What is the CS Prep Program?
The CS Prep Program is an on-ramp opportunity for candidates interested in clinic leadership to begin preparing for a CS role. The program ranges from 3 to 12 months in duration – pending entry experience. This time period allows to-be Clinic Supervisors to receive formal training, exposure to day-to-day CS responsibilities, and hands-on opportunities to learn under the guidance of a current CS mentor.
Internal vs. External Candidates
Internal candidates that have a current functional role within Westside will need to balance their current role with the transition to the CS program. At the onset, a partial amount of time will be made available for the earlier phases. Involvement and the transition away from the current functional role will accelerate as the progression through the phases occurs. The goal is that their functional role will be fully transitioned to a CS role by the time Phase 3 is completed.
External candidates will be able to start Phase 1 immediately upon hire. As they will not be transitioning out of a current role, they will be able to spend more of their week in training. This extra time is important because external candidates need to learn about all the fundamentals of Westside – our services, culture, clinics, and more. Visits to other locations, observations of sessions, and additional onboarding training will be included in the initial CS Prep Program phases.