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Careers at Optimum Joy

Glad you’re interested in joining the Optimum Joy team!

 

A few things about us…

Here at Optimum Joy, we seek to create a connected and collaborative environment. Private practice can easily become isolating. We choose to combat this through celebrations, events together, and caring for each other personally. Outside of staff meeting, our therapists enjoy and consult with each other between sessions in our office spaces. The sense of team drives our culture.

Individuals and families need different skills and expertise from clinicians. We strive to provide diverse services to meet a broad array of clinical issues. Outside of theoretical orientation and trained models of therapy, this includes considering skills in language, culture, client’s gender and ethnicity preferences, and any other important factors contributing to the therapeutic relationship. We believe there is strength in diversity! We work to support each other as a team and provide well for our client’s needs through diversity.

In our line of work, we are hopeful for change and continued growth in the lives of our clients. Because of this, we seek to create a rich environment therapeutically through excellent services! Our own personal and professional growth work is important to this process. A desire to continue growing as a healthcare provider is woven into the fabric of who we are and what we do.

Benefits of working at Optimum Joy

  • Collaborative Environment
  • Incentive Income Structure
  • Some Flexibility to Hours & Daytime Clients
  • Group Supervision, plus 12 Individual Supervision sessions upon hire
  • Furnished Office Space
  • Business Marketing
  • Professional Development
  • Stipend for Additional Learning
  • Support Staff (Intakes, Insurance, Billing, Etc.)
  • Therapist Case Management Coaching 
  • Employee W-2 Status
  • Electronic Health Record Software
  • Business & Referral Cards
  • Profile on Highly-Trafficked Website
  • Medical Benefits for full-time
  • 401(k) Benefit 
  • Sick Time & Paid Time Off
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Clientele Demographics

75% individuals, 20% couples, 5% family sessions

65% of clients identify as Christian and value integration

55% Female, 35% Male, 10% Other 

Diversity represented through ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic status

Highly motivated, working professionals

How to apply to work at Optimum Joy

Staff Therapist Position Description

Optimum Joy exists to help men and women heal and grow through providing exceptional and specialized mental health services. Currently accepting applications from clinicians meeting the basic qualifications below:

Mental Health Therapist
  • Priority given to fully licensed clinicians (LCPC, LCSW, LMFT)
  • Some evening availability. The majority of our clients come during the daytime hours, but a few couples and working professionals seek our services and are unable to come during regular business hours.
  • Candidates should be proactive, self-assured, independent, flexible, attuned, highly attentive; engaging clients with solid clinical judgement and decision-making ability
  • Has experience and clear interest in working with specific populations (e.g. eating disorders, trauma, couples’ therapy, sexuality, etc.)
  • Interest in working in private practice setting and willingness to partner in building caseload over time
  • Supportive, collaborative mindset towards Optimum Joy staff
  • Priority given to clinicians seeking fuller caseload
  • Willingness to educate community and build brand through blog writing and media engagement, etc.
  • Interest and experience in working with multicultural issues
  • Drive to be curious and continue learning
  • Ability to manage time and administrative tasks such as note taking 
  • Bonus: Fully licensed interested in compensated supervision of provisionally licensed clinicians.

    Application Submission Process 

    Please send all items below to [email protected]

    1. Cover letter introducing yourself

    2. Resume or CV highlighting your relevant experience

    3. 3 References which can include 1 personal reference

    Clinical Internship Position Description

    Optimum Joy exists to help men and women heal and grow through providing exceptional and specialized mental health services. Each year, we take on 4-6 clinical residents as a cohort model to increase development among student peers as well as staff.  We interview MA Clinical Internship candidates in the January-February prior to a Practicum summer start date of June, and transitioning to Internship 1 & 2 in the fall and spring semesters. It is recommended that students apply December/January to be included in the interview process. Our clinical residents are with our organization and trainers from June-May, which is the entirety of Practicum, Internship 1, & Internship 2. It is our strong preference that students do both practicum and internship with Optimum Joy because we have seen students be most successful in their learning through committing to both.

    MA Level Clinical Experience Description

    Practicum: June – August

    Optimum Joy agrees to take on advanced clinical interns in order for them to gain clinical experience. This experience will include:

    • Direct Hours: Intakes, observation of at least one session either in-room or via HIPAA compliant video technology, individual/group sessions. During practicum our office works to build a caseload of 8 clinical session a week. 

    • Indirect Hours: Training, staff meetings, administrative work, blog writing, etc. Note writing will be left to your own time management and is due each week. 

    • Supervision: Group supervision 1 hour weekly, Individual supervision in accordance with practicum requirements 1 hours weekly, and 1 hour weekly of Peer supervision at “Intern Hour” 

      Practicum students will start immediately joining a group supervision weekly hour to hear staff clinicians conceptualize cases. This allows students to hear how Optimum Joy therapists treat individuals, couples, families, etc. and begin integrating learning into their own therapeutic style.

      Additionally, practicum students will occasionally view sessions either in the counseling room with the Optimum Joy staff therapist, or via HIPPA compliant video technology. Depending on the assessment of the supervising clinician around the development and readiness of the student to see clients individually, the student will start seeing a caseload of clients during their practicum experience. 

      During the practicum experience, the student intern agrees to read material required by Optimum Joy and complete Interaction Transcription Assignment.

      In total, the student intern agrees to spend between 10-15 hours a week in order to obtain clinical experience and meet program requirements.

      Evaluation will be done between Optimum Joy and the practicum student at the end of the practicum.

    Internship 1 & 2: Fall Semester & Spring Semester (August-May)

    Optimum Joy agrees to take on advanced clinical interns in order for them to gain clinical experience. This experience will include:

    • Direct Hours: clinical interviews, individual, group, couples/marital, and family counseling, crisis intervention, and phone calls with clients. The bulk of direct hours come from counseling sessions. During internship our office works to build a caseload of 15 clinical session a week. 

    • Indirect Hours: Administrative and note writing, trainings, staff meetings, blog writing, staff retreat, etc. Note writing will be left to your own time management. 

    • Supervision: 1 hour weekly individual supervision, 1 hour weekly group supervision, and 1 hour weekly of Peer supervision at “Intern Hour” 

      Internship students agree to begin seeing a caseload of 15 clinical hours weekly, as well as complete all necessary documentation to manage caseload. Optimum Joy will provide student with enough clients, mixing the population between marginalized communities and private practice populations, in order to meet their direct hour program requirements.

      All clinicians, including advanced clinical interns, at Optimum Joy agree to be added to the blog writing schedule and turn in submission in an on-time manner. The students will collaborate with clinical staff and support staff in order to determine topics of need and interest. This helps interns develop their clinical voice alongside their counseling skills. 

      Student interns agree to attend all meetings which include: once monthly staff meeting, group supervision assignment, staff retreat, and intake coordination meeting if applicable. Student interns also agree to regularly attend their individual supervision with their assigned supervisor.

      Students will also participate in regular evaluations with Optimum Joy supervisor and staff at the end of each semester. Additional collaborative evaluation will take place when a student records segments of their sessions via video or audio, seeking supervisors’ feedback and input on the process.

      In total, the student intern agrees to spend between 16-25 hours a week in order to obtain clinical experience and meet program requirements.

      Clinical interviews, individual, group, couples/marital, and family counseling, intakes, crisis intervention, on-call coverage, and phone calls with clients all count towards direct hours.

    Application Submission Process 

    Please send all items below to [email protected]

    1. Cover letter introducing yourself

    2. Resume or CV highlighting your relevant experience

    3. 3 References which can include 1 personal reference

    We look forward to hearing from you!