Q: What is the minimum caseload size?
A: Contracted staff are expected to maintain 5 hours of client contact per week, so you should plan to have a caseload of at least 7, in case you have cancellations.
Q: What is the average caseload size?
A: Caseload size varies greatly, based on each clinician’s preferences and other jobs or obligations. For the equivalent of a full-time employee position, you should plan to provide between 20 and 25 hours of services each week, since travel, phone calls, paperwork, research/preparation, and supervision will take up the rest of the time.
Q: Will I get reimbursed for mileage?
A: No. As a contractor, we cannot provide any benefits to you, but you can itemize business expenses and deduct 65.5₵ per mile (2023), saving quite a lot on taxes.
Q: Can I control how far I have to drive?
A: Yes. We will not assign clients to you unless you have approved or requested them.
Q: Can I provide only telehealth services?
A. Yes, we have a number of clients who will accept telehealth services, although the majority of clients being referred now are requesting in-person services.
Q: Is supervision toward licensure or BACB certification provided?
A: Yes. There is no charge for supervision. The amount of hours of supervision each month is based on your caseload size.
Q: If I am licensed, do I have to attend supervision?
A: Yes. We believe that continuous learning doesn’t stop after you get licensed. Adapt’s treatment approach is unfamiliar to most newly hired clinicians, so during supervision, you will learn our style of therapy and our way of conceptualizing cases, selecting treatment strategies, and motivating resistant clients and parents.
Q: Are clinicians required to sign a “No Compete” agreement?
A: No. As a contractor you are free to work anywhere that you want, both during and after working for Adapt. We also believe in the client’s right to choose, so if you leave Adapt, we will offer your clients the option to continue services with you in your new job or to be transferred to another Adapt clinician.
Q: Are evening and weekend hours available?
A: Yes. Since the majority of our clients are school-aged children and we focus on a family-based treatment approach, a large percentage of client sessions are provided after school hours and on weekends.
Q: Will I have to work weekends?
A: No. As a contractor, you determine what days and times you want to work
Q: How can I get more client hours during the day, so I don't have to work in the evening?
A. Many of our referrals come from schools, which usually means that the school is open to having services provided there. You can also meet alone with the parents of clients during the school day. Additionally, there are a number of children who are not in school yet (age 2-5) or are enrolled in Florida Virtual School or are home-schooled, so their schedules are more flexible during the day. Finally, many adult clients are able to meet for sessions during the day, especially if they do not work.
Q: How often will I have to provide parent/family sessions for the children I am treating at school?
A: Clinical experience tells us that even for children experiencing problems only at school, to be most effective, the parents still must be part of the solution. In our treatment model, at least half of each month’s treatment of a student should focus on working with the parents.
Q: Will I have to be “on-call”?
A: No. Your clients will have your cell phone number, but you can let them know what days and times you are available to be contacted. Your cell phone voicemail message needs to have a “crisis hotline” phone number for clients to contact if they are in crisis and cannot reach you.
Q: When will I get paid?
A: Weekly, with a one-week delay after documentation of services rendered is submitted.
Q: Will I get training in required documentation?
A: Absolutely! As part of our onboarding and anytime thereafter as needed, our Clinical Manager will provide documentation training until you are fluent in meeting our high standards. Additionally, all clinicians are assigned a Compliance Specialist that ensures your documentation is billable.