March 26, 2023
March 26, 2023
Are you a behavioral health therapist/counselor just starting your career? Or you are someone experienced who is looking to grow as a mental health therapist/counselor? We have compiled an extensive list of traits that employers on the DirectShifts platform are looking for in a therapist in 2022.
Read on, to learn the most desired skills and keywords you can add to your resume and work upon to improve your chances of getting your CV shortlisted and getting hired quickly!
Before you start applying, it is very important that you have all your licenses & certifications in place. Here is a little checklist:
PRO TIP: Use free online tools that can help you remind your license & certification expiration dates
Here are the major employer's requirements for the position of behavioral therapist/counselor that you might be expected to fulfill:
PRO TIP: A lot of employers prefer independently licensed professionals who require a very less amount of supervision as well as therapists who are comfortable with telemedicine/teletherapy/remote settings
Here are some forums you can refer to for reviews :
Google review, Fairygodboss, Creerbliss, Glassdoor or you can do a manual Google search with “organization-name” + employee reviews
It’s important to get a sense of the details, authenticity, and larger patterns of the reviews. But this means it’s also important not to judge an organization for having few or no online reviews.
4. During Phone Interviews
A good therapist/counselor should be prepared to talk & help the client decide if you’re the right therapist for them. The first consultation can be anything from a few-minute phone call to an hour-long conversation.
The important thing to understand is whether a therapist/counselor from a different background has prepared to learn about his/her clients and the issues they face.
Expected personality traits while an interview or mock sessions
Therapists are paid an average annual salary of $52,984 as per FY 2021 reports (Source)
Healthcare recruiters will expect behavioral therapists/counselors to possess certain skills, abilities, and knowledge to get assured that you are the right fit. And that you will be able to perform the obligations, purpose, and objectives of the role effectively if hired.
As a clinician, it is important that you showcase your profile and resume quickly. You can use the DirectShifts platform to create an online platform that helps healthcare organizations with the best AI-matched candidates from our pool of 600,000+ pre-credentialed, verified, ready-to-work clinicians.