I run help run an apartment for Chronic alcoholics. I make 14 an hour. I do not have a degree but am certified in CPI,First Aid and Medicaid Billing. I LOVE MY JOB:)
I graduated with my M.S.W .in 1980.B.S. in Bio.My last full time job ended in 1986 ...SAHM...I was a director of a Step House for Adults coming out of long term residential care.We helped them get training and re acclimate.I made 38,000.Since then I have been a contract M.S.W. for agencies , as geriatric home care as become more prevalent I have also been a sub .home visiting M.S.W,.For the past few years I have facilitated two process groups a week.That is long term group therapy.Insurance will seldom pay enough for the groups to be solely run by a psychiatrist.I work for a private mental and behavioral clinic.I currently get paid 200 an hour ,I am contract so no benefits and I must report and pay my own deductions...i.e.social security ,Medicare etc. and pay an hourly charge for the office manager and staff.They collect and process all paper work and fees.It around a 200 a month.I have always kept up to date ,keep taking C.E. I am going back to school to refresh and when my youngest leaves for college will become a therapist in the clinic fall of 2014.Currently they charge 145 per session.Depending on how much I work I will be pro rated how many clients I can see at reduced or gratis rates.
I'm now called a L.C.S.W.
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