New Hire Mentorship
During the application process, we assess your attitude, personality, and character against our values as a company. As for your therapy skills, developing those is Westside’s job once you begin employment. This is where our Mentorship Program kicks in.
Components of Westside’s Mentorship Program:
Pairing with an Experienced Therapist Mentor
As a new therapist at Westside, you will be assigned to a Therapy Lead in your discipline who has years of therapy experience. This person becomes your ongoing direct mentor. They meet 1-on-1 with you regularly, provide feedback, observe sessions, etc.
Weekly Meetings With Therapy Team
Once hired, you become part of a therapy team that is specific to your discipline and office. Your therapy team hosts a weekly meeting where specific challenges with kids, material requests, etc. are discussed in a small group setting.
On Demand Therapy Director Observations
For your challenging kids that your Therapy Lead and Therapy Team may not have complete answers for, new hires can request observations from the Director of Therapy, Shari Cassidy, who has 30+ years of experience. The Director of Therapy’s only job is to make sure Westside therapists become the best that they can be.
Clinic Supervisor Support
Your office’s Clinic Supervisor, who is in charge of therapists’ schedules, will gradually build up your caseload. Westside doesn’t overwhelm new hires. Your Clinic Supervisor’s primary job is to make sure that the therapists in their office continue to progress.