Depending on your experience, you may or may not know this.
Before you become an associate anywhere you are required to create and run your own business while contracting out your skills to the practice/organization hiring you, in this case-Kindred Counselling. The role of an independent contractor (IC) is different from an employee. An IC enters into a contract with a private practice and practices by the terms outlined in this agreed upon document which includes the percentage split per session. This is not the same as getting an hourly wage.
It can be challenging to set all this up since most of us have not had formal training in building a business. It requires a variety of responsibilities including such things as: having your own website/landing page, networking, getting a business license, registering your business, creating your own invoices, taking care of your own taxes and business expenses and more. Most of this stuff needs to be set up before you can practice as an associate at any private practice. Although there is a lot to do, and requires some financial startup funds-its all doable stuff and there are many benefits being an IC. However its not for everyone. Do you feel this is the right next step for you-if you haven't done it already? Do you feel that you are up to the challenge of starting up? Tara is able to support you all the way through this process, how much support do you think you would need in this area?
While associates are independent contractors, they are representatives of the values associated with Kindred Counselling. Therefore, it is important that our associates fundamentally share similar values to be consistent and congruent with what clients are expecting. At Kindred Counselling we are highly relational and believe in and value a person-centered, collaborative, culturally- informed and trauma-informed approach to counselling. Do you align with these values? If so, why are these values important to you personally and or professionally? You can answer generally or highlight a specific area. Please share additional values and beliefs if you like.
As mentioned above, a core value of Kindred Counselling is that our practitioners are able to take a trauma-informed approach when working with clients. Give a couple examples of this in practice.
Independent contractors with Kindred Counselling must adhere to the BCACC Code of Ethical Practice with a strong value of Principle 1: Respect for the Dignity of all persons and Peoples. Describe how you currently reflect this principle in your practice. If you are an RSW compare this principle to a similar one in your college's ethical code.
What are the most important features of an intake process in general and then what extra steps might you take with an EMDR client?
Thank you for your interest in joining Kindred Counselling.
We will contact you within 2 weeks if we are interested in setting up a second interview.