CPP, TF-CBT, EFT, or DBT.

Preferences:

  • Have at least one niche or specialty, Ideal candidates have a niche or a population they enjoy working with.  
  • Openness to being paneled in-network with insurance plans (office will take care of credentialling) 
  • Ability to collaborate with other professional team members including school personnel, medical providers, case managers, and others involved in the treatment of their clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships

Other details:

  • While mostly in-home, open to offering one or two shifts in the office 
  • Open to part-time or full-time therapists
    • Part-time = Available to hold at least 16-17 client sessions per week 
    • Full time = Available to hold at least 27 client sessions per week 
In-Home Child & Adolescent Therapist

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Experience, CEUs, or training specific to working with children & adolescents is needed
  • Comfortable working with technology including our Electronic Health Records and telehealth when needed
  • Afternoon and evening hours are expected because of current client demand. Ideal candidates would have some weekend or evening availability. 
  • Understanding of and using evidence-based mental health treatments, and  evidence of mastering and practice of a consistent theory or modality
  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in psychology, counseling, social work, marriage, and family and active, unrestricted professional license (LPC, LCSW, LMFT) in the State of Missouri (must be fully licensed). A color copy must be provided to Step By Step Counseling during the interview process.
    • Open to PLPCs who are willing to work towards certification in EMDR, CPP, TF-CBT, EFT, or DBT.

Preferences:

  • Have at least one niche or specialty, Ideal candidates have a niche or a population they enjoy working with.  
  • Openness to being paneled in-network with insurance plans (office will take care of credentialling) 
  • Ability to collaborate with other professional team members including school personnel, medical providers, case managers, and others involved in the treatment of their clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships

Other details:

  • While mostly in-home, open to offering one or two shifts in the office 
  • Open to part-time or full-time therapists
    • Part-time = Available to hold at least 16-17 client sessions per week 
    • Full time = Available to hold at least 27 client sessions per week 
School based/Home based Child & Adolescent Therapist (Warren County)

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Experience, CEUs, or training specific to working with children & adolescents is needed
  • Comfortable working with technology including our Electronic Health Records and telehealth when needed
  • Understanding of and using evidence-based mental health treatments, and  evidence of mastering and practice of a consistent theory or modality
  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in psychology, counseling, social work, marriage, and family and active, unrestricted professional license (LPC, LCSW, LMFT) in the State of Missouri (must be fully licensed). A color copy must be provided to Step By Step Counseling during the interview process.
    • Open to PLPCs who are willing to work towards certification in EMDR, CPP, TF-CBT, EFT, or DBT.

Preferences:

  • Openness to being paneled in-network with insurance plans (office will take care of credentialling) 
  • Ability to collaborate with other professional team members including school personnel, medical providers, case managers, and others involved in the treatment of their clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships

Other details:

  • The clinician will split time between school-based and in-home sessions depending on caseload numbers
Adolescent and Adult Therapist

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Experience, CEUs, or training specific to working with a specific population or niche 
  • Comfortable working with technology including our Electronic Health Records and telehealth when needed
  • Afternoon and evening hours are expected because of current client demand. Ideal candidates would have some weekend or evening availability. 
  • Understanding of and using evidence-based mental health treatments, and  evidence of mastering and practice of a consistent theory or modality
  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in psychology, counseling, social work, marriage, and family and active, unrestricted professional license (LPC, LCSW, LMFT) in the State of Missouri (must be fully licensed). A color copy must be provided to Step By Step Counseling during the interview process.
    • Open to PLPCs who are willing to work towards certification in EMDR, CPP, TF-CBT, EFT, or DBT.

Preferences:

  • Have at least one niche or specialty, Ideal candidates have a niche or a population they enjoy working with.  
  • Openness to being paneled in-network with insurance plans (office will take care of credentialling) 
  • Ability to collaborate with other professional team members including school personnel, medical providers, case managers, and others involved in the treatment of their clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships

Other details:

  • Hybrid of virtual and in-person sessions 
  • Open to part-time or full-time therapists
    • Part-time = Available to hold at least 16-17 client sessions per week 
    • Full time = Available to hold at least 27 client sessions per week 
Front Desk Admin

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Set schedule, available Monday-Friday 20 hrs a week
    • Possibility of more hours on Saturday morning
  • High school diploma. (Associates or Bachelors preferred)
  • Comfortable working with technology
  • 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 personnel, 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
  • 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

 

Please e-mail: info@StepByStepCounselingLLC.com 

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 professional experiences that would be relevant to our open position.

When providing references, please include 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 manner.  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 complete our get to know you form online. Click on the link below.

Clinician only: GET TO KNOW YOU (Clinicians)

Admin only: GET TO KNOW YOU (Staff) 

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.  

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 candidates 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!  It can be intimidating to be in private practice, but you will find it is easier with a team to support you.  

So why choose us?   First, we are a family.  We celebrate and support each other, we stay connected, versus when independent you may not have that community to rally around you.  Second, owning a business can take a lot of extra time and mental space.  Our hard-working admin team takes care of the administrative part of private practice, including but not limited to billing, credentialing, 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. The third reason is our clinician support. Our owner and clinical director want our clinicians to succeed. The office has removed the aspect of competition and built-in supports to allow clinicians to thrive.

Clinicians have shared that it’s a relief that working with us is a low-risk decision, having access to all the systems Step By Step Counseling has in place, EHR, website, paperwork, marketing, and billing all while the practice takes the bigger risk by footing the rent, building maintenance, utilities, business license, etc.  And while an independent therapist may be making more in revenue at a first glance, when broken down – the take-home revenue goes down significantly.  There are a lot more hours, expenses and of course, we can’t forget self-employment taxes!  We look at and encourage clinicians to look at the value to the household

Our practice supports our clinicians by: 

  • Furnishing HIPPA compliant cloud storage, HIPAA compliant/secure electronic health records for documentation, and as well as HIPAA compliant platforms for telehealth/virtual therapy
  • Providing marketing support, client referrals in preferred niche, in-house billing & insurance support (file claims, post payments, track down issues, etc)
  • Friendly administrative team to schedule clients that match your clinical specialties, preferences, and availability. 
  • Helpful leadership team, to support clinicians in the work they do.
  • 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, a lending library for clients, multiple shelves of books for child bibliotherapy (also available in our virtual playroom), and workbooks/intervention books for clinicians to use uploaded in our intranet.  We also have a resource coordinator who keeps our private employee website up to date with worksheets, templates, treatment guides, etc.
  • Encouraging and supporting clinicians in working towards their career goals, including CEU stipends for full-time therapists.
  • Equipping staff to be connected to others including clinician group chat, and intraoffice website with additional resources as well as a clinical director and own availability for questions, consultation, and guidance when needed 
  • Removing the responsibility of general practice expenses, the practice covers costs including but not limited to: business taxes, business licenses, internet, phone, fax, office supplies, lawyer retainer fees
  • Providing the opportunity for W2 employment, the practice covers hourly wage, payroll taxes, and self-employment taxes. 
  • Space to see clients! The practice covers property/building taxes, insurance, cleaning supplies, utilities (electricity, gas, water), general maintenance, snow/ice removal.  
  • Access to 401k with up to 4% match. 
  • Short term disability for full-time employees (no cost to employees)
  • Health/Dental insurance for full-time employees (Practice contributes a portion of the premium)

Finding somewhere to call home for your professional career 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 dialogue!

Frequently asked questions

Can you tell me about the management style of the person I would be reporting to?

 A supervisor or owner’s management style is how they accomplish their goals.  It includes how they make decisions, delegate, and manage their staff. Supervisors in our office act in the best interests of their employees.  They are personally invested in their employees’ well-being.  Owners and clinical directors will ask employees for their opinions and views before making a decision.  Prior to making a decision, they are able to analyze all internal and external options and provide explanations for their decisions. Employees are encouraged to express their opinions and ideas in person, by email, via Google forms, or through payroll surveys, resulting in better problem-solving and innovation.  Our owner and clinical director want employees to feel that their ideas are valued.   

Does this role come with a lot of structure in place, are you looking for someone more autonomous?

In our office, we have a combination of both.  We have some structure in place when it comes to office protocols, but there is flexibility for clinicians to be more autonomous when it comes to the modality and interventions they use with their clients. 

How will my success be measured if I'm hired?

In our office, the definition of success is very personal. While we want our clinicians to feel happy in the work they’re doing.  What the office looks at is: 

  • Are clinicians seeing the clients that they want to see?
  • Client feedback is important. This helps us determine a good fit or not a good fit. 
  • Documentation, are clinicians completing the necessary documentation per Missouri Professional Registration Board
  • Professionalism, are clinicians seeing clients (running on time, limited late cancels, etc)
  • Team member, connecting with other therapists in the office 
  • Are clinicians reaching out and getting the support they need in whatever certification/credential they are working towards? 
What makes Step By Step Counseling different?

We’re not just a small business.
We’re not just a counseling practice. 
We are making an impact, we are making a difference

We are a group of master’s level clinicians providing high-quality, evidence-based services. By working with all populations, including those that are disadvantaged, together, we are part of the solution, part of the healing in our community.  

When interviewing what skills or qualities are you looking for?

When we are connecting with potential therapists, we look for a few key qualities: 

  • Team player: works well with others, jumps in when needed, and is accountable.  Step By Step Counseling has an interdisciplinary team that is built on each other’s expertise and allows for collaboration and consultation. 
  • Unconditional and accepting:  acknowledges diversity by being sensitive and honoring differences. Step by Step Counseling strives to be an inclusive practice, hiring staff and supporting clients of all ages, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, racial and cultural groups, religion, and socioeconomic status.
  • Growth mindset: strives to learn more, to continue to grow in their niche, while also providing evidence-based treatments.