Center for Autism, Assertiveness & Social Skills- CAASS
Clinical Counseling Helping Teens & Adults with Autism & Social Challenges!
We may want you…and you might want us.
The services that CAASS provides are in demand. CAASS is always willing to consider independently licensed mental health providers and psychiatric prescribers working with and under the CAASS name. However, CAASS values quality over quantity so does not currently advertise for clinical partners, because at CAASS we only want people with the motivation to find career opportunities on their own.
Independent licensed ABA practitioners may be considered to work with CAASS, but need to be aware CAASS does not currently have an ABA program. Therefore anyone interested in starting a ABA program would likely have to have a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst license to be considered to work with CAASS. Dependent ABA practitioners (eg. behavior techs) and non-licensed practitioners need not apply as there are no jobs currently available for them.
CAASS LTD CANNOT CURRENTLY CONSIDER PARTNERSHIPS WITH PERSONS SEEKING COUNSELING INTERNSHIPS (CT) OR HAVING A LICENSE REQUIRING SUPERVISION (LPC, LSW, MFT) due to a limitation of licensed supervisor availability.
Clinical Skill Development at CAASS
Clinical skills development is a major focus of anyone who works with CAASS. Clinical partners will learn:
Assessment for Autism and other mental challenges in teens and adults. These include assessments on social skills, sensory issues and drivers of behavior
Appropriate medication coordination and advocacy
How to navigate ethical issues
To develop personal insights/learn about transference issues
Proper documentation and note-keeping
The philosophy behind psychotherapy
Business Skills, Money & Entrepreneurship
CAASS is committed to private practice and is willing to provide the assistance and knowledge you need to build your personal private practice at CAASS or get the skills to go out start your own private practice in the future. Entrepreneurship skill development includes:
How to advertise/get referrals
Dealing with insurance companies (both in-network, out-of-network and how to negotiate single case agreements)
Finding your profession niche
Billing clients and insurance
Accounting and business record keeping
Understanding legal and liability issues in business
Where to get/how to assess proper professional help
How to find proper physical spaces and manage overhead
Proper understanding of what professional insurance coverage to have
Explore how to make the salary you want
Finding and challenging beliefs that hold you back from being more successful in business
Personal career coaching and support from the CAASS founder
The benefits of working with CAASS
Personal and clinical freedom for independent practitioners (eg. LPCCs, LISWs, IMFTs, Psychologists, Psychiatrists) while having clinical support and business consultation
Make your own schedule
Pay ranges between 50-80% of all revenue you receive (depending on how much of the business side of the practice you want to take on and client volume). Hourly rates may be discussed if desired.
Work as little or as much as you want (no productivity expectations outside of revenue needed to keep the overhead going which can be discussed at time of interview)
Referrals from CAASS
Deal with insurances only if you want to, build a cash practice…your choice
You may be able to work for other companies/practices
Support and career development from CAASS leadership
Association with an established mental health practice
CAASS can provide work supervision (and therefore allow some insurance billing) for many mental health providers who are not yet fully licensed including, licensed professional counselors (LPC), social workers (LSW), and marriage and family therapists (MFT)
CAASS may also be willing to assist professional partners to start and advance professional/practice identities outside of CAASS if those endeavors complement the services at CAASS
And the downsides working for CAASS (for some people):
No benefits (Have you seen the crappy health insurance plans available for small businesses if we did provide health insurance? If you have to have crappy insurance, you might as well pick it yourself, that’s our founder’s thoughts).
No paid sick or vacation leave. Since you get to make your own schedule, you can take off whenever you want…but you don’t get paid.
Since pay is based on revenue/production, there is no guaranteed pay. Starting out can be especially challenging, but on the other hand when you get going you likely will make more than most other places.
No guarantee of hours or salary. It often takes some time to build a practice.
Personal & Professional Attributes That CAASS Looks For
CAASS is not a practice for everyone. We pride ourselves on taking appropriate healthy clinical risks with clients, innovation to mental health practice even when controversial, engaging in mental health treatment outside of the office and helping clients other mental health providers don’t want. Additionally, CAASS is very lean on administration and focused on automation of most administrative functions. This is why CAASS can offer such high reimbursement rates (to our knowledge the best around) to our partners. Attributes that CAASS look for in partners include:
Providers who want to work independently but want to have contact and consultation with other providers
Providers with great intelligence and/or have the skills to work with people of great intelligence
Providers who can be very directive and assertive when needed (pure Rogerian/talk therapy providers are not a good fit for CAASS)
Providers who are excited to learn, invent and try new therapies/interventions
Providers who are not afraid to be controversial
Providers who take risks (within ethical boundaries)
Providers who are interested in the philosophical and dialectical nature of psychotherapy
Providers who can do their own billing and intake work with automated and technologically advanced systems
Providers who are flexible with the means of communication outside of the therapy office
If you have read all the above and are still interested in being a clinical partner with CAASS, fill out the form above so you can chat with our founder to see how CAASS can help you advance. Don’t send resumes or anything like that until asked, we want a social business chat first. Mention the word batbert in the describe box of the job contact form. This lets us know you actually read this stuff and have the perception & thoroughness to advance with CAASS as a partner. Failure to mention Batbert probably does not inspire confidence in the founder that you could grow at CAASS. Batbart does not mean anything, by the way. Just a fun word to say…