Braver is on a mission to solve the twin crises of access to care and quality of care in the child anxiety epidemic. We believe all anxious kids should get help, help that actually works.
We build on a decade of work by co-founders, child psychologist Abbe Garcia, PhD and child psychiatrist Brady Case, MD, getting exposure therapy out of offices and into the real world, where we can see and act on the avoidance behaviors and family interactions that perpetuate anxiety. Our innovative care model enables our team to work alongside kids and families in homes, schools, and wherever anxiety lives. We believe the most effective care for our patients is delivered through a blend of field visits, telehealth sessions, group therapy and family sessions. To ensure maximum reach and impact, our doctors and clinicians are supported by a team of Mobile Exposure Coaches, by the proprietary technology of our Braver mobile app, and by a collaborative and caring work environment.
Our Core Values
- Be Real – Come as you are. The willingness to be vulnerable and make mistakes creates opportunities for curiosity, joy, delight, connection, and purpose.
- Choose the Challenge – Seek worthy risks. Every situation, even ones we find difficult, creates choices, and each choice is just the first step of many on a longer journey. We strive to create chances for all of us to choose our challenges, rise to the occasion, and set new goals in new ways. We all can do hard things.
- Reinvent the Rules – Some rules need to be reimagined, reformed, or rewritten altogether. We question rules, challenge the status quo, and devise alternatives.
- Raise the Standard – Mental healthcare for anxious kids is usually unavailable and rarely offers what we know works best. We set the bar higher to help kids and families, serve as an example of what more effective, accessible, sustainable care can be, and prove that good care leads to good outcomes.
About the Role
The Pediatric Behavioral Health Specialist (or Braver Coach) is responsible for implementing, observing, and documenting an exposure therapy treatment plan for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders at the outpatient level of care. The Braver Coach also contributes to ongoing assessment and re-formulation of the treatment plan. The Coach works under the direction of the Chief Clinical Officer and supervision of a treating psychologist. The Braver Coach provides care at Braver offices, in community settings such as the home or school, and through video teleconference. The Coach will drive to community sites in her/his/their own vehicle (mileage reimbursed using standard national rate). Care is provided to individuals, families, and groups at the outpatient level of care.
Braver employees are expected to embrace Braver’s mission of helping anxious youth face their fears so that they can experience rich, meaningful lives. Braver values a collaborative, open, authentic approach to this work with patients, families and colleagues alike.
Job responsibilities include:
- Participates with supervising psychologists in the development and operationalization of the exposure therapy-based care plan for assigned patients
- Supervises assigned children in exposure-based activities on-site during individual and group outpatient therapy sessions as well as in the field during community-based sessions
- Identifies, reports, and works collaboratively with supervising psychologists to solve problems that arise in sessions
- Attends peer review, staff meetings, and staff training as assigned
- Maintains current Basic Life Support certification, and current OSHA, safety, and other applicable standards
- Maintains a safe driving record consistent with responsibility to travel for the delivery of care
- Actively participates in the patient care process under the direction of the Chief Clinical Officer and supervising psychologists; plays a central role in implementing exposure therapy with patients and their families
- Conducts on-site and community sessions with patients and parents
- Co-leads group therapy
- Provides psycho-education about exposure therapy to patients and parents
- Supports parents in delivery of effective exposure coaching behavior
- Completes medical record documentation before the end of each shift
- Actively participates in diagnostic conferences, treatment team, rounds, and hand-off reports, as assigned
What We Offer
Braver offers a generous benefits package including a 401k plan with company matching and immediate vesting, medical insurance with employer contributions, as well as a robust Paid Time Off (PTO) package.
Possibility for part-time schedule (which would include the same Noon-8:30 pm block but on fewer days/week).
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Braver is an open and welcoming place to work, and we value diversity in all its forms. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
- Baccalaureate degree
- Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process
- Available to work Noon-8:30 pm on weekdays and willingness to consider a schedule that includes working a weekend day
- Comprehensive on-the-job training in the exposure treatment approach will be provided
- Work experience in childcare or mental health treatment settings preferred
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations