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Kimberly Williamson
by Kimberly Williamson
Published: May 19, 2024 (1 month ago)

WHY DID YOU BECOME A THERAPIST?

You LOVE doing therapy! You feel tremendous privilege in being able to connect with people on a deep level knowing that oftentimes you are the only person who sees their pain, knows their hidden story, and believe in their worth. The positive changes your clients have made as a result of your work together fill your heart with joy and a deep sense of purpose. Because you love doing therapy and you’re really good at it, there have been many times when you can’t believe you’re being paid to do this work!

Wait, I Did Not Think Becoming A Therapist Would Be Like This.

But lately, those thoughts have been less frequent. Maybe it’s because the caseload you’re expected to carry is high, you feel like you’re drowning in paperwork, there’s no flexibility in your schedule, you don’t get to work with your ideal population, and/or you feel undervalued and lonely. All of these factors are impinging on your love of doing therapy, and you want the joy back.

There is a way out; you can have it all with us. You could do the clinical work that you love without the burnout. We are looking for a registered Social Worker or Psychologist to join our private practice.

There Is Hope!

JOIN OUR TEAM!

We are seeking an associate to join our team three days a week with the option to increase to full-time hours. The hours available are flexible depending on your availability and personal life. This position is for someone looking to work with clients in person out of our office, based in Olds, Alberta.

Those who are advanced or early on in their careers are encouraged to apply and please know that we welcome and prioritize diversity at our office. We provide a flexible work schedule.

The primary focus at our clinic is healing trauma and promoting secure, resilient relationships with individuals, couples and families.

We would be a great fit for a social worker or psychologist who is looking for a positive and supportive team. Provisional psychologists with their own supervision are encouraged to apply. We provide all client referrals and administrative support, so you can see clients and relax knowing that everything else is handled.

WHO YOU ARE

If you are a warm, upbeat, reflective, transparent and authentic therapist …

whose practice is built upon building relationships, lifelong learning, integrity and ethics…

and you maintain a sustainability practice (to ensure your own mental health to avoid burnout) and attend your own personal therapy as needed …

WE WANT YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM!

You are passionate about the mission to heal intergenerational trauma by providing therapy to adult and/or child and/or teen, and/or couples, and/or families.

You are looking for life-work sustainability with the option to work towards creating the best schedule for your lifestyle. You hope to work three shifts a week, seeing five clients per shift with the opportunity to grow your caseload/ increase your shifts if you choose. You want the flexibility to work daytime, evening and weekend shifts as it suits your lifestyle.

You are looking for the opportunity to earn an income to support your lifestyle and belong on a team of like-minded therapists.

WHO ARE WE?

We are a warm, passionate, conscientious, small group practice, providing in-person and online therapy from our clinic in Olds, Alberta. We serve Central Alberta and offer online therapy throughout Alberta.

We practice from a relational model and believe we cannot do this work alone. We see ourselves and others better by vulnerably working alongside each other. We are a team that chooses to risk, play, be messy and not be afraid to make mistakes in our learning. We encourage, walk beside and support each other to grow out of our comfort zones. We show up to celebrate each other and to be a soft landing place when this work and world is hard.

There is no expert on our team, we learn from each other and work collaboratively, co-creating together. As Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy said, “we are all bozos on the same bus.” As imperfect human beings, we know it is inevitable to have ruptures in our relationships and take risks to repair injuries with each other with openness, accessibility, responsiveness and vulnerability to restore trust, safety, belonging and connection.

OUR VISION

We help individuals, couples and families live with ease, heal trauma and create secure, resilient relationships.

OUR CORE VALUES

  • Community + Collaboration + Compassion, + Culturally sensitive.
  • A balance between work + play + rest. Families first motto.
  • Integrity in ourselves, our clients, our community, and with each other.
  • Respect for all humans. Period.
  • Attachment-informed and Trauma-informed.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR FROM YOU

  • You work to stay trauma-informed and practice with an attachment framework.
  • You build rapport with clients quickly and help them feel at ease.
  • You value quality supervision and adhering to your code of ethics and standards of practice.
  • You stay on top of your own mental health by engaging in self-care and attending your own therapy when needed.
  • You are registered with either Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) or College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) and, a member in good standing.
  • You’re willing to work at least 15 client hours per week, including evenings (some daytime shifts are available but preference is given to those looking for evening shifts.
  • You are trained or willing to be trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
  • You are respectful and welcoming of all people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, ethnicity, etc.
  • You desire to set roots and grow with our company.
  • You are committed to continued learning (training, consultations, team meetings, etc.).
  • You possess Professional Liability Insurance or willingness to obtain insurance.
  • You demonstrate professionalism and effective case management skills (e.g., timely reports).
  • You seek community and enjoy developing relationships with people.
  • You are conscientious, not afraid to be vulnerable and believe in being a life-long learner.

BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM

  • Competitive compensation ($150 per client hour).
  • Collaborative, positive, supportive, warm team environment.
  • Work-life balance with flexibility to create your schedule. Design a schedule that fits with your personal life based on clinic availability.
  • Fully furnished and comfortable shared office space with large windows.
  • Modern building has an onsite gym, elevator accessibility and ample parking.
  • Administrative support for intake coordination, client scheduling, and invoicing.
  • Access to our electronic practice management system, which includes online scheduling and note-taking.
  • Marketing and referrals.
  • A work environment that supports your own clinical growth through peer consultation and cross-referrals.
  • Professional growth-orientation culture.
  • Company-sponsored professional development.
  • Team events and celebrations.
  • Warm, positive office culture. You will be part of a team that knows exactly what you do and the exceptional highs and painful lows that go with our clinical work. You will be around people who look forward to sharing in your joy from a breakthrough session or having a quick pep talk from an unusually hard session.
  • We are committed to your well-being. You will feel cared for and valued here. We care about who you are and how you’re doing, not just what you could do for others. We want you to have a work–life balance so you don’t get burned out.

WE REQUIRE

  • Master’s degree or doctorate.
  • Registration with an Alberta College and, a member in good standing.
  • Respectful and welcoming of all people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, ethnicity, etc.
  • Desire to set roots and grow with our company.
  • Clean background check.
  • Warm, engaging presence with strong interpersonal skills and a good work ethic.
  • Commitment to continued learning.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE

  • You have training in ICEEFT Emotionally Focused Therapy with individuals, or couples or families or a willingness to attend externship training within the first three months.
  • You have training in a bottom-up, trauma therapy modality or a willingness to attend training within the first three months.

HOW TO APPLY

If you think you’re a great fit to join us, fill out our application here today!

You know you want to work at a place you enjoy being at. A safe place where you can provide clients with the support and guidance they need to overcome their problems. To become an associate with Williamson & Associates follow these simple steps:

Attach your resume along with a written or video cover letter to the application. No traditional cover letters. Tell us about the true you, why you’d fit with this practice, your availability as well as about those ideal clients with whom you do your most awesome work.

Start working in an enjoyable workplace where you can make a difference in your clients’ lives.

Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in serving on our team!