Post # 17
@juneebee: I am actually super jealous of your position, mainly the fact that it’s a desk job. I was a case manager that went out in the field and did some home visits, but I actually took clients out into the community. I had to take time off for personal reasons and lost my position. I can easily get rehired, but I am looking to come back to a position similar to what you were offered, mostly home visits. I’d love it if they had a desk position, I HATE the driving. I’m still not sure what I’m going to do. Some people like the ability to go out into the field and make their own schedule; I like a routine.
I have the same degree and also haven’t taken the NCE yet. It’s been very hard to find therapy jobs here without a license. I know someone at my work that was able to be supervised and get her LPC, but I was surprised because we don’t really do therapy with our clients. I’m not sure now that works, I haven’t looked into it yet.
I wish I liked field work! It just got to be too stressful for me! Good luck on making your decision.
Post # 18
yeah, I know what you mean. While it sounds good, I’m still nervous about leaving the routine I like.
About the NCE and the LPCI hours, yeah I know a lot of my peers are able to get hours doing case mangement work, and my supervisor told me that too when I got hired here. I used to have a job as a counselor (the position didn’t require a liscense), but it actually paid less than what I am getting now as a case manager. I haven’t talked to my supervisor yet, but I talked to a coworker who used to do the field case mangement and is also taking the NCE, and she suggested that I focus on the NCE for now because field case mangagement is a lot more work and responsibility. Once I’ve taken the test, I can hopefully transfer into that position because at 100 hours a month, I can be an LPC in 2.5 years, and that’s by the time I’m about 30! When I talk to my supervisor today, I think I may ask for her opinion on if it would be a good idea to wait a few months. I hear they have a high turnover rate for field positions, so while that may not be a good thing, it may give me a chance to squeeze into the position at some point in the future.
Post # 19
did you end uptalking the new position or staying for now?
Post # 20
For two years I did field work, then switched to the office. I recently put in my resignation. I cant handle being in the office from 9-5 (how else do you think I racked up so many posts on here?!). After i’m done graduate school, I’ll be looking for a field-based position again…the work day went so fast and I loved being outside of a building. Sure, the travel gets to be tiring, but it’s so refreshing and “free”.