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Open Positions

Position Overview

We are hiring an entry level Clinical Therapist who can help us more effectively accomplish our mission as an organization. That mission is to create a thriving collective of healers that is inclusive, anti-oppressive, healing-informed and culturally rooted.

Our goal is to:

  • Create an affirmative environment that is culturally-grounded.
  • Provide therapy services to clients that have experienced trauma.
  • Provide services that are relational and collaborative.
  • Use somatic and other anti-oppressive approaches for mental health.
  • Advocate for our clients and communities.

We are looking for candidates who are aligned with our values and are passionate about providing mental health services to individuals at intersecting identities.

And that is where you come in!

We are seeking a fully licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist  to provide assessment services to clients in a private practice setting. This is a W-2, salaried position starting at $62,000. This position has a ramp up period of 90 days

Who You’ll Work With

This position reports directly to Drs. Hurtado and Serrata. You’ll interact with our clinical and administrative team.

Who We Are

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training, led by Drs. Serrata and Hurtado, is a bilingual (Spanish/English) and bicultural mental health practice located in Austin, Texas.Their clinicians are experts in Latinx mental health and leading professionals in culturally grounded care. They work to facilitate healing through a collaborative approach centered in empowerment and hope.

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training consists of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

Our Mission

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training consists of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

We are committed to creating a thriving organization that is inclusive, anti-oppressive, healing-informed and culturally rooted.

We believe in the collective ability of individuals, communities and organizations to draw on strengths, including cultural strengths, to rise above their current distress, to heal, and transform. We also believe that our communities can experience liberation from the histories and dynamics of oppression in all of its forms.

We work to facilitate healing from oppressive factors through a collaborative approach centered on empowerment. We strive to work with our clients, communities and organization partners on building lives and spaces that are balanced, aligned and thriving for the collective.

Our Values

  • Collaborative and Relational
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Empowerment-Based
  • Culturally-Centered & Anti-Oppressive

What’s on the Offer

  • Genuine career development opportunities – within a growing organization.
  • Build and maintain a lifestyle rhythm that works – with working from home options  or in our beautiful office space.
  • Mentorship and ongoing training.
  • Coverage of expenses related to credentialing process for insurance panels.
  • Coverage of professional liability insurance.
  • Opportunity for supervision with a clinical psychologist and a clinical/community psychologist.
  • Bi-weekly clinical consultation group.
  • Access to our monthly diversity and equity seminar.
  • Monthly wellness and healing workshops.
  • Culturally-affirming, supportive team environment.
  • Comfortable office space (including group and assessment room).
  • Steady stream of referrals.
  • Administrative support through a clinical assistant that can support in answering calls and scheduling intake appointments as needed.
  • Free marketing via the Prickly Pear Therapy & Training website, social media platforms and use of the Prickly Pear brand.
  • Paid EHR system.
  • HIPAA-compliant communication and telehealth access.
  • Incentives for self-care.

Duties and Responsibilities

Your main responsibility will be to provide therapy services to our clients.

More specifically, you will:

  • Conduct in-person comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological and/or psychoeducational evaluations.
  • Following evaluation, provide face-to-face feedback sessions (via telehealth or in-person) with the patient (or their legal guardian in the case of a minor).
  • Compile a written report detailing the evaluation findings, diagnosis(es), and recommendations to be kept in the patient’s medical record and to be shared with the patient (or their legal guardian in the case of a minor) and referral source (in accordance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Plans).
  • If desired, may provide educational therapy and/or counseling to clients, maintaining appropriate documentation in the client’s chart.
  • Work with outside agencies, community programs, and educational programs as needed to assist in best client care (in accordance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Plans).
  • Provide coaching to parents/caregivers, when needed, to assist them in advocating their child’s needs in school settings and beyond.
  • Regular and reliable attendance and timely arrival to client sessions.
  • Be properly licensed and abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics that are binding upon or applicable to the services performed for Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of the practice.
  • Respond to patients’ requests for service or calls within 24 hours whether such requests are made in person, by phone, voicemail, etc. or through the Prickly Pear Therapy & Training website. Respond to such requests by meeting, evaluating, and providing services to such patients.
  • Providers are not guaranteed a minimum number of patients or sessions per week. However, it is expected that Therapist will be available to hold 3 assessments per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training. 
  • Attendance at monthly team meetings, monthly clinical consultation groups & other meetings as deemed necessary.
  • Communicate with a client’s treatment team (i.e., PCP, psychiatrist, school, etc.) as necessary.
  • Timely complete written records for each client including, but not limited to: intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, contract notes, assessment reports, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training or third parties in conjunction with the treatment of the client within a timely fashion (by Friday of each week). 
  • Charge and collect payments from clients for services provided consistent with the policy and rate for such services as established by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Conduct and regulate counseling services in a professional manner so as to maintain and increase the goodwill and reputation of Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Be respectful of and cooperative and collaborative with co-workers.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in community events and Prickly Pear’s consultation support with culturally specific non-profit organizations.

Requirements

As we’re looking for an ideal fit, our next therapist will likely possess:

  • Doctoral Degree in counseling, psychology; and
  • Active, unrestricted license (PhD, PsyD) in the State of Texas. Must be fully licensed. 
  • Bilingual in Spanish (not required)
  • Therapists are not guaranteed a minimum number of assessments per week. However, it is expected that Therapist will be available to hold at least 3 assessments per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training. 
  • Willingness to be an in-network provider with Prickly Pear Therapy & Training’s affiliated insurance panel(s)
  • Characteristic and experiences you are looking for for the position 
  • Problem-solving unique challenges experienced by clients 
  • Have at least one niche market for assessment services (i.e., children, teens, adults, neurodiversity)
  • Skilled in the use of software applications such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive, etc.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail
  • Highly organized

What Your Position may look like at Prickly Pear Therapy and Training.

  • Conduct 3 assessments per week during our regular operating hours (Monday through Friday from 9:00-6:00 pm)
  • Attend bi-weekly consultation and seminar group meetings
  • Meet with other clinicians in the community to connect and market yourself
  • Engage in group self-care activities once a month
  • Being actively engaged in self-care and growth

This Position Is Not Right For You If You…

  • Do not believe in anti-oppressive mental health practices.
  • Are not interested in upholding our team values.
  • Are unwilling to receive feedback or continue to grow as part of our team.
  • Are more interested in working by yourself than working as a team.
  • Are unable to be authentic and transparent in your work.
  • Are unable to be flexible to the needs of the team, service or clients.

This Role Is Perfect For You If You…

  • You are passionate about providing therapy services to individuals that have experience trauma.
  • You want to engage in decolonized and anti-oppressive mental health practices.
  • You are looking for a career that will extend you – and not just a job.
  • Want to work usual hours with some added flexibility as needed.
  • Have a heart for learning.
  • Love celebrating each other, and collective wins.
  • Are willing to jump in and help when someone needs.
  • Can manage high level autonomy effectively.

If you’ve read through this description and you think this may be the right fit for you – now it’s time to take action and apply!

Application Instructions

If you’d like to be considered for this role, please submit a letter of interest and a copy of your resume. In your letter of interest, please include: (a) reason for your interest in working at a group practice and (b) your clinical specialization areas.

To apply for the position, please visit: https://forms.gle/JPFNzSaKmaczrZ6z5

To learn more about us, please visit https://pricklypeartherapy.com to apply.

We’re accepting applications through the end of May. Please note that we will begin interviewing potential candidates immediately so we highly recommend applying as soon as possible.

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training is committed to honoring diversity on our team, in our clientele and within our community. We value and respect all types of diversity including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion and abilities. We believe that a diverse workplace makes our business stronger. We especially invite diverse candidates to apply.

Position Overview

We’re hiring an established psychologist who can help us more effectively accomplish our mission as an organization. That mission is to create a thriving collective of healers that is inclusive, anti-oppressive, healing-informed and culturally rooted.

Our goal is to:

  • Create an affirmative environment that is culturally-grounded.
  • Provide therapy services to clients that have experienced trauma.
  • Provide services that are relational and collaborative.
  • Use somatic and other anti-oppressive approaches for mental health.
  • Advocate for our clients and communities.

We are looking for candidates who are aligned with our values and are passionate about providing mental health services to individuals at intersecting identities.

And that is where you come in!

We are seeking an entry level clinician to assist in providing therapy services to our community members. This is a W-2, salaried position starting at $55,000. This position has a ramp up period of 90 days.

Who You’ll Work With

This position reports directly to Drs. Hurtado and Serrata. You’ll interact with our clinical and administrative team.

Who We Are

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training, led by Drs. Serrata and Hurtado, is a bilingual (Spanish/English) and bicultural mental health practice located in Austin, Texas.Their clinicians are experts in Latinx mental health and leading professionals in culturally grounded care. They work to facilitate healing through a collaborative approach centered in empowerment and hope.

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training consists of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

Our Mission

We are committed to creating a thriving organization that is inclusive, anti-oppressive, healing-informed and culturally rooted.

We believe in the collective ability of individuals, communities and organizations to draw on strengths, including cultural strengths, to rise above their current distress, to heal, and transform. We also believe that our communities can experience liberation from the histories and dynamics of oppression in all of its forms.

We work to facilitate healing from oppressive factors through a collaborative approach centered on empowerment. We strive to work with our clients, communities and organization partners on building lives and spaces that are balanced, aligned and thriving for the collective.

Our Values

  • Collaborative and Relational
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Empowerment-Based
  • Culturally-Centered & Anti-Oppressive

What’s on the Offer

  • Genuine career development opportunities – within a growing organization
  • Build and maintain a lifestyle rhythm that works – with working from home options, out and about or in our beautiful office space
  • Mentorship and ongoing training
  • Coverage of expenses related to credentialing process for insurance panels
  • Coverage of professional liability insurance
  • Bi-weekly clinical consultation group
  • Access to our monthly diversity and equity seminar
  • Monthly wellness and healing workshops
  • Culturally-affirming, supportive team environment
  • Comfortable office space (including group and assessment room)
  • Steady stream of referrals
  • Administrative support through a clinical assistant that can support in answering calls and schedules intake appointments as needed
  • Free marketing via the Prickly Pear Therapy & Training website & social media platforms
  • Paid EHR system
  • HIPAA-compliant communication and telehealth access
  • Marketing materials and use of the Prickly Pear brand
  • Incentives for self-care

Duties and Responsibilities

Your main responsibility will be to provide therapy services to our clients.

More specifically, you will:

  • Perform on-site and/or virtual clinical counseling services to clients of Prickly Pear Therapy & Training, as scheduled.
  • Regular and reliable attendance and timely arrival to client sessions.
  • Be properly licensed and abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics that are binding upon or applicable to the services performed for Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of the practice.
  • Respond to patients’ requests for service or calls within 24 hours whether such requests are made in person, by phone, voicemail, etc. or through the Prickly Pear Therapy & Training website. Respond to such requests by meeting, evaluating, and providing services to such patients.
  • Therapists are not guaranteed a minimum number of patients or sessions per week. However, it is expected that Therapist will be available to hold at least 25 client sessions per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Attendance at monthly team meetings, monthly clinical consultation groups & other meetings as deemed necessary.
  • Communicate with a client’s treatment team (i.e., PCP, psychiatrist, school, etc.) as necessary.
  • Timely complete written records for each client including, but not limited to: intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, contract notes, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training or third parties in conjunction with the treatment of the client within a timely fashion (by Friday of each week).
  • Charge and collect payments from clients for services provided consistent with the policy and rate for such services as established by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Conduct and regulate counseling services in a professional manner so as to maintain and increase the goodwill and reputation of Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Be respectful of and cooperative and collaborative with co-workers.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in community events and Prickly Pear’s consultation support with culturally specific non-profit organizations.

Requirements

As we’re looking for an ideal fit, our next team member will likely possess:

  • Doctoral Degree in counseling, psychology; and
  • Active, unrestricted license (PhD, PsyD) in the State of Texas. Must be fully licensed.
  • Bilingual in Spanish (not required)
  • Therapists are not guaranteed a minimum number of assessments per week. However, it is expected that Therapist will be available to hold at least 3 assessments per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Willingness to be an in-network provider with Prickly Pear Therapy & Training’s affiliated insurance panel(s)
  • Characteristic and experiences you are looking for for the position
  • Problem-solving unique challenges experienced by clients
  • Have at least one niche market for assessment services (i.e., children, teens, adults, neurodiversity)
  • Skilled in the use of software applications such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive, etc.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail
  • Highly organized

What Your Position may look like at Prickly Pear Therapy and Training.

  • Having 25 client sessions per week during our regular operating hours.
  • Attend bi-weekly consultation and seminar group meetings.
  • Meet with other clinicians in the community to connect and market yourself.
  • Engage in group self-care activities once a month.
  • Being actively engaged in self-care and growth.
  • Facilitating 1-2 groups.

This Position Is Not Right For You If You…

  • Do not believe in anti-oppressive mental health practices
  • Are not interested in upholding our team values
  • Are unwilling to receive feedback or continue to grow as part of our team
  • Are more interested in working by yourself than working as a team
  • Are unable to be authentic and transparent in your work
  • Are unable to be flexible to the needs of the team, service or clients

This Role Is Perfect For You If You…

  • You are passionate about providing services to individuals that have experienced trauma
  • You want to engage in decolonized and anti-oppressive mental health practices
  • You are looking for a career that will extend you – and not just a job
  • Want to work usual hours with some added flexibility as needed
  • Have a heart for learning
  • Love celebrating each other, and collective wins.
  • Are willing to jump in and help when someone needs
  • Can manage high level autonomy effectively.

If you’ve read through this description and you think this may be the right fit for you – now it’s time to take action and apply!

Application Instructions

If you’d like to be considered for this role, please submit a letter of interest and a copy of your resume. In your letter of interest, please include: (a) reason for your interest in working at a group practice and (b) your clinical specialization areas.

To apply for the position, please visit: https://forms.gle/JPFNzSaKmaczrZ6z5

To learn more about us, please visit https://pricklypeartherapy.com to apply.

We’re accepting applications through  the end of May. Please note that we will begin interviewing potential candidates immediately so we highly recommend applying as soon as possible.

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training is committed to honoring diversity on our team, in our clientele and within our community. We value and respect all types of diversity including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion and abilities. We believe that a diverse workplace makes our business stronger. We especially invite diverse candidates to apply.

Position Overview

We are hiring an established Clinical Therapist who can help us more effectively accomplish our mission as an organization. That mission is to create a thriving collective of healers that is inclusive, anti-oppressive, healing-informed and culturally rooted.

Our goal is to:

  • Create an affirmative environment that is culturally-grounded.
  • Provide therapy services to clients that have experienced trauma.
  • Provide services that are relational and collaborative.
  • Use somatic and other anti-oppressive approaches for mental health.
  • Advocate for our clients and communities.

We are looking for candidates who are aligned with our values and are passionate about providing mental health services to individuals at intersecting identities.

And that is where you come in!

We are seeking a fully licensed clinician to assist in providing therapy services to our community members. This is a W-2, salaried position starting at $62,000. This position has a ramp up period of 90 days.

Who You’ll Work With

This position reports directly to Drs. Hurtado and Serrata. You’ll interact with our clinical and administrative team.

Who We Are

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training, led by Drs. Serrata and Hurtado, is a bilingual (Spanish/English) and bicultural mental health practice located in Austin, Texas.Their clinicians are experts in Latinx mental health and leading professionals in culturally grounded care. They work to facilitate healing through a collaborative approach centered in empowerment and hope.

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training consists of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

Our Mission

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training consists of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

We are committed to creating a thriving organization that is inclusive, anti-oppressive, healing-informed and culturally rooted.

We believe in the collective ability of individuals, communities and organizations to draw on strengths, including cultural strengths, to rise above their current distress, to heal, and transform. We also believe that our communities can experience liberation from the histories and dynamics of oppression in all of its forms.

We work to facilitate healing from oppressive factors through a collaborative approach centered on empowerment. We strive to work with our clients, communities and organization partners on building lives and spaces that are balanced, aligned and thriving for the collective.

Our Values

  • Collaborative and Relational
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Empowerment-Based
  • Culturally-Centered & Anti-Oppressive

What’s on the Offer

  • Genuine career development opportunities – within a growing organization.
  • Build and maintain a lifestyle rhythm that works – with working from home options or in our beautiful office space.
  • Ongoing training and development.
  • Coverage of expenses related to credentialing process for insurance panels.
  • Coverage of professional liability insurance.
  • Bi-weekly clinical consultation group.
  • Access to our monthly diversity and equity seminar.
  • Monthly wellness and healing workshops.
  • Culturally-affirming, supportive team environment.
  • Comfortable office space (including group and assessment room).
  • Steady stream of referrals.
  • Administrative support through a clinical assistant that can support in answering calls and scheduling intake appointments as needed.
  • Free marketing via the Prickly Pear Therapy & Training website, social media platforms and use of Prickly Pear brand.
  • Paid EHR system.
  • HIPAA-compliant communication and telehealth access.
  • Incentives for self-care.

Duties and Responsibilities

Your main responsibility will be to provide therapy services to our clients.

More specifically, you will:

  • Perform on-site and/or virtual clinical counseling services to clients of Prickly Pear Therapy & Training, as scheduled.
  • Regular and reliable attendance and timely arrival to client sessions.
  • Be properly licensed and abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics that are binding upon or applicable to the services performed for Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of the practice.
  • Respond to patients’ requests for service or calls within 24 hours whether such requests are made in person, by phone, voicemail, etc. or through the Prickly Pear Therapy & Training website. Respond to such requests by meeting, evaluating, and providing services to such patients.
  • Therapists are not guaranteed a minimum number of patients or sessions per week. However, it is expected that Therapist will be available to hold at least 25 client sessions per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training. 
  • Attendance at monthly team meetings, monthly clinical consultation groups & other meetings as deemed necessary.
  • Communicate with a client’s treatment team (i.e., PCP, psychiatrist, school, etc.) as necessary.
  • Timely complete written records for each client including, but not limited to: intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, contract notes, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training or third parties in conjunction with the treatment of the client within a timely fashion (by Friday of each week). 
  • Charge and collect payments from clients for services provided consistent with the policy and rate for such services as established by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Conduct and regulate counseling services in a professional manner so as to maintain and increase the goodwill and reputation of Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Be respectful of and cooperative and collaborative with co-workers.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in community events and Prickly Pear’s consultation support with culturally specific non-profit organizations.

Requirements

As we’re looking for an ideal fit, our next therapist will likely possess:

  • Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree in counseling, psychology or social work; and
  • Active, unrestricted license (PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT or LPC) in the State of Texas. Must be fully licensed.
  • Bilingual in Spanish (preferred, but not required)
  • Therapists are not guaranteed a minimum number of patients or sessions per week. However, it is expected that Therapist will be available to hold at least 25 client sessions per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Willingness to be an in-network provider with Prickly Pear Therapy & Training’s affiliated insurance panel(s).
  • Problem-solving unique challenges experienced by clients.
  • Have at least one niche market for counseling services (i.e., children, teens, trauma, anxiety, grief & loss, life transitions, etc.).
  • Skilled in the use of software applications such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive, etc.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently.
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail.
  • Highly organized.

What Your Position may look like at Prickly Pear Therapy and Training.

  • Having 25 client sessions per week during our regular operating hours.
  • Attend bi-weekly consultation and seminar group meetings.
  • Meet with other clinicians in the community to connect and market yourself.
  • Engage in group self-care activities once a month.
  • Being actively engaged in self-care and growth.
  • Facilitating 1-2 groups.

This Position Is Not Right For You If You…

  • Do not believe in anti-oppressive mental health practices
  • Are not interested in upholding our team values.
  • Are unwilling to receive feedback or continue to grow as part of our team.
  • Are more interested in working by yourself than working as a team.
  • Are unable to be authentic and transparent in your work.
  • Are unable to be flexible to the needs of the team, service, or clients.

This Role Is Perfect For You If You…

  • You are passionate about providing therapy services to individuals that have experienced trauma.
  • You want to engage in affirmative, decolonized, and anti-oppressive mental health practices.
  • You are looking for a career that will extend you – and not just a job.
  • Want to work usual hours with some added flexibility as needed.
  • Have a heart for learning.
  • Love celebrating each other, and collective wins.
  • Are willing to jump in and help when someone needs.
  • Can manage high level autonomy effectively.
  • Look forward to supporting the growth of our organization.

If you’ve read through this description and you think this may be the right fit for you – now it’s time to take action and apply!

Application Instructions

If you’d like to be considered for this role, please submit a letter of interest and a copy of your resume. In your letter of interest, please include: (a) reason for your interest in working at a group practice and (b) your clinical specialization areas.

To apply for the position, please visit: https://forms.gle/JPFNzSaKmaczrZ6z5

To learn more about us, please visit https://pricklypeartherapy.com to apply. 

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training is committed to honoring diversity on our team, in our clientele and within our community. We value and respect all types of diversity including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion and abilities. We believe that a diverse workplace makes our business stronger. We especially invite diverse candidates to apply.

Position Overview

We’re hiring a postdoctoral fellow or psychological associate who can help us more effectively accomplish our mission as an organization. That mission is to create a thriving collective of healers that is inclusive, anti-oppressive, healing-informed and culturally rooted.

Our goal is to:

  • Create an affirmative environment that is culturally-grounded.
  • Provide therapy services to clients that have experienced trauma.
  • Provide services that are relational and collaborative.
  • Use somatic and other anti-oppressive approaches for mental health.
  • Advocate for our clients and communities.

We are looking for candidates who are aligned with our values and are passionate about providing mental health services to individuals at intersecting identities.

And that is where you come in!

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow or psychological associate  to provide assessment services to clients in a private practice setting. This is a W-2, salaried position starting at $52,000. This position has a ramp up period of 90 days.

Who You’ll Work With

This position reports directly to Drs. Hurtado and Serrata. You’ll interact with our clinical and administrative team.

Who We Are

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training, led by Drs. Serrata and Hurtado, is a bilingual (Spanish/English) and bicultural mental health practice located in Austin, Texas. Their clinicians are experts in Latinx mental health and leading professionals in culturally grounded care. They work to facilitate healing through a collaborative approach centered in empowerment and hope.

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training consists of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

Our Mission

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training consists of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, including Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

We are committed to creating a thriving organization that is inclusive, anti-oppressive, healing-informed and culturally rooted.

We believe in the collective ability of individuals, communities and organizations to draw on strengths, including cultural strengths, to rise above their current distress, to heal, and transform. We also believe that our communities can experience liberation from the histories and dynamics of oppression in all of its forms.

We work to facilitate healing from oppressive factors through a collaborative approach centered on empowerment. We strive to work with our clients, communities and organization partners on building lives and spaces that are balanced, aligned and thriving for the collective.

Our Values

  • Collaborative and Relational
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Empowerment-Based
  • Culturally-Centered & Anti-Oppressive

What’s on the Offer

  • Genuine career development opportunities – within a growing organization.
  • Build and maintain a lifestyle rhythm that works – with working from home options or in our beautiful office space.
  • Ongoing training and development.
  • Coverage of expenses related to credentialing process for insurance panels.
  • Coverage of professional liability insurance.
  • Bi-weekly clinical consultation group.
  • Access to our monthly diversity and equity seminar.
  • Monthly wellness and healing workshops.
  • Culturally-affirming, supportive team environment.
  • Comfortable office space (including group and assessment room).
  • Steady stream of referrals.
  • Administrative support through a clinical assistant that can support in answering calls and scheduling intake appointments as needed.
  • Free marketing via the Prickly Pear Therapy & Training website, social media platforms and use of Prickly Pear brand.
  • Paid EHR system.
  • HIPAA-compliant communication and telehealth access.
  • Incentives for self-care.

Duties and Responsibilities

Your main responsibility will be to provide therapy services to our clients.

More specifically, you will:

  • Conduct in-person comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological and/or psychoeducational evaluations.
  • Following evaluation, provide face-to-face feedback sessions (via telehealth or in-person) with the patient (or their legal guardian in the case of a minor).
  • Compile a written report detailing the evaluation findings, diagnosis(es), and recommendations to be kept in the patient’s medical record and to be shared with the patient (or their legal guardian in the case of a minor) and referral source (in accordance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Plans).
  • If desired, may provide educational therapy and/or counseling to clients, maintaining appropriate documentation in the client’s chart.
  • Work with outside agencies, community programs, and educational programs as needed to assist in best client care (in accordance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Plans).
  • Provide coaching to parents/caregivers, when needed, to assist them in advocating their child’s needs in school settings and beyond.
  • Regular and reliable attendance and timely arrival to client sessions.
  • Abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics that are binding upon or applicable to the services performed for Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of the practice.
  • Respond to patients’ requests for service or calls within 24 hours whether such requests are made in person, by phone, voicemail, etc. or through the Prickly Pear Therapy & Training website. Respond to such requests by meeting, evaluating, and providing services to such patients.
  • Providers are not guaranteed a minimum number of patients or sessions per week. However, it is expected that Therapist will be available to hold 3 assessments per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Attendance at monthly team meetings, monthly clinical consultation groups & other meetings as deemed necessary.
  • Communicate with a client’s treatment team (i.e., PCP, psychiatrist, school, etc.) as necessary.
  • Timely complete written records for each client including, but not limited to: intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, contract notes, assessment reports, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training or third parties in conjunction with the treatment of the client within a timely fashion (by Friday of each week).
  • Charge and collect payments from clients for services provided consistent with the policy and rate for such services as established by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Conduct and regulate counseling services in a professional manner so as to maintain and increase the goodwill and reputation of Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Be respectful of and cooperative and collaborative with co-workers.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in community events and Prickly Pear’s consultation support with culturally specific non-profit organizations.

Requirements

As we’re looking for an ideal fit, our next therapist will likely possess:

  • Doctoral or Graduate Degree in counseling, psychology;
  • Bilingual in Spanish (not required)
  • Therapists are not guaranteed a minimum number of assessments per week. However, it is expected that Therapist will be available to hold at least 3 assessments per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Willingness to be an in-network provider with Prickly Pear Therapy & Training’s affiliated insurance panel(s)
  • Characteristic and experiences you are looking for for the position
  • Problem-solving unique challenges experienced by clients
  • Have at least one niche market for assessment services (i.e., children, teens, adults, neurodiversity)
  • Skilled in the use of software applications such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive, etc.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail
  • Highly organized

What Your Position may look like at Prickly Pear Therapy and Training.

  • Conduct 3 assessments per week during our regular operating hours (Monday through Friday from 9:00-6:00 pm)
  • Attend bi-weekly consultation and seminar group meetings
  • Meet with other clinicians in the community to connect and market yourself
  • Engage in group self-care activities once a month
  • Being actively engaged in self-care and growth

This Position Is Not Right For You If You…

  • Do not believe in anti-oppressive mental health practices
  • Are not interested in upholding our team values.
  • Are unwilling to receive feedback or continue to grow as part of our team.
  • Are more interested in working by yourself than working as a team.
  • Are unable to be authentic and transparent in your work.
  • Are unable to be flexible to the needs of the team, service, or clients.

This Role Is Perfect For You If You…

  • You are passionate about providing services to individuals that have experience trauma
  • You want to engage in decolonized and anti-oppressive mental health practices
  • You are looking for a career that will extend you – and not just a job
  • Want to work usual hours with some added flexibility as needed
  • Have a heart for learning
  • Love celebrating each other, and collective wins.
  • Are willing to jump in and help when someone needs
  • Can manage high level autonomy effectively.

If you’ve read through this description and you think this may be the right fit for you – now it’s time to take action and apply!

Application Instructions

If you’d like to be considered for this role, please submit a letter of interest and a copy of your resume. In your letter of interest, please include: (a) reason for your interest in working at a group practice and (b) your clinical specialization areas.

To apply for the position, please visit: https://forms.gle/JPFNzSaKmaczrZ6z5

To learn more about us, please visit https://pricklypeartherapy.com to apply.

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training is committed to honoring diversity on our team, in our clientele and within our community. We value and respect all types of diversity including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion and abilities. We believe that a diverse workplace makes our business stronger. We especially invite diverse candidates to apply.

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training seeks a Psychometrician/Evaluation Specialist. As a Psychometrician/Evaluation Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality assessment services within our private practice setting. As a valued team member, you will have the opportunity to contribute to clients’ well-being by conducting assessments, collaborating with fellow professionals, and providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and neuroaffirmative evaluations.

We seek candidates aligned with our values and passionate about providing mental health services to individuals with intersecting identities. Our ideal candidate is a neuro-affirmative provider with experience in conducting collaborative, culturally, and trauma-informed assessments.

This is a W-2 employee position and a salaried position. This position will report to Psychologist Dr. Hurtado.

If you’d like to be considered for this role, please send a resume and letter of interest to [email protected]. In your letter of interest, please include (a) the reason for your interest in working at Prickly Pear Therapy & Training and (b) your assessment approach and specializations.

    Responsibilities:
  • Administer and score assessments to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including specific learning disorders, ADHD, and autism.
  • Conduct at least 3-5 weekly assessments, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
  • Collaborate closely with Licensed Psychologists to conduct assessments.
  • Conduct thorough and culturally grounded assessments that consider intersecting identities and trauma-informed approaches.
  • Contribute to comprehensive assessment reports, offering clear and actionable recommendations for remediation and support.
  • Stay informed about the latest developments in psychometric tools and assessment methodologies to continually enhance assessment practices.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of assessments, adhering to confidentiality and ethical guidelines.
    Required Skills:
  • Experience with assessment tools and software.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all aspects of work.
  • Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or higher in Psychology or a related field.
  • Valid licensure as a Psychological Associate or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in administering and interpreting assessments related to neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Proficiency in conducting collaborative and culturally grounded assessments.
  • A strong commitment to providing mental health services that address intersecting identities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for preparing detailed assessment reports and collaborating within a multidisciplinary team.
    Other Qualification Preferences:
  • Prior experience in a private practice setting (preferred but not required).
  • Bilingual in Spanish (preferred but not required).
  • Skilled in software applications such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Zoom, Google Meet, Q-global, and Q-interactive.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently.
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail.
  • Highly organized.
  • Eager to be part of a team environment and contribute to the growth of Prickly Pear Therapy & Training.
    Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit and work at a computer for extended periods.
  • Mobility to move within the office environment.
  • Occasional lifting of materials and equipment up to 20 pounds.
  • Visual and auditory acuity to interpret data and communicate effectively.
Application Instructions
If you’d like to be considered for this role, please send a resume and letter of interest to [email protected]. In your letter of interest, please include (a) the reason for your interest in working at Prickly Pear Therapy & Training and (b) your assessment approach and specializations.

To learn more about us, please visit https://pricklypeartherapy.com to apply.

Prickly Pear Therapy & Training is committed to honoring diversity in our team, clientele, and community. We value and respect all types of diversity, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, and abilities. We believe that a diverse workplace makes our business stronger. We especially invite diverse candidates to apply.

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