Part-Time Licensed Clinician (5-10 hours per week)

Who We Are

Family First Psychotherapy is passionate about improving the lives of children, teens, and their families. We specialize in treating young patients ages 0-18 and their families. We are a new, collaborative group of clinicians who value a positive, supportive, and creative workplace environment to complement the meaningful and challenging work we do.

Located in Oakland, Family First Psychotherapy provides Child-Parent psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents, child play therapy, parenting consultation, couples therapy, and individual depth therapy for teens and adults. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently providing most clinical services via telehealth. But as essential healthcare providers, we are open to meet with patients in person on a case-by-case basis.

While we provide traditional treatments, we are also driven to innovate the practice of psychotherapy and plan to leverage technology to improve outcomes for our patients and clinicians alike. 

Who We’re Looking for

We are seeking applications from motivated licensed clinicians (psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs) who will provide direct therapy (in person and/or via telehealth) to children and/or teens and meet regularly with parents for consultation sessions. The ideal clinician will bring his/her/their unique history, skills, and approach to the work and be committed to ongoing learning and improvement. 

The preferred candidate will have several opportunities for growth within the company and be open to further develop his/her/their skills in marketing (e.g., doing workshops with parents), writing (e.g., blogging), and using technology to benefit patients (e.g., creating an online course for parents).

Duties and Responsibilities

Weekly duties include:

  • Provide approximately 5-10 hours per week of direct therapy services via telehealth and/or in the Family First Psychotherapy office in accordance with company policies.
  • Maintain all clinical documentation using SimplePractice (see below).
  • Attend and participate in a 1-2-hour clinical and administrative meeting.
  • Dedicate up to 1-5 hours per week to administrative tasks in addition to the patient hours.

Other duties:

  • Attend work reliably and arrive on time consistently. 
  • 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 Family First Psychotherapy.
  • 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 Family First Psychotherapy website. Respond to such requests by meeting, evaluating, and providing services to such patients.
  • Communicate with a patient’s treatment team (i.e., PCP, psychiatrist, school, etc.) as necessary.
  • Use SimplePractice EHR to timely complete written records for each patient including, but not limited to: intake notes, progress notes, treatment plans, termination notes, and other forms or documents which may be needed or required from time-to-time by Family First Psychotherapy or third parties in conjunction with the treatment of the patient within a timely fashion (by Friday of each week). 
  • Keep patient files accurate and up to date.
  • Charge and collect payments from patients for services provided consistent with the policy and rate for such services as established by Family First Psychotherapy.
  • Conduct and organize therapy services in a professional manner so as to maintain and increase the goodwill and reputation of Family First Psychotherapy. 
  • Be respectful and collaborative with co-workers.
  • Tend to other reasonable duties which may be assigned by Family First Psychotherapy.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Have a Masters or Doctoral Degree in counseling or clinical psychology.
  • Have an active, unrestricted license (LCSW, MFT, LPCC, PhD, PsyD) in good standing with the appropriate licensing board.
  • Have documented expertise and training doing therapy with children and/or teens (ages 0-18). We require a minimum of 2 years of direct services with this population. (This can include practicum and internship experience.)
  • Be available to hold at least 5 patient sessions per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Family First Psychotherapy.
  • Maintain consistent self-care practices.
  • Be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to a positive workplace culture.

Other Qualification Preferences (Not Required)

  • Have specialized training and/or certification in treatments with our patient population (e.g., sand tray therapy, play therapy, TF-CBT, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, etc.).
  • Have experience and training working with traumatized youth.
  • Have experience conducting therapy in Spanish. 
  • Have experience conducting therapy with adults.
  • Have an affinity for technology and conducting presentations / trainings.


  • Work hours and schedule may vary depending on patient and Family First Psychotherapy needs.
  • Therapists are not guaranteed a minimum number of patients or sessions per week. However, it is expected that the clinician will be available to hold at least 5 patient sessions per week, provided such sessions are available and referred/scheduled by Family First Psychotherapy. 


  • Employees receive $92.50 for each therapy hour plus $20 per hour for administrative duties outside of the therapy session.

To Apply

  • Upload your CV in the appropriate area below (PDF uploads only, please). 
  • Upload a cover letter in the appropriate area below (PDF uploads only, please). In your cover letter please address the four areas in the following order:
  1. Describe your experience providing therapy to children ages 0-18. Please discuss any particular interests or passion you have for child/teen/family work (two paragraphs maximum).
  2. List any specific specific training in therapy modalities that apply to children, teens and/or families (e.g., play therapy, child-centered therapy, etc.; one paragraph maximum).
  3. Describe the characteristics of your preferred work environment/culture. Please be specific (one paragraph maximum).
  4. Add anything else you think might be important for us to know about you, personally or professionally, regarding your application for this job (one paragraph maximum).

Please note: We serve children and families from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We endeavor to have a provider team that reflects our patient population, so we encourage people of color and LGBTQ professionals to apply.

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.